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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:06

10 years ago this week

Oct. 5, 2000

Bernard O’Neil observed his 90th birthday with his four daughters, Kay Long, Margaret Phillips, Jan Cribelli and Carol Kobel. His life was spent in Southwest Nebraska in the Garfield Community on Wauneta’s North Divide where he farmed and ranched. He now resides at the Sunset Manor in Brush, Colo.

Iris Nelson of Grants Pass, Ore., Betty Carey and Lylas Hudson were met for lunch at the Senior Center by former teacher friends of Iris who were Nina Fortkamp, Lois Wine, Jan Cribelli, Gary and Jan DeWester, Marge Hanna, Ila Widger and Doris Ough.

Marilyn Walker of Ogallala and DeLores Taylor went on the Shorties Tour to Branson, Mo., Monday evening, returning on Saturday.

Patricia Hackert spent Thursday and Friday in Lincoln with her daughter, Rita Scott, and attended the Holy Heart Cathedral of the Risen Christ in preparation for the Pilgrimage to Rome.

Tucker Boos was baptized Sunday by Pastor Wellman at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Marty and Crystal Yearous were his sponsors. A dinner followed the service in the home of his grandparents, Judi and Allan Nordhausen.

Kirk and Cindy Sandman spent the weekend in Huron, S.D., with Ane and Tami Sandman, attending parents night and homecoming activities.

No precip for the week: to date: 1168 inches. High for the week: 87° on Oct. 1; low: 31° on Sept. 25.

25 years ago this week

October 10, 1985

Elise Haarberg was honored on her 85th birthday at a dinner hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Vic Haarberg Sunday with family members attending.

Mrs. Don Majors was a recent visitor of her 99 years old great aunt, Mary Winkelman, at the Senior Citizens Home in St. Francis, Kan.

Ron and Orla Kitt of Ogallala hosted a birthday dinner Sunday at their home for her mother, Marilyn Walker. Guests were L. E. and Clyde Walker, Helen Rousey and Jessie and Ellie Heldenbrand of Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Maris showed pictures of their tour of Ecuador at the Stratton Community Club meeting Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gockley and family had coffee with the Keith Buffingtons Friday after Wauneta’s game.

Royalty was announced during homecoming activities Friday. Crowned king and queen were Mark Decker and Shelly DeWester. First attendants were Kris Polly and Heidi Maxfield. Second attendants were Kevin Lambert and Marci McBride. Crownbearers were Aaron McKinney and Beth Kitt.

Precip for the week and October: .07 of an inch; for 1985: 14.60 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.63./bu.; corn-2.20/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt.; soybeans-4.48/bu.

50 years ago this week

October 6, 1960

Five generations were represented at a gathering in Wauneta. Present were grandmother Phyliss Harms, mother of Danny Edgington Joan (Harms) Edgington, great grandmother Ruth Louch and great great grandmother Edith Trembley.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum observed their 57th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3. Guests for cake and ice cream to help them celebrate were Mr. and Mrs. Willis Lorance, Mr and Mrs. Elmer Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harrison and girls and Mr. and Mr. Don Harrison and children.

The Blanche 4-H Club and their families attended the Ice Follies in Denver Saturday afternoon. Families going on the trip were: Chester Kuskies, Elvin Webers, R. L. Gloys, Frank Fannings, Woodrow Moodys and Tommy Madduxes.

Kent Buffington and three other boys attended an FFA banquet in Omaha Sunday where they received the plaque awarded the Wauneta chapter.

Charley Johnson left Sunday for Fremont to attend the soil conservation meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Jason Christner will receive an award at this meeting for the work done in soil conservation.

75 years ago this week

October 2, 1935

The first frost of the season came Friday night, Sept. 27. No damage reported to crops.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week all the grade children in the county had the physical examination which is required by law.

G. J. Hancock and wife returned Saturday from St. Louis where they had attended the American Legion convention.

A number of friends surprised Mrs. A. Person, the occasion being her birthday, with a handkerchief shower Tuesday afternoon, followed by a dainty lunch.

Not exactly a gasoline war, but a movement to stop certain dealers from rebating on gasoline sales regardless of the quantity purchased, has caused gasoline to drop from 20.8¢ to 16¢ in Wauneta.

Local markets: wheat-.97; corn-.75; cream-.22; hens-.12-.14; springs-.11-.13; eggs-.22.

100 years ago this week

October 6, 1910

Ice on buckets formed the thickness of a window pane Wednesday night.

A bad dust storm Sunday evening and Tuesday p.m.

Jas. Nesmith and wife and Art Nesmith and family visited at Calvert Sunday and helped their mother celebrate her 67th birthday.

M. W. Nesmith has a lot of nice turnips for sale at market price: 2 cts. per lb. or about $1 per bu.

Homer Grosbach left for Washington D.C. where he has secured a position with the government as an assistant engineer in the geographical survey. Success to him.

Will Kitt has the threshers this week.