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Thursday, 21 October 2010 15:30

10 years ago this week

Oct. 19, 2000

Several commendations were made during the annual meeting of the Wauneta Oil Cooperative Company Saturday held at the Legion Hall. Special recognition was given to former manager Richard Greeley and past manager Ted Anderson and recognition in memory of Jim Huser for more than three decades of loyal service, presented to his widow, Jan Huser.

Alan Brown of Ogallala, Annabel Pump, Linda Churda and grandson of Lincoln, Margaret Greeley and Delpha Nordhausen flew to Spokane, Wash., visiting in the home of Ray and Ailene Brown. Joining them were Marlene Gardner of Salem, Ore., and Nell and Everett Terry of Placid, Fla.

Gene Haarberg of Imperial was awarded the Nebraska Distinguished Service Award in agriculture at the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts legislative conference in Kearney Sept. 25.

Family, sisters and friends helped Gene and Wilva Harchelroad observe their 50th anniversary Saturday, evening Oct. 7 at a dinner held at the Copper Mill in McCook.

Lucille and Tom Klima and Sheila and Dennis Pfeiffer were Sunday dinner guests of Darrel and Sharla Klima, Matt, Marc and Brett to help Matt celebrate his birthday.

Elaine Skiles of McCook and Letha Sailors enplaned from Omaha to Boston a week ago Sunday and toured the historical sights there, travelling on to New York City and Maine.

Russel and Elizabeth Schmidt and family of Wichita, Kan., Charles Christner of Garden City, Kan., and Steve and Vicki Christner and family helped Bill and Charlotte Christner observe their 40th anniversary Sunday.

No Precip. High for the week: 78° on Oct. 12; low: 28° on Oct. 9 and 10.

25 years ago this week

October 24, 1985

An information luncheon was held Wednesday at the Legion Hall on the possibility of establishing a nutrition site in Wauneta.

Trent Minneman was one of two Nebraska 4-Hers selected to attend the inaugural conference at the National 4-H Center, Washington D.C. on Oct. 13-15.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Noble and sons visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earvin Noble at Albion. While there observed Cody’s second birthday (Oct. 20) and the 80th birthday of his Grandpa Williams (Oct. 21).

Don and Bonnie (Crosson) Majors were honored as a Nebraska Pioneer Farm family and presented an engraved plaque and framed certificate at the Dundy County Fair in August as one of the families who have owned the same farm in Nebraska for 100 years or more. The Crosson-Majors homestead was acquired in 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hamilton had supper in Imperial Saturday night in honor of Orval’s birthday on the 18th and Lela’s on the 20th.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley left for Oklahoma Oct. 1 to visit their children, returning on the 17th.

Precip for the week: .62 of an inch; for October: 1.21 inches; for 1985: 15.74 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.75/bu.; corn-2.16/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt.; soybeans-4.47/bu.

50 years ago this week

October 20, 1960

Thirteen Wauneta Scouts took first place at the Camporee at Oak Canyon, 25 miles southwest of Culbertson.Placings were based on points for scouting skills. Scouts included Larry Kitt, Orville Erickson, Raymond Lines, Mike Ough, Dick Buffington, Gerald Legg, Jack Legg, Eddie Arenz, Neil Christensen, Marlus Prior, John Kitt, Raymond Gunderson and Douglas McCallum. Fred Heldenbrand is scoutmaster and Larry Morgan, assistant. Junior Ough sponsored the kids on the trip.

The FFA Slave Auction was a success with 34 slaves sold for a total of $277, for an average of $8.26 each. Royce Bernard was the high individual, being sold to Dick Nordhausen.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brunkhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Brunkhorst and Mrs. Herb Busking and Joyce drove to Athol, Kan., to attend the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kuhlman.

Mrs. Walter Keating, Mrs. Stanton Troutman, Mrs. I.O. Premer and Mrs. I.P. Lamb attended the Flower Show School No. 4 at Benkelman.

Mrs. Frank Novacek, Mrs.Glen Christensen and Mrs. Grace Oliver returned home Tuesday from a visit with a niece and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Howie and family at West Lafayette, Ind.

Precip for the week: 1.28 inches. High: 81° on Oct. 12; low: 32° on Oct. 16.

75 years ago this week

October 16, 1935

Mrs. Sam Rowley invited a few ladies to finish up her butterfly quilt. All had a nice time and a nice dinner was served at noon.

A party was given at the Steve Hayward home Friday night in honor of Madelyn and Ethel for the young people. Thirty-two young folks were present and the evening was spent playing games.

Little Miss Ethel Zarecor entertained several of her little friends on her seventh birthday last Thursday. A birthday cake and games were features of the party.

August Denker is having his house painted.

Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Goltl and Marlys, Kenneth McGooden and Wm. Hoback of Hayes Center left Monday forenoon for Denver to attend a meeting of Ford dealers.

100 years ago this week

October 20, 1910

Will and Johnnie Kitt, Wallace Hartzer and Will Holderly left Monday for Canada. They took the train at Stratton.

Miss Greta Grosbach is teaching the Hanna school for a month for Miss Gladys Harvey.

Miss Jennie Frazell went to Lincoln Monday to attend the Rebekah assembly as a delegate from the Wauneta lodge.

R.H. Williams left on Monday to attend the grand lodge I.O.O.F. in Lincoln.

The chicken thieves are abroad. They took from 6 to 10 one night last week. Better watch out for the thief.