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Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:26

10 years ago this week

Oct. 26, 2000

Sharon Walgren, Jamie Walgren, Phyllis Nordhausen and Lucille McBride attended the concert by the University of Nebraska Scarlet & Cream singers and dancers Sunday afternoon.

Shelly and Randy Yoder and Ken and Cleophia Denker went to Hastings Monday to watch Beau Yoder’s junior varsity football team of Doane play Hastings College.

Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler and Ray and Donna Swanson visited Jerry and Donna Swanson at Loveland, Colo., The six drove through Rocky Mountain National Park to see the herds of elk that are plentiful to see this time of year.

Norma and Gerold Bodeman returned home Wednesday from El Paso, Texas, where they had attended the 65th wedding anniversary celebration for Elburn and Fern McClatchey.

Esther Einspahr returned from a 10-day visit with Bev and Mike Howard, Jeffrey and Zachary at Portales, N.M. They attended one of Mike’s college football games where he serves as coach and also the boys’ activities.

Precip for the week: 1.16 inches; for the year: 12.84 inches. High for the week: 81° on Oct. 18; low: 35° on Oct. 17.

25 years ago this week

October 31, 1985

Members of Wauneta’s marching band attended the Air Force Band Day at the academy in Colorado Springs over the weekend, leaving Wauneta at midnight and arriving around 8 a.m. They practiced with other bands for about 2 hours and performed at half time at the game. They returned home on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison observed their 60th anniversary at an open house Oct. 26 at the Masonic Hall, hosted by their daughters, Leona Hunt, Florence Hegwood, Lois Bley and Beulah Harris and families.

Eddie Wilcox and Faye Hanna had a coffee for Myrtle Hoff in her home with a few friends there to wish her a happy 88th birthday, the 27th.

Joel Travis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Travis, was crowned homecoming king at Wesleyan College at their football game last Saturday. Among those present at the festivities were Dick Travis, Brian Harchelroad, Joel Steinert and Lonnie Lewis.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Meyers and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Randall of Ogallala returned home from a 10-day vacation in Arkansas sightseeing and visiting relatives of the ladies who are sisters.

No precip for the week; for October: 1.21 of an inch; for 1985: 15.74 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.74/bu.; corn-2.15/bu.; milo-3.15/cwt; Soybeans-4.43/bu.

50 years ago this week

October 27, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler left Tuesday by train from McCook for Marysville, Calif., for an extended visit with their son, Dr. and Mrs. Carroll Wheeler and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCallum observed their 57th anniversary on Oct. 21. They were guests of honor at a dinner Sunday at the home of their granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cowles and daughters. Other guests were June McCallum and Clinton McCallum.

Mrs. Forest Hanna, Mrs. Edith Krausnick and Mrs. Bernice Hohl returned Saturday from the Rebekah Assembly at Fremont. On the way home they toured Pioneer Village at Minden.

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Neibuhr and family of Greeley and his brother who has recently come over from Germany were Friday overnight and Saturday guests in the Fred Nordhausen home.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maddux, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fanning and Gene Harchelroad spent the weekend in Boulder, Colo., attending the football game. Also attending the game were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Justice, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Larson.

Palisade homecoming king and queen were Virgil McClatchey and Carol Phares. Attendants included: freshmen-Pamra Mintling and Bill Carter; sophomore-Sonyi Main and Robert Strayer; junior-Judy Baxter and Jerry Krotter; senior-Gloria Nelson and R.J. Troutman; honor attendants-Janice Black and Gary Malone.

75 years ago this week

October 23, 1935

Monday evening 16 friends of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Counce surprised them at their home in honor of their crystal anniversary. A pheasant supper was served at four tables, two wedding cakes finished the meal.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stinnette were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robb.

Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green of North Platte spent part of last week in the J. W. Green home.

A surprise birthday party was given in honor of Mrs. John Green Saturday night, it being her birthday. A large crowd was present, a very enjoyable evening was spent and a nice lunch was served.

100 year ago this week

October 27, 1910

Wauneta had its first fire in the business section in its history Sunday night. The fire was discovered in the rear end of the store building occupied by W W. Bell. The building was badly damaged and much of the merchandise was ruined by fire and water. If not for the fire laddies and the water works system frame buildings on both sides would have been lost.

Miss Maggie Heye is staying with Mrs. Anna Kitt while Will is gone and Miss Steena Johnson is staying with Mrs. Wallace Hartzer.

Flora Hanna is now teaching in their school as Greta Grosbach has given up the same.

Mr. Krausnick called at N. Trembleys Sunday afternoon.

St. C. Stock is building a garage for his auto.