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Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:11

10 years ago this week

Nov. 2, 2000

The Wauneta Public Library held their second annual Halloween Bash on Friday with 20 kids participating in the costume contest. Each received a trick or treat bag and other prizes were awarded.

Charlene Pursley, Taya Northrup, Shay and Paige of Stoneham, Colo., Julie Stahr of Lincoln, Becky Erickson and Teresa Glenn, both of Omaha, met in Kearney to spend the weekend.

Elmer and Edna Keiser and Rich, Janet and Brennan Keiser went to Yuma, Colo., where they helped to host the 100th birthday celebration for their mother and grandmother, Harriett Legg. Relatives were present from California, Kentucky, Colorado and Nebraska.

The Muths sisters, Lola, Lucille, Mary, Delores and Betty, took their sister trip last week, going to Eureka Springs, Ark., attending the War Eagle 48th arts and craft fair, visited the Thorn Crown Chapel, an Ozark Mountain Hoedown Music Theatre and several shows in Branson, Mo.

Jo and Ron Hill, Greg and Kurt Hill and Brad Golter of Longmont, Colo., were weekend guests of Nancy Williams. The young men went hunting and all visited Ann Einspahr at Heritage.

Charles Ingold and Verna Cope spent Sunday in Wauneta helping their mother, Dorothy Ingold, observe her 91st birthday. They were joined by several relatives at dinner at the Triple L Cafe.

Precip for the week: 3.06 inches; for 2000: 15.90. High for the week: 70° on Oct. 26; low: 45° on Oct. 23, 25, 26, and 29.

25 years ago this week

November 7, 1985

Scott Todd, 10, was presented his God and Family award at the United Methodist Church service Sunday. He began work a year ago to achieve the award.

Confirmation was held Sunday at the Palisade Catholic Church for Dianne Howard, Bethany Monnahan, Heidi Vrbas, Jeremy Blomstedt and Jess Wolf.

Guests in the Stan Yost home over the weekend were Stan and Shirley Tyler, Matt Rigoni and Bob Woodford, all of Florida, Joe McCulley and Gary and Tom Bush of Denver. The group has been here the past 16 years for pheasant hunting.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen were Friday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Christensen to visit their four grandchildren who were all home for the weekend.

Five students from Gary Goodchuck’s American Government and Contemporary History classes attended the Nebraska Model United Nations Conference in Lincoln Nov. 1-2. Students included Deb McGregor, Elizabeth Lines, Joni Travis, Kris Polly and Mark Decker.

The Wauneta Bronco Volleyball girls defeated Wheatland to win the Southern Frontier Conference championship and went on to defeat Culbertson and Hayes Center to win subdistricts. Districts will be in held at North Platte next Friday.

50 years ago this week

November 3, 1960

Bob Egle has been re-elected to a second term as president of the Nebraska Quarterhorse Association.

The Mt. Zion men served a very nice pheasant supper to their families at the church parlors Monday night.

Guests in the Art Newman home Tuesday and Wednesday were Joe Ross, Joe Kreiger, Seth Hundart, John Barbre and Joe Barbre of Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Krieger is a TV sportscaster in Oklahoma City and took movies of the landscape and hunting in the area for a 30 minute show. The group plans to return when there is some snow.

Friday evening neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruettimann gave them a farewell surprise party before they moved Saturday to their new home in Hamlet. Grandmother’s Circle met Friday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Grace Walling with Mrs. Frank Lee as co-hostess.

75 years ago this week

October 30, 1935

Funds have been allotted for a work project in Chase County. Sixteen men will be employed for two months replacing the Frenchman River bridge in east Wauneta at a cost of $2,489 federal funds and $3,679 sponsor’s contribution.

Two Wauneta ladies, Misses Pearl Smith and Rosa Handel who are teaching in a Deaconess school in Helena, Mont., were in the earthquake that damaged much in Helena. A telegram from the ladies reported they and the 60 children were safe but the buildings were wrecked.

A good dinner for 25¢ at the Masonic Hall, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.

Elmer Pribbeno is installing a wind electric power at his ranch which will add a great improvement to his farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Egle and family, Gwendolyn Carpenter and Irene Baumfalk were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gauger.

Ed Denker and family, Viola and Otto Nordhausen left last Monday for Woodcliff, N.J., where they will spend the winter.

100 years ago this week

November 3, 1910

A basket supper was given at the Ash school house Friday evening with $36 raised from the sale of the baskets to be used to purchase an organ and to replace a window light someone broke out.

C. E. Johnston is putting in a system of water works for Geo. Smith out on his farm. He has put up a large tank, laid pipes, attached a number of hydrants and put in a bath outfit. There is no reason why every farmer should not do likewise. The cost is nothing compared with the pleasure and benefit it affords.

M. M. Christner and wife left for their new home in Springfield, Mo.

Henry Greim, the democratic candidate for county commissioner, was in town Friday fixing up political fences.