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Thursday, 11 November 2010 18:34

10 years ago this week

Nov. 9, 2000

A Halloween twister in Hayes County is believed to have destroyed a garage at the Iris Large farm, a calving shed and a large tree at the Ron and Jean Wach farm and several trees northeast of Wauneta.

Edith Gloy and Leona Littlejohn brought a birthday cake to Verna Anderson to help her celebrate her birthday on Wednesday. Thursday Diana Doetker, Carolyn Anderson, and Doretta Anderson took Verna to McCook for lunch on Thursday for her birthday.

Billy and Beth Smith returned home from the Big Ten Conference for the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Columbus, Ohio. They also visited Erie, Pa., Buffalo, N.Y., Niagara Falls and Jean and Ted Tuke and family in Rochester, N.Y.

Sunday evening Rod and Joy Wheeler hosted a hayrack and polish sausage barbecue for the Hamlet Church group.

Five Broncos received All-District recognition including Sam Kramer-offensive line; Eric Padilla-kick receiving specialist and honorable mention offense, Justin Baker-defensive line, Steven Humphrey-defensive linebacker and DeWayne Baker-honorable mention defensive team.

The Wauneta boy scouts from the Wolf Cubs, Bears and Webelos planted three trees with the help of their parents and leaders on the south edge of the park. Cost of the trees from $20 to $60 each was paid with money from Boy Scout fundraising activities such as their annual popcorn sales.

Precip for the week: .84 of an inch; for the year: 16.74 inches. High for the week: 69° on Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 5; low: 28° on Nov. 5.

25 years ago this week

November 14, 1985

Eleven local Brownies received first-year membership stars at a rededication ceremony Nov. 7 which marked the success in getting a Girl Scout program started again in Wauneta. Brownies included Libby Lytle, Shauna Bardsley, Kelly McConnell, Cindy Snyder, Jennifer Maddux, Tami and Ane Sandman, Becky Bley, Rosalind Mintling, Raenelle Walgren and Diane Lucas. Co-leaders are Susan McConnell and Kathy Tubbs.

Mr. and Mrs. George Oberhuber and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Thieson were Nov. 2 weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen and spent several days pheasant hunting before returning to Grants, N.M.

Wishing Mrs. Orley Troxel happy birthday last Wednesday were Ruby Anderson, Dorothy Baumfalk, June McCallum, Ruby Ham, Mary Ellen Fanning, Sophia Nordhausen and Joan Liebig. Her daughter, Mrs. Norma Bodeman, served cake and ice cream.

Brenda Pfeiffer and Gretchen of Omaha were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Vic Haarberg. The Jon Haarberg family were Sunday dinner guests.

John Oliver, formerly of Wauneta, was honored with at a retirement party at the Elks Club in Scottsbluff after serving 30 years with the state patrol. Among those attending the dinner and dance were his mother, Grace Oliver, his four children, J.D. Oliver, Rene Keller, Cecilia and Jimmy Oliver and brother, Jim Oliver. One guest of interest was Patrolman Harold Moon of Lincoln, a former Waunetan, who together with John took their examinations for the patrol together.

Precip for the week and November: .12 of an inch; for 1985: 15.91 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.87/bu.; corn-2.20/bu.; milo-3.15/cwt; soybeans-4.59/bu.

50 years ago this week

November 10, 1960

Three Wauneta High School students have been selected to attend the State Music Clinic in North Platte. They are Elaine Anderson in the band clinic and Jaunetta Sailors and Stuart Kitt in the vocal clinic.

State Jaycee President Bill Barrett of Lexington was a Thursday overnight guest in the Robert Walgren home.

Mrs. Fred Heldenbrand and Mrs. Wendall Polly entertained 39 boys and girls at a skating party Saturday evening at the Krausnick building in honor of their sons, Tommy Heldenbrand and Donnie Polly on their birthdays.

Mrs. Lucy Grose of Turlock, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Crandall Taylor were Monday evening supper guests in the Bill Grose home.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt were Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Schwenk and Rhonda and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Kitt and family.

75 years ago this week

November 6, 1935

Federal reports show that farm wages in Nebraska have risen to the highest October point since 1932. The average farm wage in this state is shown as $23 a month with board and $32.25 without board, compared with $18.75 and $26.50 of last year.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Seward and Mrs. Fletcher of Imperial on a three week trip through Illinois, Iowa and eastern Nebraska, returning last Friday.

E. E. Porter and daughter Lucille were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hardy.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Olmsted accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wacker and sons of Culbertson left Saturday forenoon for Lake Worth, Fla., where they will spend the winter.

100 years ago this week

November 10, 1910

The school board will put in the 4th teacher as soon as the room can be fixed up, which will be in a short time.

S. B. Walker took the Wauneta precinct election returns to Imperial on Wednesday.

Minnie Bischoff and Hilda Seward called on Mrs. Jennie Walker Wednesday p.m.

Quite a number of the Mt. Zion people met at the parsonage Monday night and surprised Rev. Andres and family. Each family took them a chicken to give them a start on their flock. Everyone had a good time.