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Thursday, 18 November 2010 16:17

10 years ago this week

Nov. 16, 2000

Herman Nordhausen looked back over the years, having been born 90 years ago in northern Germany, and recalled his early growing up years there and at age 15 coming to America. Living and working most of his early years in Kansas and Nebraska he and Alvina Denker married in 1936 and raised their family south of Wauneta. Herman noted 'I had a chance to get started from nothing really. It didn’t cost much back then...I came here from Germany and have made a good life with my family. I have lived the American Dream.’

Jasen Littrel, owner and operator of Triple L Repair, was welcomed as a new member of the Wauneta Chamber at a Chamber mixer held at Valley Bank and Trust.

Ruby Anderson and Ethel Bridgman attended the U.S.A.F. Heartland of America Band Concert in McCook, performed by the personnel of the Offutt Air Force Base at Omaha.

June Cox, Lucille Burtis, Connie Kuecker, Kay Haarberg, Irene Gerih, and Jan Gerih ate at the Senior Center Thursday, then visited in June’s home.

Esther Einspahr, Phyllis Nordhausen Charlene Pursley, and Lucille Newman were Friday afternoon coffee guests of DeLores Taylor.

.36 of an inch of moisture was reported for the week; high was 42° on Nov. 8; low was 2° on Nov. 11.

25 years ago this week

November 1, 1985

Dot and Floyd Wilcox were honored on their 25th anniversary Saturday evening. About 40 guests attended the celebration which included lunch and a cake reception.

Margaret McCoy, Tammy and Renee were Wednesday and Thursday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Rippe of Aurora, Colo.

Gary Gustafson and son Brian of Woodland Park, Colo., spent the weekend in the Jim McKinney home. The men went goose hunting.

Doris Robertson, Erma Wallace and Erma Newman returned last week from a trip to Missouri and Arkansas. They visited Woodrow and Leola Moody at Bella Vista, Ark., while in Arkansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Alberts returned home from a trip to Wisconsin where Mrs. Alberts attended an American Bible Society Seminar in Madison. They also visited a cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Detloff in Sturgis, Mich.

Precip for the week: .42 of an inch; for November: .64 of an inch; for 1985: 16.33 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.91/bu.; corn-2.29/bu.; milo-3.21/cwt.; soybeans-4.45/bu.

50 years ago this week

November 17, 1960

Bud Long and his dog ‘Jack’ are to be featured on Channel 8’s TV program, “The Sportsmen’s Friend.” Television sportscaster Harold Ensley of Goodland, Kan., Jack Maddux, Long and his dog ‘Jack’ drove to the Maddux ranch on Nov. 3 for an afternoon of hunting. Ensley shot over 800 feet of film of the Wauneteans and Jack hunting the elusive pheasants.

The annual Hamlet Coop banquet was held Nov. 10 at the Hamlet School Auditorium with over 100 guests attending.

Tuesday evening guests in the C.J. Sutherland home to watch the election results were Rev. and Mrs. A.O. Ernst, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hardwick and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Skelton.

The church pews at the Blanche Church were filled Sunday morning with a basket dinner following the service. The men enjoyed an afternoon of hunting. The women packed boxes for service boys, college students and the old folks home in Benkelman. The Christmas program was also organized with practice being held.

Friday evening Wendall Polly took a carload of Boy Scouts to McCook to swim in the YMCA swimming pool. Jack Fanning was an overnight guest of Donnie.

Mrs. Earl DeGarmo entertained Mrs. Adolf Engel, Mrs. Emma Steinbeck, Mrs. Edith Trembly and Mrs. Henry Bamesburger at coffee Wednesday afternoon.

75 years ago this week

November 13, 1935

The Rebekahs will sponsor a father and son banquet Nov. 20.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Yant and sons were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krausnick Monday evening.

Those who attended the Nebraska-Kansas football game in Lincoln from Wauneta were Melvin and Floyd Wade, Alvin Rueter, Perry Polly, Woodrow Moody, Robert Bradley, Bruce Person, and Marvin Athey.

Miss Hattie Rueter is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Darby at Trenton.

A number of ladies surprised Mrs. W.T. Allen at her home Tuesday afternoon, bringing a dainty lunch with them. The afternoon was spent visiting and sewing.

100 years ago this week

November 17, 1910

Work is being done at the pump station in order to put the new pump in. The new pump will surely do business when installed and it is hoped that our troubles will be over when it is in place.

The school board has hired Miss Benjamine from McCook as the 4th teacher and as soon as the seats arrive and the room is ready she will begin teaching.

Rev. Joseph Egle of Phoenix, Ariz., arrived here Tuesday and will assist in holding meetings out at Eden.

Della and Eva Hanna attended the church dedication at Enders Sunday.

Geo Smith’s children were both quite sick Tuesday night. It is that disease without a name that has been in the neighborhood the last few weeks.