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Thursday, 02 December 2010 16:56

10 years ago this week

Nov. 30, 2000

Former Wauneta farmer and rancher John ‘Junior’ Kitt was posthumously inducted into the Nebraska Cooperative Council’s Cooperative Hall of Fame. He was among 10 individuals cited for their unwavering support of the cooperative system in Nebraska at the Nebraska Cooperative Council’s annual meeting. Present for the presentation were Margie Kitt Shackelford and daughters, Karrol Ramshur and Jerolyn Spady.

Jack Vetter, president of Vetter Health Services, presented the Prestigious Quality of Reputation Award to the staff of the Heritage of Wauneta Tuesday. Heritage was chosen from 31 Vetter Health Services nursing facilities throughout the midwest.

Seven Broncos were named to the GPAC all-conference rosters. Named in football to the offensive team was Sam Kramer. Eric Padilla was honorable mention. Named to the defensive team was Steven Humphrey. Named on the first team in volleyball was Sarah Harrison. Kayla Einspahr, Julie Long and Emily Humphrey were honorable mention.

Kelly and Carey Brunkhorst and Seth spent Tuesday to Saturday with Mick and Gwen Brunkhorst. Delpha Nordhausen was a Thanksgiving guest.

The Les Houser families celebrated Judd and Tish Houser’s wedding anniversary and Kenneth Houser’s birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

Wayne Wallace of Alhambra, Calif., was a houseguest of Bob and Sharon Walgren Nov. 12-21.

Keith Kitt and Donnaline Kitt went to Sargent where they were Thanksgiving guests of Kory and April Kitt.

No precip for the week: for 2000: 17.10 inches. High for the week: 54° on Nov. 24; low: 13° on Nov. 20.

25 years ago this week

December5, 1985

Wyoming artist Nola Straub and Wauneta native was in Wauneta to instruct classes for Orpha Maris and for the Frenchman Valley Art Association. One of the classes was painting Christmas ornaments. While she attended a class in Omaha on the subject, one of her ornaments was selected in a contest to hang on the Christmas tree in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

Thanksgiving Day dinner guests of Rhonda and Bill Bischoff were Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bischoff, Dave Kerchal, Della Merrill and Elsie Kerchal.

Seventy-five members of the Kitt families held their third reunion on Thanksgiving Day at the Masonic Hall. Hosts were Ervin and Joan Kitt, Tom and Candy Henning, Denise and Kevin Janicek and daughter, Keenan and Tina Kitt and children, Paul and Elnora Kitt and Kent Kitt.

Thanksgiving dinner guests of Ramona Nordhausen were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Pfeiffer and children, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Klima and Matthew, Opal Kerchal and Sophia Nord-hausen.

Thanksgiving dinner and supper guests of Lois and Rich Greeley were Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker and Lynn, Mr. and Mrs. Don Polly and children, Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Neil, Rochelle Greeley and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Greeley.

Northeast Technical Community College choir will present a Christmas concert in Norfolk Dec. 23. Richard Andrews is a choir member.

Precip for the week: .09 of an inch; for 1985: 16.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.89/bu.; corn-2.30/bu.; milo-3.27/cwt; soybeans-4.54/bu.

50 years ago this week

December 1, 1960

Saturday Mrs. Bill Dicke and Connie and Mrs. Vella Walgren attended the golden wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Johnson at Benkelman. Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Walgren were schoolmates at Sutton, Neb.

Mrs. Agnes Neville and daughters Jean, Jackie and Lynn of McCook were Thanksgiving Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Al Peterson and children. Mrs. Grace Neville was also a guest and was a guest until Sunday.

The Kitt families held their Thanksgiving dinner at the Ike’s cabin at Enders Lake. There were 82 family members and 10 guests present.

Fifteen boys helped Nick Kanost celebrate his ninth birthday Saturday in the Edwin Kanost home.

R.L. Gloy was elected chairman of the 4-H Council in Chase County at a regular meeting held Nov. 29.

Thanksgiving day dinner guests in the Fern Nichols home were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Nichols and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce, Mrs. Maggie Boyce and Tom Stock.

.16 of an inch of moisture, high of 77° on Nov. 26 and low of 12° on Nov. 28 were recorded for the week.

75 years ago this week

November 27, 1935

Due to the busy season, lunches at the library will be discontinued until after the holidays.

Mrs. Dick Steinbeck Jr. spent Tuesday with Mrs. H.C. Steinbeck while Mr. Steinbeck attended the automobile sale in Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Van Dyke and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Martindale and daughter were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Trowbridge. Mr. Pierce demonstrated the “Wear Ever” aluminum.

Mr. and Mrs. Newt Ditton and children and families observed their Thanksgiving Sunday with a big turkey dinner at the Ditton home.

100 years ago this week

December 1, 1910

Corn gathering is progressing nicely.

N.W. Nesmith and wife left for Blessing, Texas, on Tuesday to spend the winter.

So far only one man has offered to put up $25 on the hose proposition and he’s not a business man.

C. E. Johnston is now our undertaker.