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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 09 December 2010 16:24

10 years ago this week

Dec. 7, 2000

Wauneta-Palisade one-act cast and crew captured runner-up honors at the DI-6 one-act districts in Ogallala with their performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Matt and Toni Heimes were co-directors. Potter-Dix took the district title.

Gary and Jan DeWester spent Thanksgiving with Teresa and David Wynn and family in Tulsa, Okla., then went to Kansas City to visit Anita and Laddie Wilson. The ladies’ parents, Everett and Louise Stamm, were also guests and the group helped the Stamms observe their 60th wedding anniversary which would be on Dec 8.

Kay Polly and girls visited Judy Polly Saturday. The girls, Abby and Annie, spent the day helping bake Christmas cookies and decorating the tree.

Delbert and Chloie Steinke were honored Nov. 25 with a family dinner and card shower for their 65th wedding anniversary.

Willa and Bob McBride attended the grade school Christmas program at the Rep Valley school where grandson J.P. Banzhaf, a third grader, participated.

Macie Houser spent Sunday through Thursday with Janice Houser and the George Lee family while her parents, Judd and Tish, attended the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev.

Moisture for 2000: 17.10 inches; high for the week: 53° on Nov. 30; low: 17° on Dec. 1.

25 years ago this week

December 12, 1985

The response to the first of three dinners being sponsored by the local committee of the County Senior Services Board in an effort to establish a nutrition site in Wauneta was very good as nearly 90 people were served at the Legion community building. The Steak Out, Kendeta’s and Pop’s Parlor are providing the food.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington were honored at a Christmas coffee held Saturday afternoon in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The event was hosted by their children and spouses: Janice and Don Hewitt of Holyoke, Colo., and Kent and Sharon Buffington and Keith and Sylvia Buffington of Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Junior Kitt and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kitt represented the Farmers Coop Exchange at the Farmland Industries annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 4-6.

Many from the Wauneta area took part in the performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Zion Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon. Soloists from Wauneta were Sharon Walgren and Susan McConnell. Others participating were Glendene DeHart, Donna Haarberg, Wilva Harchelroad, Reinhold Gloy, Mike Kitt, Tom McConnell, Margie Bartels, Betté Brack, Karen Christner, Jennifer Haarberg, Eleanor McAfoos, Peg Minneman, Kathleen O’Neil, Lori Pankonin, Kathy Tubbs, Peg Walgren, Gus Bartels and John Thompson.

Eddie Teply, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Petr, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Troudt and Betty McCallum and family attended the Christmas breakfast at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday morning.

Precip for the year: 16.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.93/bu.; corn-2.30/bu.; milo-3.30/cwt; soybeans-4.70/bu.

50 years ago this week

December 8, 1960

The Wauneta Breeze will publish a 75th edition in recognition of 75 years of service to the Wauneta community by the newspaper and the 75th anniversary of the founding of Wauneta as a village.

Last Tuesday Jay Person attended a Farmer-Businessmen banquet in McCook. On Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Person drove to Kansas City to attend the CCA annual meeting on Thursday and Friday.

Miss Kathy Heldenbrand, honored queen of the Job’s Daughters, entertained at a dinner in her home Sunday for the Job’s Daughters and advisors, Mrs. A.D. McCallum, Mrs. Jesse Webber and Mrs. Lawrence Rueter.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McCallum entertained the members of the high school faculty, their husbands and wives, at a coffee Saturday night following the basketball game.

Mrs. Nellie Decker entertained at a turkey dinner Wednesday evening in honor of her sons, Cecil of Yakima, Wash., and Lloyd of Boulder, Colo. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Chester Parsons and Mrs. Mabel Taylor.

Weather report: no moisture; high for the week: 62° on Dec. 3; low: 9° on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1.

75 years ago this week

December 4, 1935

About 75 relatives and friends helped Elmer Pribbeno celebrate his birthday Friday evening. The evening was spent visiting and singing of songs. An oyster supper was served late in the evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Denker entertained a number of neighbors and friends to a pinochle party Saturday evening.

Leo Walgren and family of Holyoke, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dicke and Leslie Walgren and children took Sunday dinner at the W. Walgren home.

Local Markets: cream-.33; eggs-.25; heavy hens-.14; light hens-.12; light springs-14; heavy springs-.12; wheat-.89; corn-.55-.57.

100 years ago this week

December 8, 1910

Chester McCarty and Herbert Seward began batching in the Clarence Stock home the first of the week and attending school. It is better than driving so far to school and cheaper than boarding.

The merry-makers met at Miss Hilda Sewards Friday night. Oysters and pickles were served.