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Thursday, 30 December 2010 16:05

10 years ago this week

Jan. 2, 2001

Hamlet residents voiced their concerns on plans for placing a branch of the Palisade Elevator’s new fertilizer plant in Hamlet and the plans were then terminated, according to elevator manager Cathy Humphrey.

Craig Kitt and Paula Kitt, both of New York City and Ryan Busking of Norman, Okla., spent the Christmas holidays with Paul and Elnora Kitt. All were Christmas guests of Don and Carey Harrison and Sarah as were Erwin and Joyce Cushing, Loren Cushing and Art Duckworth.

Bob and Pat Kitt and Bob and Sharon Walgren spent Thursday and Friday on a bus trip to attend the Mannheim Steam Roller concert and went on a tour of historical homes in Council Bluffs.

Dave Johnson, Chase and Hans of Loveland, Colo., spent Dec. 22 and 23 with Betty and Jane Johnson. They went hunting and ice fishing and had their Christmas together.

Jeri League of Phoenix, Ariz., visited Kenny and Diana Ham over Christmas. Ruby Ham spent Christmas Eve with them and they were all guests of Dick and Beth Kollmorgen and others on Christmas Day.

Noreen Christner and family were the big winners in the Chamber Drawings held Dec.23, winning the Consair computer system from BWTelcom.

Visitors in the home of Tom and Linda Moss over the Christmas holiday were Tom Moss Jr. of Ft. Lewis, Wash., Jennifer Moss of Edgewater, Md., Sally and Ed Grooms of Worland, Wyo., the Ted Grooms family of Casper Wyo., and the Greg Grooms family of Broken Arrow, Okla.

Total moisture to date: 17.10 inches; high for the week: 56° on Dec. 27; low: 5° on Dec. 31.

25 years ago this week

January 2, 1986

The Wauneta Breeze began its 100th year of operation. John Hann started the Breeze in 1887 at the age of 25 after completing a five-year printing apprenticeship in Hamilton, Ontario. He continued to publish the Breeze until 1920, selling to M.W. Frasier. Much of the paper was syndicated news which came on boilerplates, ready for the press, local news was set by hand. A subscription cost $1.10.

Roger Minneman flew to Waynesville, N.C., to spend part of the holidays with his mother, Alberta Haller and sister, Sherrill Metzger. The trip was a surprise gift from his family.

Members of Mrs. Hilda Nordhausen’s family gathered at her home for a pre-Christmas dinner on Sunday. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pursley, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Upton and Abbie of Grand Island, Becky Erickson of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Pursley and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pursley and Zach, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mullanix, Jim and Mitch Mullanix, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Stahr of Lincoln and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gockley and family.

50 years ago this week

December 29, 1960

Eleven cub scout members of Wauneta Dens 2 and 3 flew to McCook on a regularly scheduled Frontier flight out of Imperial. The trip was part of a program to stimulate interest in the airline service.The Imperial Chamber contributed $37.50 toward the fare required.Orville Erickson, representing the Boy Scouts, and Eddie Wilcox, Den Mother, accompanied the boys. They were met in McCook for the return trip. Making the trip were: Ricky Wilcox, Myron Redden, Kevin Prior, Ricky Heldenbrand, Karl Hoff, Craig Kitt, Terry Kitt, Kent Richards, Rex Walgren, Steve Burham and Jim Brown.

Jo Webber was installed as Honored Queen of Jobs Daughter. Other elected officers were Marcia Rueter as Senior Princess, Judy Baxter of Palisade as Junior Princess, Janibeth Hood of Palisade as Guide and Patty Weber as Marshall.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fanning and Judy and Mrs. Warren Buffington and Don were Monday afternoon callers of Mrs. Junior Kitt.

Friday night a group from the Eden Church went caroling, calling on the aged, widows and left boxes of cookies. Ronnie Dean Egle was a guest of Mrs. Leonard Gauger while his parents were caroling.

The Stock families had a family dinner Christmas Day at the Legion Hall. Attending were Mr. and Mrs Clarence Sandman and boys of Cambridge, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lorance and Richard of Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Colson and family of Cambridge, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Wheeler and family of Dix, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stock, the Harlan, Bill and Byron Stock families and Mrs. Carrie Kelley.

No precip. High for the week: 66° on Dec. 25; low: -6 on Dec. 22.

75 years ago this week

December 24, 1935

On Tuesday, Dec. 31 the voters in Wauneta will have the opportunity to vote on whether or not to build a new bridge in east Wauneta. The estimated cost of the bridge is $6,168.00; $3,679.50 from the city and $2,478.50 in federal funds.

Mr. and Mrs. Christy Gauger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBride, Ben and Walter McBride were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. George McBride.

Mrs. Christina Phillips and daughters of Maywood are visiting Mrs. Phillips mother, Mrs. Fannie Osmera.

C. W. Pribbeno and family left Saturday morning for a two weeks visit with relatives near Verdon and Falls City.

Henry Wicke spent Friday in Ludell, Kan., and drove to Estes Park on Wednesday.

Local Markets: cream-.31; eggs-.16; hens-.13-.14; wheat-.90; corn-.53.

100 years ago this week

January 7, 1911

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