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Thursday, 13 January 2011 15:58

10 years ago this week

Jan. 18, 2001

Dale Bischoff opted not to seek reelection after serving eight years on the Board of Chase County Commissioners. Joe Johnston was the newly elected District I Commissioner.

Progress 2000—Southwestern Veterinary Services was established by Steve and Shanan Pollmann. Frenchman Auto was established by Dave and Kerry Hamilton and Chuck Vette specializing in used vehicle and trailer sales. Crossroads CBS Texaco installed new credit card pumps enabling customers to fill up on a 24-hour basis. The school parking lot was expanded by the school district purchasing the small house east of the gym and extending the parking lot to the south. Triple L Catering was reopened by Tillie Lucas offering noon specials and catering services. Terry and Dora Harris reopened the Sweet Shop offering sodas, ice cream and sandwiches as well as gift items and Army surplus. L & M Mercantile opened in February but is no longer open. Joe and Kathy Barger moved into their new home overlooking Wauneta and Otis and Beryl Knotwell erected a large garage next to their home.

In Palisade two businesses were reopened with the grocery store, renamed D&D Grocery, under the new management of Diane and Dick Miller and the Pioneer Cafe reopened with local investors investing in the business.

Joel Maris was baptized by Father Greg Polowski at the Sunday service at St. John’s Catholic Church. Godparents were Mike and Ranee Borowski. Jeff and Laurie, Jacob and Joel hosted a brunch for guests, the Borowskis and sons, Tony and Jan Cribelli and Bev and Harold Maris.

Leona Paustian, Laura Buffington and Orpha Maris took cake and had lunch with Ed Buffington at Heritage on his 93rd birthday.

Loyd and Karen Christner attended the VFW Mid-Winter Conference and the AmVet’s Department of Nebraska Mid-Winter meeting in Grand Island over the weekend.

Precip for the week and year: .27 of an inch. High for the week: 58° on Jan. 10; low: 17° on Jan. 8 and 14.

25 years ago this week

January 16, 1986

Senior meals will be served each Wednesday through March 9. Attendance has ranged from the mid-50s to the mid-90s since the nutrition site began operation in December. If response continues at present levels plans are to operate on a five-day-a-week basis.

Leslie Houser was installed as Honored Queen of Jobs Daughters Saturday, Dec. 28. Others included Lin Hendrix, Senior Princess and Lee Anne Green, Junior Princess.

Wednesday supper and overnight guests of Nona and Keith Kerchal were Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Simmonds and Jason. They were en route to Essex, Iowa, to visit Tim’s sister, Jane, and Kim Kerchal, Heidi and Heather.

Heidi Maxfield and Don Morgan were selected by a WHS student vote as Mr. and Mrs. Santa. Elves included: freshmen, Rod Haarberg and Lee Anne Green, sophomores, Joel Gockley and Lori Buffington and juniors, David Eberhardt and Joni Travis.

No precip.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.79/bu.; corn-2.30/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.60/bu.

50 years ago this week

January 14, 1960

Members of the village board and Wauneta Utility Board met with representatives from Southwest Public Power Monday to discuss the possibility of the village going “full time” on REA power. At present Wauneta is operating with REA power in the evenings and Sundays.

John Deere Day, sponsored by the Farmers Cooperative Exchange, drew 650 guests to enjoy the free meal and movie.

Gary Gibbons was named the top 4-H member in Nebraska with a Brown Swiss project and was invited to attend the association’s noon luncheon at their annual meeting in Columbus on Jan. 19, where he was to receive an award. Gary and his father, Howard, planned to attend if weather permitted.

Elmer Keiser, 33-year-old Enders farmer, was named as the Outstanding Young Farmer by the Wauneta Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was nominated by Clint Darnell, president of the First State Bank of Enders.

Miss Norma Gockley and Professor Marvin George of Greeley were Sunday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley. They participated in the choral clinic held at the Wauneta schools on Monday.

Mrs. Arnold Bartels returned home Friday after spending the holidays in Salem, Ore., with her sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bischoff and family and Mr. and Mrs. Enos Nelson and daughters and in the homes of her daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sandman and family and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Long and family.

75 years ago this week

January 8, 1936

Harvey Harchelroad, salesman at the Chevrolet garage, is moving his family from Palisade to Wauneta this week and will occupy the house vacated by Mrs. Ruth Volentine on the south hill.

C. A. Wheeler of Seattle, Wash., is visiting his brother, Walter Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler is a salesman for the Nash Clothing Co. and was awarded this trip for being the national champion in a salesmanship contest. He is en route to Cincinnati and various points east.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nordhausen and Vernon spent Sunday at the Fred Nordhausen home.

Walter and Lloyd Pflum and Carl Pribbeno attended the football game at Denver New Year’s Day.

Local Markets: hens, 5 lbs. and over-.16; hens, 4 lbs. and up-.14; hens, 4 lbs.-.11; old cox-.07; springs-.15; stags-.10; Capons, 8 lbs. and over-.20; old and young turkey hens-.17; Tom turkeys-.17; old Toms-.12; cream-.34; wheat-.92; corn-.53; eggs-.18.

100 years ago this week

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