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Thursday, 20 January 2011 16:20

10 years ago this week

January 25, 2001

The second unofficial sighting of a mountain lion inside the city limits of Wauneta was reported. The latest sighting occurred Jan. 15 when the mountain lion was spotted along the Frenchman river in east Wauneta. The earlier sighting was Jan. 9 when a Heritage of Wauneta employee spotted the lion in the vacant lot north across the street.

Sharon Maris was a guest of her sister, Janice Jaeger, going out for lunch for Sharon’s birthday. Leland and Sharon went to McCook for supper and on Friday Kim and Michael Maris and girls were supper guests, bringing a birthday cake.

Wayne and Donna Bartels met Carla and Greg McKinney, Michael, Emily and Sarah in Kearney Saturday to spend the day together.

Dean and Diane Widger and Darci of Fort Morgan, Colo., spent a few days with Jim and DeLores Taylor.

Betty and Fred Krausnick, Jack Harvey and Connie Bush attended the Denver Stock Show last Wednesday and Thursday.

Ruby Ham and Diana Ham went to Denver where Diana flew to Phoenix, Ariz., to visit her daughters, Jeri and Erica and Ruby flew to Las Vegas where son Bill met her and took her to Corvina, Calif., where she visited her twin sister Rilla and husband Harrison Miles.

Moisture to date: .27 of an inch. High for the week: 48° on Jan. 20 and 21; low: 12° on Jan. 17.

25 years ago this week

January 23, 1986

A CPR class was conducted at WHS by CPR instructors Juanita Leonard, Tom McConnell and Patsy McKinney with 22 people learning the life-saving technique.

About 30 friends of Jessie Large and Grace Oliver met at the Steak Out Tuesday morning last week for a birthday coffee in their honor, hosted by Mrs. Large’s daughter, Iris.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst, Donna Gockley, Stacey and Taya, Charlene Pursley, Hilda Nordhausen and Betté Brack attended the 90th birthday party honoring Lola Mullanix at Benkelman’s Senior Center Sunday.

Dorinda Polly and Elise Haarberg were Friday afternoon visitors of Eunice and Virgil Bodeman. Saturday the Bodemans travelled to Grand Island to watch granddaughter Stephanie Polly of Lincoln compete in a gymnastic meet for 11 and 12 year olds.

Kendi Buffington visited her parents, Kent and Sharon Buffington, on Thursday and spoke to students at the Wauneta school as a representative of her college at Goodland, Kan.

Coach Ryan Benner’s Broncs beat the Grant Plainsmen 63-51 Friday. The win was the first over Grant in 10 years.

No precip for January.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.73/bu.; corn-2.30/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.63/bu.

50 years ago this week

January 21, 1960

Two severe storms swept through Southwest Nebraska last week, bringing traffic and activities to a halt. The estimated total of snow that fell in the two storms was 15-17 inches. High winds accompanied the storms causing high drifts and plugging roads.

Miss Kathy Haarberg was a guest in the Leland Kitt home Monday evening following toboggan riding.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Nordhausen and girls entertained at a pizza supper Tuesday evening of last week in honor of Mrs. Keith Kerchal on her birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kerchal and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fekkers and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Polly.

A group of 15 boys and girls enjoyed sleigh riding with Annette, Kenneth and Ronnie Kitt Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Kitt served the group hot cocoa and cookies at the close of the afternoon.

Mrs. Walter Wheeler spent the day Monday with Mrs. Eva Maddux quilting.

Precip for the week: 1.40 inches. High for the week: 50° on Jan. 13; low: -5 on Jan. 16.

75 years ago this week

January 15, 1936

Little Miss Joan DeHart won first place in the popularity contest sponsored by the Crystal Theatre during the past several weeks. Glendene Louch ran second. Both girls received beautiful Shirley Temple dolls.The other little girls received free tickets to the Crystal for a stated length of time.

The Kum-Join-Us Sunday School class of the M.E. Church surprised their teacher, Mrs. H.H. Grosbach Monday afternoon by planning a party at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorsey Resler. Visiting, games and contests were followed by a dainty lunch and the guest of honor was presented a gift.

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols and Eddie visited his grandfather in Arkansas and as they returned through Okla. Mrs. Evlyn Starr came back with them to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley, and other relatives and friends.

A number of friends helped Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen celebrate their 22nd anniversary Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Egle and family had Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Egle.

Local markets: cream-.30; eggs-.17; hens-.16-.17; wheat-.92; corn-.53.

100 years ago this week

January 19, 1911

J. Lamb’s team took a spin from the elevator Wednesday, down main street around by the mill and up by Dr. Smith’s house where they stopped. No damage done except a little barley lost as the wagon had a load of the same.

F. T. Dimick returned from Texas on Wednesday.

Miss Winnie Gibson left for St. Joe Monday to visit her sister.

J.C. Kitt and family and Mrs. Hugh McCallum and little son took dinner with Roy Polly and wife after church Sunday.

We have a number of good ash poles that will make two good fence poles. 20¢ each. At Sim’s, inquire of Hann.