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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:02

10 years ago this week

Feb. 1, 2001

Thirteen boxes with an estimated 650 pounds of books from the Wauneta and Palisade communities have been boxed and are awaiting safe traveling weather to be taken to the community of Oconto which lost its library in a Halloween tornado last year. The project was initiated by RanDee Barger, first grade teacher at Palisade with the help of Printha Fox, a Spanish teacher at W-P and school librarian.

Light snow Saturday night with 3-5 inches of accumulation and additional snow Monday night with wind gusts of up to 60 m.p.h. early Tuesday forced cancellations across the area including schools, ball games and meetings.

Toni Heimes of Wauneta was named Nebraska’s Outstanding Young Woman at the Nebraska Women of Today convention held in Kearney the past weekend. Heimes is an English teacher and speech and drama coach at W-P. She is the third Wauneta WOT nominee to receive the award, the other two were Michelle Harchelroad and Tina Kitt.

Don and Bonnie Majors took Elsie Becker out to eat Wednesday on her birthday, later enjoying cake and ice cream at Elsie’s.

Orville and Ila Widger visited the Sam Widger family at Kearney Friday and Saturday. Orville took grandson Zach to the Monster Truck races and Sam drove his dune buggy in the Tuff-Truck race, taking first place.

Jan and Tony Cribelli attended the League of Nebraska Municipalities Conference in Lincoln Thursday and Friday.

Precip for the week: .25 of an inch; for 2001: .52 of an inch. High for the week: 51° on Jan.22; low: 15° on Jan. 26.

25 years ago this week

January 30, 1986

Nora Fox turned 101 Friday, Jan. 24. Among her callers were her son Walter and Fern Fox. She’d had the flu so no special party was planned. She is a resident at Heritage and shares a room with Nellie DeHart.

Evelyn and Ronald Acton, Lois and Clyde Hoff, Emma and Homer Hoff and Mabel Scriven were Sunday Super Bowl guests of Rebecca Acton and Lanae Fitzpatrick who had just moved to a new apartment in McCook.

The Dennis Egle family were Sunday guests in the Dennis Gockley home for the Super Bowl game and supper.

Deb and Bill Sandman and family of Kearney spent the weekend in the Kenneth Denker home. Sunday, the Sandmans were honored on their 12th anniversary with dinner at Jack’s Place. Others present were Ken and Cleophia Denker, Shelly and Randy Yoder and children, Kerry Denker and Jack and Verna Sandman.

Viola and Elwyn Krausnick and Floyd and Delpha Nordhausen attended the ball games at Stratton Tuesday with the Dennis Egle family and were guests of the Egles after the game for birthday cake and coffee in honor of Floyd’s birthday.

The Gary DeWester family helped his grandmother, Lola Mullanix, celebrate her 90th birthday last week.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.80/bu.; corn-2.27/bu.; milo-3.34/cwt.; soybeans-4.74/bu.

50 years ago this week

January 26, 1961

The grand opening of the new Co-op IGA Super Market was set for Jan. 26-28. The site of the old Falls Hotel was purchased as the location of the new store. The old food store was built in 1944 for the purpose of operating a locker plant with a small supply of groceries maintained. The new store will have facilities for 130 lockers. Ken Morgan is the manager with employees Clarence Jones, Mary Morgan, Larry Morgan, Charlene Kitt and Joey Gerih.

Rev. Dale Becknell and family of Mansville, Wyo., are moving to Hamlet and he will be the new minister at the Hamlet Union Church. His first service will be Jan. 29.

Mrs. Robert Walgren entertained the ladies helping with the Polio Drive at a coffee in her home Monday afternoon.

Tuesday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fanning and LaVerna, honoring Harry on his birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fanning and children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler, Mrs. Eva Maddux and Sylvia Yost.

Thursday afternoon 12 neighbor ladies were guests in the Keith Kerchal home for coffee and a social get-together honoring Mrs. J. I. Kerchal.

Mrs. Edna Maxfield spent Friday afternoon with Mrs. Walter Wheeler helping her quilt. Others were Mrs. Leonard Dudek, Mrs. V. B. Johnston, and Mrs. Carl Widger. Miss Millie Ingold also helped quilt one afternoon last week.

75 years ago this week

January 22, 1936

Mesdames A. W. Hoff and J. W. Green will be the hostesses at the Library Saturday when a ten-cent lunch will be served to the public.

Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Wine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wine and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stinnette and daughter visited at the J. P. Stinnette home Sunday.

Mrs. Normie Terry and children spent the weekend with Grandma Terry in Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt and son Bobby spent Sunday afternoon at the Sam Rowley home.

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Walker and Mary Margaret spent Thursday in McCook where Mrs. Walker attended the school of instruction for business census enumeration of the 4th district. She will be the business enumerator for Chase County. The census is taken biennially and is used by the department of commerce for statistical purposes.

100 years ago this week

January 26, 1911

The town ice-house is being filled, but the ice is not of the best quality.

A. E. McCartney has rented the Geo. Mitchell farm on the south divide and will move thereon shortly.

Mr. John Metcalf is soon to move into their new house.

Mr. Doc Brannon has brought his horses home to eat up the stalks and other waste on the farm.

C. A. Nesmith butchered three hogs Tuesday. Geo. Smith and Earnest Morrison helped him.