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Thursday, 03 March 2011 16:09

Looking Back

10 years ago this week

Bob Goings moved his Advanced Automotive Repair business to its new location on main street. The business, started in April of 1998 andlocated in the former B & D Service shop prior to the move, will be expanded to include a parts shop.

Wauneta-Palisade junior high students took three of the top four finishes at the Chase County Spelling Bee with Janae Harris first, Betsy Anderjaska third and Joe Bartels, fourth.

Laura Buffington and Ray and Vicki Buffington went to Haxtun, Colo., Friday to eat out at a bed and breakfast for Vicki’s birthday.

Mike Jones who is stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany is spending time here with family and friends. Leona Littlejohn enplaned from the Denver airport to El Paso, Texas, where her brother, Chris Brethe, met her. She visited Chris and wife Diane in Las Cruces, N.M., for two weeks. Her son Leonard of Chappell met her plane on her return to Denver.

The Lady Broncos took on Bruning-Davenport in the opening round of the state tournament winning 75-58. Advancing to the final four contest they faced top-seeded Bancroft-Rosalie, falling to the eventual champions 46-67.

Wauneta-Palisade was chosen as the winner of the second annual Sportsmanship Award in Class D1. W-P averaged 23 of 25 possible points in the judging. Criteria was based on behavior of the student body, fans in general, players on the court, coaches and players on the bench and over-all impression of the school including adequate supervision by the administration. Bruning-Davenport players told the Broncs following their game that they were the nicest team they had played.

Precip for the week: .51 of an inch; for the year: .70 of an inch. High for the week: 52° on Mar. 3; low: 8° on Feb. 26, 27.

25 years ago this week

March 6, 1986

Wauneta’s Tree Fund is now up to 150 trees, according to project coordinator Ellen McCallum. The goal is 200 trees.

Monica Stovern of St. Cloud, Minn., and Farron Stovern of Lincoln spent the weekend with Ansel and Sandy Brunkhorst. Sunday guests were Sandy’s family.

Tom Heldenbrand of Poway, Calif., was a house guest of the Rick Heldenbrand family Feb. 20-28.

Bev Applegarth, Cindy Nichols, Connie Littrel, Rhona O’Neil and Chris Ham attended a hair dresser workshop in McCook Sunday, Feb. 23.

Lloyd and Karen Lapp and girls returned home after spending several days in Washington D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Louch and Mabel Scriven drove to Gering Friday where Mabel spent the weekend with Wayne and Evelyn Salyer and the Louches visited the George Louch family at Mitchell. Salyers and Mabel spent Saturday evening in the Louch home and all were Sunday guests in the Salyer home, joined by Glenda Louch of Denver and Rev. and Mrs. T.J. Frasier and Laurie.

.06 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week, .52 of an inch for 1986.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.83/bu.; corn-2.25/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt.; soybeans-4.79/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 2, 1961

Thursday, 12 ladies and six children from Enders and Mrs. Walter Wheeler spent the afternoon with Mrs. Albert Applegarth, helping her celebrate her birthday. The afternoon was spent quilting.

Monday afternoon coffee guests of Mrs. Robert Kennedy were Mrs. Wayne Anderson, Mrs. Edwin Kanost and Mrs. Jim Arenz.

Army Sgt. Nelden D. Hewitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hewitt of Wauneta, was awarded the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Army’s highest peacetime proficiency award for skilled and combat ready infantrymen. He is presently assigned to the 24th Division’s 21st infantry in Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker and Lynn and Bill Denker spent last Tuesday in Lincoln and were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Schulte at Syracuse, returning home on Wednesday.

75 years ago this week

February 26, 1936

Sunday movies will continue with a vote of 251 votes for and 132 against with 28 mail and disabled votes yet to be counted in a special election held Feb. 25. The approximate total vote for the village is 430. Total vote cast was 411.

Tom Stock has moved his jewelry repair shop from the Touzalin Store to the E. F. Wiley office across the street.

Mrs. Roy Olmsted and Mrs. George Hancock entertained at two tables of Monopoly Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. John Plank. A delicious lunch was served at the close of the evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Metcalf of Kimberling, Idaho, spent the past week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Metcalf.

Local Markets: wheat-.85; corn-.62; eggs-.15; cream-.33.

100 years ago this week

March 2, 1911

The Blanche mail route will only be run Mondays and Fridays after March 6, likewise the Calvert route.

The young people gave a surprise party on Fred Krausnick Friday night. A farewell before leaving for Canada.

A few neighbors and friends surprised Frank Lapour and wife Friday night. A good time was had by all. Coffee, cake, cheese and pickles were served at a late hour.

There is some talk of organizing a stock company to put in an ice making plant here. A good idea.