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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 10 March 2011 16:43

10 years ago this week

March 15, 2001

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team captured the D1-7 District championship held in Wauneta, March 6 with 11 members to compete at the state speech contest to be held in Kearney.

Saturday guests of Otto and Ida Bartels were Gus and Margie Bartels, Wayne and Donna Bartels, Elsie Becker and Lois and Lee Glover. They observed Otto’s 98th birthday that will be on the 13th.

Guests of Craig and Jo Fanning, Bo, Abbie and Cody Friday evening for cake and ice cream to celebrate Abbie’s fifth birthday were Clint and Betty McCallum and Dorothea Fanning.

JoAnn Ward of Palisade attended the American Legion Auxiliary’s 20th annual Awareness Assembly in Washington D.C. March 11-14.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg and Fred and Betty Krausnick were Sunday evening pizza and card guests of Viola and Elwyn Krausnick.

Drew Harris was a Friday overnight guest of Chris Bartels for his eighth birthday. Gus and Margie Bartels were Sunday supper and cake guests.

Precip for the week: .40 of an inch; year-to-date: 1.10 inches. High for the week: 65° on March 9; low: 19° on March 11.

25 years ago this week

March 13, 1986

A special meeting will be held Monday, March 17 as Wauneta School Board members look into implementing a four-day school week on a trial basis during the last quarter of the year. Advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. Palisade has used the four-day week this year and board members have visited the Palisade schools.

Wauneta’s tree fund project has reached 185 trees.

Linda Rietsch, Leta Brunkhorst and Alma McBride had lunch together in McCook Monday of last week.

Home on spring break from Chadron College are Curtis Christner at home with the Loyd Christner family; Dirk Buffington at home with the Keith Buffingtons and Randy and Jackie Haarberg and Rad at home with the Kent Haarbergs.

Saturday overnight guests of Annabel and Ed Vapenik were Clarence and Alma Kuntz of Loveland, Colo.

Ron and Joan Hohl and Alex of Loveland, Colo., and Karmon Felker and Aaron spent the weekend with Ruth and Bob Hohl.

Saturday evening Kathy Barger and girls and Terry Stevens and Jason attended the Southwest Nebraska Community Theatre production of “Oliver” in McCook.

LeeRoy and Clairene Weimer hosted a fish fry Saturday evening for Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Roschewski, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Egle, Jean Wach, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Williams.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch, for March: .08 of an inch; for 1986: .54 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.83/bu.; corn-2.26/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.75/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 9, 1961

Due to Wauneta’s current power shortage, the village board authorized the Wauneta Utility Board to make an engineered survey of the possibility of building a power line from Wauneta to Imperial to purchase Bureau of Reclamation power in lieu of purchasing an additional engine now and another in five years and continuing home generation.

Bob Walgren was named to the District 31 Grade School board to fill the vacancy caused by Dwight Egle’s resignation due to his accepting employment in Illinois.

The Married Couple’s Club of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church met Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mullanix. Following the business meeting and topic study the evening was spent bowling.

Mrs. LaRue Gunderson entertained at a birthday dinner for her grandmother, Mrs. Frank Ochs Sunday on her 79th birthday. Other guests were Mr. Ochs and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Christner.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Polly and children and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Haarberg were guests for cake and ice cream in the Henry Haarberg home helping their father celebrate his birthday.

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Greeley honored them on their 25th anniversary at an open house at their home Sunday with 65 guests attending.

75 years ago this week

March 4, 1936

Robins are a sure sign of spring but the first and foremost sign happened when we saw the boys wading in the Frenchman Tuesday afternoon down by the old bridge and believe it or not the bridge was lined with wistful looking spectators.

Mr. and Mrs. Nels Christensen were honored on their golden wedding anniversary at a lovely two-course luncheon for about 40 guests and an open house held in the afternoon.

Adolf Engel and Joe Rietsch went to McCook where they received their final naturalization papers and became full-fledged American citizens.

Misses Ruth Gauger and Rosa Handel left for Kearney Monday where they will attend the Kearney State Normal School.

Lucille Rueter was a weekend guest of Beth Sims.

100 years ago this week

March 9, 1911

Part of the telephone companies have agreed to incorporate.

The farmers are preparing to put out a large acreage of crops this spring.

Fred Krausnick left for Canada Tuesday.

Frank Nesmith and family came back from Greeley last Wednesday. They have been visiting among relatives. Their goods came in on Monday.

Wallace Hartzer and family visited at Anthony Johnsons’ Sunday.

Warren and Paul Buffington have been here several days visiting relatives and friends.