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Thursday, 17 March 2011 15:06

10 years ago this week

March 22, 2001

According to the 2000 census, Wauneta’s population dropped to 625 and Chase County’s to 4,048. The state, however, boasted its largest population ever at 1,711,263.

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team captured the D1 State Speech Championship held in Kearney Friday. Team members include Seth Alberts, Justin Kerchal, Emily Humphrey, Brian Britten, Clinton Barger, Jamie Harris, Abby Barger, Eric Padilla, Ashley Fortkamp, Jessica Long and Katie Padilla. Co-coaches are Matt and Toni Heimes.

Six Broncos were named to the GPAC All-Conference roster. Named to the girls first team were Sarah Harrison and Julie Long, Emily Humphrey to the second team and Ashley Fortkamp, honorable mention. Steven Humphrey was named to the boys second team with Matt Wilson receiving honorable mention.

Laura Buffington, Lucille McBride and Rhonda Brunkhorst accompanied Joyce Schwenk Sunday afternoon to the musical “Nunsense 2” at Imperial.

Jan Huser and Susan Jones were Thursday evening guests of Bob, Ryan and Mike Jones for a chili supper and Mike showed a video of Germany he had taken.

Sheila and Jim Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Jim and Mary Greeley of Colorado Springs, Colo., were weekend guests of Margaret Greeley. On Saturday they went to McCook to help Mary’s mother, Lydia Webster, celebrate her 100th birthday.

Francis Lewis and Bernice Lewis of Cambridge overnighted with the Randy Lewis family at Bee, Neb., on Tuesday and on Wednesday flew to Charleston, S.C., and spent over a week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Rob Lewis and family.

Moisture for the year to date: 1.10 inches. High for the week: 62° on March 14; low: 20° on March 15.

25 years ago this week

March 20, 1986

More than 110 people attended a special meeting Monday night of the Wauneta School Board to discuss implementing a four-day week. A questionnaire was sent home with a 73 percent response showing 57 parents for and 42 against. The matter was tabled until fall.

A 10th anniversary celebration was observed at the Hair Chateau the past week. Owner Bev Applegarth opened the shop at its location in the Crossroads CBS Gas building 10 years ago. Ruby Jones started working at the shop a few months later with Cindy Nichols there the past four years.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maris were surprised on their 25th anniversary with cake and coffee at the Eden Church Wednesday evening following the regular church service.

Monte and Deb Nordhausen and Chris and Annie Pursley were sponsors of St. Paul’s Walther League on a ski trip to Keystone. Those who went were Don Morgan, Jay Bartels, Joel Gockley, Chad Nordhausen and Rod Haarberg.

Thursday afternoon Mabel Dicke and Lillian Walgren visited Dorothy Baumfalk, taking ice cream and cake in honor of Dorothy’s birthday.

Four WHS athletes were selected to the western division Southern Frontier all-conference teams. Teresa DeWester was named to the girls first team with Shelly DeWester named to the second team. Matt Green and Kelly Kitt were both named to the boys second team.

Precip for the week: .60 of an inch; for March: .68 of an inch for 1986: 1.14 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.82/bu.; corn-2.26/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.81/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 16, 1961

Truman Hohl arrived home on leave from Germany and is visiting his mother, Mrs. Bernice Hohl.

Pvt. Richard Hummel left Fort Sill Friday for overseas assignment in Germany. Mrs. Hummel and friend Mrs. Douglas Carlson came to Wauneta Friday from Fort Sill.

Lynn Fanning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fanning, was selected to attend Cornhusker Boys State in Lincoln June 10- 17 as representative of Willard Hansen Legion Post 304.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hoff spent a few days in Colorado Springs attending a grocer’s convention.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Johnston and Page entertained Mr. and Mrs. Josh Johnston at a birthday dinner honoring Mrs. Josh Johnston Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Graves and Jerry and Bert Dimick drove to Minden Sunday to see the Pioneer Village.

Precip for the week: .49 of an inch. High for the week: 63° on March 11; low: 15° on March 9.

75 years ago this week

March 11, 1936

The old east bridge is a thing of the past as workman began wrecking the old structure Thursday forenoon. A new temporary bridge being built about 150 yards north of the old bridge will be ready for use in a few days. East siders are getting an extra portion of daily exercise walking to and from town.

Seven girls were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Carpenter for a dinner and theatre party Wednesday evening in honor of the 16th birthday of their daughter, Miss Maxine. Present were Mary Margaret Walker, Betty Jean Grimm, Donna Fisher, Bethene Wade, Charline King, Caroline Olmsted and Lucille Rueter.

Mrs. Louella Donze had an all day quilting Thursday. A nice dinner was served at noon and a nice crowd was present.

Mrs. Ivo Pennington and Barbara Jean are visiting relatives in Belvidere.

100 years ago this week

March 16, 1911

Get ready to put in your meters.

Fred Gauger, S. Anglemeyer and another young man left for Oregon and other western points on Wednesday for a sightseeing trip and a land hunt.

The Misses Frazells have returned from Omaha where they have been buying a stock of millinery. The goods will be open for inspection Friday, the 17th. All the ladies are invited to come and see the season’s newest styles.

Joe Dudeck and wife and Omar Kitt and wife went to McCook Saturday in Joe’s car, returning Monday morning.