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Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:15

10 years ago this week

March 29, 2001

Bob and Mindi Goings held a three-day open house at the new location and expansion of their business, Advanced Automotive Parts and Repair. They moved from the old B & D Service building to the NAPA Auto Parts shop on main street.

Eric Padilla and Clinton Barger qualified for Speech Nationals after placing third at the National Forensic League Nationals, held in Cheyenne, Wyo. Nationals will be held in Oklahoma City, June 10-15.

Marilyn Luce of Stoughton, Wisc., came to visit her father, Joe Rietsch, and other relatives. On her trip home she visited son Mark in Omaha.

Art and Nina Fortkamp met Jean and Don Welch in Imperial for pizza Sunday evening, then had pie and ice cream in the Welch home.

Violet Long, Hilda Roschewski, Martin and Erma Fortkamp, Art and Nina Fortkamp and Emil and Opal Fortkamp were among aunts and uncles attending a couples shower in the Don and Vaunda Hyde home in McCook for Stephanie Frost and fiancé Jeffrey Herr.

Bob and Willa McBride visited Bob and Trine McBride, Thorin and Grayson in Ord on the 18th and 19th, helping observe Grayson’s second birthday.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for 2001: 1.15 inches. High for the week: 71° on March 20; low: 26° on March 23.

25 years ago this week

March 27, 1986

Wauneta’s water system needs extensive improvements to meet standards, according to a Lincoln engineering firm. Water meters, a new well and new storage were among the firm’s recommendations.

Reinhold Bartels was honored on his 80th birthday Sunday with a carry-in dinner March 23 at St. Paul’s Church with many family members in attendance.

Confirmation was held at Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday, March 23. Confirmands were Matthew Fekkers, Shaun O’Neil, Emma Broadbent and Tracia Horton.

Confirmands at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday were Ryan Haarberg and Kirsten Nordhausen. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haarberg and Mr. and Mrs. Allan Nordhausen hosted dinners for each in their honor.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington, Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad and Brian, Rob Wood, Rev. Lisle and Mary Mewmaw, Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Egle and Jennifer and Mrs. Virgil Sandman were among those attending the Passion Play at Curtis Sunday evening.

Area youth who went skiing in Colorado Friday to Sunday with the C.F.O. Church were Teresa DeWester, Lori and Lisa Buffington, Angi, Missi and Kendi Buffington, Jolene Gordon and Lee Anne Green.

Children and grandchildren of Bill and Ann Cooper hosted a 40th anniversary celebration for the couple March 18 at the Hamlet Town Hall. A basket dinner was held at noon with an open house following.

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

Grain Markets: wheat-2.91/bu.; corn-2.28/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.75/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 23, 1961

Kathleen Hollinger was selected to represent Wauneta Rural High school at the 1961 Cornhusker Girls State in Lincoln. She is sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge and Wauneta Firemen.

Judy Baxter will represent Palisade at Girls State. She is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kitt and family returned home Wednesday after spending the winter in Arizona.

Mrs. Frank Fanning and Mrs. Bill Jeffries hosted a roller skating party at the Krausnick building for the fourth grade, teachers and friends of DeWayne Fanning and Kathy Jeffries on their 10th birthdays.

The “Neighborly Neighbors” honored Mrs. Leroy Jussel with a housewarming in her home Saturday evening.

Lt. and Mrs. Grahm Andoe of Detroit, Mich., visited friends and relatives in the Wauneta area. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce in their honor were Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Nichols and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols and Mrs. Maggie Boyce.

Precip for the week: .55 of an inch; for the year: 1.62 inches. High for the week: 66° on March 15; low: 29° on March 20.

75 years ago this week

March 18, 1936

The Rudisil Cash Store will hold a grand opening March 25 after being closed for the past ten days for remodeling and restocking.

The Mt. Zion church ladies will hold a bake sale at Grimm’s Hardware Saturday. There will be dressed chickens, fresh eggs, cream, pies, cakes, doughnuts and everything good to eat.

Miss Millie Ingold attended the county superintendents convention of the fifth district in McCook Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Egle and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gauger were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Egle.

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Cox drove to Greeley Thursday returning Friday with their daughter Virginia, Phyllis Green and Margaret Emerick, students at the Colorado College of Education, to spend spring vacation at home.

Local markets: wheat-.88; corn-.57; eggs-.13-.15; cream-.25; hens-.14; old roosters-.07.

100 years ago this week

March 24, 1911

The village board has decided that all water meters must be installed by April 1. Get busy.

The pesky flys have thawed out.

Someone said it rained Tuesday morning—we saw the marks in the dust where it had fallen.

Saturday was a lively day in town.

G. G. Athey has got his garage about completed.

James Burham is building an addition to his house.

M. B. Waidley is instructing a band of 14 at Enders.

“Honest John Henry,” the peddler, stayed over Tuesday night in the Calvert community.