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Thursday, 31 March 2011 14:41

10 years ago this week

April 5, 2001

For the eighth year Wauneta has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This year efforts will focus on landscaping at the main street gazebo, funded by donations made to the Wauneta Community Foundation and spearheaded by Chamber members and local volunteers.

Six Wauneta-Palisade FFA members will receive their state degrees at the convention in Lincoln over the weekend. The six seniors are Clinton Barger, Krystle Christner, Joy Wolcott, Eric Padilla, Justin Kerchal and Clay Majors.

Jack Maddux was honored with the W.R. Chapline Land Stewardship Award at the Society for Range Management’s 54th annual meeting held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in recognition for proper range management and supporting disciplines and for sharing his knowledge with others.

Tina Grosbach, Marcia Rider, Alberta Grosbach and Lois Wine attended a Disaster Child Care Training session at Windsor, Colo., Friday and Saturday.

Saturday Brian and Rhona O’Neil, Brittany and Brandon and Gary and Rochelle Wieman of Lincoln took their parents, Richard and Lois Greeley, to the Eagles to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Joining them were Don and Laverda Loomis and Lavern, Elinor and Lynn Denker.

Dee Taylor, Lela Hamilton, Bonnie Hanna and Orpha Maris went to Culbertson to attend a 70th birthday party for their high school classmate, Joyce (Rouselle) Neuenschwander.

Seventeen ladies met at the United Methodist Church last Thursday and Friday mornings to work on ABC quilts for babies, completing 50 little quilts. Ten of the quilts were taken by Orville and Ila Widger to Blair to the Stan and Pat Yost to take to their daughter-in-law Lisa who works at the University Hospital in Omaha for the nursery there.

No precip. High for the week: 69° on April 1; low: 26° on March 28.

25 years ago this week

April 3, 1986

Joni Travis and Kelly Kitt were selected as Girls and Boys State representatives with Anita Wheeler and Eric Broadbent as alternates, sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion and Auxiliary units.

Medals and plaques were awarded to the top three Cub Scout winners in the pinewood derby competition. First place was awarded to Royce Flaming, second to Steven Todd and third to Ryan Jones.

Ruby Ham was surprised on her birthday when her friends brought cards to morning coffee at the cafe and enjoyed cake furnished by Judy Evers. Another surprise later in the day was daughter Sylvia arriving to spend the Easter weekend with her parents.

Twelve members of the Palisade Women’s Club dined together at Sailor’s Inn Tuesday evening to celebrate the club’s 37th anniversary. Later the group met in the home of Ruth Sutton for their business meeting.

Easter afternoon and evening guests of Steve and Nancy Noble and family were the Larry Yoder and Randy Yoder families and Rocky Yoder. An Easter egg hunt was the highlight for the children and all enjoyed an evening barbecue.

The first grade class visited the home of their teacher, Sharon Travis, on Tuesday to hunt Easter eggs the Easter bunny had left. Mabel Scriven was also present to watch the hunt.

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

Grain markets: wheat-2.86/bu.; corn-2.28/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt.; soybeans-4.87/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 30, 1961

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt held an open house in honor of their 50th anniversary Tuesday afternoon, March 28, a few weeks early as not all could be present on their April 24 date. The couple have five children: Ralph of Springfield, Ore.; Bruce of La Mesa, Calif.; Cloyd of El Cajon, Calif.; Kenneth of Wauneta and Mrs. Vilas Smith of Enders.

A dinner was held Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for members of the confirmation class, Lloyd Wicke and Joan Brunkhorst, family, sponsors and friends. Ruth Haarberg was also a member of the class but did not attend the dinner.

Clarence Christner accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Jason Christner to Denver to spend the weekend. The Jason Christners were making the acquaintance of a new grand daughter in the Gene McDonald home. Clarence visited son Dean and family in Denver and his sister, Mrs. Harold Hughes, in Fort Collins, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tepley and Mary Ann were Tuesday evening visitors in the Merle O’Neil home.

Precip for the week: .27 of an inch; for 1961: 1.89 inches. High for the week: 74° on March 26; low: 22° on March 23.

75 years ago this week

March 25, 1936

Several of the neighbor ladies quilted for Mrs. Henry Busking last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce and daughter Lila and Clair Rowley spent Sunday evening at the John Donze home and were treated to ice cream.

Kelly Petsch moved the house he bought from Mrs. Bertha Lorance to the Petsch farm to replace the house that burned.

A large group of relatives and friends met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pflum Sunday to help Mrs. Pflum celebrate her birthday. They brought well filled baskets and all spent a happy day.

Twenty young people met at the home of Raymond Maxfield Friday evening. The evening was spent in a paper chase and a scavenger hunt afterwhich a delicious lunch was served by Mrs. Bert Maxfield.

100 years ago this week

March 30, 1911

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