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Thursday, 07 April 2011 14:56

10 years ago this week

April 12, 2001

Rick and Cindy Einspahr and Kayla and Esther Einspahr spent the weekend in Crete where they visited Rogan and Jennifer Einspahr and Brad Jenny and attended the Collegiate Chorale performance on Palm Sunday. Rogan is a member of the Chorale.

Carey and Sarah Harrison attended the mortarboard ceremony in Lincoln over the weekend where Jessica McKillip became an alumni of the honorary organization and Austin McKillip was inducted as a mortarboard member for his senior year.

Bob and Sharon Walgren accompanied by Evelyn and Don Kanost of Broomfield, Colo., drove to Leesburg, Ga., to visit Maxine and Marvin Kimble, joined by Lucille and Bob Newman of Leesburg, Fla., and Jim and Lois Newman of Atlanta, Ga. There were 28 guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Van Matre on Sunday to visit Bob and the three sisters, Maxine, Evelyn and Lucille.

Ruby Ham, Lucille McBride, Ila Widger and Marge Hanna accompanied Diana Ham to Stratton Sunday evening where they attended the Easter Cantata, “Praise The Risen Lord,” featuring a 13 voice choir and eight member handbell choir at the Stratton Christian Union Church.

Stacee Wright celebrated her birthday Friday evening with a roller skating party at Grant. Bryn Vapenik, Laura Barger and Jennifer Holmes were overnight guests.

Rodney and Joy Wheeler took her parents, Ann and A.J. Knickerbocker, out to eat last Thursday on their 54th anniversary.

Precip for the week: .56 of an inch; year to date: 2.22 inches. High for the week: 69° on April 6 and 7; low: 36° on April 7.

25 years ago this week

April 10, 1986

Dennis Wentz of Loup City was hired as superintendent of Wauneta Public Schools for the 1986-87 school term.

Six local men will be performing with the Prairie Statesmen Chorus at the annual barbershop performance in McCook Saturday. John Thompson of Wauneta will be one of the three directors. Other barbershoppers include Paul Kitt, Jim Lucas, Al McCrumb, Reinhold Gloy and Bernie Steinert.

Four Wauneta Cub Scouts received T-shirts at the Tuesday night pack meeting for collecting over $25 for the Heart Fund. Cub Scouts were Ryan Jones, Scott Todd, Steven Todd and Matthew Nordhausen.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Winkelman of Imperial and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hardy were Thursday afternoon coffee guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Spady of Imperial were Saturday evening dinner guests of Gary and Dawanna Greeley at Imperial to honor Kerri Greeley on her birthday.

Precip for the week and April: .70 of an inch; for 1986: 1.84 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.88/bu.; corn-2.28/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.77/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 6, 1961

Thirty trees have been planted at the 20-acre Village Park with the ground leveled for seeding. The new swimming pool is nearing completion and 84 nursery trees and shrubs are to arrive April 15 for planting.

Russel Polly and Orville Hamilton were elected to a 2-year term as village trustees, and will serve with Raymond Maxfield, Jack Maddux and Bernard O’Neil.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick entertained 30 MYF members at a breakfast in their home following the Easter sunrise service at Imperial.

Rev. Ernst performed baptismal services for Shelia McCrumb and Karen Krausnick, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Al McCrumb and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Krausnick.

Friday evening Mrs. Walter Wheeler and Miss Millie Ingold attended the Easter Cantata at Imperial.

The Boy Scouts and leaders Fred Heldenbrand and Larry Morgan went on a camping trip at Enders Lake. Scouts going were Larry Kitt, Jack Fanning, Doug McCallum, Steve Applegarth, Jim Crapson, Donald Polly, Dan Jeffries, Jack Legg, Gerald Legg, Kelly Nordhausen, Orville Erickson, Eddie Arenz, Jay Fanning, Dick Buffington, Marlus Prior, Mike Ough, Neil Christensen and Raymond Gunderson.

Precip for the week: .33 of an inch; for 1961: 1.95 inches. High for the week: 64° on April 3; low: 24° on March 30 and April 1.

75 years ago this week

April 1, 1936

Bert Maxfield is adding a new warehouse to his mill, making room to properly age his flour. He will also add new processing equipment to make chick and laying mash.

Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Adamson and Mr. and Mrs. Forest Peters were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maris.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Redfield and family and Mrs. Bertha Lorance called at the W. J. Harrison home Saturday evening.

Miss Ruth Thomas was a guest of Neva Cocklin at a waffle supper Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Hancock spent Friday and Saturday in Scottsbluff on American Legion business.

Local Markets: wheat-.82; corn-.57; cream-.24; eggs-.12-.13; hens-.14; roosters-.07.

100 years ago this week

April 6, 1911

The rural mail route No. 2 has been ordered established. This route runs south.

W. C. Higley has a new sign on the front of his building.

The farmers are feeling good about the fine rain and snow that fell Monday.

Warren Buffington stayed Saturday night with his uncle, C. A. Nesmith, and family.

Wauneta is up-to-date with everything, even Western Union messages. C. E. Winger sent a message for Charlie Rosin to Alliance, Neb., via Denver and got an answer in 28 min.