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Thursday, 14 April 2011 14:51

10 years ago this week

April 19, 2001

Girls State representatives were announced with Jessica Long chosen as the delegate and Randi Maris, alternate. She is sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion Auxiliary and the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department. Kayla Einspahr was chosen as delegate by Palisade’s Legion Auxiliary with Julie Long as alternate.

Blaine Dorn, son of Chad and Trish Dorn, was baptized Sunday, April 15, by Pastor Keith Wellman at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Dotty and Gene Bartels hosted a family dinner following the service.

Karl and Judy Polly and Eunice Bodeman spent Saturday in McCook with Kenneth and Dorinda Polly who were observing their 45th anniversary. Their five children and families and Vic and Kathleen Haarberg were also present for dinner at the Country Kitchen and swimming and activities poolside at the Chief Motel.

Betty Carey and Dalva Coffee of Phillips, Evelyn Zeigler and Esther Larson, both of Grand Island, met for lunch in McCook Friday for a reunion. The four ladies had gone together to Florida for the United Methodist Women Assembly in 1999.

Bill and Beth Smith recently returned from Washington D.C., where they attended the Veterans of Foreign Wars Community Service Conference and banquet honoring the Voice of Democracy winners, also the Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, EMT and Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Citizens, Art and Teachers of the Year.

Marilyn Luce and Don Rietsch hosted a pizza supper last Tuesday in the Joe Rietsch home with guests Leta Brunkhorst, Elmer and Edna Keiser and Rich and Janet Keiser and boys. Later they went to Heritage to have cake and ice cream with Joe Rietsch, especially for Marilyn’s birthday. Ken and Barbara Smith and Maressa joined them there.

Precip for the week: 1.12 inches; for 2001: 3.34 inches. High for the week: 66° on April 14; low: 29° on the 14th.

25 years ago this week

April 17, 1986

Relentlessly high winds of 50 to 55 mph caused considerable soil and property damage Monday.

Owner Jerry Horton announced the Jack and Jill Store will close in a few weeks.

Lue Carlson and Maryan Rider were honored as 50-year members of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star at a dinner preceding the meeting. Mrs. Carlson was also recognized as she was celebrating her birthday and also as a member for 64 years.

John Oliver of Scottsbluff stopped to visit his mother, Grace Oliver, Saturday. He had been to Kearney where he received a plaque for his service to the FBI.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tatum of Julesburg, Colo., and the Dick Baumfalk family of McCook were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baumfalk. They all attended the 60th anniversary open house for Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dicke that afternoon.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch; for April: .72 of an inch; for 1986: 1.86 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.73/bu.; corn-2.30/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 13, 1961

Wauneta had a total of 20 inches of snow over a three-day period during the week.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Skelton took a car load of boys to the FFA convention in Lincoln last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock and girls and Miss Trudy Welchs spent Easter Sunday with Mrs. Stock’s mother, Mrs. Vida Sweet. Monday afternoon they attended the capping exercises where Judy Stock and Trudy Welchs were capped.

The ‘Sob Sisters’ Club met Wednesday evening in the home of Mrs. Myrtle Hoff for dinner and an evening of canasta.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald and daughters of Powell, Wyo., spent the Easter weekend with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt. Easter Sunday a family dinner was held in the Emerson Schwenk home with guests, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kitt and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Kitt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt and boys and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt.

Precip for the week: .75 of an inch; for 1961: 2.70 inches. High for the week: 66° on April 4; low: 8° on April 9.

75 years ago this week

April 8, 1936

A total of 164 ballots were cast at the village and school elections last Tuesday. E. M. Carpenter and C. Rob’t Carlson were elected to the village board and A. W. Hoff and C. Rob’t. Carlson to the school board.

C. E. Johnston will soon erect a funeral home on his lots one block east of Main Street. He and Nelson Burham drove to Hastings and Grand Island looking for ideas for the new building Sunday.

Viola and Otto Nordhausen returned Monday of last week from New York City where they had spent the winter.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harrison and family and Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison and family were Friday evening visitors at the W. J. Harrison home and were treated to ice cream.

100 years ago this week

April 13, 1911

The citizens responded to the call made by the Fire Company to attend their chicken pie supper. There were more than the boys expected but there was ample provisions for all. The receipts were $36.50.

Would it not be a good idea if we would set a day to clean up our streets and allies­? Frank McCallum is building an up-to-date garage by his residence. He will have a turn table in the building so he can turn his car.

The traveling sign writer certainly did a nice job of lettering on Van Scyoc & Ryan’s barn. He also painted a landscape on the front of the building representing the falls, river, trees and a house, horse etc. on the same.