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Thursday, 21 April 2011 14:50

10 years ago this week

April 26, 2001

Winds at upwards of 98 mph were recorded near Benkelman. The Wauneta area also saw damage to trees, windows blown out, sheds and pivots turned upside down, grain bins torn from the foundations and power poles downed along with damage also at Palisade.

The Wauneta Breeze was awarded the Partner in Education from the Nebraska State Education Association at an awards dinner and delegate assembly in Lincoln. The award is one of NSEA’s highest awards presented to newspapers, radio and TV stations for outstanding coverage of education issues, school events, and community involvement in education. The Breeze was nominated by Toni Heimes.

Loyce Teply boarded the Amtrak train in McCook, going first to Emeryville, Calif., then to Kenewick, Wash., to visit her daughter, Judy White, and family who hosted a surprise birthday party for her 90th birthday.

The 2001 prom candidates included Larissa Ward, Sarah Harrison, Meghan Rauch, Justin Baker, Clinton Barger and Jeff Steckman. Jeff and Larissa were crowned king and queen at the prom.

Reinhold and Edith Gloy and Billie Beacham ate out Sunday at the cafe on the ladies’ birthday.

Nik Sandman and Amy were in Greenville, Ill., Saturday where Amy auditioned on the piano, looking toward college in the fall.

Dean and Charlene Pursley and Chris and Annie Pursley and Adrianne attended the Omaha Chamber Orchestra concert in McCook Wednesday evening. Steve Erickson, son-in-law of Dean and Charlene, is a member of the orchestra playing principal trumpet.

Precip for the week: .65 of an inch; for 2001: 3.99 inches. High for the week: 87° on April 19; low: 26° on April 16.

25 years ago this week

April 24, 1986

Dolly Romine (Margaret) observed her 90th birthday April 24 at Heritage of Wauneta. Sister Ida Egle also resides at Heritage and the two recalled growing-up years, school, life on the farm, raising the family. She still remains active with a positive attitude.

Keenan and Tina Kitt hosted a birthday dinner in honor of son Kyle’s second birthday on Wednesday, April 16. Guests included Sandy and Ansel Brunkhorst, Joan and Ervin Kitt and Denise and Kevin Janicek and Mandi.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy drove to Salina, Kan., to visit with the Ronald Gloy family. They attended the “Messiah” which Ron took part in.

The Goldenrod Chapter of the Sweet Adelines placed first in their category in the regional competition in Omaha for the second year in a row. Wauneta members include Sue Grams and Denise Lucas.

Richard and Lois Greeley were honored with an evening reception and dance for their 25th anniversary, hosted by their daughters Rhona O’Neil and Rochelle Greeley. There were140 guests present.

Betty Johnson, Joy Wheeler, Jeanine Gordon and Connie McClatchey went to Lincoln Monday where they attended a retreat at Brunswick on Tuesday.

No precip. April’s precip: .72 of an inch; for 1986: 1.86 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.86/bu.; corn-2.33/bu.; milo-3.45/cwt; soybeans-4.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 20, 1961

There were 16 entries including two girls in the Teen-age Road-E-O. Jerry Skelton placed first and Donald Morgan second with Janice Kerchal high for the girls.

Phares Mohler of Omaha and Nathan Mohler of Lincoln spent Saturday overnight in the home of Mrs. Mary Athey. Their mother Mrs. Elizabeth Mohler was a Saturday evening dinner guest and a Sunday morning breakfast guest.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley and family entertained at a dinner Sunday honoring her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Maris, on their 32nd anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wach were also guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley and Dennis spent Sunday in St. Francis, Kan., visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gockley and family..

75 years ago this week

April 15, 1936

Primary election: Wauneta precinct had a total of 321 ballots cast, 237 being democrats and 84 republicans. Chase County total was 667 democrats and 478 republicans.

Imperial voters approved plans for a municipal swimming pool at the approximate cost of $9,000.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family enjoyed a birthday dinner for Gladys at Dr. Grosbach’s home in Wauneta Sunday.

George Metcalf and Mrs. Cora Metcalf spent Easter with Mrs. Hal Fanning.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green. Mrs. E. W. Cox and Mrs. F. D. Emerick spent Easter in Greeley, Colo., with their daughters who are attending school there.

100 years ago this week

April 20, 1911

We had a good shower in town Monday afternoon of 1/3 of an inch, but the county around was not benefited.

A large band of gypsys passed through town Monday. They were horse traders, fortune tellers, etc. The did not tarry very long but left for the west.

C. E. Johnston has just received a hearse. This is something that has been needed for a number of years. It is needed to give a proper funeral.

D. Steinbeck, Sophie Haarberg, Fred Kuhlmann and Dora Steinbeck attended the picture show here Saturday evening. They report a fine time and a good show.

Good brooms 20¢ each at Cox Mere. Co. Two per customer.