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Thursday, 28 April 2011 15:13

10 years ago this week

May 3, 2001

Shane Gerhartz of Palisade, a junior at Wauneta-Palisade High School, was selected as a delegate to Cornhusker Boys State in Lincoln this summer. He is sponsored by the John L. Sullivan American Legion Post 318 of Palisade.

High school graduate Clay Majors and recent confirmand Shelby Wilson were honored at a dinner following the morning worship service at St. Paul Lutheran Church Sunday.

Janice and Doug Allen hosted a dinner Saturday evening for her father, Jack Sandman’s, 80th birthday. Guests included Jack and Verna Sandman, Greg and Sandy Sandman and family of Curtis, Vicki and Gary Grimes and J.D., Aric and Chad Allen, Jennifer Allen, Tanner and Jade and Jim Harris, Jenae and Drew.

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Dinnel and Jane attended Frontier Focus at Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wyo., Thursday thru Saturday.

Lucille and Tom Klima spent Friday to Sunday in Smithville, Mo., with Dave and Tori Klima and girls. They attended a dance marathon at a mall in which granddaughter Camille participated in and the first holy communion for granddaughter Terra.

Cindi Hallett of Imperial and DeLores Taylor went to David City Friday to visit Shane and Dusty Hallett and family and attended the baptism of Molli, Zachari and Riley Hallett.

Precip for the week: .15 of an inch; for 2001: 4.14 inches. High for the week: 86° on April 29; low: 40° on April 23.

25 years ago this week

May 1, 1986

Several Wauneta music students earned ones at the district contest held in McCook. Taking ones with solos, duets or in a vocal ensemble were Cindy Cameron, Lisa Wilson, Phillip Hartzer, Heidi Maxfield, Lynette Lawson, Jo McCallum, Kory Kitt, Don Morgan, Lee Green, Kathleen O’Neil, Joni Travis, Trent Minneman and Anita Wheeler.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen attended the baptism of Leah Christine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wagner at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial Sunday and the dinner following.

Wilma Fadeley of Sacramento, Calif., visited last weekend with her sister, Mabel Kohne and grandson, David Bird. It had been 14 years since they had been together.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Littlejohn April 22 in honor of Edith’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Steckman, Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman and Charlie Sandman ate out Saturday evening to observe the birthdays of Jack and Charlie.

Kendi Buffington went to Kansas City Saturday where she will began work Monday for Black and Veatch. She will graduate in May from the Goodland, Kan., college.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hahn returned home Wednesday after making a business trip to Boulder, Colo.

Precip for the week: .44 of an inch; for April: 1.16 inches; for 1986: 2.30 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.96/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.45/cwt; soybeans-4.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 27, 1961

The first annual Wauneta Fun Night was held in the high school auditorium with a crowd of 150, hosted by LeRoy Jussel of Jussel’s Champlin Service. Bingo, entertaining films, prizes and refreshments were part of the evening’s entertainment.

About 55 neighbors of the Blanche Community attended a Fun Night Friday, held to welcome new neighbors to the community, Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thompson and girls and Lavon Haarberg and his fiance, Miss Sharon Draper of Imperial.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Widger hosted a birthday dinner for Mrs. Eva Widger. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Widger and boys, Carl Widger and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Widger.

The boys and girls of the second grade class enjoyed a roller skating party at the Krausnick building to help Candy Jo Kitt celebrate her eighth birthday. Mrs. Kitt served cupcakes and ice cream bars.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt returned home from Lincoln Tuesday night where they had spent the past week attending the Legislative hearings.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Einspahr of DeWitt visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Einspahr, over the weekend.

75 years ago this week

April 22, 1936

Materials and machinery were hauled to the east part of town where construction will start on the new bridge.

Barney Hofer of McCook, state-right-of-way man, had been in Wauneta several days purchasing right-of-way from landowners between Wauneta and Hamlet, to enable the state to widen the road. Some places it will be widen as much as 17 feet, others only seven.

“Sneak Day” is history for the Seniors of 1936 as early Friday morning the honking of horns and scurrying around the sleeping village was signal that the seniors were preparing to “sneak.” Their destination was Greeley, Colo., but Denver looked more inviting.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley and family took Sunday dinner at the Elmer Egle home.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dicke took Sunday dinner at the Woodie Walgren home.

Leslie Walgren and Albert Dicke spent Sunday fishing.

100 years ago this week

April 27, 1911

A big general rain - 1.30 inches fell.

Homer Grosbach arrived home Monday from Washington D.C. and left Wednesday for Washington state to take up his duties with the government surveyors.

Mrs. Geo. Bricker left Thursday to visit friends and relatives in Dorchester.

Odd rolls wall paper 5¢ at Hann’s.