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Thursday, 12 May 2011 15:36

10 years ago this week

May 17, 2001

Commencement exercises were held Sunday for 19 seniors, the second smallest class to graduate from the consolidated district since the Class of 1994 which graduated 16. Co-valedictorians were Chris Manker and Brian Britten, finishing with a perfect 4.0 grade point average and Clinton Barger as salutatorian. Commencement speaker was Jack Maddux, a 1949 graduate of Wauneta High School.

Several awards were made at the Athletic banquet with the Bronco Boosters presenting the first Booster of the Year Award to the Walgren family — Bob and Sharon Walgren, Rex Walgren and Scott Walgren. Other awards and recipients included: Defensive Player of the Year award to Steven Humphrey; the Character and Pride award to Justin Baker, the Offensive Player of the Year to Eric Padilla. Co-presidents Frank and Beth Padilla’s term of office expired this year and Brenda Anderson and Cathy Humphrey will join co-presidents Jim and Annette Long for the next year.

Five track athletes qualified for state including Stacey Yost, Jessica Long, Cassy Smith, Jeff Steckman and Kallan Kitt. Three relay teams also are heading to state including the girls 1600 meter (Smith, Staci Alberts, Long and Yost), the boys 1600 meter (Steckman, Justin Baker, Shane Gerhartz, and Eric Padilla) and the boys 3200 meter (Seth Alberts, Gerhartz, Baker and Padilla).

Dale and Edna Howard of Delfast, N.Y., visited friends in Hamlet Thursday and Friday.

Irene Modrell of Cambridge spent last week with daughter Bunnie and Leroy Jussel. Friday she observed her 93rd birthday when Bunnie hosted a “tea party” with 12 guests present.

Tammy and Jerod Wach, Joel and Adam, Vance and Ronda McCoy, Tyler, Tanner and Merideth, Mike and Tiffany Bley, Renee McCoy and Marty Wheeler and Margaret McCoy had a cookout at Enders Lake Sunday evening for Mother’s Day.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 89° on May 13; low: 45° on May 8.

25 years ago this week

May 15, 1986

Dallis Breese, Connie Maxfield and Dotty Jones were elected to the Village board in Tuesday’s primary election.

The Palisade schools will continue with a four-day school week during the 1986-87 term with students, staff and parents overwhelmingly favoring the shorter week.

Laurie Johnson of Wauneta and Clara Moreland of Imperial were honored as the newest and oldest mothers by the Imperial Right to Life Organization. Laurie was chosen as the newest mother closest to Mother’s Day when she and husband David welcomed new son, Hans Martin. Clara, 98, will celebrate her 99th birthday next month.

Herman and Alvina Nordhausen were honored on their 50th anniversary at an open house at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church May 10. Serving as best man was Dick Nordhausen, maid of honor was Linda Keiser Rietsch, flower girls were Charlene Nordhausen Pursley and DeLores Denker Taylor and organist was Elsie Bartels Becker.

Dave Eberhardt was chosen to participate in the 1986 Junior Law Cadet program.

Matt Green has been selected as one of 10 young men to serve as a junior counselor at the 1986 Boys State.

Precip for the week and May: .49 of an inch; year-to-date: 2.79 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.10/bu.; corn-2.55/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt.; soybeans-4.82/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 11, 1961

Baccalaureate services were held Sunday, May 7 in the high school auditorium with commencement exercises on Monday, May 8. Twenty-two seniors received their diplomas. Elaine Anderson was valedictorian, Marc Rueter, salutatorian and Kathy Einspahr was third.

Kenneth Lewis, a member of this year’s graduating class, is the last child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lewis to attend a Wauneta school. For the past 32 consecutive years the Lewises have had a child in the Wauneta schools, the first child (one of ten) starting school in 1929.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bley celebrated their 40th anniversary Sunday, April 30, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley and family with family and relatives attending the special event.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thompson and girls were among the Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Roesener and family of Grant in honor of Mrs. Thompson’s brother Bill who has just returned from 28 months spent in England.

Mrs. Willis Hartzer returned Thursday from a week’s visit spent with Mr. and Mrs. Ace Hartzer and family, making the acquaintance of the twins.

A farewell dinner honoring Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rose and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Creasman was held Sunday at St. John’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Jim Arenz showed a film on her European trip.

75 years ago this week

May 6, 1936

Mrs. R. E. Conklin and Maxine and Maxine Grosbach left for Lincoln Friday to attend the recital given by Miss Neva Conklin.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haarberg, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Haarberg and family, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Grose and family, Wardie Walling and wife and Miss Emma Haarberg helped Ward Walling Sr. celebrate his birthday April 28.

Howard Stinnette, Donald Cox and Gerald Wade spent Friday in Trenton.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gauger and little daughter Twilla Ann took dinner Sunday at the Anna Gauger home.

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols and Mr. and Mrs Clarence Schermerhorn visited at the Sam Rowleys’ Friday evening and were treated to ice cream.

100 years ago this week

May 11, 1911

Elmer Pribbeno’s new house is finished and he will move from the old shack this week.

There was no service at Mt. Zion Sunday on account of measles and small pox in the community which everyone is busy dodging.

Archer Morrison and Warren Buffington made a business trip to Benkelman Saturday.