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Thursday, 09 June 2011 15:29

10 years ago this week

June 14, 2001

Galen and Susan Todd opened a new family business, “Susie’s Creative Stitches” a home based embroidery business, in May. A 15-needle Tajima computerized machine is the key piece of equipment. The business offers embroidery work on caps, shirts, banners, etc. Galen creates the design and Susan and daughter Sara work on the coloring, pattern details and wording.

At a service at the Methodist Church Sunday six young people were confirmed with one baptism, including Mandi Janicek, Ashley Kitt, Cassy Smith, Katrina Nolan, J.D. Grimes and Matt Applegarth.

Palisade Cemetery board members and spouses helped to install the cemetery directory. Those helping with the project were Richard and Kellie Miner, Fred and Nada Krotter, Jerry and Tami Vrbas and Kenneth Ungles.

Doris Ough returned from Chino Valley, Ariz., where she visited Bill and Kay Ough and Harley. Joining them were Mike Ough of Elkhorn and Rod Ough of Minnesota for Harley’s high school graduation.

Heidi Wright, Luke and Stacee returned home after a two week vacation in California where they visited family and friends and also toured Shasta Caverns at Viron, the Jelly Belly factory and Thompson Chocolate factory.

Sharee Atchison was a delegate to Farmland’s Youth Leadership (FYL) on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo.

Sarah Harrison participated on the West team in Cambridge’s C.S.O. basketball game and was named the West’s MYP.

Krystle Christner was named a delegate to the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI).

Joy Wheeler flew to Marietta, Ga., May 30, returning June 6 after visiting daughter Anita and family, and helping care for the new baby, Abigail.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; to date: 6.54 inches. High for the week: 92° on June 10; low: 46° on June 10.

25 years ago this week

June 12, 1986

Vivid memories of the ’56 flood were still recalled 30 years later.

Pastor Lisle and Mary Mewmaw were honored at the Sunday service upon his retirement with special choir music. He was also presented a tape of the choir and a sofa pillow embroidered with the names of the choir members and leaders. Newly ordained Methodist Minister Randall Smith will be here the 15th.

Eight of the 10 Chase County students who attended the freedom’s foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa., and Washington D.C. presented a program Wednesday evening at the Enders Lake Resort. Joni Travis was one of the presenters. Also making the trip from Wauneta was Matt Green.

Mary Ellen Fanning and Verna Sandman hosted a coffee with birthday cake Wednesday morning at the Steak Out for 36 guests in honor of June McCallum’s birthday.

Glenda Louch of Denver, Colo., spent the weekend with Bill and Ethel Louch. Saturday they, Audra Romine and Mabel Scriven attended the wedding of Jan Salyer and Allen Livingston in Kearney.

A community trail ride, originated by Ed Arenz, Wesley Wheeler and Mike Hanna, was enjoyed Saturday morning by 27 riders through neighboring pastures, with 10 others joining the group for lunch at the creek in Polly’s pasture.

Precip for the week: 1.61 inches; for the year: 7.38 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.37/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.85/cwt.; soybeans-4.81/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 8, 1961

W.E. Skelton and R. R. d’Allemand were elected to three-year terms on the Wauneta Rural High School board, joining Bill Stock, Woodrow Moody, Ralph Gockley and Elwyn Krausnick.

One of several Chase County roads, built under the federal aid program, was completed. The new road travels from the Hugh McCallum farm east to join a Hayes County project connecting Hwy. 17. The road was built at a cost of $9,720 with the federal government paying half of the cost.

Carl Bischoff and daughter Melva of Salem, Ore., arrived for a visit with relatives. A picnic was held at the Wauneta Park Sunday noon in their honor.

A farewell dinner was held Sunday at the Immanuel Missionary Church honoring the Rev. M. L. Hegwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Denker and children, Mrs. Leona Schwenk and Mrs. Ed Denker visited in McCook with Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Buffington and family.

Precip for the week: 1.09 inches. High: 89° on June 3; low: 51° on June 1, 3, 4, 5.

75 years ago this week

June 3, 1936

G. S. Burham was re-elected to serve another three years on the high school board.

The fire department was called to the Harold Williamson home to a gasoline stove fire but neighbors had smothered the flames before the hose cart arrived.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maxfield, Raymond, Emma Jean and Dorothy left Wednesday for Coshocton, Ohio, to visit Mr. Maxfield’s father.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ketler went to Benkelman Sunday to see the new Zephyr on its trip to Denver.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Olmsted were in McCook Friday to attend the graduation exercises of the McCook Junior College. Miss Evelyn was one of the graduates.

100 years ago this week

June 8, 1911

The town board decided at their meeting that the out-buildings and other buildings set out in the alleys in block 1 and 7 must be moved in, fixed up and alleys cleaned up. Order is o.k. but all should be served alike. There are a few hog pens that ought to be looked into.

McCallum’s have painted their store outside and inside, it makes a wonderful change in appearance.

Mrs. Hobbs, a sister of Mrs. Overton, is here from Seattle to make her a visit. It’s over 30 years since they have seen each other.

Mr. Emerick is running a horseless rural mail route — he’s driving mules.

Geo. Williams went to Benkelman Friday to visit his people.