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Thursday, 16 June 2011 15:11

10 years ago this week

June 21, 2001

First-time superintendent Charles Isom of Pleasanton was hired as Wauneta-Palisade’s new superintendent and K-6 principal.

Chase Nichols will be one of 30 steer wrestling participants to compete in the Nebraska High School Finals at Valentine. Nichols, in a rare feat, qualified as a freshman in steer wrestling competition, placing at Imperial and at Arthur. Freshman rarely compete in “bull-dogging” and few qualify for the state event.

Dwight and Wilma Egle returned from two weeks spent with daughter, Bobi, and Steve Hicks and family at Matthews, N.C., where they attended the high school graduation of the Hicks’ oldest son, Jarred.

Dennis and Donna Gockley were Father’s Day guests of Joel and Julie Gockley and family; also observing Dennis and Donna’s anniversary.

Zora Sailors, Faye Sherriff, Betty Carey, Letha Sailors of Hamlet, Harley Phares, Bernie and DeAnna Schutte and Jeanine Smith joined a group from the Historical Society from Hayes Center for a bus tour, first going to the “Little Church” at Keystone, then on to a barbecue and pageant at Ash Hollow.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch; total to date: 6.68 inches. High for the week: 97° on June 17; low: 46° on June 13.

25 years ago this week

June 19, 1986

Randy Smith, 24, served his first Sunday in the pulpit Sunday as the new minister at the Wauneta Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Russ Pankonin and Brooke, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy and Naomi Brown of Escondido, Calif., were among 609 people attending the centennial of Trinity Lutheran Church, north of Grant Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gloy and Pankonin attended the church while growing up in the Grant area. On Saturday the group attended a Pankonin reunion with more than 250 attending.

Junior and Margie Kitt returned home Tuesday from Cornell, Ill., and Owensboro, Ky., where Junior’s 456th Anti-Air Craft Artillery Battalion Battery Am met for a three-day reunion.

Recent visitors of Joanne and Dan Liebig were her sisters, Mary Jane Fitzgerald of Wichita, Kan., and Jan Gehl of Los Angeles, Calif., and her brother, Francis Watson and wife of Craig, Colo.

Ora Nordhausen and Viola Krausnick entertained Viola’s aunts at lunch in the Krausnick home Tuesday. Present were Sophia Nordhausen, Hilda Nordhausen, Alvina Nordhausen, Elise Haarberg, Dora Denker and Adele True.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch; for June: 1.75 inches; for 1986: 7.52 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.09/bu.; corn-2.41/bu.; milo-3.75/cwt; soybeans-4.50/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 15, 1961

Father Clarence Stirn, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, was honored Monday on his 25th anniversary in the priesthood, starting with a Mass service, followed by a dinner at noon.

Keith Sexton, formerly of Lewiston, Idaho, assumed his new duties as cashier at the Wauneta Falls Bank

Bob Walgren and Charlie Tepley were elected to three-year terms on the Wauneta Grade School board with Cecil Steckman elected to a one-year term to fill the unexpired term of Dwight Egle who moved.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ochs celebrated their 61st anniversary with an open house hosted by daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Christner and grandchildren Mr. and Mrs. Dean Christner and family and LaRue Gunderson.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown were honored on their 49th anniversary Sunday at a dinner held in the Leslie Pump home at Venango.

Mrs. Walter Jones and children left Tuesday for their home in Falls Church, Va., after a two week visit in the parental Bill and Hilda Roschewski home.

Brice Rueter and Kathleen Hollinger are attending 4-H Club week in Lincoln.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Anderson attended the Dale Carnegie banquet at Benkelman Thursday evening. Jack Sandman was among the diploma recipients.

75 years ago this week

June 10, 1936

The Wauneta Co-op Oil Co. held their annual meeting at the oil building in Wauneta Tuesday evening. Profits of $5,278.00 were prorated to 190 members. H.H. Bricker and Dan Egle were reelected to the board with Truman Kitt and Glen Fye succeeding retiring directors Art Polly and Wm. Bischoff.

Showers during the week bring total for the year to over 13 inches.

Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver returned from Missouri and Arkansas the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bodeman and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bodeman spent Sunday at the Sutherland project.

University students home include Myrna Athey, Phyllis Person, Martha Rose Resler, Keith and Elwyn Krausnick, Bruce Resler, Verl Athey and Homer Hoff.

The Ladies Aid will serve a 10¢ lunch Saturday p.m. Ice cream and cake is the menu.

100 years ago this week

June 22, 1911

Part of the good roads committee have been out setting poles to mark the Omaha-Denver road. The road goes thru Lincoln, Friend, Sutton, Hastings, Minden, Holdrege, McCook, Wauneta, Imperial, Holyoke, and Fort Morgan.

Mrs. Gerta Kennedy arrived from California today.

Grandpa Hanna hauled corn from Mr. Overman’s one day last week while Grandma made Mrs. Kanost a call.

Sixteen “Merrymakers” met at Ed Seward’s last Friday. Bananas, cake and lemonade were served. Music and games helped the evening pass pleasantly.

If you find a Teddy bear’s leg, please return to Beulah Hann.