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Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:04

10 years ago this week

June 28, 2001

Third District Congressman Tom Osborne will make a 45-minute stop in Wauneta July 5 during a six-county tour.

Two Wauneta businesses were presented their first dollars of profit by the Wauneta Chamber. Accepting for Susie’s Creative Stitches were Galen and Susan Todd and Jack and Bonnie Graham for A New Leaf Catalog Company.

Wauneta hosted a swim meet Saturday with more than 130 participants from eight area teams and a crowd of over 350 watching the competitions.

Lon and Joan Shackelford and Kirsten of Charlottesville, Va., were weekend to Tuesday guests of Cliff and Margie Shackelford. They hosted a dinner for family Sunday and an open house to honor Cliff’s 80th birthday.

Evan Nordhausen, son of Chad and Sunni Nordhausen, was baptized Sunday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church worship service by Pastor Keith Wellman. Sponsors were Melanie Miller and Jack and Tracy Villines.

Sheridan and Luke Wright returned Wednesday after spending four days in South Dakota on the Hitchcock and Hayes Counties 4-H leaders program.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg attended the ordination and installation of Brent D. Smith Sunday evening at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial, followed by a potluck supper for Pastor Smith, wife Jennie and son Zachory. The Smiths will serve as missionaries in Russia.

No precip; for year to date: 6.68 inches. Week’s high: 100° - June 24; low: 44° - June 20.

25 years ago this week

June 26, 1986

Nearly three inches of rain fell in about 30 min. in and around Wauneta Monday night. The new river channel handled the flow of water from the canyons upstream but water poured into town from the canyons south and west, causing some flooding of basements with trees and debris blocking drainage ditches.

Laverne Bieker of Hayes Center was named the new manager at the Farmers Co-op Company in Hamlet.

Elvira Mullanix of Benkelman, Charlene Pursley and DeLores Taylor hosted a supper at Enders Lake Resort for their aunts, Adele True of North Bergen, N.J., Dora Denker, Elise Haarberg, Ora Nordhausen, Alvina Nordhausen, Sophia Nordhausen and Hilda Nordhausen.

Dorothy O’Neil was guest of honor at a coffee at The Steak Out with about 30 friends bringing cards to wish her “Happy Birthday.” Cake and coffee were served by her daughter, Jan Cribelli.

Jolene Heldenbrand and Lisa Wolcott are counselors this week at the River Crest Camp at Fremont.

Members and families of the Wauneta Country Club met Sunday for a round of scotch doubles, followed by a covered dish and hamburger fry. Winners of the competition were Richard and Lois Greeley. Pin prizes were won by Elinor Denker, Hank Wicke Jr. and Wilbert Denker.

Precip for the week: 2.84 inches; for June: 4.59 inches; for 1986: 10.36 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.08/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.70/cwt; soybeans-4.60/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 22, 1961

In interest of public service the Wauneta Volunteer Firemen have established an aid station at Enders Lake. Each Sunday at least two members of the department will station the rescue unit at the lake. Serving the first Sunday to initiate the program were Clyde Maris, Leland DeHart and Lloyd Sinner.

A group of cub scouts and their fathers attended the Cub-Dad weekend at Wellfleet. Attending were Neil Kitt and Terry, Dean Kitt and Randy, Bill Louch and George, Clyde Hoff and Chris, Floyd Wilcox and Ricky, Lloyd Redden and Myron, Billy Ough and Jimmy Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. Ike Engell and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley attended the rodeo at North Platte Sunday.

Lloyd Wicke, Marilyn Rietsch, Joan Brunkhorst and Lois Bartels attended 4-H camp at Curtis last week. Also attending were Dennis Kennedy and Mickey Brunkhorst.

Joyce Schwenk entertained old friends and neighbors of Leona Schwenk in her home Wednesday afternoon at a coffee. Guests looked back on the years of the country school and each taking a turn keeping the teacher and other neighborhood gatherings. Guests were Irene Krausnick, Lola McBride, Anna Fortkamp, Frieda Christner, Alvina Buffington and LaRue Gunderson. 75 years ago this week

June 17, 1936

Krotter and Walker Lumber Company have a new roof on their office building.

Did you see the gypsies Monday? A slow entrance and quick exit.

Leonard Dudeck left early Saturday morning a week ago on his motorcycle for Lincoln where he spent a few days visiting his sister, Miss Mary E. Dudeck.

Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Walling, June and Glen and Mrs. John Metcalf spent the weekend at Cambridge.

The J. W. Green and F.W. Emerick families drove to Sutherland Sunday to see the new reservoir.

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols, Nona Rowley, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce, Mrs. Clarence Boyce and son Everett, Albert Rowley and Ralph Denton spent Wednesday fishing at the government lake near Parks.

100 years ago this week

June 29, 1911

Only 110 in the shade Wednesday afternoon.

The waterworks extension pipe has been laid on Arikaree Ave, Arapahoe and Wichita Streets.

Frank McCallum and wife and Hugh McCallum and family autoed to McCook Sunday and attended the Chautauqua, returning that eve.

Some of the ladies on the North Divide were on the creek berrying Tuesday.

Al Harveys and Frank Petsch’s went down to the river Sunday to gather currants.