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Thursday, 14 July 2011 15:44

10 years ago this week

July 19, 2001

Tom and Katie Weigel of Boulder, Colo., are the new owners of the Sports Club. The bar and grill is undergoing extensive renovations and will reopen when completed. The business will be called Tommy’s Sports Club in honor of their seven-month old grandson.

Sarka Harantova, a foreign exchange student from the Czech Republic who graduated with the W-P class of 2000, and her brother, Lukas, made a return visit to Wauneta and are guests of Terry and Dora Harris and Pat and Mary Ann Madden.

Kenneth and Dorinda Polly and a granddaughter brought dinner to Eunice Bodeman Sunday to observe her coming birthday on Tuesday, the 17th.

Five 2001 W-P graduates were recognized by the Golden Plains Activities Conference for their ACT test scores. Gold medal winners with scores of 27 or higher were Clinton Barger, Brian Britten, Chris Manker, and Eric Padilla. Joy Wolcott was recognized as a silver medal winner with a score between 24-26.

Saturday evening George Cordell Lee, son of Leslie and George Lee, was baptized at the church in Elsie. Present were grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and his godparents, Kenny and Barb Smith and Judd and Tish Houser.

Dick and Sue Simons and son Matthew of Arcata, Calif., visited in Wauneta. Dick and his brother, Frank, came to Wauneta in the early 1960s with their parents from Holland who were sponsored by Ivo Pennington. They lived neighbors to Paul and Wilma Meints. Dick and family visited the school, classmate Vonna Moody, Bob Jones in his business which was remembered as Pennington’s Garage, remembered going to the Methodist Church and visited his sixth grade teacher Donna Applegarth. They went to McCook to visit the Meints.

Mike Maynard of Seattle, Wash., spent Sunday and overnight with grandmother Audra Romine and uncle Rich Romine. He and his father, Ed Maynard left Monday to attend a Maynard reunion in New Hampshire.

Precip: 1.18 inches. High for the week: 93° on July 9; low: 62° on July 14.

25 years ago this week

July 17, 1986

Dr. Rick Jackson, who is working in partnership with Dr. Doug Fairbairn, began his practice in Chase County. He will work four days in the Imperial Clinic and will be in Wauneta all day on Fridays.

Mr. and Mrs. James Skelton and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Skelton were among those helping Earl Skelton celebrate his 96th birthday in Denver, Colo. There was a Skelton five generation in attendance which included Earl Skelton, Winfield Skelton of Arizona, Karen Nordhausen, Mindy Dixon and Grant.

Debra Wilcox of Salem, Ore., is spending this week with parents Harold and Ramona Wilcox and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grey Gardner.

Tony and Jan Cribelli returned home Sunday after a 4-day visit attending a family reunion at the home of Tommy Thomas in Oceanside, Calif.

Russ and Barbara Harvey and Elwyn and Viola Krausnick toured the Black Hills last week.

Andy Bauman of Santa Fe, N.M., visited Ed and Hazel Novacek on the 5th. Shawn McDaniels of Amarillo, Texas, was a Thursday supper guest.

Precip for the week: 2.14 inches; for 1986: 12.65 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.02/bu.; corn-2.15/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt; soybeans-4.69/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 20, 1961

Mrs. Wendell Polly was pleasantly surprised Monday morning when Mrs. Della Fanning and Mrs. Myrtle Hoff arrived with a delicious lunch to help Eunice celebrate her birthday.

The Richard Bardsleys and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Murphy enjoyed a steak fry out of doors the evening of July 10 honoring Ron on his birthday. The Murphys of Amorita, Okla., have custom combines and stay at the Bardsleys each summer.

Frank Lee spent the weekend at home. He returned to Logan, Kan., accompanied by his granddaughter, Betty Lee, who had spent the past month here with her grandmother and other relatives. He is assisting his son on the farm this summer.

Wednesday evening callers in the Kenneth Kitt home were Mr. and Mrs. Budd Crow, Mrs. Edith Lorance, Mrs. Edna Maxfield and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Suelflow and family left Tuesday for their home in Milwaukee, Wisc., after visiting a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg and other relatives.

75 years ago this week

July 8, 1936

Elevators have been busy the past week weighing, unloading and shipping grain. A total of 109,000 bushels of wheat have been received at both elevators (Wednesday morn) with about 1/3 of the harvest completed. Tests have run from 50 to 62 lbs. Wheat was selling at 78¢ beginning of harvest and has advanced to 95¢ per bushel. Over 100 degrees the past few days.

Mrs. Walter Pennington, Ivo Pennington and Barbara Jean, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cooper, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Collins of Imperial spent the 4th in Lebanon, Neb.

Clyde Hoff is visiting his uncle, Harry Hoff, in St. Francis, Kan.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kanost and family spent the 4th down by Roy Grimm’s in picnic fashion.

100 years ago this week

July 20, 1911

Miss May Prior has left the employ of McCallum’s.

Guy West went to Missouri on Tuesday to look for work. George Drumm left for Polk County for same.

The ball game Saturday was interesting, but when the dust storm came it scattered the crowd in a hurry.

Mrs. Hugh McCallum and son visited over Sunday at J.C. Kitt’s.

Mrs. Brown and daughter took dinner and spent Sunday p.m. at E. Krausnick’s.

Wallace Hartzer drove a bunch of cattle to the McGillen Ranch to pasture them thru the summer.