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Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:57

10 years ago this week

July 26, 2001

Samyah, 17, (nicknamed Sammy by her great aunt) and 10-year-old Saeed Alfori of Oman are spending the summer with their great aunt Jan Huser and enjoying the “freedom” here. People in their country are more class-conscious and status oriented.

Born in the U.S., Sammy was 9 and Saeed 2 when they returned to Oman. New learning skills have included mowing the lawn, pulling weeds and preparing meals. Horseback riding, combine rides, fishing trips were among some new experiences. Huser’s grandsons, Preston and Zac Huser of Greeley, Colo., also spent some time here.

Kay Polly and girls visited Eunice Bodeman on the 17th, bringing a surprise which was a cake Abby had baked. They enjoyed it with ice cream.

Jan and Tony Cribelli were in Lincoln over the weekend where Tony participated in the Senior 3000 meter run at the Cornhusker games.

Abby Barger won the senior horse public speaking championship at the 2001 Fonner Park 4-H Horse Expedition in Grand Island.

Marsha Cameron spent July 5-9 in Gunnison, Colo., visiting daughter Amy and Rick Zakrajsek and new baby, Jack.

Kent Buffington and grandson Blaine Emerson, Jim and Kendi Cahoj, Jayden and Jared and Dennis and Cheryl Myers and Trista went to the rodeo in McCook Saturday.

.26 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; 8.18 inches for the year.

High for the week: 102° on July 22; low: 64° on July 18 and 22.

25 years ago this week

July 24, 1986

On Saturday, Aug. 2, Maddux Cattle Company will host a three-state range tour, a free barbecue and dance to commemorate the founding of the Maddux ranch 100 years ago. In 1886, Ezra Taylor Maddux brought his family to Chase County and homesteaded along the Stinking Water Creek north of Wauneta.

A decorated cake in a golfing motif and coffee were served by Ruby Ham in honor of Judy Evers’ birthday to friends meeting at the Steak Out July 15.

The Wauneta Country Club Couples held a pot luck supper Sunday night with about 45 attending. Pin prize winners were Herman Nordhausen, Judy Evers and Rodney Einspahr. The winning couple at golfing were Rodney and Esther Einspahr.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney and Chad and Bernie Baney of Lincoln spent last week camping out at a cabin at Silver Dollar City, Mo. Joining them were Dalend and Pam Baney and boys, Rocky and Diane Baney, Dayla and Dennis Thompson, all of Tulsa, Okla., Richard and Jackie Baney and Steve Smith of Longview, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maris visited their daughters in Tulsa, Okla., July 11-14. They toured the Rose gardens and attended an outdoor production of “Oklahoma.”

Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kitt, Kent and Craig at a Sunday evening picnic were Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Cushing, Thelma Cushing and Donnie and Carrie Harrison and girls. Craig also visited his sister, Paula, in Oklahoma before returning to New York Tuesday.

No precip for the week; 2.17 inches for July; 12.68 inches for 1986.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.98/bu.; corn-2.04/bu.; milo-3.00/cwt.; soybeans-4.66/bu.

50 years this week

July 27, 1961

A large number of dignitaries and Waunetans were present when Gov. Frank Morrison dedicated Wauneta’s new swimming pool and park Tuesday.

The Palisade community and area were hit by a severe hail storm Wednesday afternoon with crop damage ranging from “extensive” to total, and damage to roofs, windows, screens, gardens and siding. Every window in the upper story of the Palisade school was broken out and on Thursday more than three inches of rain fell with water pouring in through broken windows.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pursley and family and Mrs. Chris Nordhausen and Donna went to Holdrege to attend the dedication of the new Lutheran Church. The minister, Rev. Roy Bleick, was a former pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, near Wauneta.

Guests for a picnic dinner in the home of Mrs. Grace Neville Sunday were Mrs. Agnes Neville and girls of McCook and Mr. and Mrs. Al Peterson and family of Palisade.

Mrs. Sylvia Moody entertained 13 ladies at a birthday party Monday afternoon honoring her mother, Mrs. Ella Terry on her 89th birthday. The affair was held in Mrs. Terry’s yard.

75 years ago this week

July 15, 1936

With harvest still going “strong” Wednesday, 131 carloads of wheat have been shipped from this point according to C.M. Ketler, Burlington agent. Crops are listed the best and biggest from here and Enders of any place in the state, says Claim Adjuster Miller of the Burlington. Wheat is averaging 21 bu. to the acre. Some outstanding yields include: Wendell Polly-45 bu. to the acre on 30 acres; Ross Ditton-40 bu. per acre on 80 acres; Rueter boys-32 bu. per acre on 85 acres.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dawson and Clyde Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Allie Bowman of Thompson, N.D., spent several days last week at the Bert Maxfield home. The ladies are sisters of Mr. Maxfield.

Major John Resler of the Claremore Military School at Claremore, Okla., came Monday to visit his brother, Dorsey Resler, and family.

Mrs. Flossie Kanost and Neva returned Saturday from Kansas City where they vacationed for two weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Shutt of Des Moines, Iowa, spent a couple of days last week with the D. G. Wine family. Mrs. Williams is a former teacher in Chase County schools.

100 years ago this week

July 27, 1911

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