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Thursday, 04 August 2011 14:39

10 years ago this week

Aug. 9, 2001

The ballpark renovation project surpassed its goal of $10,000 by $98.05. Projects include installation of underground sprinklers, sodding the field and installing a chain link fence.

The Edna Christensen family was the recipient of the Ak-Sar-Ben 2001 Farm Family award at the Hayes County Fair. Nels and Rosie Christen-sen purchased the land three miles east of Wauneta in 1901.

Dorthy Dudek and Mary Lisa Dudek were honored with the Pioneer Family Farm award at the Chase County Fair in 2000. William Dudek purchased 160 acres along the Frenchman in 1897 with additional purchases made in 1901 and 1907.

The Donnaline Kitt family was presented the Pioneer Family Farm award for their Dundy County farm in 1997. The farm was established in 1892 by John C. and Sarah Mead Kitt.

Ladies of the Class of 1946 met Tuesday noon at M&M Natural Jazz in Imperial for lunch and a visit. Attending were Val Jean (Wheeler) Soper, Joyce Schwenk, Erma Fortkamp, Esther Einspahr, Bonnie Majors, Lois Hoff, Patsy Teply, Virginia King, Dorthy Dudek and Ardith Stute.

Mike Kitt spent Friday to Sunday with Donnaline Kitt. He played for the Einspahr-Jenny wedding.

Angela Winscot of Hastings hosted a celebration Saturday evening at Bonanza in McCook for her parents, Steve and Kathy Winscot’s 25th anniversary. Guests were children Amberly and Andrew Winscot; Bill and Donna Winscot, Lee Roy and Clairene Weimer and Lon, Hugh and Nancy Anderson and boys, Dave and Cathy Hanna and Cindy Cheyney.

.19 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; for 2001: 11.00 inches.

High for the week: 100° on July 30 and Aug. 5; low: 64° on Aug. 1.

25 years ago this week

Aug. 7, 1986

Norma Dunn, Seth, Stephanie and Alissa and their friends were guests of Ralph and Leona Gockley Wednesday to Saturday. Thursday they were supper guests of the Dennis Gockley family and showed video tapes of their trip to England with students from Dayspring Christian High School.

Jetska deJong and her fiance, Jan Ferwerda, from Holland spent two weeks visiting families and friends. She was a foreign exchange student here six years ago and stayed with the Rodney Petsch and Don Leonard families.

Vic and Kathleen Haarberg spent the weekend in Fort Collins, Colo., in the home of her brother, Robert Kenney.

Several Palisade youths, Lisa Stinson, Seven French, Kenny Adams, Jennifer Yarberry, and Meikyn McClatchey are attending Gov. Kerry’s Youth Council in Lincoln this week.

Craig Gibbons of Lexington and Gary Gibbons of Minatare spent last weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gibbons. It was the Gibbons’ 56th wedding anniversary.

Precip for the week: .49 of an inch; for 1986: 13.67 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.01/bu.; corn-1.90/bu.; milo-2.80/cwt; soybeans-4.62/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 10, 1961

128 youngsters participated in the parade sponsored by the Wauneta Jaycees Saturday which also included carnival booths, lunch and races throughout the day.

Five generations in the Terry family was celebrated which included Mrs. Anna Terry, A. D. Terry, Albert Terry, Danny Terry and his daughter, Annette.

Neil Christensen travelled by bus to Denver Sunday where he will spend the week at the Smithsonian Field party site near Littleton, Colo., as a guest of his uncle, George Metcalf.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Christner and family of Kearney are houseguests for two weeks in the Everett Large home en route to Houston, Texas, where Bernard will attend school.

Five couples whose wedding anniversaries all occur on Aug. 1 celebrated with dinner in McCook followed by a game of miniature golf and bowling. The couples are Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter celebrating their 25th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley their 15th; Mr. and Mrs. Don Egle, 11th; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neuenschwander, 6th and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley, 5th.

The third annual reunion of the family of the late Frank and Eliza Fanning was held in the park in Wauneta Sunday with 88 attending.

75 years ago this week

July 29, 1936

Cooler weather this week. Last Friday and Saturday, temperatures reached new highs of 115 and 116 degrees.

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hanna, Charles and Robert spent Sunday in St. Francis, Kan., at the home of Mr. Hanna’s sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hoff.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crosson, James McBride and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Christner spent the weekend on a fishing trip near Oshkosh at Island Lakes.

Mr. and Mrs. George McBride and Nellie left on a trip to Yellowstone Park the last of the week.

The Fred Knotwell family of Indianola is visiting in the home of Mrs. Knotwell’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fye.

Mr. and Mrs. George Schwenk Sr. , Herman and Blanche are enjoying an outing in Indiana and Illinois.

Local Markets: wheat-.96; corn-.95; Barley-.50; cream-.21; springs-.12; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

August 10, 1911

There will be a church social on the parsonage lawn Monday night, Aug. 14th. Everyone come and bring a quart of fruit for the hospital barrel.

Arthur and Roy Polly are building a barn for John Metcalf.

Mrs. Kuhn and children, Mrs. Kennedy, Clarence Fanning and wife, Eva Hanna, H. Curry and wife and Charley Lantz gathered at the home of E. Hanna Sunday evening to enjoy a dish of ice cream.

As the laying of the corner stone of the court house is two days after the primaries there will be a few roasted candidates that can be served up at the banquet in Imperial that day. It will take a lot of par boiling and seasoning to get some of them in shape.