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Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:12

10 years ago this week

Aug. 16, 2001

Charles Isom began his duties as the new superintendent at Wauneta-Palisade schools, moving here from Pleasanton.

Jack Maddux of Wauneta and Don Suda of Palisade were appointed by Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns to the Governors Republican River Council, joining Eddie Nichols of Wauneta who joins others on the advisory board.

Patricia Hackert joined other members of her family on trip to the Czech Republic, where they took bus tours, walking tours, and visited places where the parents of Patricia’s mother lived. There were 22 on the family tour.

Dean and Charlene Pursley attended the 50th anniversary party for Pastor Lavern and Betty Brack in North Platte at the Quality Inn and later attended a barbecue hosted by Bracks’ daughter, Joanna, and Shane Alexander and family.

Lucille Newman of Leesburg, Fla., Sharon Walgren and Dorothy Baumfalk visited Elmer and Cleo Harrison in Imperial on Wednesday and then ate out with Ruby Tatum and Jon and Cathy Tatum in Julesburg, Colo.

Diana Ham went to Lincoln over the weekend, meeting her daughter, Jeri League of Phoenix, Ariz. They attended the wedding of Jeri’s friend where Jeri was a bridesmaid.

Karen and Loyd Christner and Jonee Maris visited Renelle and Barry Mooney and Rylee at Russell, Kan. They spent the weekend in Kansas City and visited the “Titanic Artifact Display” while there.

Kathleen and Lloyd Wicke and Kristine Orton and Tim of Littleton, Colo., were weekend guests in the Gus Bartels home. Stuart and Kathy Bartels joined them for Sunday dinner.

No precip. High for the week: 100° on Aug. 6; low: 60° on Aug. 10 and 12.

25 years ago this week

August 14, 1986

Weather continues to raise havoc - hail damage at the Bob McBride, Mick Majors and Kent Haarberg farms and two barns destroyed, one belonging to Jim Pflum who lives south of Enders and one located just east of the Mt. Zion Church owned by Audra Romine.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Deininger and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rueter visited Esther Arenz who has her boat at Admiral’s Cove at Lake McConaughy and her grandchildren, Courtney Arenz and three sons of Dorsey Resler. They enjoyed a picnic supper.

A Yost reunion drew 127 descendants of John and Della Yost to Wauneta, They also celebrated 100 years in Chase County. John Yost homesteaded at Champion in 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. Laddie Wilson helped his parents, Burdette and Jackie Wilson, celebrate their 40th anniversary at the Benkelman senior center with an open house. Shari Wilson and friend, Tony Brubaker, came on Friday from Tulsa, Okla., to spend a week.

Lori Buffington returned Aug. 4 after attending a Youth With a Vision Conference in Dallas, Texas. She accompanied 24 youths and sponsors from Eckley, representing the C.F.O. Church.

Neil Christensen of Lincoln spent the weekend with parents Glen and Edna Christensen. They and Frank and Esther Novacek were Sunday dinner guests of Grace Oliver and all attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Alvin and Joyce Christensen at Venango.

Precip for the week: 1.77 inches; for 1986: 15.44 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.99/bu.; corn-1.80/bu.; milo-2.60/cwt; soybeans-4.50/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 17, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols returned home Sunday evening from a week’s fishing trip in Minnesota.

Sunday dinner guests in the Elwyn Krausnick home in honor of Janet were Misses Carman Jones and Trudy Gloy and Mrs Edith Krausnick.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kitt and family left Thursday on a two week vacation in Montana and Canada.

Rev. and Mrs. A. O. Ernst and family were honored guests at an all-church picnic and pound shower Thursday evening with about 70 in attendance.

The Grosbach families held a picnic at Enders Lake Saturday. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach of Imperial, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grosbach and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grosbach and family, Rev. and Mrs. Vincent Gennaro and family of Urbana, Ill., Mrs. Dwight Hoff and children, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cocklin and Edwin Rose.

Sunday Mrs. Don Denker and children were dinner and supper guests of Mrs. Lavern Denker and children while Don and Lavern attended a golf tournament at Holyoke.

The Married Couples Club of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church held a picnic at the Wauneta park on Sunday. The children enjoying swimming at the pool.

75 years ago this week

August 5, 1936

Temperatures toppled to 60 degrees last Wednesday with a steady rainfall bringing 2.27 inches of moisture.

The basement is dug for the new C. E. Johnston funeral home. Work will begin at once on the foundation.

George Oltman, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hanson, Gwen Williams and Miss Hattie Oltman of Lincoln returned home last Sunday from the mountains. They brought back some fish to prove their fish stories.

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Carlson of Denver, Colo., spent Friday to Sunday with Mrs. Eleanor Frasier and Bud. R. J. Lofton of McCook was a guest Sunday. Both men were instructors in the Wauneta high school in 1929 and made their home with the Frasiers.

Miss Olga Rueter accompanied Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rudisil to Chicago Sunday where they will attend market week, buying fall stock for the store here and in Hayes Center.

Local markets: cream-.33; eggs-.11; wheat-1.01; corn-.95; barley-.50; hens-.08-.11; springs-.08-.12.

100 years ago this week

August 17, 1911

The Chase County Fair Association have decided to hold no fair.

W.T. Trembly and a Mr. Payne are building a school house at Zell 16x20.

It is grandpa and grandma Krausnick now. Their son Otto and wife have a son.

J. H. Anderson has shaken the Wauneta dust from his feet and located in Juniata.