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Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:57

10 years ago this week

Aug. 23, 2001

Rev. Greg Stuckwisch, new pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wauneta, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Palisade and wife Janet are getting acquainted with members in his first parish. He was installed Sunday, Aug. 12 with a carry-in supper following. The congregations have been without a pastor for nearly two years.

Henry Wicke was honored on his 100th birthday by his family, sons Dale and Hank, both of Wauneta; Lloyd and wife Kathleen of Littleton, Colo., and Don of Mesa, Ariz., and daughters Nola Mosser and Bonnie Mohling, both also of Mesa, Ariz., at a birthday dinner at the senior center.His 96-year-old sister, Dora Michel of Mayetta, Kan., and a sister-in-law Rosella Wicke of Atwood, Kan., were also in attendance.

Kerry Hamilton and Shelby took Tom and Sharon Miller to Denver where the Millers enplaned to Anchorage, Alaska, and were guests of Tom’s brother, Daryl, and Judy Miller. Among highlights were a cruise, halibut and salmon fishing, hiking and landing on a glacier at Mt. McKinley.

Jackie Kennedy took Cleo Denker out to lunch on the 13th for her birthday.

Duane Dinnel returned home from a nine-day mission trip to Mexico. Josh Skelton was also a member of the group who built ten shelters and a roof for the poor in Tijuana.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch. High temp was 90° on Aug. 17; low: 53° on Aug. 16.

25 years ago this week

August 21, 1986

Creighton University student Jill Leonard returned home after spending two months in London, England, as a research assistant to Parliament Member John Browne. She was one of 18 students across the United States selected. Primary duties included preparing briefs for Brown, condensing eight-10 page documents to one or two pages, researching for questions and communications from constituents and researching information for Browne’s speeches.

Steve Noble was named manager of the Farmers Co-op Exchange elevator in Enders, filling the position of Rick Heldenbrand who plans to pursue a theology degree.

Michael Kanost spent Thursday night with grandparents Les and Lillian Walgren, moving from Kingston, Ontario, to Tucson, Ariz.

Mr. and Mrs. Ty Colbert of West Covina, Calif., were Tuesday morning coffee guests of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff. Ty was a former classmate of the Hoffs and at one time his father, Caroll, was the Wauneta postmaster.

Lowell and Myra Grimm celebrated their 40th anniversary. Helping them celebrate at a dinner were Bruce and Jackie Medcalf of Lincoln, the C. G. Grimm family of Greeley, Colo., Agatha Brandt of Imperial, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Krausnick, Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick and Irene Krausnick, all of Wauneta.

Ed and Annabelle Vapenik and Wayne and Marie Smith spent the weekend in Denver, Colo., visiting the ladies’ sister, Betty, and Jim Stubblefield.

.03 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; 15.47 inches for 1986.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.00/bu.; corn-1.71/bu.; milo-2.55/cwt.; soybeans-4.53/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 24, 1961

School starts Monday, Aug. 28.

Mrs. Edward Campbell and Patricia of Santa Clara, Calif., spent Thursday to Saturday in the Winfield and Irving Skelton homes. She is a sister of Winfield and Irving.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Myers and Wesley returned home Tuesday night from a ten day trip visiting their children: Mr. and Mrs. Dallis Breese at Powell, Wyo., Mr. and Mrs. Mark Weston and children and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baker and family at Loveland, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Large and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Large joined the Nebraska Hereford Tour at Marsland Monday morning. The tour took them to 16 ranches in the Crawford, Chadron, Rushville, Merriman, Kilgore area.

The Neighborly Neighbors gathered at the home of Mrs. Howard Gerih Monday afternoon to help her celebrate a belated birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter and Mrs. Martha Egle served a farewell breakfast Wednesday morning at their home honoring Mr. and Mrs. Roy Egle and children before leaving for their home in Marion, Ind. The Don Egle family, Bob Cobb family and Herman Bley family were also guests.

75 years ago this week

August 12, 1936

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Person, Miss Phillys and Bruce left Saturday for Montana to visit Dr. Edward Person and family.

The Vearl Kitt family spent last weekend in Fort Morgan, Colo., and Laramie, Wyo.

Merlin Decker and Junior Ough will leave this Thursday for Lincoln where they have positions for the coming school year. Both boys will attend the state university.

Mrs. Clarence Steggs and daughter Betty of Alliance are visiting at the home of Mrs. Stegg’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fye.

Local Markets: wheat-1.02; corn-.95; barley-.60; cream-.34; eggs-.14; hens-.08-.11; springs- .09-.12.

100 years ago this week

August 24, 1911

The last lap of the city water main is being laid.

The Falls Hotel is closed to the public. That leaves us with one hotel.

Miss Lucilla Frazell left Monday for Franklin, Neb. She is a teacher in the academy at that place.

J. Dudeck and wife autoed to North Platte and took in Buffalo Bill’s show Saturday. Omar Kitt and wife accompanied them. They returned Sunday.

Mrs. Kate Wind of Akron, Colo., was visiting at H. F. Burham’s a few days last week. They being old time friends.

Mrs. B. E. Smith and children visited at Ashby Morrison’s last Wednesday and had to stay over night because of the storm.