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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:23

10 years ago this week

Sept. 13, 2001

Several people with ties to Wauneta and Chase County including Jade Shopp, Kirk Yost, Clinton Barger and Sandra Maddux Conklin witnessed and/or were affected by the New York and Washington D.C. disasters on Tuesday, Sept. 11, relating witness of the event, help with possible care or be there for family or friends.

Chamber President Brenda Anderson presented first dollar of profits to Gloria Beekhuzien, owner of the Topnotch Bargain Center and to Linda and Mike Young who purchased the Bodywatch Building.

Truman and Mary Hohl of Cockeysville, Md., were weekend guests of Robert and Ruth Hohl.

Guests of Tom and Sharon Miller Saturday were Ray and Ann Miller, Dave, Kerry and Shelby Hamilton, Troy, Evelyn, Colby and Emma Skelton and Kerry Denker. They enjoyed a fish fry from fish Tom and Sharon caught on their trip to Alaska.

Karl and Judy Polly spent the Labor Day weekend vacationing in South Dakota.

.87 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; for 2001: 13.63 inches.

High for the week: 98° on Sept. 3; low: 40° on Sept. 8.

25 years ago this week

September 11, 1986

Tom Allberry is the newest teacher to join Wauneta’s teaching staff, filling the position vacated by Tom McConnell. He will teach physical science, driver’s ed and will have six sections of physical education.

Glen Edwards is the new pastor at the Church of the Nazarene. His wife, Jan, will help with the children services. They are at home in the Church of the Nazarene parsonage.

Members and friends of the Immanuel Missionary Church enjoyed a special day Sunday. Following the monthly fellowship dinner they held a dedication service on the lawn of the new parsonage.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harrison and daughter Bonnie Graham and children, Sheri and Tony, of Denver spent a few days with Ellen Kinnett and attended the 60th anniversary observance of Elmer and Cleo Harrison Aug. 30.

Don Roth of Gordon met his sister and husband, Dorothy and Bernard O’Neil, at Curtis on the 31st where they attended the alumni gathering of the graduating classes in the 1930s from Curtis High School. Don and Dorothy were alumni. Don spent until Wednesday with the O’Neils.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Evers attended the Willie Nelson show in Lincoln and the Nebraska-Florida football game on Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Mert Smith.

Janice and Doug Allen and boys took Jack and Verna Sandman out to eat Saturday evening for Grandparents Day.

Precip for the week: .25 of an inch; for September: .37 of an inch; for 1986: 15.84 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.02/bu.; corn-1.48/bu.; milo-2.35/cwt; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 14, 1961

Bob Walgren has purchased Bob Hummel’s grocery store. The store is undergoing some painting and re-arranging and will open for business Saturday, retaining the former name “Bob’s Grocery.”

Mrs. Hugh McCallum, Mrs. Carl Widger, June McCallum, Mrs. Orville Widger, Mark and Danny and Mrs. Robert Hanna attended the flower show at Stratton Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green entertained Mr. and Mrs. John W. Green and J.H. Montgomery at dinner Sunday honoring the John Green’s 51st wedding anniversary.

The “Neighborly Neighbors” gathered at the home of Mrs. Edith Krausnick Wednesday afternoon to celebrate a belated birthday. Hostesses were Mrs. Emma Steinbeck and Mrs. Myrtle Hoff.

George Metcalf of Washington D.C. was a guest in the Forest Hanna home Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kitt and boys hosted a family cooperative dinner Thursday evening. Present were the Emerson Schwenks and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt and Stuart, Cathy Haarberg, the Neil Kitts and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt.

75 years ago this week

September 2, 1936

Wauneta Rural High School and Grade School opened Monday, Aug. 31 with an enrollment of 285.

On Saturday, Aug. 29 J.M. Johnston was 88 years young. In honor of the occasion the Ernest McCartney family, Mr. and Mrs. August Goltl and Marlys Kay, Mrs. Opal Parker and daughter and Harry Lamar of Kansas and the honored gentleman enjoyed a picnic at Champion Sunday.

The Shiloh ladies gave a surprise for Grandma Lantz Tuesday afternoon. The time was spent visiting. Ice cream and cake were served and Grandma Lantz received many nice handkerchiefs.

About 35 neighbors met at the C.M. Rowley home Tuesday evening for a farewell party honoring Mr. and Mrs. Rowley.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stock and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Kerns and family and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hohl and children spent Wednesday evening at the Truman Kitt home, the occasion being to help Mrs. Tuttle celebrate her birthday.

Local markets: wheat-.97; barley-.55; rye-.80; cream-.30; eggs-.14; heavy hens-.10-.13; springs-.11-.14.

100 years ago this week

September 14, 1911

Hay making is the order of the day.

Twenty people met at the home of Dora Steinbeck Friday evening. Cake, pickles and lemonade were served. The evening was pleasantly spent with music and games.

A large crowd attended the mission feast at the German Lutheran Church. Eight auto loads came down from Champion. Rev. Earnest of Champion preached in the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Steinbeck took dinner at Carl Bartels Sunday.

T.M. Gibson of Seattle, Wash., is here on a visit with his brother, J.M. Gibson.