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Thursday, 15 September 2011 15:10

10 years ago this week

Sept. 20, 2001

Tommy’s Sports Club got a snappy new look when a large blue awning was added to the front of the building.

Georgina Jaudzemmis of Nagambie, Victoria, Australia, visited the Koala Korner, located in the second grade room and spoke to the second graders and their teacher, Dawn Hyde, and to the high school geography class. She had attended the Women in Agriculture Conference in Kearney and is a guest of James and Lana Skelton, Tim and Cindy McKillip and Loran and Nancy Wach while in the area.

Members of the Wauneta Fire Department were honored at a banquet held at the Enders Lake Golf Course Tuesday. Honored were Rick Einspahr for 20 years of service; Steve Noble, Fireman of the Year; Donn Allen, 10 years as fire chief; Dave Hamilton, 10 years of service and Lloyd Sinner, a humorous plaque.

Cliff and Margie Shackelford spent ten days with Jerolyn and Ken Spady in Seattle, Wash. While there they attended a Mariners-Orioles baseball game in Seattle’s new stadium.

Richard Bardsley and Les and Jan Houser returned from a two-week motorcycle trip in Montana, Wyoming and Canada.

Ellen McCallum was a Friday supper and overnight guest of Doris Ough. Joining them for bridge in the evening were Carol Maddux and Lucille McBride.

Precip for the week: 32 of an inch; for the year: 11.28 inches. High for the week: 89° on Sept. 11 and 13; low: 51° on Sept. 10.

25 years ago this week

September 18, 1986

Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre will reopen this weekend. The theatre closed during the summer due to poor attendance.

Gary Goodchuck, Roger Lauhead and Aimee Tubbs each attended the World’s Fair in Vancouver, British Columbia, over the summer and all three found it very impressive - a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Joan Maddux, Cheri Bauer and Mary Ann Madden went to Lakeview Lodge at Trenton Friday for Girl Scout leadership training.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Buffington accompanied a group of young people of the C.F.O. church on a retreat at the Y.M.C.A. of the Rockies near Estes Park, Colo., Saturday and Sunday.

Fred and Maxine Heldenbrand spent the weekend in North Platte where they attended Maxine’s golden anniversary reunion banquet for the Class of 1936 at the Elks Club Saturday evening and a brunch Sunday morning.

Verna Sandman had a coffee Friday for Lavina Bardsley and Joanne Liebig in honor of Lavina’s birthday.

Precip: .10 of an inch for the week: for September: .47 of an inch; for 1986: 15.94 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.99/bu.; corn-1.45/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt.; soybeans-4.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 21, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Ike Bailey have leased their Hamlet gas station and lunch room for one year to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Covert of Kearney. The Baileys are moving to Salina, Kan.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter were honored on their 25th anniversary at an open house held at their home.

Houseguests in the Harold Maris home last week were Harold’s niece, Miss Rita Kitt of Newburgh, N.Y., and a friend from Maine.

Family held a housewarming for Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson and Cleve Friday evening with guests arriving with supper.

Monday Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker and Evelyn and Mrs. Doris Bartels spent the day in Sidney with Mr. and Mrs. Don Majors and family. Mrs. Dee Craig of Chugwater, Wyo., was also a visitor.

Mrs. Paul Channel took Palisade cheerleaders Judy Phares, Judy Baxter, Linda Channel, Pam Mintling, Jane Reiners and Sonia Main to Lincoln Saturday where they attended a cheerleading clinic at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Sunny Slope School opened with eight students: Dianna and Dwana Krausnick, Marilyn Rietsch, Pamela, Vicki and Monte Nordhausen, Kurt Denker and Rodney Keiser. Teacher is Mrs. Art Fortkamp.

Friday evening guests of Mrs. Lizzie Busking and William helping Mrs. Busking celebrate her birthday were Herbert Busking, Mrs. Emma Steinbeck, Mrs. Mabel Taylor, Mrs. John Doetker, Fred Crosson, Don Berggren and Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 9, 1936

Two day festival starts Thursday in Wauneta. Entertainment includes Hugh Ashmore of Palisade, candidate for the unicameral legislature speaking Friday afternoon; fancy work, quilts, baked goods and fruits, poultry and livestock exhibits; races; ball games; carnival rides; bingo and dances each evening.

“The Spot,” a new lunchroom, located in the Falls Hotel recently vacated by the Modernistic beauty shop and Cemer barber shop will open to the public Thursday. Proprietor is Urlin (Curley) McCartney.

J.T. Johnston, W.H. Johnson, A. R. d’Allemand, J. W. Green, Tom Smith, Ed Lewis and G. S. Burham took part in the Labor Day golf tournament at Sterling.

Twenty-seven relatives gathered at the R. E. Olmsted home Sunday to hold a reunion.

Bronco season tickets: adult: $1; H. S. students 60¢, grade students 35¢.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnson and daughter of California are visiting at the Pete Peterson, Hartzer and Taylor homes on their way east.

Local Markets: eggs-.15-.16; cream-.30; hens-.10-.13; springs-.10-.13; wjeat-$1,00; corn-$1.00; barley-.55.

100 years ago this week

September 21, 1911

Several attended the ball game on the 16th between Punkin Center and Blanche teams; Punkin Center being the winner.

Miss Bertha Teply left for Idaho this week to remain with her sister this winter.

Ray Kitt and wife visited Thursday to Sunday at J.C Kitt’s and E.G. Seward’s. They took dinner at Truman Kitt’s.

Mrs. Art McCormick is up from Palisade to visit her people.