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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:06

10 years ago this week

Oct 4, 1001

My Dime for a Tragic Time: Funds to go for disaster relief for the victims of the terrorists attacks. Fourth graders Caleb Hafner, Sterling Smith and Brandon O’Neil with Superintendent Charles Isom delivered $537 collected from youngsters and staff at W-P for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to Valley Bank & Trust.Valley Bank at Wauneta collected $427.

WPHS Homecoming candidates announced included Steven Humphrey, Kayla Einspahr, Shane Gerhartz, Julie Long, Terrin Barnard and Jessica Long. W-P will host the Maxwell Wildcats homecoming night.

Baleigh Abbott was baptized at the Sunday service at the Methodist Church by Pastor Michael Laing. Following the service family members enjoyed a picnic at the Wauneta Park.

Bob and Marge Hanna attended grandson Sam’s seventh grade ball game at Colby, Kan., Thursday, then went on to Columbia, Mo., attending the Nebraska-Missouri football game.

John and Sherri Oliver of Scottsbluff visited Edna Christensen Monday morning. Julie Schnitzler and four children of Gibbon were Friday overnight guests.

Joyce and Emerson Schwenk, Rhonda and Lynn Brunkhorst and Janet and Rich Keiser, Aaron and Brennan ate out Saturday evening at the Enders Country Club for Rhonda’s birthday.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 83° on Sept. 27; low: 41° on Sept. 24.

25 years ago this week

October 2, 1986

Etta Majors was honored on her 95th birthday at a dinner in the home of Don and Bonnie Majors. The Mick Majors family and Paula Allen family were guests.

Donna Gockley and Stacey, Joyce Majors and Leigh and Heidi Nordhausen attended a fall fashion style show and luncheon in Holyoke Sunday. Stacey, Leigh and Heidi presented their “Bad Leroy Brown” dance routine as part of the entertainment.

Teresa DeWester, Lori and Lisa Buffington, Shana and Bobbi Wilson, Karla McCallum, Angi Buffington, Maressa Smith and Lisa Wilson were part of the C.Y.O. Youth group who spent Saturday and Sunday in Denver, Colo., shopping and attending the Sandi Patti concert. Karen Carpenter was one of the sponsors.

Jack and Verna Sandman and Ken and Cleophia Denker attended the Nebraska game in Lincoln Saturday, meeting Rocky Yoder for breakfast Saturday morning.

Houseguests of Harold and Bev Maris the past two weeks were his sister, Evelyn Witmer of Colonial Beach, Va., and her daughter, Rita Talarico of Newburg, N.Y.

No precip for the week; for September: 1.01 inches; for 1986: 16.48 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-2.08/bu.; corn-1.43/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt.; soybeans-4.22/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 5, 1961

Leon Athey of Pierre, S.D., was a Friday overnight guestsof his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey. He was en route to Oklahoma City where he will attend school for a month at the SAA Aeronautical Center.

Bob West of Geneva, Mrs. Alvin Winkelman and baby of Beaver Crossing and Mrs. Milton Winkelman and daughter Judy of Staplehurst spent the weekend in the parental Sam West home.

Sunday Mrs. Louise Hartzer, Mrs. Mary Athey, Mrs. Katie Steggs, Mrs. Bernice Hohl and Mrs. Jessie Kitt attended the flower show at North Platte. Also attending were Mrs. Walter Keating, Mrs. Art Stewart, Dr. and Mrs. Ivan Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Carse and Mrs. Archie Gruver of Palisade.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Einspahr and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Einspahr and children spent from Wednesday to Sunday in Denver visiting the Jack Neverve family and attending the Ice Follies.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fye entertained at a weiner roast in honor of their son Bruce’s birthday Saturday evening. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fye, Mrs. Ethel Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Iville Green and Dwight Kline.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 23, 1936

Breeze completes 48 years of publication with this issue.

Friday was Newt Ditton’s birthday and in honor of the occasion Mrs. Ditton entertained a number of friends at a birthday dinner followed by an evening of pinochle.

Mrs. Fred Olmsted was very pleasantly surprised Wednesday afternoon when several of her neighbors happened in to help her celebrate her birthday.

Mrs. Mathilda Bischoff and Miss Minnie Bischoff of Nebraska City are visiting their son and brother Leo Bischoff and the family.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hungate and Suzann and Misses Marjorie White and Florence Turner and Lester Rumbaugh were Sunday visitors at Champion Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stinnette and granddaughter Madelyn McBride were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee.

Local Markets: wheat-1.02; corn-1.00; barley-.50; rye-.80; cream-.29; eggs-.16-.20; hens-.09-.12; springs-.09-.12; roosters-.07.

100 years ago this week

October 5, 1911

Big rain Wednesday evening. 1 1/4 inch of water fell by next morning. Still raining at 9:30. Later, at 2 o’clock still at it.

Mrs. R. M. Pence and Paul left for Lincoln Tuesday to visit her uncle and friends.

Mrs. Brown and Carrie and Maud Stock spent Sunday at S. Gardner’s.

The party at Ira Dennels was well attended and a number of water melons disposed of.

About forty neighbors and friends gathered at the home of J. P. Stinnette’s Friday evening and had an oyster supper in honor of Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Stinnette’s sister.