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Thursday, 06 October 2011 14:52

10 years ago this week

Oct. 11, 2001

A belated Arbor Day observance was held to celebrate the new landscaping (new white vinyl fence, brick pathway, vintage street light and new plantings) at the gazebo in downtown Wauneta. Ted and Joyce Grimm and Bob and Willa McBride have provided most of the vision and labor for the project. Phyllis Yoder is the coordinator.

Southwest Public Power of Palisade is the newest member to join the Wauneta Chamber and were presented their first dollar of profit from Chamber President Brenda Anderson.Representing SWPPD were Roger Britten, Don Suda and Curtis Kayton.

Terrin Barnard and Kayla Einspahr were crowned king and queen during W-P homecoming festivities. First attendants were Shane Gerhartz and Jessica Long and Steven Humphrey and Julie Long were second attendants. Crown bearers were Wes Anderjaska and Brooklyn Nordhausen.

Ruth Hohl, Linda Young and Bonnie Hanna attended a Bob Ross Painting Workshop held in the Wigwam Room at the McCook College Wednesday.

Dennis and Donna Gockley drove Stacy’s car to Seattle, Wash., where Stacy is teaching. En route they visited Vaughn and Dee McBride at Sunnyside, Wash., and the Mitch and Sally Mullanix family in Everett, Wash. They enplaned back to Denver and visited Leona Gockley, Norma Dunn and Coleman Yarnell in Greeley en route home.

Dorthy Dudek and Mary, Merrell and Emma Jean Maris, Jim and Connie Maxfield and Raymond and Bette Maxfield enjoyed prime rib dinners at Palisade Saturday evening for the anniversaries of the Jim and Raymond Maxfields.

.14 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week. High was 88° on Oct. 2; low: 32° on Oct. 4 and 5.

25 years ago this week

Oct. 9, 1986

Lloyd Sinner was honored for his service as president of the 370-member Nebraska Auto Body Association at their annual convention in Grand Island Sept. 26-27.

G.W. (Web) and Thelma Harris celebrated their 60 years of marriage Saturday, Oct. 4 at Enders Lake Country Club with an open house from 3-6, followed by a supper.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick attended the Stratton-Orleans football game in Stratton Friday night where grandson Michael Egle and Karrie Broackway were crowned homecoming king and queen. Allen Hardy and Maggie Sis were attendants.

Erma Kitt and June McCallum attended the County Extension Club Tea at the 4-H Building in Imperial the 28th.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Welch and Mr. and Mrs. John Teply were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Art Fortkamp for supper and cards.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tepley attended the 100-year celebration of St. John’s Lutheran Church near Ogallala Sunday.

Precip for the week: .89 of an inch; for 1986: 17.37 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.05/bu.; corn-1.40/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.26/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 12, 1961

Several beautiful flower beds have been planted and cared for in the north part of Riverside Cemetery. Appreciation goes to Agnes and Nelson Burham and Emma and Bud Johnston.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cowles and girls spent Saturday morning in Holdrege on business and visited Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ess at their farm near Bloomington.

A basket dinner was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday honoring Mr. and Mrs. Carl True who are visiting here from North Bergen, N.J.

Mrs. Minnie Christner celebrated her 86th birthday Sunday with her children and grandchildren gathering with her at the Legion Hall for a basket dinner.

Eldon Haarberg of Farmington, N.M., was a Saturday overnight guest in the home of his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Vic Haarberg and family and spent Sunday and Monday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, leaving for home on Tuesday.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 30, 1936

Howard Stinnette bought the W. F. Phillips store and Fairmont creamery. The new store will be called Central Cash Market.

Mrs. Vern Fanning spent Thursday afternoon with her sister, Mrs. Hazel Fletcher at Palisade.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Oliver and family and Edna Metcalf spent Sunday at the Hal Fanning home.

Mrs. Jay Person and son, Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Shackelford and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Pflum and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pflum gathered at the home of Mrs. Emma Pflum last Wednesday evening in honor of her birthday.

.85 of an inch of rain fell Monday and Monday night bringing the total for the year to 17.15 inches. The temperature scurried down to 44 degrees over the weekend, flaunting the fact that winter is close at hand.

100 years ago this week

October 12, 1911

The road just north of town in the hills should be widened out. It is too narrow for teams and autos.

Joe Dudeck and wife left in their auto on Wednesday for Red Cloud to visit her folks.

“Dad” McCallum is still confined to the house but is getting along nicely.

John and George Metcalf went to Cambridge to hear W.J. Bryan speak.

Mr. Keiser of eastern Nebraska arrived Saturday. He expects to stay several weeks and is here looking at some stock he owns. He is staying at Mr. Steinbeck’s.

C. Stock and family visited Sunday at Wm. Ough’s.