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Thursday, 27 October 2011 15:07

10 years ago this week

Nov. 1, 2001

Mindi Dixon was inducted into the Nebraska Women of Today Hall of Fame Oct. 20 at the Fall Convention held in McCook. Dixon is the 38th member to receive the honor during the organization’s 16-year history.

Jim McKinney was honored on his 100th career victory in his 19 years as head coach at Wauneta-Palisade at the Lakeside Central game.

About 50 attended the Hamlet Union Church’s annual hayrack ride held at the farm of Joy and Rod Wheeler Friday evening. After riding down the canyon they cooked hobo soup over a camp fire and toasted marshmallows

Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler and Averill and Ladene Hudnall went to Sterling, Colo., Saturday to attend the Hastings College choir concert of which the Hudnalls’ daughter, Julie McLellan, is a member.

Sunday visitors of Donnaline Kitt on her birthday were Kelly and Jennifer Kitt and Colin, Keith Kitt, Kallan Kitt, Emily Humphrey, Kyle Kitt, Kristy McNair and Taylin and Larry and Anita Kitt who brought a birthday cake.

Marlin and Lois Wine attended the Chase County High School musical, “Brigadoon,” Sunday at Imperial.

No precip. High: 86° on Oct. 28; low: 27° on Oct. 24, 25.

25 years ago this week

October 30, 1986

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hummel and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Steckman visited in the home of Edna and Dorvin Ledford in Princeton, Mo., last week. Other guests were Lela and George Cully of Fairfield Bay, Ark. The four members of the Steckman family, Gladys, Cecil, Edna and Lela enjoyed their first reunion in 10 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baumfalk and Mr. and Mrs Dick Baumfalk of McCook returned Saturday from a trip west, taking them to Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park in Utah and Meteor Crater and Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Dr. Roger and Peggy Minneman went to Denver Friday to attend a dental seminar.

Ellen McCallum and Peg McCallum returned Monday after spending a week on a tour, taking them to New York City, Atlantic City and Washington D.C.

Dan Steinert and Chuck Eberhardt spent the weekend in Denver and attended the Nebraska-Colorado football game on Saturday.

Don and Judy Suda and Jesse and Linda Jones went to Chadron Saturday to watch the Palisade band perform.

Mrs. Keith Kerchal and her mother, Emma Carrigan, went to Essex, Iowa, where they visited Kim and Jane Kerchal and girls. They went to Columbus Junction where Nona graduated from high school and also visited an aunt, returning to the Kim Kerchals before returning home.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch; for 1986: 18.15 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.14/bu.; corn-1.44/bu.; milo-2.20/cwt; soybeans-4.25/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 2, 1961

Wauneta’s first gas war was of short duration. Gas prices are back up to 33.9 for regular and 39.7 for ethyl. During the gas war Waunetans paid 26.5 for regular and 30.5 for ethyl.

The Palisade Soil and Water Conservation District selected Marge and Vincent Broz of Hayes Center as the recipients of the 1961 Conservation award.

Charles Jones of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Sherman Jones of Alva, Okla., and Mrs. Cecil Bowman of Monteque, Calif., are houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. Cheston Jones and family and Jim Jones. Mrs. Bowman is a sister to Jim Jones whom he hasn’t seen for 16 years.

Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Blowers and children, missionaries to New Guinea, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bley and family.

Mrs. Carl Rueter and Mrs. Henry Wicke attended the Dress Revue put on by the Wool Growers at McCook Saturday.

Glenn Fye, Otis Knotwell and Rodney Einspahr left Friday morning to hunt in the Chadron area.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wright and Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Zeigler, all of Beatrice, were weekend visitors in the Henry Haarberg home.

75 years ago this week

October 21, 1936

The Wauneta drum and bugle corp along with bands from towns of southwestern Nebraska will lead the parade in McCook preceding the speaking by Senator George W. Morris Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The first snow this fall started Tuesday afternoon and continues on. Is melting when it hits the ground.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen and Viola drove to Lincoln last Wednesday where they visited their son Otto who is attending the university. Mr. and Mrs. Nordhausen returned Thursday but Viola remained for the Indiana game. She returned home with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grimm.

Robert Buffington is the new clerk at Rudisil’s store to replace Wiley Green who is now working as clerk in the Wauneta Falls Bank.

Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Crow and family spent the weekend in Upland and Hildreth visiting relatives. The birthdays of all the brothers and sisters are within nine days of each other. All enjoyed a nice birthday dinner on Saturday.

Local Markets: cream-.26; eggs-.23; h. hens-.11-.12; l. hens-.08-.09; h. springs-.11-.12; l. springs-.08-.09; wheat-1.03; corn-1.05.

100 years ago this week

November 2, 1911

The iron bridge north of town has a new floor.

The quail season is on and our local nimrods get out early and the sports from different points are flocking in.

Frank Emerick has a new boxed in mail wagon.

Olivers are going to put in a cement dam across the Frenchman at their farm east of town so as to be able to irrigate their crops.

Mrs. Ed Porter, Mrs. Cox and Phil Williams celebrated their birthdays together last Sunday with the help of R. H. Williams and family, Mr. Cox and Mrs. Phil Williams.