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Thursday, 01 December 2011 16:02

10 years ago this week

Dec. 6, 2001

WPHS one-act team took first place at the District C2-7 Play Production Contest at Mid-Plains Community College, advancing to state competition in Kearney. Under the direction of Matt and Toni Heimes, the team performed “A Piece of My Heart,” a play based on experiences of combat nurses in Vietnam. Cast members Julie Long, Jessica Long, Ashley Fortkamp, Abby Barger, Jamie Harris and Ashley Kitt all received Outstanding Performer nominations.

Frank Potthoff of Palisade was honored as the recipient of the 2001 Southwest Nebraska Community Builder Award at the organization’s annual banquet.

Leland and Sharon Maris travelled to the eastern states, visiting Ilo and Wayne Mosiman and Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Mosiman and family in Abilene, Kan., going on to the home of Sheila and Skip Daris, Scott and Eric in Vineland, N.J., and then visited Julie and Dan Ashline, Ethan and Eliese in Shelby, N.C.

Visitors of Dale and Virginia Krausnick before Thanksgiving were Lowell and Myra Grimm and her brother, Glen, and Marian Krausnick of Canada.

Lavern and Elinor Denker attended the 92nd birthday party for their aunt, Ella Winkelman, in Imperial Saturday.

No moisture. High for the week: 60° on Dec. 2; low: 3° on Nov. 28.

25 years ago this week

December 4, 1986

The Chateau Theatre will close during January and February due to basketball games and poor attendance and to save on heating costs.

Electrical lines were downed Sunday and much of Monday as an ice storm hit the area. Southwest Public Power lost between 100 and 125 poles.

Four foreign students attending the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Atsuko Suzuki, Keiko Matsuura and Yoko Miwa, all of Nagoya, Japan, and Myrna Alik of Majuro Island of the Marshal Islands were house guests over the Thanksgiving holiday of Norm and Thelma Lucas. Jennifer Lucas and Keiko are roommates. They experienced their first traditional Thanksgiving dinner; the pumpkin pie being their favorite.

Mabel Scriven entertained Mr. and Mrs. Worth Kanost, Lue Carlson, Kenneth and Lois McGooden of McCook and Neva Kanost of Arapahoe Thanksgiving Day.

Guests of Bob and Jean Hardy Tuesday to Sunday were their son, Steven Hardy, and a friend, Shenghui Hu of Nanchang, China, both graduate students at the University of Nebraska. Friday evening the Hardys entertained Leland and Sharon Maris, Dennis and Janet Egle, Michael and Jennifer at a complete Chinese meal, prepared by Shenghui.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Neil, Rochelle Greeley and Gary Weiman were pizza guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greeley Friday evening.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for November: .21 of an inch; for 1986: 18.22 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.23/bu.; corn-1.49/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt.; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 7, 1961

Charles Johnson, Wauneta, Leonard Nelson, Hayes Center and Virgil Sandman, Wauneta, were elected supervisors of the Palisade Soil and Water Conservation District.

Elmer Bischoff, Ben McBride and Ted Anderson attended the 33rd annual Consumers Cooperative Association meeting in Kansas City Nov. 28-30. The Wauneta Co-op Oil won a plaque for their record in distributing a million gallons of Co-op refined fuels.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sailors were pleasantly surprised when 14 of their neighbors and families came to help them celebrate their 30th anniversary. The party was planned by daughter, Mrs. Harley Ward.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vette and Chuck left Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with relatives, visiting Mary’s brothers and sisters and families in Wellington, Kan., and on Saturday attended a Vette family gathering at Colby.

Elmer Medlock observed his 90th birthday on Dec. 1. Enjoying his birthday cake and ice cream were Mr. and Mrs. Orval Bressie, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lentz, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ochs, Mrs. Carrie Kellie, Keith Lewis and Mrs. Metta Smith.

Mrs. Carl Widger, Iva Crowell and Bernice Hohl went to McCook Sunday evening to the “Messiah” given by the McCook Community orchestra and chorus.

75 years ago this week

November 25, 1936

A home economic course for Wauneta High School was one of the topics of discussion at the regular meeting of the high school board.

Don’t forget the Turkey Day game. Culbertson and Wauneta at Wauneta.

Bert Dimick, Junior Ough, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Thompson and Colleen were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Counce Sunday at a wild goose dinner. Arch brought home three geese from the north country one day last week.

Cloyd Nesmith is the new employee at the Wauneta Equity Exchange.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boyce visited Mrs. Boyce’s mother, Mrs. Rowley, in Wauneta Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kline of Benkelman were Sunday guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Higley and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Kline.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shoemaker and family and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Sailors and family of Hamlet were entertained Sunday at a turkey dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Moody.

100 years ago this week

December 7, 1911

Wauneta will have a Christmas tree and entertainment.

Dad McCallum is having a fireplace put into his house.

John Metcalfs called Sunday evening on Adamsons.

Art and Roy Pollys ate Thanksgiving dinner with John Lambs.

Archer Morrison and Henry Steinbeck helped Carl Selby butcher a hog Monday.