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Thursday, 08 December 2011 15:59

10 years ago this week

Dec. 13, 2001

Wauneta-Palisade captured the Class C2 State Play Production title in Kearney, performing “A Piece of My Heart.” WPHS teams made two previous state appearances - the first in 1997 with “The Lark” and the second in 1999 with “Postlude” — earning D1 State Runner Up in both appearances.

Longtime Palisade and Wauneta-Palisade science teacher Tom Moss will retire at the end of the school year.

Jan and Gary DeWester and her parents, Everett and Louise Stamm ate dinner Saturday evening in Stratton for the Stamms’ 61st anniversary.

Esther Einspahr, Phyllis Nordhausen, Sharon Walgren, Leta Brunkhorst, Charlene Pursley and DeLores Taylor attended Imperial’s “Feast of Carols” Sunday afternoon and also the Bed & Breakfast open house.

Rod and Joy Wheeler flew from Omaha to Marietta, Ga., Nov. 28 to visit Anita and Todd Colwell and daughters, spending a night with Roxey and fiancé Matt in Omaha on their return trip.

Gus and Margie Bartels attended the open house at Timber Creek Homes in Stratton Sunday, then visited Edna and Leland Dicke. Leland and Sharon Maris also attended the open house.

Five Bronco football players were named to the Class DI, District 9 football squad - Shelby Anderson as offensive running back and Seth Alberts, Kallan Kitt, Steven Humphrey and Cody Noble, honorable mention to the All-District Team.

Junior Emily Humphrey was the only Bronco volleyball team member voted to the GPAC All-Conference team and was named honorable mention. Julie Long and Ashley Fortkamp were named to the Academic All-State team. Long made the team with a 4.0 grade point average and Fortkamp with a 3.38 GPA.

No moisture. High: 64° on Dec. 9; low: 20° on Dec. 9.

25 years ago this week

December 11, 1986

Wauneta’s two newest entrepreneurs, Kathleen Haarberg and Donna Nichols, have begun a candy-making venture. They began looking into the venture in March and seriously started in September. Their business, Don Leen Specialty Candies, features six specialties: peanut brittle, pecan crunch, caramels, chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge and divinity; also suckers of many flavors.

Palisade Grocery became Sailors Market Monday when Keith and Ruby Sailors purchased the grocery business from Bill and Martha Lawless.

Gene Justice experienced a rare honor when chosen as one of four Nebraskans to place a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C’s Arlington National Cemetery. He and wife Ruth were among a group of Nebraskans on a bus trip to Nova Scotia.

René Maris, Jayden and Randi were Sunday dinner guests of the Loyd Christners. The ladies attended the “Messiah” in the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cribelli returned Monday after spending the Thanksgiving holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cribelli of Las Vegas, Nev.

Moisture for the week: .21 of an inch; for 1986: 18.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.20/bu.; corn-1.54/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.35/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 14, 1961

Marlus Prior, Norma Fortkamp, Bill Crapson, John Edwards, Mrs. Marvin Maris, Goldie Parsons, Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mrs. Omer Stretch, Mrs. Richard Bardsley and Oren Hopkins were winners of the $5 gift certificates in the Wauneta Commercial Club’s holiday event.

The Hamlet Homemakers Club met in the home of Mrs. Virgil Sandman for their Christmas party. Mrs. Frank Graves and Mrs. Burdette Melchert were co-hostesses.

Mrs. Cecil Maddux, Mrs. Hugh McCallum, Mrs. Mary Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Crowell, Mrs. Carl Widger and June McCallum attended the annual Extension Board meeting Thursday evening at Imperial. Don Siffring, a 1961 IFYE, showed slides and told of his eight month stay in Germany.

Mrs. Ed Novacek and Mrs. Delman Engell were hostesses at a Christmas coffee Tuesday afternoon held at the Engell ranchhouse.

Precip for the week: .36 of an inch; high for the week: 58° on Dec. 6; low: -2 on Dec. 10.

75 years ago this week

December 2, 1936

The Kitt families ate turkey dinner at the Lee Kitt home. There were 59 present. Miss Charlene Johnston and Dale Theobald were also guests.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff and family and Miss Ruth Thomas were guests at the Harry Hoff home at St. Francis, Kan., Thanksgiving Day.

Bud Frasier, who is linotype operator for the Norton Champion at Norton, Kan., spent Thanksgiving Day at home.

Lyle and Leland Petsch, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boyce and Everett, and Mr. and Mrs. John Donze and family attended an oyster supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Athey were dinner guests of their mother, Mrs. Mary Athey.

Local Markets: cream-.30; eggs-.25 - .27; wheat-1.05; corn-1.10; barley-.60.

100 years ago this week

December 14, 1911

A number of men held a husking bee for Lawrence Rueter last Friday. They husked 30 acres. Present were Frank Oaks, George Morrow, Sherman Gardner, Truman Kitt, Charles Raichart, Rev. Andreas, Henry Steinbeck, St. Clair Stock, C. E. Harte, Art Nesmith, Chester Stock, Lee Kitt and Melvin Judd.

Lee Kitt took his brother Vearl to Wauneta Monday morning where he is going to school.

Mrs. Johnson of Callaway, Neb., is here. She is a sister of Mrs. R. Moody and Mrs. J.C. Wheeler.

Mrs. B. E. Smith was in town last Thursday and took dinner with her brother, F. O. Nesmith.