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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:51

10 years ago this week

Jan. 3, 2002

Wauneta graduate Marv Athey recalled his days as a Nebraska Cornhusker and Nebraska’s first Rose Bowl game.

After three years at Heritage, administrator Barry Emerson is leaving to take on administrative duties at the Linden Court Manor in North Platte.

Holiday guests of Jack and Carol Maddux were Mary and Matt Smith, Gabriel, Virgil, Jacob and Jackson of Walnut Creek, Calif., Sandra and Colin Conklin, Rebecca and Luke of North Branford, Conn., and friend Kris Corey, Megan, Andrew and Katie of Vacaville, Calif. John Maddux and Lowell and Myra Grimm joined them on Christmas Eve and Day.

Jane Dinnel returned Christmas Eve after spending a week in Italy with a music group from Frontier School of the Bible. Duane and Beverly Dinnel and Jane and Roberta Townsend and Anthony spent time around Christmas with Zeke and Andrea Zakis and Steve and Vincent Zakis in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Craig Kitt of Manhattan, N.Y., drove to Nebraska Dec. 21 to 26th, visiting sister Paula in Kansas City and parents, Paul and Elnora Kitt, at Wauneta.

Joni and Ken Tilford and Jenae, Dick Travis and Rusty Wellman came on the 21st and joined Ted, Sharon, Dixi and Skye Travis. Joel Travis and daughters, Agnes Mather, Judy and Mike McElroy, Ann and Andy joined them Christmas.

Christmas Eve guests of Betty and Fred Krausnick after the Methodist Church service were Elwyn and Viola Krausnick, Delpha Nordhausen, Ruth and Harold Speicher and Ron and Joyce Bley.

Moisture for the year: 14.58 inches. High for the week: 52° on Dec. 26; low: 7° on Dec. 29 and 30.

25 years ago this week

January 1, 1987

The first grade class of Sharon Travis, assisted by the second graders, presented a Christmas program at the nursing home Dec. 23. They al-so read books to the residents.

Christmas Eve guests of Myrtle Hoff will be Dwight and Gladys Hoff, their children and families and Eddie Wilcox. The same group will have their annual Christmas morning breakfast with Myrtle.

Members of the St. Paul Lutheran choir, their spouses and children and Pastor and Mrs. Brack went to the home of Chris and Annie Pursley and boys on the 17th after practice, enjoying hot cider and snacks and a time of fellowship.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad spent the weekend in Kearney, meeting son Brian there. He left on Dec. 23 with the Nebraska University football team as a member of the red shirt scout team, traveling to New Orleans for the New Year’s day Sugar Bowl game.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bodeman visited Gary and Diane Polly and Lori in Aurora, Colo, the weekend of Dec. 6, attending the annual Christmas party of the Mountain States Tire Dealers Association where Gary was installed as president of the association.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 4, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wicke entertained at three tables of cards in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greeley who are leaving for Fort Lewis, Wash., where Richard is stationed.

Supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee in honor of their 51st anniversary were Mrs. Mabel Stephenson, Miss Lilly Ruby, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cox and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Anderson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bischoff and daughters.

Mrs. Art Newman entertained at a coffee for her daughter Colleen Gage of Dunning. Approximately 25 ladies and children were present.

Miss Judy Baxter was installed as Honored Queen of Job’s Daughters Bethel No. 43, Wauneta.

Forty-eight guests attended the New Year’s coffee Saturday afternoon given by hostesses Ruby Anderson, Ilo Gage, Doris Robertson and Gladys Hummel. Out of town guests were Mrs. Margaret Decker and Mrs. Lee Dinnel of McCook, Mrs. Lyle Robertson of Elsie and Mrs. Del Thompson of Imperial.

75 years ago this week

Dec. 23 & 30, 1936

Eight hundred sacks of candy and nuts were distributed by Santa. Happy faces of children were everywhere as they got the first glimpse of the old fellow.

Mrs. Fred Nordhausen was pleasantly surprised last Sunday by relatives and friends, the occasion being her birthday. Cards were the diversion of the evening. A nice lunch was served at evening’s end.

Miss Dolores Theobald of Lincoln spent Christmas in Wauneta with her mother, Mrs. Bertha Theobald.

Woodrow Moody drove to McCook Monday evening to meet his sister, Dolly of Lincoln, who came to spend her vacation with her parents.

Local Markets: eggs-.20-.21; cream-.30; wheat-1.18; corn-1.08.

100 years ago this week

Jan. 4, 1912

It was 12 below 0 Monday night and 15 on Tuesday night. Some the thermometers registered 20.

The editor worked all day Tuesday thawing out water pipes at his home with lanterns, blow torches and hot water. Some town people haven’t gotten their’s thawed out yet.

The Burlington water tank was frozen on Saturday so it was impossible to get water for the engine. The town hose cart was gotten out and the engine was given a drink from the hydrant. About that time the water tank got busy and ran out a lot of water before it could be shut off.

O. E. McCallum and family moved to Imperial on Monday. He takes up his duties as county clerk next Tuesday.

Ice cutting commenced on Monday. It is 12 inches thick and of good quality. There is no reason why everyone should not be able to keep cool next summer as there will be plenty of it put up.