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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 26 January 2012 16:16

10 years ago this week

Jan. 31, 2002

Preliminary work began last week at the site where BWTelcom’s new office and equipment building will be built in Wauneta.

Keri Sutherland was named Nebraska Women of Today’s Outstanding Young Woman at the organization’s winter convention in Grand Island. She joins previous Wauneta honorees Toni Heimes, Michelle Harchelroad and Tina Kitt.

Five W/P band members have been named to area honor bands. Dustin Harris, Cody Egle, Jennifer Lytle, Ryan McCrumb and Jenna Brittan will participate in the GPAC Honor Band at Wallace with Harris, Egle and McCrumb taking part in the Wayne State College Honor Band.

Reinhold Gloy celebrated his 90th birthday at a family dinner a week later at the Wauneta Senior Center, followed by an open house. He recounted his growing up years, farm life, family life with wife Edith of 63 years and children: Julana, Trudy, Naomi and Ronald, farm work, church life and his many years serving on church and farm-related boards.

Family began arriving on Jan. 24 to help Elsie Becker celebrate her 90th birthday with a weekend of activities including a family dinner and open house on Saturday and dinner at the Imperial Senior Center on Sunday with an afternoon of visitors.

Donna Taylor, Esther Einspahr, Phyllis Nordhausen, Lucille McBride and Ila Widger attended the Chase County Area Arts Council program at Imperial Sunday featuring violinist Deborah Greenblatt and David Seay on the harmonica.

Bob and Dorothy Baumfalk ate out in McCook Sunday for their 65th anniversary, then visited Dick and Mike Baumfalk.

No precip. High for the week: 72° on Jan. 26; low: 14° Jan. 24.

25 years ago this week

January 29, 1987

Walter and Fern Fox hosted a birthday dinner for Nora Fox on her 102nd birthday Saturday, Jan. 24. Guests were Edna Maxfield, Bob Burk, Ray Burk and Donna and Don Berggren, The combined ages of the two sisters and two brothers totals 370 years.

Sunday evening Super Bowl guests of Bill and Alvina Buffington were the Keith Buffingtons, Kent Buffington and Dave Carpenter.

Attending a Sunday morning brunch hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard O’Neil were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Long of Denver, Colo., Dr. and Mrs. Allen Phillips of Greeley, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cribelli, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Maris and Carol Kobel of North Platte.

Guests of Rebecca Acton at her apartment in McCook for lunch and the Super Bowl game Sunday evening were Clyde and Lois Hoff, Homer and Emma Hoff, Ron and Evelyn Acton, Mabel Scriven, Randy and Cindy Acton and Lindsay and Mark Harris.

Precip for January and 1987: .21 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.27/bu.; corn-1.36/bu.; milo-2.05/cwt; soybeans-4.34/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 1, 1962

Phyllis and Bill Lyons announced plans to open a family clothing store in the building occupied by Joy’s Clothing. The McCook couple are owners of Clapp’s Store for Women, located in McCook.

Henry Fortkamps were honored on their 58th anniversary Sunday at St. Paul’s with a basket dinner. Their children, Bill, Fred, Albert, Emil, Martin, Arthur, Mrs. Bill Roschewski, Mrs. Wendell Long and Mrs. Albert Doetker and their families were present as well as other family members. Two original attendants, Henry Bischoff and Mrs. Mary Winkelman of St. Francis, Kan., were also present.

For the first time since joining the South Platte Valley Association, the Wauneta Broncos came home from Chappell with the coveted first place trophy, defeating the defending champion Chappell and Grant and Sutherland in the process.

Jaycees honored three local men during the annual Bosses Night Banquet. Jim Taylor was named Outstanding Farmer for 1961; Wilbur Larson, Boss of the Year and Bob Walgren, the coveted Distinguished Service Award.

Ten Wauneta High School students achieved all “A” average during the past six weeks. They included Cathy Haarberg, Linda Handel, Kenneth Krausnick, Judy Nordhausen, Loren Nordhausen, Brice Rueter, Ronald Prior, Joyce Daniel, Anne McCallum and Joanne Brunkhorst.

Mrs. Mary Barnes, Mrs. Joe Maddux and Mrs. Bob Hamilton attended the Dale Carnegie banquet Tuesday evening in McCook as guests of Mrs. Cecil Maddux who was one of the graduates.

75 years ago this week

January 27, 1937

Dr. Frank E. Rider has purchased the other lot between the City Meat Market and the Breeze office and will build a larger theatre building than previously planned. The new building will be 35 feet by 97 feet and will seat 391.

The remodeling of the Wauneta Equity Exchange is nearly completing, making it one of the finest establishments in southwest Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wiley Green, Mrs. Maude Dunbar, Miss Jane Ernst and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier were dinner guests in the Gale Ernst home in McCook Sunday after attending the Dr. Stanley Jones lecture at the Methodist Church.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.17-.18; wheat-1.12; corn-1.21-1.08; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

February 1, 1912

Quite a sleet storm Saturday. Still a considerable amount of snow yet covers our prairies.

Wm. Egle and family moved onto the farm known as the King place in the Eden precinct.

E. Krausnick and family visited after church Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Carriker.

A mile has been rustled off the west end of our school district. Our school board should put up a fight to retain this mile and not let it get away so easily.