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Thursday, 02 February 2012 16:17

10 years ago this week

Feb. 7, 2002

The inaugural Wauneta/Palisade FFA Coyote Calling Contest held over the weekend drew 13 teams with four of the teams reporting kills. Gary DeWester and Jim McKinney were the event’s winners with three kills. The event was a fundraiser for the Schluckebier family.

A new lighted sign was installed at Walgren’s Supermarket.

Eleanor Petr’s heirloom creations were featured in a January Happiness Magazine. The mementos, created from her mother’s wedding dress and bouquet, her husband’s overalls and silverware belonging to her parents, were made into dolls, teddy bears and ornaments.

Colby Christopher Taylor, second son of Kim and Rick Taylor, was the Chase County Hospital’s first baby of 2002. He joins a brother, Garrett.

Lynn and Rhonda Brunkhorst visited Neil Brunkhorst in Hastings last week and also visited Pastor Carroll and Judy Plisek in Blue Hill.

Keri Sutherland, Christopher and Tyler spent Saturday in McCook where the boys participated in the Mac Attack basketball tournament. The boys grandparents, Tim and Rhonda Sutherland of Kearney, came to watch them play.

Sunday morning visitors of Tom and Sharon Miller were her Uncle Noble and Ileta Hicks of Prairie City, Ore.

Precip: .17 of an inch for the week and year to date. High for the week: 48° on Feb. 3; low: 13° on Jan. 29.

25 years ago this week

February 5, 1987

Kieth Larsen and Marlin Hackney opened their new business, Wauneta Rental & Sales, an equipment rental store, this week in the former Home Lumber location.

The Don Polly family, Terry Denker family of Bruce, S.D., and Lynn Denker hosted a 40th anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker in the Polly home in Lincoln Saturday evening at a buffet supper attended by family and relatives. Guests included Homer and Emma Hoff who were the Denkers’ attendants at their wedding Feb. 2, 1947.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nelson were honored Jan. 4 at an open house at the Palisade Methodist Church for their 50th anniversary by their children and grandchildren.

Dorothy Steckman, Verna Sandman, Ruby Ham and Myra Grimm attended sewing club at the home of Lucille McBride Friday.

Leland and Sharon Maris attended a Fort Hays College track meet in Kansas to watch son Michael participate.

Brian, Leigh and Clay Majors were guests of their grandparents, Don and Bonnie Majors while their parents attended the National Wheat Growers Convention in San Diego, Calif., Jan. 23 to Feb. 1.

No precip for the week. Precip for 1987: .21 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.24/bu.; corn-1.37/bu.; milo-2.10/cwt.; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 8, 1962

Ruth Mayden will represent the fifth grade in a televised spelling bee at North Platte Saturday, Feb. 10.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hahn spent the weekend in Lincoln where they attended the graduation of their children, Jim Morgan, Jean Hahn and Joan (Hahn) Dudden at the University of Nebraska.

Jeff Maxfield entertained the seventh grade class at a skating party Saturday afternoon in celebration of his 13th birthday.

Friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fischer surprised them Saturday night with a basket dinner and party to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary Feb. 6. A pleasant evening was spent playing cards.

Evelyn Becker, Donna Nordhausen, Bonnie Wicke and Rev. and Mrs. John Schmidt attended a Christian Growth Workshop at St. John’s Lutheran Church at McCook Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kuntz and family were pleasantly surprised Sunday night when Mr. Kuntz’s co-workers at the Coop and their families surprised them with a housewarming party. Cards provided the entertainment for the evening.

Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanna Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hanna, and Mr. and Mrs.Charles Hanna and girls to observe the birthday of Forest Hanna.

75 years ago this week

February 3, 1937

E. F. Van Cleave, pioneer citizen of Wauneta, celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday. His immediate family including his daughter, Mrs. Paul Wilson, Mr. Wilson and two grandchildren, Kay and Nancy, of McCook all enjoyed a birthday dinner at his home.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lowe and Mr. and Mrs. Iville Green were McCook visitors Monday, attending a farmers meeting.

Rudolph Kerchal autoed to North Platte Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols and son Eddie and Everett Boyce spent Sunday at the John Donze home.

Between 40 and 50 ladies of the Methodist Church gathered in the church parlors Monday evening to honor the pastor’s wife, Mrs. Rose, on her birthday. The evening was spent playing games and various contests.

Free Talkie Movie and lunch Monday Feb. 15 at the Wauneta Coop Exchange.

100 years ago this week

February 8, 1912

The ground hog saw his shadow.

The autoes have commenced to buzz around again.

It has been snowing quite hard this morning and is somewhat colder.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Selby returned home on Saturday from their visit to Oregon.

H. E. Athey went down the line today.

The Wauneta Mills shipped a car of flour to Benkelman today.

E. F. Widger and A. Norman attended the debate at Wauneta Tuesday night.