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Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:01

10 years ago this week

Feb. 21, 2002

First State Bank in Enders observed its 85th birthday with customers enjoying refreshments all day on Feb. 13.

The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department was the recipient of a thermal imaging camera, donated by BWTelcom.

Mary Vrbka assumed administrative duties Monday at Heritage of Wauneta. The family, Mary and husband Tom and children, Rachel and John, moved from Wahoo.

Kris and Laura Polly, Caroline and William of Arlington, Va., spent the week with Karl and Judy Polly. Kip and Kay Polly and girls and Eunice Bodeman joined them for Sunday dinner.

Monte and Deb Nordhausen and Heidi and Gilbert and Phyllis Nordhausen ate out Saturday night to observe Phyllis’ birthday.

Sharon and Leland Maris visited Bob and Jean Hardy in McCook Saturday. On Sunday the Marises attended the annual Sweetheart dinner at the Stratton Catholic Church.

Thursday the Kirk and Nik Sandman families attended the Valentine party at Heritage with Virg and Edie Sandman where Virg was the Valentine King.

No precip. Week’s high: 67° on Feb. 11; low: 13° on Feb. 13.

25 years ago this week

February 19, 1987

George Fekkers of Wauneta was named along with three Imperial youths as winners of 80 percent Freedom Foundation’s scholarships to attend the seminar at Valley Forge, Pa. Melissa Lovenburg of Wauneta was named as a second alternate and also was named to receive a partial scholarship.

Supper guests of Marvin and Mary Maris Friday were Christy and Howard Gauger and Irene Pursley, especially for Christy’s 90th birthday. Later guests for ice cream and cake were Roger and Beth Maris and Erica, Vern and Charlie Maris, Mindi, Melissa and Monica, Pastor Tim and Cheri Bauer, Angi, Amy and Anna.

Friends and neighbors of Ed and Pauline Buffington surprised them Sunday evening at the Eden Church following the service on their 58th wedding anniversary. Leona Paustian, who stood up with them, was also present.

Bob Kamla and Reva Wicke were chosen to reign as king and queen of the Rock ‘n Roll Jamboree for the second year at Heritage of Wauneta.

Kim and Lisa Wolcott of Palisade attended a Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers leadership conference held at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort near Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Denker had supper with Randy and Shelly Yoder and boys with a special cake in honor of their 34th anniversary.

Pearl Myers, Erma Kitt and Loyce Tepley attended the Groundhog supper Tuesday evening at the Ender’s Fellowship Hall.

.12 of an inch of moisture for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.25/bu.; corn-1.36/bu.; milo-2.10/cwt; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 22, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Keiser and Lynn and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrison attended the Ice Capades in Lincoln Friday evening, returning home Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Denker and Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker entertained their bowling teams at a pitch party Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Einspahr were surprised Saturday evening on their 35th anniversary when 25 guests arrived to help them celebrate. All their children and families were present. Children include Mrs. Jack Neverve and Kathy Einspahr of Denver, Mrs. Ron Hill of Kearney, Rodney and Dennis of Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Junior Kitt and family spent Thursday and Friday in Lincoln attending a Co-op Council meeting. The twins and John sang three numbers on the program at the banquet held at the Cornhusker Hotel.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler and Mrs. Eva Maddux were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maddux.

75 years ago this week

February 17, 1936

Train service has been exasperating. Some days the train is a few minutes late or on some an hour or more late. Rumor has it that a petition will be circulated to procure truck mail service.

A number of friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Bertha Theobald last Thursday afternoon to remind her of another anniversary of her birthday. Contests and games were the diversion of the afternoon and gifts were presented.

Mrs. Adolf Engel was pleasantly surprised Monday evening by a number of her friends, the occasion being her birthday. Games appropriate to the Valentine season were played. Emma Siegel, assisted by Miss Viola Nordhausen, served a dainty lunch.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Krausnick and Mr. an Mrs. A. W. Hoff were weekend visitors in Lincoln and Omaha.

Broncs broke their losing streak by smothering a fast Hamlet team by the score of 28-12.

Local markets: cream-.32; eggs-.16-.17; hens-.08-.11; wheat-1.20; corn-1.15; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

February 22, 1912

We know that it would be a good idea for the hitching posts of the town be taken off main street. The city dads could lease the lots south of Dudeck’s shop to put up racks at a low price to accommodate those who would use them.

Nels Christenson put up ice on Saturday from his bayou that was 22 in. thick.

Wallace Hartzer, wife and son Willis visited at Art Nesmith’s Sunday p.m. and evening.

Johnnie and Truman Kitt brought out coal from town for Mr. Rueter Tuesday.

Henry Steinbeck will farm the Rueter half section this year.