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Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:56

10 years ago this week

March 7, 2002

A snowstorm hit the region over the weekend with over five inches of snow and temps -4 degrees below zero. Schools were closed on Friday due to the storm.

Esther Einspahr returned Sunday from Portales, N.M., where she had spent two weeks visiting Bev and Mike Howard and family.

Thursday evening guests of Craig and Jo Fanning, Bo and Abbie for cake and ice cream for Bo’s eighth birthday were Clint and Betty McCallum, Shelly and Brooke Meyer and Dorothea Fanning.

Jan and Tony Cribelli went to Stratton Sunday to show their pictures and talk on their trip to Rome at the Deanery meeting.

Wauneta-Palisade captured their fifth straight conference speech championship edging Wallace by nine points at the Twin Valley event. Wheatland placed third.

Precip for the week: .36 of an inch.

High for the week: 50° on Feb. 28; low: -4 on March 2.

25 years ago this week

March 5, 1987

Don Myers was named the new manager at Rickel, Inc., formerly the Farmers Co-op Company in Hamlet. Bill Baker who has worked at the elevator while it was still owned by the Co-op will join Myers.

Crandall and Ellen Taylor were guests of honor at an open house Sunday, Feb. 22 for their 50th anniversary, hosted by their children and grandchildren at the Church of the Brethren in Enders.

Don and Ruby Ham returned from a 16-day trip with Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Reynolds of Trenton. Besides sightseeing, they visited Ruby’s twin sister, Rilla, and Harrison Miles in Covina, Calif., helped Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kline of Anaheim, Calif., celebrate their 40th anniversary. Don, Quentin and Lloyd were classmates at Benkelman High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Large, Krystal and Greg attended a birthday celebration honoring Katherine Glaze on their 85th birthday in Curtis Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rueter and Ann Rueter attended the Arts Council puppet show at the Imperial theater Sunday afternoon.

Vickie and Gary Grimes and children and Janice and Doug Allen and family of Imperial were Saturday supper guests of Jack and Verna Sandman. Ashley Grimes was guest of honor for her fourth birthday.

Precip for the week: .85 of an inch; for February: 1.31 inches, for 1987 to date: 1.54 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.36/bu.; corn-1.31/bu.; milo-2.15/cwt; soybeans-4.37/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 8, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Neibuhr and children of Greeley, Colo., and Mrs. Freida Reich of Germany were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen from Wednesday to Saturday. They also visited in the Ed Denker home and with Mrs. Lizzie Busking and William.

Mrs. Jackie Ekart, Randy Jablonski, Cindy and Debbie Mitchell went to Imperial Friday after school to work on a 4-H window display for 4-H Week.

Monday morning several ladies surprised Mrs. Harold Wach on her birthday. Included in the group were Tillie Meister, Esther Haarberg, Lucy Colson, and Mildred Stretch. Coffee and rolls were served.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Maddux, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maddux and family were Wednesday supper guests in the Bob Hamilton home. The occasion was the second birthday of Doug Hamilton.

Saturday evening 22 relatives and friends gathered at the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Gruver for a housewarming.

Mrs. Lee Kitt, Mrs. Lawrence Rueter, Mrs. Leonard Dudek, Mrs. Bert Maxfield and Mrs. Edith Lorance were callers in the Keith Sexton home.

Guests who called in the Henry Haarberg home last Tuesday evening to help Mr. Haarberg celebrate his birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Nordhausen, Ed Denker, Bill Denker, Chris Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Polly and Donnie Polly.

75 years ago this week

March 3, 1937

Following an article printed in the Breeze condemning the loose schedule of the train which affects the mail service, a letter was received from State Railway Commissioner Will Maupin where he and two other officials will be in Wauneta to meet with interested patrons. During the past week, marked copies were sent to officials and the train service has been excellent which goes to show it is possible.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Olmsted returned Sunday afternoon from Omaha where they had spent the last ten days.

Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Harvey and Rodney were dinner guests Thursday evening of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pinkerton of New Castle, Wyo., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sass of Haigler visited in the home of Mrs. W. T. Trembly.

100 years ago this week

March 7, 1912

We had quite a snow storm on Friday and it was a bad day.

Oliver Yant and wife returned on Monday from a visit to Lincoln, Crete and other points.

A bill has passed the Senate to make it only necessary to live on a homestead for three years. It will undoubtedly pass the House.

David Wine has moved onto the Breneman ranch on the Stinking Water vacated by Mr. Tracy.

Geo. McGooden is not clerking at McCallum’s at present.

The second school entertainment will be given at the brick hotel Friday night at 8 o’clock. Admission 10 and 20¢. A stage and seats have been arranged.