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Thursday, 08 March 2012 16:05

10 years ago this week

Mar. 14, 2002

Utilities Superintendent Kelly Doetker and co-worker Jayden Maris are working on installing the new street signs throughout Wauneta as temperatures warm up.

Former Wauneta third grade teacher Donna Applegarth was recognized by Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns for her 50 years of teaching in Nebraska, declaring her an Admiral in the Great Navy of the state of Nebraska.

Jan DeWester returned from a week spent offering prayer to ailing people in Belize. Medical professionals and the mission team included 18 people from the United States. Clinics were set up in four cities where people were treated for different ailments and prayer offered for their healing. A documentary on the life of Jesus was also shown.

Don and Carey Harrison and Jessica McKillip spent Thursday to Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa, where they attended a basketball tournament, watching Sarah play for Concordia College.

Elwyn and Viola Krausnick, Kenneth Krausnick and Betty Krausnick were in Lincoln Saturday and Sunday where they attended the Masquer’s 2002 One Act Play Festival at the Howell Theater on the U.N.L. campus. One of the plays they saw was submitted by Kenneth’s son, Kevin, a university student.

Ron and Jean Wach, Helena Hubbard and Rod and Linda Duffy of Minden had dinner Sunday with Naomi Nelson at Heritage of Wauneta to help her celebrate her birthday.

Janice Houser accompanied Les in the truck for a couple of weeks. They spent four days at Orlando, Fla., at Disney World.

Trace of precip. .53 of an inch for the year. High: 66° on March 5; low: 3° on March 9.

25 years ago this week

March 12, 1987

Water meters were voted back in at Monday night’s Village meeting as they were not on last meeting’s agenda so was invalid. Because of the earlier vote a petition drive began to recall three members of the board.

Winners of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby March 3 were Kyle Barnard, first; Steven Todd, second; Robert Engel, third; Ryan Jones, fourth; and Jeremy Bley, fifth. The top three will advance to competition at the Scout-O-Rama in Ogallala.

Jim and Lana Skelton attended an UNSTA class reunion Saturday at North Platte.

Inez Elliot, Dorothy Romine, Margaret Carter, Alma Romine, Cindy King and Rachel visited at Imperial Manor Friday to help Phoebe Patterson celebrate her 99th birthday. Among cards she received was one from President and Mrs. Reagan.

Precip for the week: .20 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.37/bu.; corn-1.35/bu.; milo-2.18/cwt; soybeans-4.36/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 15, 1962

The Wauneta Clothing Company, Wauneta’s newest retail business, will hold their grand opening this weekend, Thursday to Saturday. The store has been remodeled with new flooring, new ceiling, new lighting and increased floor space. The business is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lyons of McCook and will be managed by Mrs. Ramona Bruner.

Ted Anderson attended a Co-op Management Short Course March 5-9 in Kansas City.

Mrs. Gilbert Nordhausen, Mrs. Andy Brunkhorst, Mrs. Junior Kitt and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp attended a 4-H leaders training meeting in McCook Friday. Mrs. Virgil Sandman and Mrs. Charles Hanna also attended the training class.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney and Mr. and Mrs. Don Egle and Lonnie were callers in the Maynard Wright home at Bird City, Kan., Thursday.

Sunday dinner guests in the Ray Kitt home were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kitt and children, Mrs. Calvin Bentz and children and Carl Statz of Imperial. The dinner was to celebrate March birthdays of the group.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dicke and family were supper guests in the Wayne Gerver home at Bird City, Kan., Wednesday night.

75 years ago this week

March 10, 1937

Those attending a pure bred milk cow sale Monday at Atwood, Kan., were Mrs. K. G. Prior and sons, Wendell and Gordon and Leonard Parker, James Parker and J. Person.

Steve Hayward helped Albert and Bill Dicke exchange places Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl McGregor have moved onto the J. A. Parker place.

Raymond Maxfield went to Denver Thursday and returned home with a new red truck Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker and Mrs. Nordhausen spent Sunday in Ludell.

Lucille Porter, Bernice McCloud and Violet Hansen were McCook visitors Saturday.

Local Markets: cream-.32; eggs-.16; hens-.08-.11; wheat- 1.18; corn-1.10-1.12.

100 years ago this week

March 14, 1912

Our train came up Wednesday with only the passenger coaches as there was no snow plow for our engine and they were afraid of the snow drifts with a heavy train. The Kansas branches were snow bound and the snow plows were down on those lines.

McCook is figuring on a big irrigation ditch scheme which looks like a wild cat scheme to us. They propose to build a large reservoir on the Frenchman about 12 miles west of Wauneta and run the water in a ditch of over 60 miles long to McCook. We hope it is a winner but see many obstacles. The plan is to build a dam across the Frenchman 68 feet high.

Chester Stock has been appointed precinct assessor. The board could not agree on the numerous candidates so drew Stock’s name out of a hat.

Roy Pollys and the Fye children attended the entertainment in town Friday night.

Mrs. Dye has 35 young chicks, Mrs. R. Polly 10.

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