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Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:02

10 years ago this week

April 4, 2002

The Wauneta EMS, Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department and Wauneta Rural Fire Board as well as the rural and city fire departments and emergency medical services in Imperial were recipients of the second round of gifts from the Helen Fanning Estate.

Three Wauneta-Palisade seniors, Jessica Long, Matt Applegarth and Randi Maris, will receive their state FFA degrees at the Nebraska State FFA Convention in Lincoln.

Wauneta’s newest restaurant, T-J’s Bake Shoppe & Cafe, opened for business in the former old Pop’s Parlor building. New owners are Jerry and Thelma Mueller with the new business serving breakfast and daily noon specials.

Elsie Bartels Becker reflected back on the last 90 years, the simple things bringing her the most fulfillment. She enjoyed new baby animals, the smell of her mom’s bread baking and the cinnamon and sugar fragrance of her coffee cake, life on the farm and closeness of her family.

The joint choirs of Palisade and Wauneta Methodist Churches presented a mini-musical, “The Son Arose” Easter morning at both churches. MYF members provided the narration.

The James Skelton, Loran Wach and Tim McKillip families were among Hamlet Union Church members attending a roller skating party at Grant Thursday evening.

Dennis and Janet Egle and Justin and Jennifer Krey, Karlee, Drew and Landen spent the weekend at Silver Creek, Colo., skiing and tubing.

Easter guests of Gene and Dotty Bartels were Trish and Chad Dorn and family, Sid and Tami Bartels and family and Jay Bartels. Wayne and Marie Smith and Preston Smith were later visitors.

Precip for the year to date: .53 of an inch. High for the week: 75° on March 27, low: 18° on March 25.

25 years ago this week

April 2, 1987

Snow storms on Tuesday and again on Saturday forced cancellations of numerous events, including school.

Phillip Hartzer and George Fekkers have both been accepted as 1987 Boys State Representatives, sponsored by the American Legion Post 304. The American Legion Auxiliary and Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor Amy Miller as Girls Stater with Lori Buffington, alternate.

Sam and Helena Hubbard were honored on their 50th anniversary with family and friends enjoying cake and punch. All of Helena’s brothers and sisters, Ralph Wach, Vern Wach, Dorean Carey and Naomi Nelson, were able to attend which made the day very special.

Marge Engell and Ann Martin flew to Denver, Colo., to Los Angeles, Calif., to attend the 90th birthday party for Pearl Dragoo, their sister and aunt, returning to Wauneta last Wednesday.

Loyann Hartzer and Kris visited Lorrie Hartzer at Lawrence the weekend of the 21st and visited the traveling dinosaur display at the House of Yesterday in Hastings.

Marvin and Arlene Large and Ruby Kennedy were Sunday dinner guests of Lela and Ray Hamilton in honor of Ruby’s birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Large and family arrived in the afternoon with a birthday cake with the Joey Large family of Hayes Center and the Dale Large family of Imperial also enjoying ice cream and cake for the birthday celebration.

Precip for the week: .30 of an inch; for March: 1.33 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.34/bu.; corn-1.42/bu.; milo-2.24/cwt; soybeans-4.52/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 5, 1962

Mrs. Bill Stock was named manager of the Wauneta Clothing Store by owners Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lyons of McCook.

A total of 112 persons voted in Tuesday’s election. Elected to another two-year term on the Village Board were Jack Maddux, Bernard O’Neil and Jerry Jackson, the three uncontested.

Mrs. Walter Wheeler entertained neighbors at a coffee Friday morning to help Mrs. Kate Prior celebrate her birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Brunkhorst attended the 4-H banquet in Hayes Center Monday night.

Dwight Kline attended a Propane Short Course last week in Kansas City, Mo.

Wauneta Markets: wheat- 1.79; corn-1.05; milo-1.70.

75 years ago this week

March 31, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. E. E Olmsted were honored by relatives and friends Saturday and Sunday, the occasion being their golden wedding anniversary. Saturday an open house was held with many friends calling during the day. Sunday, forty relatives and close friends gathered for the wedding dinner and enjoyed a happy day together.

Fifty young people members of the Keystone Sunday school class of the M.E. Church and guests held a sunrise service and breakfast at the church Easter Sunday.

E. E. Flory returned home Saturday from Hawaii where he spent the winter.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fye and Robert spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fye.

Local Markets: eggs-.18; cream-.33; hens-.13-.14; wheat-1.22; corn-1.12; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

April 4, 1912

The Frenchman River was not able to carry all the water that came down for the large lakes at Champion when the dams went out Sat. and the bottom land was flooded Sunday. Several bridges south of Enders were taken out. The bridge south of Enders was damaged by washing the approaches away.

The pesky fly has commenced his song.

Maud Stock is helping Florence Gardner sew this week.

Dora and Henry Steinbeck took dinner and spent Sunday at Bischoff’s.

Roy Pollys attended the dance at Wauneta Saturday evening and intended to stay over Sunday but heard the Frenchman was on the raise to SKADOO for home - cutting their visit short.