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Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:26

10 years ago this week

April 11, 2002

A former Denver area resident and now a Wauneta resident for the past two years, Patsy William is the new Village Clerk, learning the many responsibilities of the position from Mindi Goings and Doretta Anderson.

Wauneta-Palisade junior Jamie Harris has qualified for the Queen City Nationals Forensics Contest in Charlotte, S.C., after taking first place in the regional contest in Cheyenne, Wyo., over the weekend.

Ted and Sharon Travis went to Elm Creek Friday to visit Dick Travis and on Saturday they went to Albion to visit the Joel Travis family. Sunday they attended the first communion of Lauren Travis and Tony Krohn.

Members of the Friday Sewing Club, Wilma Egle, DeLores Taylor, Myra Grimm, Beryl Knotwell, Lucille McBride and Elnora Kitt, went to Oberlin, Kan., for lunch at The Teller House and shopping in McCook.

Art and Nina Fortkamp visited Opal and Emil Fortkamp Sunday, then attended the Legion pancake supper.

Reinhold and Edith Gloy and daughter Naomi went to Grant to the 80th birthday party for Doris Pankonin at the Senior Center.

No precip. High for the week: 80° on April 1; low: 13° on April 3.

25 years ago this week

April 9, 1987

Wauneta FFA members Brad Yost and Dan Cameron will receive the State Agri-Businessman degrees during a special ceremony at the state FFA convention in Lincoln.

A coffee is planned on Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Leland and Glendene DeHart from 2 to 4 at the Legion Hall.

While in Omaha, Russ and Lori Pankonin ran into John Maddux of Chicago, Ill., who was there on business, and enjoyed a visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vapenik attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church near Hayes Center Sunday where grandson Jason Repass celebrated his first communion and were among dinner guests of Jason’s parents, Kate and Jerry Repass, and Megan.

An estimated 500 people attended the dance recital Sunday at Imperial of Deborah Jean’s School of Dance. Participating in the recital were Heidi Nordhausen, Danielle Harchelroad, Julie and Jennifer Maddux, Jessica Allen, Stacy Gockley and Leigh Majors.

Three Wauneta basketball players were named to the Golden Plains Activities All-Conference teams. Kelly Kitt was named to the Boys first team, Derek Andrews to the Boys second team and Teresa DeWester was named to the Girls first team.

The Palisade American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 selected and will sponsor Kim Fritsch as Girls State Representative with Cindy Lambert as alternate.

No precip. For 1987: 2.87 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.38/bu.; corn-1.42/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.56/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 12, 1962

The Wauneta Masonic Temple will be dedicated Monday in a ceremony conducted by the Grand Lodge of Masons of Nebraska. The Lodge was chartered on June 14, 1893, and was first located on the second floor of the building that is now Johnston Hardware, later moving to the former Fall’s Bank building and then next door to the new temple. The lodge has a membership of 60.

Saturday evening at the Hamlet Grade School, the Pep Club girls and their mothers entertained the basketball boys and their fathers and sponsor Darrell Cox at a turkey supper. Glenda Ruettimann gave the Welcome and Gary Wach, the Response.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Large made a business trip to Lexington and North Platte Thursday. En route they stopped at the Curtis Ag School where Marvin looked up his former Ag teacher, Glen Nichlas.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley attended an organ recital in Greeley, Colo., Sunday presented by their daughter, Norma. She is a senior music major at Colorado State College.

John Kerns returned from a four week stay in Fairfield, Calif., where he visited his son, Jack, and family. Jack has a veterinary practice and just built a new hospital.

Friends and neighbors honored Mrs. Frank Emerick at a coffee Saturday. The afternoon was spent socially.

Precip for the week: .48 of an inch; for 1962: 1.84 inches. High for the week: 63° on April 4 and 6; low: 27° on April 5.

75 years ago this week

April 7, 1937

Quiet election day: voters not enthused! Only 95 persons voted at the annual village and school board election. G. S. Burham and A. W. Hoff were elected to the village board and Elvaro Carpenter and Bert Maxfield were elected to the school board.

Improvements: The Hoff Cash Store has a new floor layed the first of the week. Started pouring cement for the new store between Gibson Pharmacy and Krausnick’s.

The Bert Lewis and Tom Stinnette families attended services at the Methodist church in Wauneta when the Bishop from Omaha gave an interesting talk.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hartzer and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor and family and Mr. and Mrs. John McPherson were Easter Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Wallace Hartzer.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Egle and family took dinner at the Steve Hayward home. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley and family and Mrs. W. J. Harrison called at their home in the afternoon.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.17; hens-.13; hides-.06; cox-.07; wheat-1.21; corn-1.16.

100 years ago this week

April 11, 1912

Fall wheat is showing up good. Farmers have commenced putting in spring wheat. Feed is a little scarce but grass will soon be good.

Corn is worth 82¢.

Nellie Nesmith, Mabel McCarty and Wilma Smith had the pleasure of riding out from town Wed. with Rev. Andres in his auto.

C. S. Brown took a traveling man to Imperial Monday.

E. Krausnick and family took dinner with J. C. Kitt and family after church Sunday.