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Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:00

10 years ago this week

April 25, 2002

The Chase County Community Hospital board has directed hospital staff to assess the possibility of opening a medical clinic in Wauneta.

Southwest Public Power District donated an advertising slide projector to the Wauneta Chamber and Chateau last year and following several months learning the technical end, the projector and ads made their debut at the theatre this month.

Karen Beveridge, husband Mark Coty and daughter Adriane from Colorado are now making their home on a farm along the Stinking Water Creek north of Hamlet and have established Hat Creek Alpacas. They plan to raise/sell young alpacas, their fleece and alpaca products.

Chase County Surveyor Marv Athey has no plans to run for re-election and has served as the county’s surveyor for 56 years.

Wauneta High School graduate Stuart Hoff was selected as the March 2002 recipient of the Outstanding Employee Award for Office Staff by the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Parents Clyde and Lois Hoff attended a reception in his honor.

Rod and Joy Wheeler hosted an appreciation supper Saturday for 34 family, neighbors and friends who have helped rebuild three buildings at their farm that were destroyed during a wind storm last year. The meal was catered by Sizzlin’ Rock Creations and served in one of the new buildings.

Bo Fanning received his first communion from Father Greg Pawloski at St. John’s Catholic Church’s morning worship Sunday.

Precip for the week: .09 of an inch; year to date: .75 of an inch. High for the week: 94° on April 15; low: 31° on April 17.

25 years ago this week

April 23, 1987

Wauneta Order of Eastern Star chapter celebrated its 65th anniversary at their regular meeting Tuesday evening with five area chapters invited to attend. Lou Carlson was given special recognition for 65 years of active service.

Nine members of the Eden Sunshine Club met with Virginia Gauger for coffee Monday morning. Marlies Gauger was a guest.

Erma Newman was guest of honor at an open house at her home April 18 for her 80th birthday. Bob and Lucille Newman and their daughter and children, Jackie Nuss, Brent and Brandi of Florida, Colleen Gage of Kearney and Ola Dudek of Grand Island arrived early to help with plans. Bob and Pat Kitt hosted a dinner Saturday evening for relatives.

Mary Vette of Fort Wayne, Ind., is spending the week with Chuck and Betty Vette, Michelle and Bob. Irene Lee joined them for Easter dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ough and family spent Thursday to Monday with Lloyd and Doris Ough.

No precip; for April: .92 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.26/bu.; corn-1.48/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-4.65/bu.

50 years ago this week

Apr. 26, 1962

Grocers Dwight Hoff and Bob Walgren announced a new partnership effective May 1 with the business to be located at Hoff’s recently completed new building. The firm, known as Bob’s Grocery, will be closed and fixtures sold.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Holmes were honored at a 50th anniversary celebration April 22 at the Hamlet Union Church with over 100 in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hartzer entertained Saturday night at a birthday party for the birthdays of their sons, Gaylin and Harold and also Merrill Maris. The party also honored the April birthdays of Mrs. Louise Hartzer, Mrs. Harold Hartzer and Loy Ann Taylor.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp entertained out of town guests at supper Friday evening. They were Walter Frerihs of Stinnette, Texas, Mr. and Mrs.Everett Steinbeck and children of National City, Calif., and Mrs. Katie Potthoff and Betty Jean of Haigler.

75 years ago this week

April 21, 1937

According to present plans, a new firm will open in Wauneta. A ladies and gents ready-to-wear store will occupy the building now used by Rudisil’s. E.W. Cox, W.H. Johnson and Arnold Cowles will be the proprietors.

The losers entertained the winners in the Contract Bridge Club Friday evening at a 6:30 dinner at the Fred Grimm home. Guests were prompt in arriving and gracefully sat at the table and ate mush and milk while expecting food fit for a king, proving the ladies were good sports as well as good bridge players.

Mrs. E. C. Hunter of Santa Ana, Calif., is visiting at the Ray Kitt home. She taught school in District 64, Dundy County and was Gail Forbes before her marriage.

E.N. Berry is spending the week in Chicago.

Local Markets: wheat-1.12; corn-1.20; barley-.65; cream-.28, eggs-.15.

100 years ago this week

April 18, 1912

One of the worst wind storms in the history blew Sat, Sunday and Monday forenoon transferring real estate, tearing down windmills, damaging out buildings It blew the roof off Mrs. Horn’s sod house, S. Gardner’s mill went over, the wheel was taken off George McBride’s mill, C. Stock’s barn was moved on the foundation, Walter Bergreen’s chicken house was smashed and crib on Pete Peterson’s place upset with others receiving damage.

The women are busy cleaning house since the storm. Those who had their spring cleaning done will have it to do over again.

Mrs. Adamson entertained Miss Southwell, Miss Eva and Myrtle Hanna, Lloyd and Ruby Fye and Ralph Metcalf of the Shiloh school and also Miss Hazel Smith of Champion Tuesday evening between the hours of four and eight.

Mrs. M. A. Watson of Bartley visited at Geo. McGooden’s the front end of the week and met her old friends who were glad to see her.