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Thursday, 03 May 2012 14:43

10 years ago this week

May 9, 2002

Approximately $4,000 in checks, earmarked for the Palisade park improvement projects, were presented to Park Board members Nada Krotter and Pearl Andrew following a dance held at Palisade Saturday night.

Stacy Yost was selected as Cornhusker Girl State representative for Willard Hansen American Legion Auxiliary Unit #304 of Wauneta. She is also cosponsored by the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department. Emily Humphrey is alternate.

Cliff and Margie Shackelford and Jerolyn Spady attended the 21st annual reunion of the 456th AAA Battalion in Orlando, Fla., April 26-30, concluding with a banquet Saturday night. Side trips included a day at Disney’s Epcot Park, a day touring Orlando including the Peabody Hotel.

Bishop Bruskewitz of the Lincoln Diocese was present at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday for the confirmation and reception for Laura Barger, Cody Fanning, Tanner Kerchal, Tyler Kerchal, Bryn Vapenik and Rachel Vrbka.

Jim and Shirley Teeters of Norfolk, Va., spent Thursday and Friday with Allan and Judi Nordhausen.

Family of Bob and Marge Hanna as well as Colorado and local friends spent Saturday at their farm to help with branding cattle. Fifty-nine were present for the Saturday meal.

Precip for the week: 05 of an inch; for the year: .25 inches. High for the week: 85° on May 5; low: 30° on May 2.

25 years ago this week

May 7, 1987

The annual honors night was held at Wauneta High School. Inducted into the National Honor Society Monday were Rick Taylor, Lisa Wilson, Lori Buffington and Amy Maxfield.

Marcia Keiser returned Monday from a three-week visit with her friend, Gabi Reiners, and her family at Essen, Germany, where she and Gabi toured many places of interest. Gabi was an exchange student living here with the Don Leonard family.

Jennifer Doetker, Kelly Brunkhorst and Brett Wentz were confirmed at services at Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday by Pastor Jim Lucas.

Mr. and Mrs. John Sailors returned Tuesday after spending two weeks with their daughter and family, Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Strohmier and girls at Cypress, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Fortkamp, Bill and Hilda Roschewski, Elsie Becker, Elmer and Edna Keiser and Leta and Henry Brunkhorst attended the 50th anniversary celebration for Henry and Esther Krug at the Lutheran Church in Benkelman Sunday.

Precip for the week: 2.10 inches; for 1987: 5.89 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.42/bu.; corn-1.60/bu.; milo-2.35/cwt; soybeans-4.72/bu.

50 year ago this week

May 10, 1962

Loren Nordhausen was named valedictorian at commencement exercises Monday, Cathy Haarberg was named salutatorian. Other scholars named were Brice Rueter, winner of the Regent’s Examination, Kenneth Krausnick was the Regent’s alternate.

Two eighth grade graduates, Brenda Haarberg and Raymond Gunderson, were named outstanding boy and girl of the graduating class by the American Legion.

James Carlson, U.S. Naval hospital, Long Beach, Calif., was honored as “White Hat of the Month” from the enlisted personnel at the hospital for superior ability in his duties as Operating Room Technician and Assistant Senior Corpsman and for outstanding characteristics in leadership.

Mrs. Stella Gregory marked her 85th birthday at a coffee Saturday afternoon, hosted by daughters Mrs. Delman Engell and Mrs. Ed Novacek. Thirty guests attended.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bartels of Denver visited in the Budd Crow home over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Fortkamp were in Benkelman Monday to help her father celebrate his 52nd birthday.

The Cub Scouts of Den 4 and den mothers Mrs. Dean Kitt and Mrs. Wayne Salyer enjoyed an outing at the Floyd Lovitt farm Wednesday afternoon hunting Indian relics with a picnic at the city park afterwards.

75 years ago this week

May 5, 1937

Wouldn’t it be a great satisfaction if the streets in town were oiled or rather had a coat of oil matting as is on Highway 6? This is possible if people make their choice known.

Grading on Main Street was accomplished Tuesday with the Chase County’s new Caterpillar grader, recently purchased. The rain Monday left the streets cut up and muddy in spots.

Krotter-Fitzgerald Co. are doing some remodeling and re-roofing at their lumber yard on south Main street.

Mrs. Adolf Engel was hostess to the Happy Hour Club Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Jim Littrell and Mrs. Jim Gosney were guests.

Mrs. Vida Carrigan came from Santa Barbara, Calif., last Thursday to visit her son, A. E. Carrigan and Mrs. Carrigan.

Local Markets: cream-.27; eggs-.14; hens-.12-.13; wheat- 1.15; corn-1.15; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

May 2, 1912

A strong wind last Thursday, but a heavy rain followed so no reason to complain.

A surprise party was given at the home of Mrs. M. J. Kanost Monday evening. About fifty of her friends were present to remind her that the following day was her birthday. The evening was joyously spent in games and music. Refreshments were served consisting of cake, pie and pickles.

Mr. and Mrs. Porter spent a few days visiting with F. B. Cecil’s. They are on their way to Kansas from Scott Bluffs county via the covered wagon route.

Tom Downey and Lester Brown were out coyote hunting Monday and captured 13 young ones and one old one.

A number of South Divide farmers were stormed in at Wauneta Saturday night.