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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 23:38

10 years ago this week

May 16, 2002

Twenty Wauneta-Palisade seniors, the third smallest graduating class at W-P, received their diplomas at exercises May 12. Julie Long was valedictorian and Terrin Barnard, salutatorian. Chris Eberhardt of Grand Island was the keynote speaker.

Bernie Saggau was the guest speaker at the Bronco Booster athletic banquet. Tom Moss, retiring science teacher, was awarded the Faculty Booster of the Year award, Edie and Virgil Sandman were presented the Booster of the Year award for more than four decades of support of Bronco athletics. Football award winners were DeWayne Baker, Defensive Player award; Shelby Anderson, Offensive Player award and Shane Gerhartz, Leadership and Pride award.

Members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade took on the project of refurbishing the band stand building at the Palisade park with replacing the broken floor, refinishing and repainting the interior and exterior, the project funded by Aid Association of Lutherans Branch 7611.

Janice Houser, Leslie Lee and Cordell and Betty Lee attended the kindergarten play, “The Ugly Duckling,” at the school Friday.

Eight ladies of the Garfield Club went to McCook Tuesday, meeting Sharon Haarberg at Schnert’s Bakery for coffee and rolls, then journeyed to Cambridge to the Cambridge Bed & Breakfast for lunch and a tour of the lovely old home.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; for 2002: 1.32 inches. High for the week: 92° on May 6; low: 36° on May 9.

25 years ago this week

May 14, 1987

The Wauneta FFA chapter held their annual banquet Thursday. Advisor Dan Andrews presented awards including the star greenhand to Judd Houser, star chapter farmer award to Dan Cameron and the DeKalb award to Brad Yost. Mr. and Mrs. Stan Yost, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cameron and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gage were named honorary chapter farmers. New officers are Chad Nordhausen, president; Derek Andrews, vice president; Jay Bartels, secretary; Phil Hartzer, treasurer; Mike Gage, reporter; Shaun O’Neil, sentinel and Matt Fekkers, parliamentarian.

Verna Sandman, Janice Allen and Jennifer attended the mother/daughter banquet at the C.F.O. Church in Imperial Wednesday evening. Iola Egle of McCook was the guest speaker.

The senior class of Palisade High, Chris Wolf, Tracy Trisdale, Seven French, Jennifer Yarberry, Michelle Rundback and Rhonda Ridlen and sponsors, Tom and Cindy Monnahan left Friday night for Sneak Day to St. Louis.

Ellen McCallum had a meeting of Girl Scout leaders, those presently serving in Wauneta and leaders of the past on Tuesday. Each leader received a carnation.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McKinney and family spent the weekend in Dix where they visited Jim’s mother, Virginia, and he was guest speaker at the Dix High School activities banquet.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for May: 2.15 inches; for 1987: 5.94 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.69/bu.; corn-1.65/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-4.97/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 17, 1962

Twelve students will be guests of the Wauneta Commercial Club at a special dinner at the Masonic Hall Tuesday evening. The students will be recognized and rewarded for their academic achievements and will be presented a letter “W” with a Lamp of Learning pin attached. Students are Lynn Fanning, Linda Handel, Cathy Haarberg, Judy Nordhausen, Loren Nordhausen, Brice Rueter, Marcia Rueter, Ronald Prior, Joyce Daniel, Anne McCallum, Bonnie Wicke and Jerolyn Kitt.

Mrs. Chet Graves and Mrs. Doris Lapp entertained the eighth grade students and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Cox at a breakfast Sunday morning at the Graves home.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bridgman were among the guests at her father’s 72nd birthday dinner at the Gordon Prior home in Wauneta Sunday. All six of Mr. Stretch’s children were present with their families.

Friday afternoon Mrs. Wendell Polly and grandchildren Rhonda and David Polly attended an operetta, “May Day for the Old Woman in the Shoe,” at Palisade which Mrs. Karl Polly’s class put on. A tea was served the mothers and guests after the program.

The FFA boys and their sponsor Gilbert Huntwork, along with the eighth grade boys as guests went camping at Medicine Creek Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Merle O’Neil went along as sponsor.

75 years ago this week

May 12, 1937

The Wauneta Library celebrated its 14th anniversary Saturday. Members of the library board served lunch all afternoon, netting over $19.00. The cake was baked by Mrs. A. Engel and decorated by Mrs.W. C. Higley.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moon and children, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Thompson and Colleen, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Trembly and Evelyn were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Trembly.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey entertained Sunday honoring her mother, Mrs. John Hahn of Hamlet. Other guests were Mr. Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hahn and Lucile Rueter.

Local markets: cream-.26; eggs. .14; wheat-1.12; corn-1.20; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

May 9, 1912

The Village board meeting was quite lively Monday night. The board decided to take the hitching posts off of main street and also the scales. The board will make arrangements to provide a place for hitching racks to accommodate all and make it more convenient besides making the business section more sanitary.

St. Clair Stock and wife were a long time on the road home from church Sunday. The auto took a balking spell.

Little Esther Metcalf visited with her aunt Grace last week.

C. E. Johnson is out in the country putting up lightning rods.