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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:41

10 years ago this week

June 6, 2002

Don and Jackie Kennedy were honored on their 50th anniversary by their children and grandchildren at an open house held at the Wauneta Legion Hall.

The children of Leona Gockley hosted a 90th birthday celebration at Cox’s Pond near Champion over the weekend with over 50 guests enjoying visiting, fishing, swimming and paddle boating at Champion Lake.

Les and Jan Houser and Richard Bardsley were among 12 Frenchman Valley Riders going on a Sunday run, first having breakfast at Imperial’s 12th Street Cafe, attending church in Holyoke, Colo., eating dinner in Sterling, Colo., on to Cabella’s at Sidney, then home.

Bill Jeffries and Beulah DeHart attended the 60th anniversary observance of Gervouse and Elinor Aarons in North Platte. He ran the co-op store in Wauneta 50 years ago.

Jane Dinnel returned home from a two week tour in Michigan with the singing group, “Voices of Praise.”

Coffee guests of Lois and Marlin Wine Wednesday morning were Mike and Sylvia Eagan of Portland, Ore.

Loyd and Karen Christner attended the Nebraska Department of Am-Vets in Grand Island over the weekend. Loyd was elected 2nd state vice president and Karen, 1st vice president.

Precip for the week: .15 of an inch. High for the week: 102° on May 30; low: 53° on May 28.

25 years ago this week

June 4, 1987

Work began on the gym floor with concrete being taken up, relocating water pipes that were under the concrete, then pouring a new concrete slab and laying on a new wood floor.

Doug Terry and Brenda Lacy were chosen to participate in the Junior Law Cadet program, sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion.

Four members of the Eden Sunshine Club, Jean Hardy, Virginia Gauger, Lorene Brunkhorst and Verna Sandman spent Wednesday in McCook where they ate at Mexican Lingo, visited the museum, the Country Boutique, a greenhouse and a trailer sales business.

Members of the Methodist choir, their director Mike Kitt and accompanist Peg Walgren were guests of Joan and John Green Wednesday evening to view a video tape of the choir’s presentation of the contata, “The Overcomers,” which they presented May 22. The group enjoyed tea and cake on their patio.

Herb and Eulene Busking and Floyd and Delpha Nordhausen ate at the Palisade Cafe Saturday night, celebrating both couples’ anniversaries.

Cindy Sandman, Seri, Ane, Tami and Andrew and Cindy’s mother, Ruth Madron, flew to Boise, Idaho, where they visited Donnalee Kindler and attended Greg Kindler’s graduation, then were met in Denver by Kirk and Derek where they attended the graduation of Jennifer, daughter of Cindy’s sister, Jane, and Gene Svendsen.

Peg McCallum spent a week at Randolph-Macon Women’s College at Lynchberg, Va., where she participated in their Elder Hostel program, attending classes for five days, completing three courses. She had attended college there following high school.

Precip for the week: .09 of an inch; for May: 5.83 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.26/bu.; corn-1.64/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-4.89/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 7, 1962

The first phase of the polio immunization program using oral vaccine will be held at the high school gym on June 17, second phase on July 29 and the last on Sept. 2. Residents are asked to send a post card to their family doctor indicating the number of persons who will attend the first program.

200 people attended the alumni banquet Friday evening at the high school auditorium, honoring classes with “2”. Class of 1912 had no representatives, 1922 had two; 1932 had five; 1942 had 12; 1952 had 12 and 1962 had eight.

Don Harvey and Woodrow Moody were elected to 3-year terms on the Wauneta Rural High School board.

Twenty-five year veteran Byron H. Lady, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Lady of Palisade, was promoted to senior master sergeant in the United States Air Force.

Last Sunday evening a surprise housewarming was held in the Don Denker home with 11 couples present. Cards were played for entertainment.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hoff and family spent Memorial Day at Lake McConaughy.

Dennis Kennedy attended the 4-H Junior Leaders conference in Curtis Thursday and Friday.

75 years ago this week

June 2, 1937

Keith McCallum and Ty Colbert drove home Sunday from Denver. Ty returned to Denver but Keith remained and will resume his duties with Dr. Rider at the new Chateau Theatre on its completion.

Arch L. Counce, Ray Scrivens and Frank Counce Jr. went on a fishing trip to Beacon Lake, north of Ogallala, catching their limit.

The dance given last Thursday evening at the Legion Hall by Henry Wicke and his new bride, the former Leah Sandman, drew a large number of well wishers.

Miss Joyce Novacek spent Saturday night with Miss Evelyn Hoff.

Local Markets: wheat-1.04; corn-1.15; barley-.70; eggs-.14; cream-.27; heavy hens-.11-.12; springs-.16-.17.

100 years ago this week

May 30, 1912

Now is the time to organize that commercial club.

The decoration day services on Thursday, the 30th, will be parade in the morning, program at 2 o’clock.

Terribly windy first few days of the week. Was a little too strong Tuesday for some of the women and children in the Calvert area to go to Wauneta to hear the McCook band.

Truman Kitt and family and Wallace Hartzer and family visited and took dinner with Ralph Gardner and wife.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:42