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Thursday, 14 June 2012 15:08

10 years ago this week

June 20, 2002

Construction is well underway for the new BWTelcom building and installation of over 90 miles of new fiber optic line in Chase and Dundy counties.

Bill and Judy McBride of Bruneau, Idaho, are houseguests of his sister, Barbara, and Kenny Smith. They also visited with Lucille McBride and Leta Brunkhorst.

Edith and Reinhold Gloy attended her 1932 class reunion at the alumni banquet Saturday evening at the Grant school. Seven of the nine living class members were present.

Tom and Linda Moss returned from attending Tom’s first ship’s reunion in Evansville, Ind. In 1968 Tom left the USS Farragut and hadn’t seen any of the crew since.

Richard Christensen of Gaithersburg, Md., and his son, James of Silver Springs, Md., spent a few days last week with Edna Christensen.

Elsie Becker, Phyllis Nordhausen and Gladys Schneider attended the Steinbeck-Bernard reunion at Benkelman Sunday.

Leona Littlejohn accompanied her son, Leonard, to her Buethe family reunion held at the North Shore Lodge at Ogallala’s Lake McConaughy Sunday.

No precip. High for the week: 91° on June 12; low: 47° on June 14.

25 years ago this week

June 18, 1987

The firemen literally raised the roof on the fire hall over the weekend to make room for a new meeting room. Using a crane and hydraulic jacks, the roof was raised approximately 6 feet to install new sidewalls.

Leland DeHart received the Browning-Shafer award from the Imperial Eagle’s during a firemen’s appreciation supper held at the Eagle’s Sunday for his many years of service to Wauneta as a fireman and as a charter member of the Wauneta Rescue Squad.

Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Long, Marvin and Mary Emma Maris, Roger and Beth Maris and Erica attended a surprise birthday supper in the home of Jim and Annette long and girls Friday, especially for Violet Long’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen visited the Neil Christensen family in Lincoln the weekend of the 7th and attended Army Reserve graduation exercises for grandson Karl at Ashland. On Sunday they went to Syracuse to tour the new Army Reserve building.

The Steve Noble family were in Albion over the weekend to help Steve’s grandparents, John and Wilma Williams, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Precip for the week: 1.54 inches; for 1987: 12.74 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.25/bu.; corn-1.73/bu.; milo-2.55/cwt; soybeans-5.35/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 21, 1962

Most adults scoffed at the prospects of Wauneta’s kids using the swimming pool during the opening weekend - “Just too darn cold!” The kids didn’t agree as nearly 400 doned their suits and enjoyed the pool.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown of Hamlet were honored on their golden anniversary at an open house with about 300 signing the guest book.

Mrs. Junior Kitt and Mrs. Henry Wicke took Karrol and Jerolyn Kitt, Patty Gauger, Mary Ann Fortkamp and Lloyd Wicke to 4-H Camp at Halsey Monday.

Mrs. Gilbert Nordhausen and Mrs. Dale Krausnick took Marilyn Rietsch, Lois Bartels, Alyce Wilson, Vicki Nordhausen and Dianna Krausnick to the 4-H camp at Curtis. Also attending camp were Kathleen McCallum, Carol Sue O’Neil, Marla Prior, Cindy Sandman, Jerry Ruth Arenz and Jackie and Janice Sandman.

The Bill Buffingtons entertained the Emerson Schwenks, Dennis Gockley, the Vearl McBrides and Lynn Monday evening at a steak fry out of doors.

Mrs. Dick Nordhausen, Mrs. Minnie Denker, Mrs. Bill Denker, Mrs. Sophie Nordhausen, Mrs. Bill Keiser and Laura were coffee guests Thursday afternoon of Mrs. Vernon Shoemaker in Palisade.

Extension club members toured homes during the homes tour on June 15 with 65 members attending. Homes toured were Dick Nordhausen, William Haarberg and Gerald Usher all of Wauneta and Les Smith and Vic Cole of Imperial.

75 years ago this week

June 16, 1937

The worst storm of the season to hit Wauneta with walnut size hail coming down at a terrific speed for only a short time followed by rain falling in torrents. Water came down the canyons filling basements in the west part of town and leaving homes standing in a lake of water. Water on mainstreet was running runningboard deep.

Sunday—Fried chicken dinner 40¢ and roast beef dinner 35¢ at Falls Hotel.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lorance and daughter Margie and Ethel Hayward spent Thursday at the Kenneth Kitt home.

Mrs. F. C. Haarberg entertained Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Walling and their families at dinner Friday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Walling’s silver anniversary. The occasion was also the celebration of birthdays of Mrs. Walling, Mrs. Haarberg, Mrs. Willard Gross and Ward Walling Jr. which all fell on the same day.

Local Markets: eggs-.13; cream-.27; heavy hens-.11; heavy springs-.15; wheat-1.00; corn-1.00; barley-.60.

100 years ago this week

June 13, 1912

Mrs. Lawrence Rueter and children and Grandma Rueter spent Sunday p.m. at Steinbeck’s.

P. Redden took dinner at Art Nesmith and stayed over Sun. night with them.

V. E. Beard, the Watkin’s man, was in the neighborhood last week and spent Wednesday night at the Truman Kitt’s.