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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 20:56

10 years ago this week

July 11, 2002

Lucille McBride spent July 4 in Shelton with Lynn and Janie McBride and their daughters, Mikki and Jim Bear and Lori and Ken Janke and eight grandchildren who had spent the previous week with their parents who observed their 40th anniversary June 24.

Dan and Joanne Liebig had family here to help with wheat harvest including Roseanne and Bill Benzel of Waynesville, Mo., Paul Liebig of Kearney, Thom Liebig of Denver and Spencer Smith of Lincoln.

Boy Fyfer of South Africa, William Callies of Wisconsin, Ivan and Delores Flaming and Royce and Duane and Beverly Dinnel enjoyed Sunday dinner at the Senior Center.

Jon Polly came home July 4 to Sunday morning as a surprise to Karl and Judy Polly. He and Judy visited also with Kay Polly and girls and with Eunice Bodeman. The family had a cookout at the creek picnic area Saturday.

Lois and Marlin Wine went to Benkelman Sunday to visit Virginia Jensen at the Hester Home and joined others to celebrate her 95th birthday.

Chase Nichols, a junior this fall at Wauneta-Palisade, competed at the Nebraska High School Rodeo Championships at Valentine in the steer wrestling event.

Jamie Harris, a senior this fall at Wauneta-Palisade, competed at the Queen City National Speech Contest in Charlotte, N.C., June 15-21, competing in the oratory or persuasive speaking competition.

Precip for the week: 1.51 inches; high for the week: 102° on July 1; low: 65° on July 5.

25 years ago this week

July 9, 1987

Leland DeHart was recognized for his volunteer service, serving the past 15 years on the Wauneta Rescue Squad and with the Wauneta Fire Department from 1953 to 1968. He received the Imperial Eagle’s Shafer-Browning award which recognizes outstanding service of rescue squad, fire and law enforcement personnel in Chase and Dundy Counties and the Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars as the outstanding emergency medical technician in the state.

Two French students arrived in Wauneta through the NACEL exchange program. Judith Czuk Vel Ciuk is staying with the Rod Wheelers and Philippe LEROY is a guest of the Ted Travis family.

Dewey Hill was honored Saturday, June 27 on his 89th birthday by his children, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Blankenship of Pender, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanna of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Collins of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hill of Waverly and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ball of McCook with a pig roast held at the Ag Complex Building in McCook with 82 attending.

Sixty members of the Hahn and Egle families gathered at the Bob and Esther Egle home in Enders to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary.The 6 o’clock dinner buffet was hosted by daughter Linda and four sons, Loren, Norman, Dennis and Duane and wives.

Henry and Leah Wicke were guests of honor at a family dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday, June 28 in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The couple’s six children include Dale and Hank Wicke of Wauneta, Nola Musser, Donald Wicke and wife Sue, all of Mesa, Ariz., Bonnie Mohling of Hastings and Lloyd Wicke and wife Kathleen of Denver.

Ryan Jones and Susan Jones enplaned to Los Angeles, Calif., and spent a week visiting their Aunt Jane Kaufman and her daughter Kaye and son Jess and also other family.

Helen Rousey, Marilyn Walker and Orla, Brandie and Marcie Kitt returned home June 27 from Regina, Sask, Canada where they were houseguests of the Rick Heldenbrand family.

Precip for the week: 1.64 inches; for 1987: 11.82 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.19/bu.; corn-1.58/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-4.94/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 5, 1962

An estimated 300 persons took part in the second Sabin program Sunday as there wasn’t enough vaccine for everyone at the first one. Counting both programs, nearly 1,250 persons received the vaccine in Wauneta.

Dale Bischoff, chairman of the Jaycee building committee received the key to the old Masonic Building from OES Kennsington President Carolyn Kanost. The main street building will be used for a meeting place and social activities. Members present for the presentation included Marlin Fortkamp, Jerry Jackson, Bill Crapson, Loren Egle, Gary Nordhausen, Neil Kitt, Clint McCallum and Bischoff.

Twenty-five riders and horses joined together for an overnight camping trip from the Elwyn Krausnick farm to the Ike’s building at Enders Lake.

270 youngsters signed up for swimming classes.

Miss Jan Wade of White Plains, N.Y., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Justice. She is studying at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in the IBM Corp., and will return there to work after her vacation here.

75 years ago this week

July 7, 1937

The new Chateau Theatre drew capacity crowds at the opening and during the weekend with a waiting line Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sandman, Gary and Virgil were in Geneva last Sunday to attend the silver wedding anniversary of a sister.

Mr. and Mrs. John Green, Phyllis Green, Margaret Emerick, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wiley Green, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Good of Denver, Mrs. Nova Good of Ogallala and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier and Bud enjoyed a picnic dinner at the McCook city park Sunday. Some remained to attend a pageant given there, “The Life of Christ.”

Local Markets: wheat-1.05; corn-1.00; barley-.65; eggs-.13; cream,-.27; hens-.11-.12; springs-.14-.15.

100 years ago this week

July 4, 1912

Swat the fly!

The Ridgeway team played the Wauneta high school team at Wauneta Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. S. Gardner and Mable Foye visited the Devil’s Den last Tuesday.

John Lamb left for Denver last week on the train and rode a horse home that his son had made him a present of.