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Thursday, 26 July 2012 14:35

10 years ago this week

Aug. 1, 2002

Wauneta: The Heartbeat of America — Harvest Fest, July 26-29.

Violet Long hosted a backyard picnic on the 24th for relatives from Champion, McCook and locally. Special guests were Darrin Roschewski of the Air Force from California and Dennis and Linda Leitner and Andrea of Springfield, Mo.

Debra and Jim Kemp, Patrick and Phillip are visiting Wilva and Gene Harchelroad and the Brian and Sid Harchelroad families.

Lucille McBride returned home after spending nine days with Vaughn and Dee McBride at New Castle, Del., enjoying many sightseeing trips. She flew out of Denver, going to Denver and back on the Dash-About.

Esther Einspahr went to Portales, N.M., and with Mike and Bev Howard flew to Buffalo, N.Y., where they were guests of Dale and Edna Howard, taking in many sights while there. Mary Smith, Jacob, Jackson and Eva of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Sandra and Colin Conklin, Rebecca and Luke of North Branford, Conn., are spending the week with Jack and Carol Maddux.

James Skelton, Josh and Jesse went tubing down the Niobrara with the Hamlet Union Church youth Wednesday and Thursday.

Edna Christensen visited the Neil Christensen family in Lincoln and also with a former 1932 classmate Nathan Mohler over the weekend and also attended the Sandman-Neal wedding. She accompanied the Kirk Sandmans.

Trace of moisture recorded. High for the week: 103° on July 25; low: 62° on July 23.

25 years ago this week

July 30, 1987

Harvest Fest - Saturday, July 25. Theme: “Wauneta, Hub of Southwest Nebraska.” Mabel Scriven and Walter Fox were grand marshals.

Construction began on the gym’s new wood floor with completion hoped by Aug. 17, opening week of volleyball practice.

Joy and Roxey Wheeler and Ted and Sharon Travis and Dixi took Judith Czuk Vel Ciuk and Phillippe LEROY to North Platte where they will join other students from France to return home.

Attending a picnic at the Emma Jean and Merrell Maris home Sunday evening were Eunice and Budd Crow, Margie and Junior Kitt, Gary Ketler, Dorthy Dudek and June Cox.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCoy and family and Mr. and Mrs. Hop Vedders of Wallace travelled by canoe from Keystone to Paxton Sunday afternoon.

Guests to help Effie Kennedy celebrate her 86th birthday with cake and ice cream Saturday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Don Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Kerchal, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kennedy and Cody of Culbertson, Mr. and Mrs. Kerlyle Kennedy and Lavella Terry and Barb Hollingshead of Denver, Colo.

Sunday guests of Elmer Lewis at a cooperative dinner were Vera and Dick Remington, Reva and Vic Wicke, John and Frances Lewis and Lonnie, Lorene Greeley and Lois and Worth Kanost. There was cake and ice cream for Reva’s Sunday birthday and also for Lorene, Lois, Vera, John and Frances who also have July birthdays.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley spent a week in Fort Morgan, Colo., with their children. Highlight of the week was attending three Billie Graham evangelistic services in Denver.

Precip for the week and July: 1.81 inches; for year: 12.63 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.10/bu.; corn-1.57/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-5.11/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 2, 1962

The rampaging Frenchman River threatened Waunetans Monday and Tuesday following two storms which dumped a total of 5.29 inches of rain, flooding the area around the bridge. Torrents of water from the south watershed flooded basements and wrecked roadways. Store doorways were sandbagged Tuesday following reports of more flooding. Wednesday flooded basements were being pumped with village crews clearing the log jams which accompany high waters.

Donald Polly and Jack Fanning joined 10 other scouts at McCook, leaving by auto for the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico where they will participate in hiking, assisting archaeologists in excavating artifacts, panning for gold horseback riding and other outdoor activities.

Mrs. Emma Walbridge, 101 years old, rode on a float in Palisade’s Old Settler’s Parade. Mrs. Mary Romine was also in the parade.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Newman left Tuesday morning to attend the World’s Fair.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost spent Thursday to Sunday at Cheyenne, Wyo., attending Frontier Days and visiting brother Don Kanost and family.

75 years ago this week

July 28, 1937

Van’s Lunch, “The Spot to Eat,” moved from the Falls Hotel building to the new theatre building.

Pauline Ruettimann left for Denver Saturday evening by bus to spend her vacation with Josephine Hahn.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family left Saturday for their cabin in the mountings of Wyoming.

The wheat market took a tumble during the week and on Monday were paying less than one dollar. By Tuesday forenoon prices started upward when $1 was paid.

Local Markets: wheat-1.00; corn-.90; barley-.50; cream,-.28; eggs-.11; hens-.12-.13; springs-.16-.17.

100 years ago this week

July 25, 1912

Wish we could realize it — “Cool as a cucumber.”

Farmers are still busy in the harvest fields.

Henry Field, the Shenandoah, Ia., seed man, went through town Mon. with his family on a trip to the mountains and praised our auto road and says its good and marked plain. He saw Mr. Rowley’s garden and made many complimentary remarks about it.

Frank McCallum and wife and Miss Gladys Harvey leave in their auto for the mountains tomorrow.

Ralph Gardner and wife took dinner and spent the p.m. with Carl Selby and wife Sunday after S.S..