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Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:14

10 years ago this week

Aug. 8, 2002

This year’s Chase County Fair marks the observance of the centennial of 4-H.

A Denker reunion, descendants of William and Sophia Denker, was held Saturday evening in Syracuse, with 80 in attendance. It was hosted by Wayne and Darlene Schulte and Orville and Irene Schulte and their families.

Ted and Sharon Travis observed their 40th anniversary when they and their family spent the weekend at cabins at Niobrara State Park. Sunday they went to Albion to see children of Joel Travis ride in their parade.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell, Carol Thompson and Colleen Goings returned from a trip to Branson where they attended a reunion of the family of Knotty’s grandmother Knotwell, the Twidwell family. About 60 attended.

Marjorie Wheeler, Elwin and Gerietta Morse, Lee and Myrth Morse of North Platte took dinner to their sister, Esther Lytle, Sunday after church for her 80th birthday. In the afternoon they took her to the Hamlet Church where the congregation surprised her with an open house.

Rich Bardsley and others made a recent bike trip to Canada and Alaska.

Staff of Heritage of Wauneta held a picnic at the park.

Precip for the week: .80 of an inch. High: 108° on July 31; low: 64° on July 31.

25 years ago this week

August 6, 1987

Heat wave blasts area as temperature have peaked at 90 degrees or better since July 19.

The Wearhouse Clothing Store closes its doors.

Mildred and Eugene Steinke celebrated their 50th anniversary Friday, July 31 with a special day on Sunday. Family and friends gathered at the park for a picnic dinner. Many joined later for cake and punch with 70 signing the guest book.

Mr. and Mrs. DeWayne Fanning and family returned Saturday from a trip to Yellowstone. They also visited cousins Kim, Kon and Kammy Kunnemann at Billings, Mont.

Joseph Bartels, son of Kathy and Stuart Bartels, was baptized Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Lavern Brack officiating. Glenda Bartels and Kathleen Wicke were sponsors. Margie and Gus Bartels hosted a dinner following the service.

Sharon Travis attended a mini-class reunion at Jack’s Place in Imperial Thursday. Present of the Imperial Class of ’61 were Sharon, Susie Doetker, Sharon Haarberg, Sue Heinz of Alaska, Joyce Hill, Lorna Kunnemann and Linda Meeske of Champion.

Precip for week: .29 of an inch; for 1987: 12.91 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.10/bu.; corn-1.50/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-4.79/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 9, 1962

School opens Sept. 4.

Clean up continues after last week’s flooding conditions.

Mrs. Fay Smith of Imperial visited her daughter Mrs. Jack Maddux and Mr. Maddux last week coming Tuesday and couldn’t get out on account of the high water so made a more extended visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman and Greg drove to Camp Comeca Wednesday to bring home son Bill, Charles Steinke, Jeff Maxfield and Susan Hoff who had attended church camp.

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Polly accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Weber and Patty to Tukiuilla, Wash., to visit relatives and attend the Worlds Fair.

Gary, Nancy, Bonnie and Connie Malone left this week for Seattle, Wash., where they will attend the World’s Fair.

Visitors and Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Clara Trembly and Ethel Putnam were Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Thompson of Imperial and Capt. and Mrs. Blaine Rust, Carrie and Mike from Denver, Colo.

Tuesday afternoon Laverna Fanning, Arlene Peters, Eunice Polly and Jill Fanning called on Mrs. Walter Wheeler. Later Mrs. Kate Prior and Mrs. Ernest Morrison came over, bringing sweet rolls and coffee to serve, making it a party for all.

75 years ago this week

August 4, 1937

112 degrees Sunday sets new high record.

Wauneta’s brand new business firm, the Wauneta Clothing Co., will hold their grand opening Aug. 7. The new business is located in the building recently vacated by the Rudisils, directly south of the Grimm Bros. Hardware.

Rev. M. L. Hegwood is the new pastor at the Immanuel Missionary Church, taking the place of Rev. R. E. Drown.

Several girls surprised Miss Marjorie Gregory with a picnic supper and theatre party at Imperial on her birthday Tuesday. Present were Misses Sylvia Hromas, Josephine Kitt, Margaret Emerick, Emma Siegel and Phyllis Green.

Mrs. Albert Donze was honored Sunday, Aug. 1 when her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered at her home to help her celebrate her 75th birthday. Everyone brought a basket dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Olmsted and family left Thursday for Grangeville, Idaho, and other points west on a ten day vacation.

Local Markets: wheat-.95; corn-.80; cream-.28; eggs-.12; hens-.11-.12; springs-.16-.17.

100 years ago this week

August 1, 1912

We are endeavoring to raise a fund to purchase a good flag for the schoolhouse. It will take from $8 to $10 to get a good large flag that won’t fade. If every scholar will give us 10¢ we can secure it by the time school opens. Amount last week: $1.60. This week the list includes Edith Burham, Dade Fierling, Chancy Fierling, Orville Kline, Minnie Kline, Effie Kline, Milton Kline, Walter Kline, Kenneth Cox, Ruth Nesmith and Vera Nesmith, each contributing 10¢.

C. E. Hart, wife and son visited in Wauneta Tuesday, besides doing some trading for themselves and some of their neighbors.

Henry Steinbeck and Tom Downey fixed L. Rueter’s well last Tuesday.

Clara Kitt helped Mrs. Carl Selby cook for harvesters Saturday.

Abe Duncan who lives in Hayes County about 16 miles northeast of Wauneta had the first load of new fall wheat on the market Tuesday. Tested 49 lbs. Krotter was the buyer at 70¢.