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Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:06

10 years ago this week

Aug. 22, 2002

School started on Tuesday, Aug. 20. First day enrollment figures showed an increase of 10 students with 92 at Palisade and 203 at Wauneta.

Five generations present at a family gathering included baby Mason John Trevor Moon; mother Sandy Moon of Buffalo, Wyo., grandmother Jannette Lantis of Hershey; great grandmother Jackie Kennedy of Wauneta and great, great grandmother Lucille Spaulding, age 90, of Benkelman.

Jean Wach and Loren and Nancy Wach and family enplaned from Denver to Salem and Woodland, Ore., where they attended a Wach family reunion. Gary and Ricki Wach also attended. They and Ardi and Claude Chappell had supper with Denny and Heidi Graves and family for a Graves reunion.

Loyann and Gaylin Hartzer and her mother, Ann Rieger, spent July 19 to 31 on a cruise to Alaska, a gift from Ann to the Hartzers for the 40th anniversary.

Loyd and Karen Christner were among a group of Am-Vets and Auxiliary who went by chartered bus from Lincoln to the national Am-Vet Convention in Louisville, Ky.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch; for 2002: 5.89 inches.

High for the week: 103° on Aug. 16; low: 51° on Aug. 16.

25 years ago this week

August 13, 1987

Dr. Gary Bjerrum and staff have opened an office at the local dentist office and will be open all day on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons. Sandra Reinke will serve as dental assistant, Laurie Maris receptionist.

Local VFW members Leland DeHart and Bill Jeffries received recognition from the state VFW organization; DeHart, a commendation and plaque as the outstanding medical technician in the state and Jeffries, the outstanding post service officer award.

Members of the Daniel S. and Magdalena Christner family held a reunion Sunday at the Legion Hall with 135 in attendance. Of the 12 children, eight were represented.

Bob and Pat Kitt, Erma Newman and Erma Kitt returned from a trip to Charlottesville, Va., where they attended an Israel family reunion. There were about 50 people present from 15 states.

Craig Kitt of New York City is visiting his parents, Paul and Elnora Kitt. Paula Busking and Ryan of Norman, Okla., came for the weekend. They enjoyed a picnic at Stratton Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Cushing, Don and Carey Harrison and girls, Loren Cushing, Kent Kitt and Michael Cushing of Denver.

Ellen McCallum entertained two tables of bridge Monday evening as a farewell honoring Joan Green and Peg Minnemann.

Precip for the week: .10 of an inch; for 1987: 13.02 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.15/bu.; corn-1.40/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt; soybeans-4.68/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 16, 1962

120 kids took part in the annual Jaycee pet parade, parading their pets and “wheels.” Ten were chosen “the most outstanding” and awarded $1.Winners were the Steckman children, Eddie Hayes, Kevin Harvey, Kristy Nordhausen, Kim Egle, Jolene Priest, Peggy Cowles, Rodney Keiser, Kim Kitt and Debbie Anderson. All the other entrants received 25¢.

Mrs. Grace Walling returned home after spending the summer months with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haarberg of Turlock, Calif. The Haarbergs plan to spend a month here visiting friends and relatives.

Guests of Mrs. Louise Hartzer and Ruth Hayes, who came Friday evening, are sisters, Helen Jorgenson of Hammond, Ind., and Tena Jorgenson of San Francisco, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Henne of Mullen, who will be the new grade principal in the Wauneta school, arrived Friday.

A picnic and pound party was held at the Wauneta park last Thursday by the Methodist people to honor Rev. and Mrs. A. O. Ernst and family on return to his pastorate here.

75 years ago this week

August 18, 1937

School starts Aug. 30.

The vocational agriculture course will be offered for the fourth year when Wauneta high school opens. Sixty-nine students have taken at least one year since the department was organized three years ago.

Mrs. Stella Gregory and Marjorie, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novacek and family, Ray Gregory and Delman Engell enjoyed a picnic dinner Sunday.

Winfield Ele of the U.S. Marines now stationed at the Great Lakes spent his 10-day leave with parents Mr. and Mrs. Ned Ele.

Raymond Maxfield, Bill Sturtevant and Ralph Grimm are in Denver this week, combining business with pleasure.

Minnie Ellen and Roberta Lue Carlson are spending the week at the Frank Hromas country home. Roberta Lue says they will be very busy picking the eggs.

Rain: .99 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-.94; corn-.90; barley-.50; eggs-.12; cream-.28; hens-.14-.15; springs-.15-.16.

100 years ago this week

August 15, 1912

The Flag Fund: amount last week: $3.30. Children leave your dime on the flag.

The women folk are busy putting up peaches this week.

Mrs. Art Nesmith visited at Archer Morrison’s Fri. while the children went after choke-cherries.

Mr. Steinbeck and family, Mr. Winkelman and family, Mr. Bischoff and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kuhlman, Grandpa and Grandma Fortkamp, Mr. Haarberg and family, Mr. Hillman and family visited at Carl Bartel’s Sunday.

Don’t sell your cattle at the price dealers are offering you. Good cattle are worth 10¢ a lb. on the hoof in the market and will be worth more.