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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 21:10

10 years ago this week

Aug. 29, 2002

The Wauneta Village Board approved the hiring of Bill Bischoff as Wauneta’s utilities superintendent, assuming duties the end of September.

Enrollment numbers of the Wauneta-Palisade schools showed a total of 277 students, the lowest in the district’s 12-year history. Figures show 94 high school students, 41 junior high students and 142 grade school students.

Donna Gockley, Charlene Pursley and Leta Brunkhorst went to Sterling, Colo., Saturday to visit their cousin and nephew, Russ Chaney and wife, Caroline. They were joined for lunch by the Chaneys’ daughters, Barbara and Nancy and his sister, Arlene Williams, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Michelle Harchelroad attended a Women of Faith meeting in Denver over the weekend. Brian and the children attended the Nebraska football game in Lincoln.

Guests of Eunice Bodeman last Monday were Karl Polly, Kris and Laura Polly and children and Karen (Fanning) Johnson of Golden, Colo.

Saturday evening supper guests of Travis and Melanie Miller of Imperial to celebrate the Aug. 26th wedding anniversary of Tom and Sharon Miller were the honorees, the Dave Hamilton family, Justin Hamilton and Ray and Ann Miller.

Moisture to date: 6.20 inches; year to date average: 11.59 inches.

25 years ago this week

August 27, 1987

Jorg Rohrbach of West Germany dreamed of coming to the United States and has spent the past several months fulfilling his dream. During the month of August he was a guest of Danny and Sharla Roschewski and family of Wauneta. During his stay he learned to drive a tractor, helped irrigate and assisted with other farm chores.

Six former Wauneta school classmates enjoyed an afternoon of visiting Monday at the home of Erma Kitt. Present were hostess Erma Lorance Kitt and Edna Metcalf Christensen of Wauneta, Alta Von Stade Dart of Enders, Lelia Mae Oliver Frasier and Fern Hamilton Buffington of Benkelman and Shirley Pennington Cooper of Los Angeles, Calif.

Merrill Maris took part in the Longs Peak Celebrity Golf Tournament as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society earlier this summer. He golfed with Kevin Hagen who played “Doc” in “Little House on the Prairie.”

Fred and Betty Krausnick were guests of Elwyn and Viola Krausnick at the club Sunday in honor of their 23rd anniversary. Todd and Wayne were also present.

Ron and Faith Klaassen of Newark, N.J., were Sunday overnight guests of Bill and Charlotte Christner. Ron and Faith work with the Worlds Work Impact in Newark.

Dean, Diann. Don and Darci Widger of Littleton, Colo., spent the weekend in the Jim Taylor home. Dean and Diann took Don to Concordia College at Seward Saturday, returning Sunday. Dodi Mohr was a supper guest Sunday evening.

Precip for the week: .95 of inch; for 1987: 14.04 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. 30, 1962

Hamlet Grade School started school Monday with 42 students. Teachers include Mrs. Susie Graves, Kindergarten, first and second grades; Roberta Ekholm, third, fourth and fifth grades and new teacher Merle Cox sixth, seventh and eighth grades and coach.

After 3,550 miles and 20 rolls of film, Ivo and Iola Pennington arrived home Saturday evening. They visited a sister in Eugene, Ore., taking her to the World’s Fair. En route home they spent 2 1/2 days in Yellowstone Park.

Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Weber and Pat and Mr. and Mrs. Karl Polly returned Saturday night from a trip to the west coast. They visited relatives in Washington and attended the World’s Fair in Seattle. They traveled through Yellowstone Park and the Tetons, driving over 4,000 miles.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kerchal and boys and Mrs. Nelson Burham were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. J. I. Kerchal. Sunday afternoon they went to Atwood, Kan., to attend the silver anniversary of a niece, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Lankos.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Birks and family of Springfield, S.D., came Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs. Gene Harchelroad and Gene and family.

75 years ago this month

September 1, 1937

School opened Monday, Aug. 30 with total enrollment of 280; grade enrollment of 143 and high school enrollment of 137. New high school teachers are Mr. Grovert and Miss Steinberg. Miss Beryl Crowell is the new grade instructor.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Polly and Bernard returned home last week from a vacation in Colorado and Wyoming. They visited a sister of Mr. Polly in Shriver, Wyo., whom they had not seen for 27 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Mohler of Denver spent a few days the first of the week with their parents here, the James Thomas and I. G. Mohler families.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sandman, Richard and Gary, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Richards of Stratton returned last week from a trip to Alberta, Canada and Yellowstone Park.

Mrs. Nova Good and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier were Sunday dinner guests of Dr. and Mrs. C. Rob’t Carlson.

Local Markets: cream-.33; eggs-.12; springs-.15; hens-.14; wheat-.90; corn-1.00; barley-.60.

100 years ago this week

August 29, 1912

The Wauneta school opens next Tuesday with four teachers.

The west elevator shipped out a car of wheat Tuesday. This is the first car of new wheat to be shipped out from this point.

Ruth and Vera Nesmith returned home Tuesday p.m. and Frank came out to help Art a few days. They put up the windmill Fri. a.m. with the help of John Kitt Jr. and Wm. Trembly.

Miss Eva Hanna, Mae Pryor and Ralph Lantz spent Sunday at C. Fanning’s.

Harvey Selby and wife and Roy Polly have been at Carl Selby’s several days. The men folks are busy making hay over east of Frank Petsch’s, on shares for Jas. Nesmith.