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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 22:03

10 years ago this week

Sept. 5, 2002

Wauneta’s valuation topped $13 million. Nearly a half million dollars in new growth was recorded in 2001 - no large development, according to Chase County Assessor Dottie Bartels, mostly smaller improvements.

New teachers at W-P high school include Teresa Hayes, Joyce Gohl, Diane Ready and Rhonda Vetrovsky.

Doris Craig of Fort Morgan, Colo., met Barbara Cooper of Henderson, Nev., and Pat Maynard of Spirit Lake, Idaho, at D.I.A. Thursday of last week. Pat’s plane had been diverted to Casper, Wyo., because of storms. Due to the delay they spent the night with Doris. Diane Widger joined them at a Fort Morgan restaurant for brunch and the ladies came to Wauneta to visit parents, Elsie Becker, Audra Romine and Otto and Ida Bartels.

Arlan and Lynetta Wine, James McNab and Jake Long attended the Nebraska-Troy State game in Lincoln Saturday evening. Arlan joined approximately 200 Nebraska barbershoppers there to sing the National Anthem during the pre-game ceremony before 77,831 fans.

Rod and Joy Wheeler and Tom and Marsha Cameron had Sunday dinner in McCook to observe Marsha’s birthday. They attended the cream can supper at the Hamlet Church before the evening service.

Duane and Beverly Dinnel celebrated their anniversary by attending the State Fair and the Nebraska football game over the weekend.

Laura Keiser of Denver spent Thursday night and Friday with Leta Brunkhorst and visited her uncle, Lorenz Bischoff, at Imperial Friday afternoon and Saturday.

Precip for the week: 1.10 in-ches; for the year: 7.30 inches. High for the week: 90° on Aug. 26 and 31; low: 55° on Sept. 1.

25 years ago this week

September 3, 1987

Enrollment at Wauneta Public Schools remained nearly the same as last year, declining only four to 220 students.

Tracy Bellamy joined the WHS teaching staff, instructing 9-12 English and speech and research class, assisting with junior high and high school basketball programs and heading golf in the spring.

Nicholas Cox, son of Maury and Deb Cox of Hamlet, had the rare opportunity to meet four sets of great grandparents including Nathan and Dorothy McNutt of McCook, Elmer and Reva Cox of Hayes Center, Walter and Dorothy Haffner of Hudson, Colo., and James and Alice Parker of Imperial.

Mr. and Mrs. John Howard of Grand Island were Saturday afternoon callers of Pansy Chapman at McCook and Saturday night and Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis.

Peg McCallum hosted three tables of bridge at The Club Friday afternoon following lunch there and later serving ice cream and cake in honor of the August birthdays of Marge Engell, Doris Ough and Fredi Green.

Mrs. Arlene Sukraw of Hershey was a Friday overnight guest of Art and Nina Fortkamp.

Precip for the week: .58 of an inch; for 1987: 14.62 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.21/bu.; corn-1.40/bu.; milo-2.15/cwt; soybeans-4.53/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 6, 1962

School days are in full swing in Wauneta with 356 students, five students down from the 1961-62 year.

The Ken Morgan and Larry Morgan families will be leaving for Bayard where they are negotiating the purchase of the Jack and Jill store there.

Several attended the judging event at the Wayne Smith farm including Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fye and boys, Glenn Fye and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Kline and Tammie.

Mrs. M. E. McBride was honored on her 90th birthday at a no-host dinner in the Bill Buffington home Sept. 2 with immediate relatives attending. On Sept. 3 she was honored at her home with over 70 attending with daughters-in-law Mrs. Bill McBride, Mrs. Charles McBride and Mrs. Vearl McBride serving cake, coffee and punch.

A picnic was held in the Wauneta park Sunday honoring Gary Fortkamp and Tim Timm with family and relatives attending. Gary will be attending seminary in Springfield, Ill., and Tim, Concordia college at Seward.

Mrs. Bob Keating entertained 21 ladies at a coffee Friday morning in honor of her mother, Mrs. Lucille Malone, of Yakima, Wash.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 8, 1937

Rev. and Mrs. M. W. Rose left Monday forenoon for Fremont to attend the Nebraska conference of Methodist churches.

Mrs. Adolf Engel entertained six young ladies Friday evening at dinner honoring her daughter, Emma. The guests were Margaret Emerick, Phyllis Green, Virginia Cox, Florence Turner and Marjorie Gregory.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gerih and family spent Sunday visiting relatives in Eckley, Colo.

Mrs. A. W. Hoff, Mrs. Fred Krausnick, Mrs. J. W. Green and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier left Tuesday for Lincoln to attend the Nebraska State Fair.

Members of the Wauneta high school and grade school faculty and wives held a steak fry out on the Stinking Creek Monday evening.

Thirty footballers opened practice Wednesday, Sept. 1, reporting to Coach C. L. “Red” Grovert. Nine lettermen are back from last year including K. Buffington, D. Kitt, D. Oyer, E. Nordhausen, B. Van Cleave, M. Athey, H. Philpot, B. Kitt and H. Busking.

Local Markets: wheat-.95; corn-.95; barley-.60; springs-15. hens-.14; eggs-.12; cream-.32.

100 years ago this week

September 5, 1912

The hitching posts have been taken off main street.

H. F. Haarberg brought in a few stalks of corn. It has three good ears and a nubbin. Can you beat this?

The new gasoline plow outfit that was sold to Lary Ryan and Geo. Dougherty is doing good work on the south divide. You should see it work.

H. E. Athey and family, E. G. Seward. wife and son. W. C. Higley and Mrs. Hoff and children left for the state fair Monday.

Mrs. G. Selby helped Mrs. Adamson dry corn last Fri.