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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 21:09

10 years ago this week

Sept. 12, 2002

Wednesday morning Wauneta firefighters, educators and Vets led Wauneta students in paying tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. Principal Rod Ready spoke to the students and flag window clings were given out to the students.

Doris Ough returned home from a trip to visit her sister, Eunice Grier at Peoria, Ill., then joining a group of 20 people on a trip by plane to New York City for a six-day tour.

Tom and Sharon Miller spent the weekend in Omaha with Bobby and Kari Miller and also attended Nebraska’s football game.

DeLores Taylor, Wilma Egle, Lucille McBride, Beryl Knotwell, and Myra Grimm attended sewing club at the home of Elnora Kitt Friday.

Katie Watt received her white coat at the UN College of Medicine, Division of Physician Assistant Education ceremony on Aug. 28.

No precip. Moisture for year: 7.30 inches.

High for the week: 96° on Sept. 4, 6 and 7; low: 55° on Sept. 2.

25 years ago this week

September 10, 1987

Kids Kangaroo Pre-School began Sept. 2 with Bobbie Hefley as teacher and eight youngsters, Steven Hefley, Justin Lorimer, Jeffrey Steckman, Kayla Einspahr, Brooke Pankonin, Chase Johnson, Kallen Kitt and Danielle Harchelroad.

Guests of the Jim McKinney family Friday to Sunday were Patsy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Smith of Hastings. Friday after the game guests were the Allberry, Wentz, Steinert and McCrumb families.

A Neighborhood Coffee was given Friday morning for Darena Widger and Cheryl Stretch, new to the area, at the Jean Wach home. Hostesses were Jean, Nancy Wach and Anna Mae Wach.

Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Dale Blecha and Mr. and Mrs. Don Kennedy travelled to Omaha, meeting Virginia Blecha on Thursday and touring the Henry Doorly Zoo. Friday they visited the S.A.C. Museum and on Saturday attended the Nebraska football game with Shelly Yost.

Rick and Cindy Einspahr went to Colorado Springs where Rick attended insurance meetings and Cindy visited her sister, Vicki Garretson.

Tom and Candy Henning and Cassie of Lincoln visited Ervin and Joan Kitt on Tuesday, going on to Colorado Springs until Sunday. Cassie stayed with her grandparents.

Precip for the week: .67 of an inch; for 1987: 15.29 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.27/bu.; corn-1.43/bu.; milo-2.20/cwt; soybeans-4.60/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 13, 1962

An estimated 1500 people are expected to attend the final phase of a three-part Sabin oral vaccine program Sunday at the Wauneta high school.

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Hall of Franklin have leased the Krausnick Cafe in downtown Wauneta.

Ron (Pete) Haarberg is opening the Ziegler barbershop.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Christner and family of Houston, Texas, were guests in the Everett Large home and visited other relatives. They are en route to Thermopolis, Wyo., where they will make their new home.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanna drove to Ogallala where they met Mrs. Hanna’s father, Dewey Hill, who was returning from Washington where he had attended the World’s Fair and had also visited relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Anderson and Lynn spent ten days in the Wyoming mountains. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson of Boulder met them there on their vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanna and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hanna Sunday evening, bringing ice cream and cake in honor of Mrs. Forest Hanna’s birthday.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 15, 1937

E. W. Cox, Dr. C. Rob’t Carlson, T. J. Smith and D. A. Olmsted left Sunday for Rochester and other points in Minnesota where they expect to do some fishing.

H. R. Bradley, E. M. Carpenter S. D. Ward and Mart Turner attended the reunion of the 355th Infantry at North Platte Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Dart returned home Friday from Lincoln where they had attended the state fair.

Choice selection of Maria Anna wash frocks, $1.69 at Wauneta Clothing Co.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Nesmith left last week on an extended trip east, expecting to visit New York, Washington D.C., the Virginias, and in fact C.A. said that they will travel until the money is half gone and then start back.

Local Markets: wheat-.90; corn-.85; barley-.60; cream,-.32; eggs-.12; hens-.14-.15.

100 years ago this week

September 12, 1912

County Fair Sept. 19-21. Train will be held up until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday to allow attending and returning the same day.

There are only 71 library books missing from school. Parents please look through your books and see if you have some and return them to the school.

We understand the village board gave a contract to Geo. Dougherty to grade the main street from the depot to the river for $75.

Art Nesmith has the largest straw stack in the neighborhood - 36 ft. long, 18 ft. high and 14 ft. wide.

Mrs. E. G. Crowell and Grandpa Hallet visited on the south divide Sunday.