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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 20:38

10 years ago this week

Oct. 17, 2002

Drought conditions continue into last quarter of 2002. Total moisture at end of September was 7.88 inches. Normally a little over 2 inches of moisture is received during the last three months. According to National Weather Service records dating back to 1948, the driest year in Wauneta was 1976 with 11.83 inches recorded.

W-P Principal Rod Ready announced that Abby Barger was named a commended student in the 2003 National Merit® Scholarship Program.

Trudy and Jerry Skelton of Phoenix, Ariz., are visiting Reinhold and Edith Gloy and other relatives at Wauneta and McCook.

On Monday, Oct. 7, Lois and Marlin Wine observed their 51st anniversary by loading their bikes, driving to Ogallala to ride 20 miles on the north side of Lake McConaughy.

A surprise barbecue was held at the Jeremy Bley home Sunday for the birthday of Katie Weigel. Among the attendees were Sharon Miller, Kerry and Shelby.

Veleta Sutherland of Battle Creek, Mich., and Julie Gahn and Eva of Tahlequah, Okla., were Tuesday and Wednesday houseguests of Judy and Rudy Evers. They also visited Alvina Nordhausen at Heritage.

No precip. High for the week: 82° on Oct. 11; low: 35° Oct. 12.

25 years ago this week

October 15, 1987

David Doll was named the new president of Wauneta Falls Bank.

Grace Oliver was honored for 24 years of service as treasurer of the Chase County Historical Society at their annual dinner held at the Church of the Brethren. She was presented an engraved bell and received a standing ovation.

Dorthy Dudek hosted a card party in honor of her mother, Edna Maxfield’s 99th birthday Saturday afternoon. On Sunday a dinner was held at the Raymond Maxfield home in her honor. The Jim Maxfield family and Darrin Harpham of McCook were guests.

Elwyn and Viola Krausnick went to Denver, Colo., to pick up Matilda Krausnick of Marburg, Germany, who will be visiting them.

Joy Wheeler, Delores Flaming, Sandy McKillip and Deb Lawson attended a Ladies Retreat at Columbus Friday to Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Teply were honored by their children and grandchildren with a reception for their 40th anniversary at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday with approximately 200 in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Buffington hosted an outdoor bonfire wiener roast Sunday evening for 18 youth of the C.Y.O. Church and their sponsors.

No precip.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.38/bu.; corn-1.55/bu.; milo-2.23/cwt; soybeans-4.68/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 18, 1962

Kenny Smith and Sheila Greeley were crowned homecoming king and queen at half time ceremonies of the Wauneta-Trenton football game. Attendants were Ron Prior, Dennis Gockley, Evelyn Becker and Dorothy Smith. Crownbearers were Denise Krausnick and Bobby Ham.

The children of Mrs. J. J. Christner gathered in Wauneta Sunday to help her celebrate her 87th birthday. The family attended morning worship service at the Methodist church together and members of the Lydia Circle served a 1:00 o’clock dinner.

Mrs. Lloyd Pflum Jr. entertained Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pflum Sr. at a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of the two men’s birthdays which fall on the same day.

Thursday morning coffee guests to wish Louis Blobaum a happy birthday were Mrs. Emma Steinbeck, Mrs. Edith Krausnick, Bunnie Jussel and Myrtle Hoff.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Applegarth returned from a 2,000 mile trip to the east and south Thursday. They visited son Blaine and family at Gradstone, Ill., his sister in Locust Grove, Okla., and her sister in Ponca City, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Fortkamp were godparents for Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fortkamp’s baby in McCook Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Keating entertained family at dinner Sunday in honor of their son, Deon’s, baptism.

75 years ago this week

October 20, 1937

With Main Street and part of the side streets paved with old matting, our town has taken on a nifty appearance. Main street looks fifty percent better and the residential streets have benefitted by the coat of oil.

The Wauneta Cooperative Exchange will build a new modern elevator in the near future. Work of tearing down the old one has already begun.

Mrs. O. E. Walker entertained at a musical hour Friday evening at her home. Ten guests enjoyed an hour of musical discussion and singing after which refreshments were served.

Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Roy Keech entertained at a pheasant dinner. Guests were Wm. Dudek Sr. and Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. William Dudek Jr. and Joyce Elaine, Fred Dudek, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Ele, Jackie Harvey, Wm. Brykit and Mary Dudek of Lincoln.

Four high school students, Maxine Carpenter, Faye Troxel, Clifford Jussel and Junior Berry were chosen on the basis of scholastic standing, personality and health to participate in the County Young Citizen’s Contest.

Local Markets: cream-.35; eggs-.17; hens-.14; wheat-.84; corn-.60.

100 years ago this week

October 17, 1912

The Wauneta Mill now has a nice office room fixed up at the mill.

Fred Grimm left Saturday for Lincoln to attend the agricultural college there.

Mrs. Cox’s mother and sister are making her a visit.

Art and James Nesmith and Peter Durkin helped Geo. Smith stack wheat Monday, getting ready to thresh the latter part of the week.

Prof. West, Nellie Dick and Gladys Harvey attended the teachers’ meeting at Imperial Sat., G. G. Athey taking them up.