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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:37

10 years ago this week

Oct. 24, 2002

Ray and Vicki Buffington took Laura Buffington to Colorado Springs over the weekend to visit Laura’s sister, Clara Czeschin. A surprise to Laura was having son Roger and Dixie Buffington of Farmington, N.M., and daughter Sherri and Richard Kimball of Denver and their daughter who competed in a gymnastic meet in Colorado Springs present, also Tony and Barbara Godec and Bev and Carol Godec.

Tony and Jan Cribelli went to church in Cambridge Sunday where grandson Bo was among a group of 20 being confirmed. Lunch was served at the church for the youth and their families.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger and family attended a hog roast hosted by the Brian Wright family.

Lonnie Lewis and children of Colorado Springs were Monday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis. Eric and Mia will spend the week with their grandparents.

Alvin Christensen of Allen, Neb., and grandson Preston Schnitzler of Gibbon were guests of Edna Christensen Wednesday to Monday.

Guests of Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler Friday for supper were Rodney and Joy Wheeler, A.J. and Ann Knickerbocker and Marty and Renee Wheeler to observe Joy’s birthday.

No precip. High for the week: 73° on Oct. 18; low: 28° on Oct. 14.

25 years ago this week

October 22, 1987

Myrtle Hoff, nearing her 90th birthday on Oct. 27, shared early childhood memories and her interest in education. Her early teaching days started at Shiloh, a country school, then she taught at Estelle. Following marriage, children and move to Kansas, she returned to teach at the Maddux school, Zell and at Shiloh. Once son, Dwight, purchased the local grocery store, she spent 32 years helping there.

Ervin Kitt and Clyde Hoff were recognized for their years of service on the Wauneta Coop Oil board. Kitt served for 29 years as a board member and one as an associate member. Hoff served for 33 years and two more years as an associate member.

Mrs. Howard Gerih and June Cox left Oct. 5 by Amtrak, going to California where they visited their sisters, Fern Duhm, Nellie Haarberg and Gladys Grose, all at Turlock, Calif. Brother Glen Walling of Bakersfield also joined them.

Phyllis Yoder of Sedalia, Colo., visited Nancy and Steve Noble and boys over the weekend, celebrating on Saturday Cody’s fourth birthday and Phyllis’ birthday which are both on the 20th.

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Harris were Sunday dinner guests of Wilma Relph at Oberlin, Kan., at the Frontier Cafe. The ladies are twin sisters and were celebrating their birthdays.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baumfalk accompanied their son, Dick, and Mary Jo Baumfalk, on a trip to Missouri and Arkansas, then going on to visit relatives at Nowata, Okla.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch; for 1987: 16.06 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.31/bu.; corn-1.53/bu.; milo-2.10/cwt; soybeans-4.56/bu.

50 Years ago this week

Oct. 25, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hummel arrived in Wauneta Tuesday after completing his tour of duty with the army, spending the last 18 months in Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke went to Seward, visiting Nola who is attending nurses training and Donald who is attending Concordia High in Seward.

Doug Satchell from Denver and Linda Satchell from Cheyenne, Wyo., spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Satchell.

Mrs. Tom Stinnette and her sister, Mrs. Fanning of Imperial, went to North Platte to see the mums at the Experiment Station.

Sgt. and Mrs. Willis Cushing and family of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cushing of Stratton visited Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kitt and family.

Ethel Putnam and Eunice Thompson drove to New Castle, Wyo., last week to bring their sister, Mrs. William Pinkerton, home with them for a visit with relatives.

75 years ago this week

October 27, 1937

Chase County farmers attending the Senate Committee investigation possibilities for a suitable farm program at Sioux City were Max Hoffmeister, Pearl Kimberling, Obed Pflum, Ed Langin, Geo. Burtis, Homer Browning Jr., Herbert Hughes and D. E. Malcolm. Farmers testified on crop loans, ever normal granary, production control, sound land use and curbing speculation.

Several from Wauneta drove to McCook Friday evening to hear Bohumir Kryl and his orchestra and world famed opera singer Mary McComic. Attending were Mrs. D.C. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Walker, Mary and Roger, Mrs. L. A. Grimm and Betty, Mrs. May Walker, Junior Berry, Mrs. Russell Bodeman, Miss Jane Ernst, Miss Sylvia Mashek, Miss Marjorie White, Lester Raumbaugh and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier.

Family and friends surprised Mrs. Carl Bartels at a birthday party Monday evening. The evening was spent with cards and music.

Mrs. J. A. Person accompanied Mr. Person to the Senate Agricultural sub-committee meeting at Sioux City. At the close they attended the National Royal Stock Show in Kansas City.

G. M. Porter, field representative for the Nebraska Children’s home society, was in town Monday.

Local Markets: cream-.33; hens-.13; wheat-.85; eggs-.17; corn-.56-.58; barley-.50.

100 years ago this week

October 24, 1912

No school in the Calvert community, the teacher had threshers to cook for.

There will be a chicken pie social at T.B. Carpenter’s Friday night. All invited. Proceeds to go towards buying new song books for the church.

There will be a temperance program at Mt. Zion Sunday night.

Joe Dudeck and wife are back from Red Cloud.

Jim Anderson is building a blacksmith shop south of the depot.

A band of gypsies camped in town Wednesday night.