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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:49

10 years ago this week

Jan. 23, 2003

The Wauneta-Palisade Lions Club donated proceeds from an electric grill raffle to be used towards park projects at Wauneta and Palisade. Accepting the checks were Ted Grimm, Wauneta Park Project chairman and Pearl Andrew, secretary of the Palisade Park Project.

Jack and Verna Sandman observed their 55th anniversary on Saturday, the 18th. Janice and Doug Allen spent the day, taking them to Tommy’s for lunch. Vicki and Gary Grimes spent the evening and they watched old home movies.

Kerry Denker, Ryan Stepler, Kenny Denker, Rex Kerchal and J.D. Grimes put pheasants out and hunted them on the Kitt place Sunday, a week ago.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg, Kent and Elaine Haarberg and Randy Haarberg joined 35 others on a Farmer Trip Jan. 12-16 with Randy as tour host. They visited with Laddie and Anita Wilson and the Kansas City Board of Trade, going on to Illinois and Iowa where they visited John Deere facilities, also the Pioneer Seed and Monsanto facilities and the Claus combine and Orthman facilities in Nebraska.

Vera and Dick Remington celebrated their golden anniversary Sunday at the Country Steak Out in McCook. They were joined by daughter Gloria and Jon Becker and family and son David and eight of Vera’s 10 siblings, family and other relatives.

Youngsters at Valley Bank & Trust’s Looney Tunes Kids Club created handmade Valentines to be delivered to residents at Heritage of Wauneta.

No precip. High for the week: 64° on Jan. 13 and 19; low: 5° on Jan. 16.

25 years ago this week

January 21, 1988

A major storm hit the area Monday, dumping approximately 11 inches of snow with winds picking up by Tuesday turning the area into a full-scale blizzard. Water at Palisade was turned off for several hours Monday night due to a leak by a fire hydrant which was given a temporary fix.

Lois and Clyde Hoff were installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron of the Wauneta Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star for the third consecutive year at the installation of officers Tuesday evening.

Keenan and Tina Kitt and Jeff and Laurie Maris spent the weekend at the Denver Stock Show.

Harley and Jo Ann Ward presented a travel log with slides and pictures of their vacation spent with friends on a houseboat on Lake Powell at the Palisade Service Club’s supper meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cahoj, formerly of Kansas City, have moved to the farm home of Kendi’s parents, Kent and Sharon Buffington.

Andy Brunkhorst of Dillon, Mont., visited relatives and friends in the Wauneta area last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney returned to Wauneta Sunday after spending Dec. 20 to Jan.1 visiting their children in Oklahoma and Texas.

Lavon and Sharon Haarberg spent Friday and Saturday in Denver, attending the stock show on Friday.

No precip. For January: .06 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.67/bu.; corn-1.70/bu.; milo-2.35/cwt.; soybeans-5.52/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 24, 1963

Thirty-two of the 119 Wauneta High School students were on the A-B list with five students, Marlus Prior, Patty Denker, Ronald Prior, Connie Dick and Jo Ruettimann on the All-A list.

Don Polly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Polly, received the coveted Eagle Award, scouting’s highest honor in a special ceremony Sunday morning at the Wauneta Methodist Church.

Mrs. Louise Hartzer returned from an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. William Hayes at Lander, Wyo., and sister, Mrs. Walter Pflum and family at Longmont, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nordhausen spent from Thursday to Sunday in Denver attending the stock show.

Mrs. Clifford McGregor and Mrs. Bob Keating hosted a party at the Legion Auxiliary Hall in honor of their sister, Bonnie, on her 16th birthday. There were 35 guests present.

Kent Haarberg flew to Lincoln Sunday morning and brought back his brother, Lynn’s, car home. Lynn will fly to Europe for a two-week vacation.

The sixth grade class and their teacher, Donna Applegarth, spent Monday afternoon during normal school hours sledding in the west part of town. It wasn’t as bad as it looked — the class had voted to give up recess for three days and study during that time to then spend the time sledding together.

75 years ago this week

January 26, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bischoff, Dick Nordhausen and Ora Denker are attending the stock show in Denver this week. Fred Hillman is doing the work for Carl while they are gone.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke returned from a three week’s visit with his parents in California. On their way home they stopped in Denver and took in the stock show.

Erma Kitt from north of town came down and accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lorance to club Wednesday.

W. Walgren and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Carlson and J. Walgren were 6 o’clock dinner guests Thursday evening at W. Dicke’s.

Harry Gregory of St. Joseph, Mo., was a weekend guest of his mother, Mrs. Stella Gregory and other relatives. Saturday they and Miss Marjory and Mrs. Dale Houser and twins of McCook were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novacek.

100 years ago this week

January 23, 1913

The ice is out of the river.

The high winds last Friday afternoon blew over and demolished Mr. Wine’s silo.

Elmer and Ed. Pribbeno, Will Bischoff and J. R. Hunt filled Mrs. Tibbett’s ice house Wed. and Thurs.

Truman Kitt, wife and daughter left on Thursday’s train for a visit in Iowa and a stop in Omaha as they come home to visit relatives.

Lunch at Epworth League Sat. coffee 5¢, sandwiches 5¢ and pie 5¢.

Easter falls on March 23 this year for the first time in 53 years. Ladies don’t get your hats too large this year or the March winds might make them look like 30 cents.