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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 20:58

10 years ago this week

Jan. 30, 2003

Marv Athey was honored at a retirement party held at the Chase County Courthouse for his 48 years of service to Chase County as surveyor. He became the county surveyor in 1955 while still working for the city of Imperial. He also did surveying work for other counties.

Ida Bartels was honored on her 85th birthday when Wayne and Donna Bartels, Lee and Lois Glover and Allen, Joyce, Skyler and Zac Bartels brought in dinner to the Ida and Otto Bartels home. Friends came later in the day and enjoyed birthday cake.

Elsie Becker was a guest of Violet Long and Hilda Roschewski at the Senior Center Monday in honor of her birthday. Leona Littlejohn joined them at Elsie’s home. Nancy Johnston, Amanda and Emily were guests for ice cream and cake.

Joyce and Emerson Schwenk, Rhonda, Lynn and Raelyn Brunkhorst and Rich, Aaron and Brennan Keiser had Sunday dinner at the Imperial Manor with Phyllis Theobald to help her celebrate her birthday.

Josh Skelton was among those attending the Hamlet Union Church Super Bowl party at the Kirk Sandman home.

Don and Fredora Harrison of Clinton, Okla., spent the weekend with Don and Carey Harrison.

Precip for the week: .10 of an inch.

High for the week: 67° on Jan. 20; low: 0° on Jan. 22.

25 years ago this week

January 28, 1988

Demolition of the VFW building in Wauneta has begun. Once down the basement will be filled in to provide an adjoining area to the Legion Hall. The building was first used as a church for the Pilgrim Holiness congregation, then sold to the Masons, then bought by the Jaycees who sold it to the VFW. At one time it also housed the library.

Nora Fox, Wauneta’s oldest resident, was guest of honor at a cake reception at Heritage of Wauneta Sunday, observing her 103rd birthday. Special guests were her son and daughter-in-law, Walt and Fern Fox; sister, Edna Maxfield, 99 and brother, Bob, 88.

Jack and Verna Sandman observed their 40th anniversary at an open house Sunday at the Methodist Church hosted by children: Janice and Doug Allen, Jennifer, Eric and Chad of Imperial; Jackie and Terry Dewey, Dani, Nikki and Seth of Kearney; Bill and Deb Sandman, Stacey and B.J. of Kearney, Vicki and Gary Grimes, Ashley and J.D. of Wauneta and Greg and Sandy Sandman of Denver, Colo.

Methodist youth met at the home of Fred and Betty Krausnick, Wayne and Todd for an afternoon of sledding, ping pong, video movies and pizza Sunday. Guests were Pastor Randy Smith, Steve and Bev Applegarth, Jyl and Janel, Danny Taylor, Brenda Breese, Shelly DeHart, Christa Nitsch and Amy Maxfield.

Mick and Joyce Majors and Don and Bonnie Majors attended the National Wheat Growers Convention in New Orleans the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kerchal were guests of Jim and Rita Lonergan in Omaha Jan. 12, going on to Chicago where they visited son Kim and Jane Kerchal, Heidi and Heather. En route home they visited Keith’s sister, Joan and Robert Vicary and Jason in Lincoln.

Precip for the week: .76 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.68/bu.; corn-1.73/bu.; milo-2.40 cwt.; soybeans-5.46/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 31, 1963

Service awards highlighted the annual Wauneta Jaycees Bosses Night. Recognition was made to four first year members, Gene Terry, Dale Bischoff, Bernie Steinert and Dale Salyer, for service, participation, knowledge, orientation and enthusiasm. For the first year an Outstanding Fireman was recognized which went to Harold Anderson; Stan Smith was selected as Boss of the Year.

Family members gathered for a cooperative dinner at noon Sunday at the Henry Fortkamp home to honor them on their 59th anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fortkamp and boys of Santa Rosa, Calif., spent last week in the Fred Fortkamp home. They were also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyde and family of McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Krausnick and girls returned Sunday from a five-day vacation in Denver. While there they attended the Stock Show.

Stuart Kitt who is employed in Lincoln spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bridgman were surprised on their 25th anniversary when the Jolly Janes brought a covered dish dinner.

75 years ago this week

February 2, 1938

On Saturday, Jan. 29 Mr. and Mrs. Dick Steinbeck Sr. celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Fred Nordhausen with about 75 relatives and friends present for the reception and dinner. The Steinbecks were married in Germany. Two boys, Henry and Dick, were born in Germany, daughter Dora was born in Elk Creek.

On Jan. 30 nearly 100 family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Denker gathered at their home to help them celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.

Leland and Erwin Kitt returned home Saturday from Lincoln where they took a short course at the Agriculture college at the university.

The Music Club met at the home of Mrs. D.C. Harvey Thursday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Engelke and Mr. and Mrs. August Otteman of Athol, Kan., came last week to attend the golden anniversary celebration of Mrs. Engelke’s sister, Mrs. Steinbeck.

Local markets: wheat-.83; corn-.56-.60; barley-.40; eggs-.12-.13; cream-.27-.28; hens-.15-16; hides-.03-.04.

100 years ago this week

January 30, 1913

Wanted cobs. Enquire at this office.

The new electric power house is about complete.

Henry Steinbeck and bride arrived on Tuesday. They will go to housekeeping on the Geo. Mitchell farm soon.

Walt and Victor Bergreen helped C. E. Harte pull his pump Monday.