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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 20:38

10 years ago this week

Feb. 6, 2003

Seventeen people from the Wauneta, Imperial and surrounding counties had a get-together in Mesa, Ariz. Jan. 24. Attending were Cliff and Margie Shackelford, Blanche Cook, Burns and Claudia Bowers, Verlon and Lucille Dinnel, Joe and Gloria Greene, Amalene Spots, Jim and Mary Quince, John and Rose Bishop, Mac McConnell and Charles and Elaine Browning.

Arlan and Lynetta Wine went to Lincoln on the 26th where Arlan attended County Attorney seminars.

Frances Lewis and Berniece Lewis of Wilcox went to Omaha, meeting Sue Mohr of Omaha and Dee Lewis of Beaver City for sight-seeing and all helped Berniece celebrate her birthday.

In a first-ever feat, the Bronco boys’ and girls’ basketball teams grabbed the GPAC conference championships in the same year. The Bronco girls defeated Culbertson 48-46 with the boys winning 48-45 over Hayes Center.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; high: 78° on Feb. 1, low: 21° on Feb. 2

25 years ago this week

February 4, 1988

Four Chase County youth, Angi Buffington, Jennifer Newman, Travis Vires and Misty Brown, earned 80 percent scholarships for the Freedoms Foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa., and Washington D.C. Michelle Peglow and Jennifer Osborn are alternates.

Agnes Burham of Wauneta was honored by her family in Lincoln in celebration of her 90th birthday with her children, Genevieve Eskew and Duane Burham hosting a family dinner at a Lincoln restaurant with a surprise birthday party at the Eskew home following.

Peter Joseph Barger was baptized Sunday at St. John’s Catholic Church with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger, sisters, Teresa, Courtney and Abby; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stevens of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barger and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barger and family attending.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine had guests for pizza and sledding party Sunday afternoon, especially for the Sunday School class of Mrs. Wine. Present were Eric Peterson, Adam Spicer, Chad Oxford, Gary Grosbach, Stan and Jannete Peterson and Angie.

Sunday guests of the R.J. Mintling family for the super bowl were the Tom Allberry, Dennis Wentz and Jim McKinney families.

The Wauneta Broncos won the championship game of the Golden Plains Activities Conference basketball tourney Saturday with a 62-61 overtime win over Beaver City. Derek Andrews was high scorer with 36 points.

No precip. .82 of an inch for January.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.74/bu.; corn-1.74/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-5.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 7, 1963

John Edwards is attending a Basic Petroleum Short Course this week in Kansas City, Mo.

A “going away” party, honoring Jack Hunt was held at the Vearl McBride home Saturday evening. Guests included Bill, Kent and Keith Buffington, Lee Hunt, Lynn McBride of Imperial and Paul Baldonado.

Mrs. Ed Denker, Mrs. Ruby Nordhausen, Mrs. Hilda Nordhausen and Miss Minnie Haarberg were guests of Mrs. Henry Haarberg a couple days last week and helped her work on a quilt.

Three Hamlet girls, Sheila Greeley, Connie O’Brian and Gemmi Carol Hahn, who have been good friends since grade school, were named homecoming queens in their respective schools. Sheila attends school at Wauneta High School; Connie at Hayes County High School at Hayes Center and Carol attends Mapleton High School in Denver, Colo.

75 years ago this week

February 9, 1938

On returning home from church Sunday, Mrs. Eliza Fanning was greeted by her children and their families who came prepared to celebrate their mother’s 71st birthday. Forty-two were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Athey of Ogallala spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey.

About 50 people were present at the C. E. Party Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lewis, the color scheme for Valentine was carried out and each received a Valentine.

About 25 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp Friday evening to surprise him on his 31st birthday. Pinochle was played during the evening with an oyster soup and sandwiches served as refreshments.

Local Markets: wheat-.84; corn-.55-.58; barley-.40; eggs-.10; cream-.25; hens-.11-.14; cox-.06.

100 years ago this week

February 6, 1913

Work on the new bank building is going along very nicely; to open March 4.

C. and Mrs. Woods, H. E. Athey and W. C. Higley attended the good roads meeting at McCook Tuesday, going on the trip in Mr. Woods’ car.