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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 21:30

10 years ago this week

Feb. 27, 2003

WPHS senior Paul Wellman joined the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Court of Honor Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He is a member of Imperial Troop No. 200. His service project involved planning and supervising the construction of an outdoor cemetery directory at St. Paul’s.

Marie Cochran of Bartley was a weekend guest of her daughter, Virginia, and Del Lawson and Teresa.

Family of Knotty and Beryl Knotwell spent time over the weekend to help Knotty observe his 80th birthday. Saturday evening family and relatives gathered at the Enders Lake Golf Course for dinner. Gifts he received each contained 80 items.

Lynetta Wine visited Nina Berry, Pauline Wine, Phillis Mick and Cleo Harrison at The Imperial Manor Friday. Her great aunt, Cleo, had observed her 93rd birthday.

Adam and Lori Cribelli and boys and Laurie and Jeff Maris and boys visited Tony and Jan Cribelli Saturday to observe Tony’s Feb. 13th birthday. They ate at Tommy’s and spent the evening in the Maris home.

After pinning all three of his opponents at the Class D-4 District Meet, Kyle Hansen was the lone Bronco to go to the state wrestling meet. Hansen took fourth place at state ending his season with a 29-7 record.

Precip for the week: .22 of an inch. High for the week: 56° on Feb. 17, 20, 21; low: -12° on Feb 23.

25 years ago this week

February 25, 1988

Bill Bischoff became the newly-elected fire chief last month following the retirement of Lloyd Sinner who has served as Wauneta’s fire chief for 27 years.

AnnaBelle and Ed Vapenik and Marie and Wayne Smith visited the ladies’ sister, Betty, and Jim Stubblefield in Denver, Colo., over the weekend.

Guests of Marvin and Mary Emma Maris for supper on the 12th were Howard and Christy Gauger, Irene and John Pursley, Roger and Beth Maris and Erica to celebrate Christy’s 91st birthday which was Feb. 13th.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ough have returned from a visit in Phoenix, Ariz., with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ough and Harley, followed by a week spent in Hawaii, returning to visit the Bill Oughs before returning home.

Earvin and Shirley Noble of Albion spent the weekend with Steve and Nancy Noble, Cody and Dustin. The two couples ate dinner Saturday evening at the Coppermill in McCook to celebrate Steve’s birthday. Sunday a birthday barbecue was enjoyed at the Noble home.

Jason Christner celebrated his 90th birthday at his home Sunday. Attending were Bill and Charlotte Christner, Don and Pat Bornemier of Murdock, Dorothy and Gene McDonald and Mark and Rosie Gunter, all of Sterling, Colo., Steve and Vicki Christner of Imperial, Donald Christner of Wauneta and Sandi Potthoff of McCook.

No precip. .93 of an inch for 1988.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.64/bu.; corn-1.72/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt.; soybeans-5.58/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 28, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gibbons spent Saturday in Kearney visiting their sons, Craig and Gary, who participated in the College Invitational track meet at Foster Field.

The “Neighborly Neighbors” visited Mrs. Ruby Jones Tuesday afternoon on the occasion of her birthday.

W. R. Barnett, father of Mrs. Jason Christner, celebrated his 94th birthday Feb. 23 in the home of his daughter, enjoying cards and gifts. Birthday cake, baked by Mrs. Christner, was also enjoyed.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill McBride returned home after an extended tour through Missouri, New Mexico, Mexico and Colorado.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson entertained four tables of pitch at their home Monday evening. Guests were employees of the local Co-op.

Mrs. Ollie O’Neil returned to her home Wednesday after spending two weeks in Oklahoma in the Oral Stake home. Mrs. Mabel Taylor and Mrs. Henry Haarberg spent Friday evening at the Ed Denker home, helping Mrs. Denker quilt.

Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Neverve and sons of Westminster, Colo., spent the weekend at the Arnold Bartels home.

75 years ago this week

March 2, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Nesmith celebrated their 40th anniversary Wednesday, Feb. 23 with 47 relatives assembled at the family table for dinner together, followed by an open house.

Mrs. Bert Dimick, Misses Bertha Woodside and Velma Zeigler left Saturday for Lincoln where they attended a Beauty convention to better acquaint themselves with new head dress and beauty facts for their patrons here.

Ivo Pennington, Raymond Rahaak and Leland DeHart accompanied by Lloyd Collins of Imperial attended a welding clinic at McCook Thursday and Friday of last week.

Arnold Bartels and Mr. Roschewski spent Tuesday night at the John Keiser home for a game of pool.

Mrs. Vearl Kitt entertained 23 friends of Miss Verla for her 12th birthday on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 26.

Local markets: wheat-.80; corn-.51-.52; eggs-.11; cream- .23-.24; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

February 27, 1913

Rather winterish — a good snow Thursday. No wind to pile it up. Good sleighing now.

A large crowd attended the hardtimes party at Mr. Haskins. Mrs. Velma Bricker received the prize for being dressed in the best hard times costume of the ladies present and Mr. Haskins was the raggedest man. Mush, milk and corn were served as refreshments.

Jas. Nesmith has to go to McCook the latter part of the week to be on the Grand Jury.

Walter Deininger and wife left Wednesday afternoon for Saskatchewan, Can., where they expect to make their future home.