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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 22:21

10 years ago this week

Mar. 6, 2003

Recently formed Chase County Clinic in Imperial opened its Wauneta facility this week in the community’s medical building (across street from mortuary).

High fuel prices stinging at the pump!! Locally, gasoline prices have risen an average of 15¢ a gallon since the beginning of February and 54¢ a gallon nationally since this time last year. Local stations are having to charge $1.69 and up for regular unleaded and $1.75 or more for premium and diesel.

Jon Maris of Page, Ariz., spent Friday to Wednesday with Bev and Harold Maris, coming as a surprise to help Harold celebrate his birthday on the 28th.

Zoey Rae Boos was baptized Sunday morning at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor Keith Wellman. Chad and Sunni Nordhausen were sponsors. Dinner followed the service in the Boos home.

Jean Wach travelled with a busload going to Lincoln to attend the hearing on LB 754.

Ethel Louch hosted cards at the Senior Center following dinner last Wednesday, with the group observing Erma Kitt’s 91st birthday.

Loyd and Karen Christner and René and Jonee Maris had lunch Sunday after church at the Pizza Hut in Imperial to celebrate Jonee’s ninth birthday.

Four FFA teams qualified for state including: Envirothon team of Hondo Fanning, Tabby Christner, Sheridan Wright and Seth Alberts and the welding team of Clif Wright, Nic Top and Chase Nichols, both teams placing first. Also going to state, placing second, were the Livestock Management team of C. Wright, Jess Vapenik, Fanning, Betsy Anderjaska, S. Wright and Andrew Sandman and the Farm Management team of Chris Bartels, Peter Barger, S. Wright and Anderjaska.

No precip. High for the week: 44° on Mar. 1, 2; low: -11° on Feb. 24.

25 years ago this week

March 3, 1988

Al Wilkins completed eight years as head of the Wauneta Police Department. He will continue to maintain full-time patrolman responsibilities. Rick Bodeman recently assumed the role of chief of the local department.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Prior spent the weekend in Davenport and Hastings with family and were honored at a dinner at the Holiday Inn in Grand Island to celebrate their 45th anniversary. Present were the Kent Prior family of Lincoln, Marla and Dave Corman family of Davenport, Galen Prior family of Hastings and the Kevin Prior family of Grand Island. Punch and cake were enjoyed later at the Kevin and Janice Prior home.

Ethel Harpman and Hazel Reiff were visitors in the George Marshall home Friday night to Monday morning. They and the Marshalls went to Florida to attend the Sea Breeze Camp Meeting at Hobes Sound.

Weekend visitors of Grace Oliver were son John Oliver and grandson James of Scottsbluff.

Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Kitt returned from a trip to the south.

Wauneta’s FFA Farm Management team of Judd Houser, Phil Hartzer and Chad Nordhausen took first place at the district contest, qualifying for state.

No precip for the week: for February: .02 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.63/bu.; corn-1.80/bu.; milo-2.62/cwt; soybeans-5.67/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 7, 1963

The Robert Hummel home was the setting for a “Golden Years” coffee Saturday afternoon, honoring 21 of Wauneta’s Senior ladies. It was a happy get-together of old friends and neighbors, a time of reminiscing, a renewing of ties of past years.

Dwight Kline, an employee of Wauneta Coop Oil, is attending an Appliance Service Short Course in Kansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Eickmeier returned home after spending the past month in Texas with their sons, Alfred (Ted) and Lester Jr. (Bud) and families.

Sunday afternoon Trudy, Naomi and Ronald Gloy helped organize the Bronc Buster Horse Club in Wauneta.

Neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Klima surprised them Friday evening, welcoming them to the community. The group included Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Thompson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanna, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanna and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stretch and family. The evening was spent visiting.

75 years ago this week

March 9, 1938

Friday evening at the City Building 21 boys brim full of enthusiasm met to learn about the scouting organization. Arnold Cowles was chosen scout master and Ennis Decker, assistant. To obtain a charter eight boys must pass the test. The first eight boys to do this will therefore be charter members and will be Troop No. 1.

Miss Marjorie Gregory entertained a number of friends at dinner Sunday honoring Miss Emma Seigel, a student at Kearney State Teachers College. Miss Seigel successfully passed the final test and received her naturalization papers Monday at McCook. She was born in Germany and came to America when she was eight years old.

Mrs. Dorsey Resler returned Thursday from Omaha where she had spent the past week.

Mrs. R. E. Olmsted was hostess to the Embroidery Club Wednesday afternoon.

Local Markets: wheat-.76; corn-.12; cream-.24-.25; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

March 6, 1913

The grand opening of The Peoples Bank of Wauneta on March 4 drew a large crowd who were fed by the bank and the Wauneta band filled the air. There were about 500 people at noon with a good number of deposits made.

Our snow is nearly all gone. Now we have mud.

The Trowbridge boys have been cutting and hauling ice the past week.

Geo. Metcalf has commenced the erection of a frame house 26x28 with one room above.

Gus Morrison came in on Friday’s train from Hunter, Okla., to make his mother, brothers and sisters a visit.