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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 20:06

10 years ago this week

Mar. 13, 2003

Wauneta’s Blood Drive drew 55 donors on March 6.

Marjorie and Wesley Wheeler attended the open house for Donna Swanson’s 80th birthday Saturday at North Platte.

Jessica and Austin McKillip of Lincoln spent the weekend with Don and Carey Harrison.

Sharon Travis spent Friday in Sidney with her mother, Agnes Mather and sister Judy McElroy.

Jan DeWester and Michelle Harchelroad and Dalton spent Monday to Friday visiting Teresa and David Wynn, Grant and Baleigh in Tulsa, Okla. Three Bronco speechsters are heading to the state speech contest March 21. Katie Padilla and Ashley Fortkamp will compete in the duet competition and Abby Barger in persuasive speaking, all placing second at districts.

Wauneta-Palisade Bronco boys basketball team are state-tourney bound following their 66-50 win over Dalton-Leyton in the district final at Ogallala, entering the tourney in the No. 7 spot.

Precip for the week: .03 of an inch. High for the week: 64° on Mar. 6; low: 6° on Mar. 4.

25 years ago this week

March 10, 1988

Heritage of Wauneta staff members honored included Clara Jean Hamilton as Staff of the Year for 1987; Eilene Lacy as January staff member and Deb Andrew, February staff member.

Laddie and Anita Wilson, Shana and Bobbi were honored at a carry-in dinner Sunday noon by Farmers Co-op Exchange employees. The Wilsons will be moving to Enid, Okla., and Friday will be his last day at the co-op. He has worked there for 20 years, the last 10 as manager.

Dora Denker treated Hilda Nordhausen and Elsie Becker to dinner at the Enders Cafe Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Troudt entertained the girls basketball team, student managers and statisticians in their home Sunday evening.

Blanche Schwenk was guest of honor Feb. 23 when her family gathered at Heritage Home to help her celebrate her 80th birthday. Present were Leona Paustian, Ed and Pauline Buffington, Orpha and Dale Maris, Joyce and Emerson Schwenk, Rhonda and Lynn Brunkhorst, Keri, Neil and Raelyn and Janet Keiser and Aaron.

Lee Roy Weimer and Nancy Anderson spent the weekend with Steven and Kathy Winscot and family at Scribner. They attended the baptism of Andrew Winscot on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Mrs. Weimer returned home with them.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson had Sunday supper with Ted and Carolyn Anderson especially to visit Bernard Perkins of Salida, Colo., who was a neighbor of the Andersons when they lived in the Colorado mountains.

Winners at the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Monday night were Aaron McKinney, first; Nick Thompson, second and Chris Bishop, third.

The Palisade girls basketball team travelled to Lincoln to compete in the state tourney, their first-ever appearance. Third-seeded they were defeated in the first round by the eventual State D-2 champions.

Precip for the week: .04 of an inch; .97 of an inch for 1988.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.55/bu.; corn-1.76/bu.; milo-2.62/cwt; soybeans-5.54/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 14, 1963

Heavy wet snow fell Tuesday, knocking out transmission line power and communications.

Vaughn McBride and Sylvia Yost were selected to the 1963 Girls State and Boys State from Wauneta. From Palisade Shirley Brown and Richard Myers were named Girl Stater and Boy Stater.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crapson and Regina spent the weekend in Ogallala, guests of her mother, Mrs. Elsie Schwasinger. Saturday evening family members gathered to celebrate Mrs. Schwasinger’s birthday.

Mrs. George Whitman, Mrs. Chester Kuskie and Colleen, Mrs. Lavon Haarberg and Angela, Mrs. Marvin Large and Regina, Mrs. Dean Mitchell and Douglas, Mrs. Glen McGrath and Mrs. Jerry Fanning surprised Mrs. Homer Hutcheson on her birthday Friday.

75 years ago this week

March 16, 1935

Boys State to be organized. The project is officially known as “The Cornhusker Boys’ State Inc.” and will NOT be a picnic — NOT an outing — NOT a recreational camp but purely an educational program to instill into the young man a practical working knowledge of the structure of government. The Wauneta Commercial Club and the Willard Hanson Post of American Legion made application last week to send a Wauneta youth to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pflum moved recently to the house on the old Trembly place on the south divide. Sunday relatives came with a generous supply of pantry goods besides well filled baskets for a dinner party.

Glen Krausnick, son of Otto Krausnick of Rutland, Canada, came Friday to help his grandfather in the store. Elwyn who has been helping in the store will resume his work on the farm.

Mrs. Cloid Lorance assisted her mother, Mrs. Burk, last Tuesday with the spring butchering and helping care for the meat.

Mrs. Henry Dicke Jr. and Margie and Mrs. W. Walgren spent Wednesday with Mrs. W. Dicke and helped her with her quilting.

Local Markets: wheat-.70; corn-.52-.54; cream-.25; eggs-.12; hens-.10-.13.

100 years ago this week

March 13, 1913

School closed Tuesday in the Lincoln and Ash Grove Districts.

Mrs. M. S. Pflum, Orba and Evangeline and William Blasier and wife attended the closing exercises at the Lincoln school.

Harry Swink had a runaway with a four horse team and a load of hay last Thursday. The load was upset and one of the horses hurt.

Earl and Noble Trowbridge and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cook left on Saturday’s train for McCook.

Warren and Paul Buffington are over from the sand hills visiting relatives and friends.