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Wednesday, 20 March 2013 21:12

10 years ago this week

Mar. 20, 2003

Record temps of 80° over the weekend with about 2 inches of moisture received during the week.

Friends and family helped Otto Bartels celebrate his 100th birthday at an open house last Saturday. He’s seen many changes, experienced life and enjoyed his family. Besides farming, he had a great love of music, learning to play the piano (his favorite), organ, clarinet, saxophone, banjo, violin and the fiddle.

Sunday Lynn and Darlene Haarberg met Jim Baldonado, Megan and Morgan and Ken and Mary Munson in Kearney for brunch to celebrate Mary’s 81st birthday.

Kent and Sharon Buffington attended a dinner theatre at the North Platte Christian Academy where granddaughter Clair Emerson was among students in the play “24-7.” Angi also helped sew the costumes and Barry helped with the program.

Marjorie and Wesley Wheeler attended the Gideon state convention at North Platte Friday and Saturday and also went on an interesting tour of North Platte’s railroad yards.

John and Karla Herrmann of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Hanson and girls of Celebration, Fla., and Jaunanna McCormick and son of Denver, Colo., were visitors of Letha Sailors Saturday.

Daryl Miller of Talkeetna, Alaska, is spending a week with his parents, Ray and Ann Miller and with Tom and Sharon Miller.

High temps for the week: 80° on March 14; low: 36° on March 10.

25 years ago this week

March 17, 1988

Palisade residents received devastating news Thursday when they learned the state banking department closed the Frenchman Valley Bank. Efforts had been made to find a buyer for the bank but the three bids made were not acceptable by the FDIC.

Former Wauneta resident Duane Burham, chief design engineer for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was selected as Boss of the Year by the University of Nebraska Office Personnel Association. The Burhams moved to Lincoln in 1967.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley observed their 53rd anniversary when Leona’s sisters brought dinner and spent the day. Enjoying the day were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hays of Kearney, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mues of Arapahoe, Laverne Chapman of Edison and Dennis and Donna Gockley.

Chase Johnson accompanied his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hofeldt of Denver, Colo., to Salt Lake City, Utah, to visit Barbie Tanton.

Sarah Joy Lucas was baptized Sunday, March 13 at Redeemer Lutheran Church by her father, Rev. James Lucas. Her sponsors are Lloyd and Kathleen Kerchal.

Michelle Vette, an eighth grader at Wauneta, was this year’s County Spelling Contest winner. Kevin Krausnick, an IGS sixth grader, earned runner-up honors.

Precip for the week: .03 of an inch; 1:00 inch for 1988.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.46/bu.; corn-1.76/bu.; milo-2.53/cwt; soybeans-5.55/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 21, 1963

The wind did blow and the dirt flew Saturday — gusts up to 60 mph were measured.

Bill and Bernice Stock have purchased the Wauneta Clothing Co. from Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lyons of McCook. Mrs. Stock has served as store manager since 1962.

Neil Stock, seventeen-year-old Wauneta High school junior, has been named a recipient of an all-expense paid trip to New York. The tour, known as the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth, is sponsored by the Wauneta IOOF Lodge No. 210 and the Triple Link Rebekah Lodge No. 124.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson and family of Beaver City visited her father, Ed Fanning, and family, and called at the Wendell Polly, Jim Fanning and Della Fanning homes Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sinner were Sunday dinner guests in the Lloyd Sinner home, the occasion was Mrs. Sinner’s birthday. In the afternoon they went to Culbertson to visit Mrs. Sinner’s sister, Mrs. Henry Brehm and family.

Friday overnight to Saturday evening guests in the Frank Fanning home were Ronald Gloy, Chris Hoff and Melvin Legg to help DeWayne celebrate his birthday.

75 years ago this week

March 23, 1938

Section of land northeast of Wauneta sold for $40 per acre.

Vernon Hungate, Chas. Grovert, Paul Dragoo and James Johnston went to Denver Friday to take in the National A.A.U. games.

E. R. Voorhees of Hastings was in town Saturday house hunting.

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Person and Mrs. May Walker and Arlene were among those attending the play “Hobgoblin House” put on at the Garfield school Friday evening by the people of that community. The school has recently purchased a lighting system and the play was put on as a means of paying for the plant.

Donald Wheeler, a University Ag College student, was listed in the World Herald as Junior Ak-Sar-Ben winner in horse judging.

Local Markets: wheat-.70; corn-.52-.54; eggs-.15; cream-25; hens-.14.

100 years ago this week

March 20, 1913

The rain Thursday turned into a snow storm during the night and Friday witnessed one of the worst short time snow storms recorded in this section.

The windmill on the Wiley Ranch, Wallace Hartzers and the one on the Sunda place were torn down in the storm last Friday. Will Trembly has all he can do now making new towers.

School closed in Dist. No. 4 Tuesday p.m. with a nice program and a treat for the pupil and popcorn for all. Mesdames McGaughey and daughter, Art Nesmith, Geo. Smith, Chas. Nesmith, Tom and Miss Nerva Downey visited the school in the afternoon.

Johnnie Kitt is putting down a new well for Mrs. Juia Gosney this week.

If a man wants his wife to vote his way, it is no crime to make it worth the price of an Easter hat!