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Wednesday, 27 March 2013 21:07

10 years ago this week

Mar. 27, 2003

Wauneta Philanthropist Maryan Rider passed away at the age of 102. She is believed to have been Wauneta’s oldest resident.

DeAnn Doetker of Doetker Grinding and Joyce and Ted Grimm were recognized as the Wauneta Chamber of Commerce’s newest members.

Karl and Judy Polly spent March 12-17 in Los Angeles, Calif., visiting Jon Polly, his place of employment and other points of interest.

Don and Carey Harrison and Jessica and Austin McKillip went to Sioux City, Iowa, last week to watch Sarah Harrison play in a basketball tournament with the Concordia University team.

Sarah Harrison was one of two Nebraskans named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) Division II All-Americans.

Pat Gardner of Portland, Ore., and Sheila Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, spent a few days with their mother, Margaret Greeley. Jim and Mary Greeley of Colorado Springs, Colo., Terry Greeley of Scottsbluff and Gary and Dewanna Greeley of Imperial spent the weekend.

Iris and Darrell Barnes of Brighton, Colo., spent the weekend with Harry and Elsie Petsch. They had dinner at the Pioneer Cafe Saturday evening in celebration of the Barnes’ 50th anniversary.

Joan and Ervin Kitt were Sunday guests of Kevin and Denise Janicek and Mandy, celebrating the Kitts’ 51st anniversary.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 78° on Mar. 23; low: 29° on Mar. 20.

25 years ago this week

March 24, 1988

Wauneta High School students brought home the grand championship plaque in their division from the Inter-High Technical-Scholastic Contest at Mid-Plains Community College. Wauneta captured second place in both the scholastic and technical areas but scored enough points to claim the championship. This is the second time Wauneta has won the overall championship. Students placing either first or second in their areas were: Janel Applegarth, Lori Buffington, Danny Taylor, Brenda Lacy, Lisa Wilson, Phil Hartzer, Mark Bishop, Chad Nordhausen, Eddie Stretch, and Kris Steinke. Placing at McCook were Kirk Yost and George Fekkers, scholastic and Angi Buffington, home-ec.

New EMTs include Karen Steckman, Polly Kitt, Mike Lorimer, Thom Schneider and Lloyd Bley.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Buffington, Matt, Lori and Lisa joined a group from Wray, Colo., going skiing at Winter Park Monday and Tuesday.

Virginia and David Jesser of Denver, Colo., spent Wednesday to Friday with Ed and Hazel Novacek. Ed and Jo Arenz and girls and Marge Engell joined them Thursday evening for supper honoring the Novaceks on their 65th anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McCallum and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ough attended the luncheon at Wayne’s Steak House Saturday for Bob Kerrey and his talk which followed.

Derek Andrews was selected to the GPAC all-conference first team; Rod Haarberg was named to the second team and Teresa DeWester was named to the girls second team.

Precip for the week: 19 of an inch; for 1988: 1.19 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.57/bu.; corn-1.77/bu.; milo-2.57/cwt.; soybeans-5.78/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 28, 1963

Car owners enjoyed a brief gas war when pump prices dropped to 21.9. Prices returned to normal on Monday — 33.9.

Mrs. Willis Schmitt enjoys an unusual hobby - making “book mark mice.” She has made about 300 mice in the last two years - some for gifts, and others to sell.

Mrs. Clarence Christner and Mrs. LaRue Gunderson entertained at a dinner for their father and grandfather, Frank Ochs’ 89th birthday. His five guests ranged in age 80 years and upwards.

Mrs. Henry Wicke, Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mrs. Andy Brunkhorst and Mrs. Gilbert Nordhausen attended a 4-H leaders all day meeting at Imperial Friday.

The Altar Society of St. John’s Catholic Church honored Ben Jussel with a covered dish dinner on his 80th birthday with a large attendance reported.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen were honored on their 25th anniversary with dinner at an Imperial Cafe, followed by an open house at their home.

75 years ago this week

March 30, 1937

Al Carrigan and Lee Dinnel have taken over the Minneapolis and Moline agency for farm equipment and will operate at the Standard Oil Station, south of the tracks. They will continue to operate the service station.

Mrs. A. Person returned last week from Denver where she has spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Barnhardt. We surmise that the fishing season was one of the allurements calling her home.

Mrs. F. W. Olmsted and Mrs. C. Rob’t Carlson drove to Atwood, Kan., Sunday. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Grace Hann who had spent the past week there.

Ten boys have passed the tests and have sent in for applications for their charter and are ready for the scout oath. They include Charles Hanna, Lawrence Philpot, Robert Bradley, Billy Benge, Richard Bradley, Lowell Grimm, Lawrence Burham, Delbert Crowell, Lloyd Redden and Rex Lewis.

Markets: wheat-.70; corn-.52-.54; eggs-.14-.15; cream-.23; hens-.15; L. hens-.12.

100 years ago this week

March 27, 1913

The town board should put in a drinking fountain for horses on main street and also a tap free for those wanting water. This should not be neglected any longer.

Mr. A. McManigal and Mr. Eggers went to Imperial last Tuesday where Mr. McManigal made final proof on his homestead.

Mable McCarty stayed with Nellie Nesmith Saturday night and helped color Easter eggs.

Lee, Verl and Clara Kitt, Mable McCarty and the Crosson girls and John took dinner at J. H. Nudings Sunday.