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Wednesday, 03 April 2013 20:21

10 years ago this week

April 3, 2003

Eight Wauneta-Palisade FFA members were to receive their State FFA degrees at the state convention in Lincoln. The eight included Sabrina Ward, Shawn Flaig, Tabby Christner, Abby Barger, Mandi Janicek, Leah Rundback, Seth Alberts and Elisha Madden.

Doris Ough and Ila Widger hosted an 80th birthday party for Ruby Ham at the Senior Center Friday morning with 24 present to enjoy coffee and rolls. She a supper guest of Diana and Kenny Ham and was surprised when many family members were also there to greet her.

Garrett Littlejohn of Manning, Iowa, visited his mother, Leona Littlejohn one day last week. Son Leonard of Chappell visited her Sunday, going to McCook for dinner.

Bob and Sharon Walgren and Bob and Pat Kitt went to Broomfield, Colo., where they visited Evelyn and Don Kanost and also attended a dinner theater where they saw “Never Too Late.” They returned home on Thursday.

James and Lana Skelton, Josh, Jesse and Kelsie were guests of Dennis and Barb Miller for dinner out to celebrate James and Lana’s 18th anniversary.

Jean Wach, Bill and Charlotte Christner and Letha Sailors attended the play, “State Fair,” at McCook college Sunday afternoon.

Precip for the week: .28 of an inch. High for the week: 71° on March 26; low: 20° on March 28 and 29.

25 years ago this week

March 31, 1988

The price to mail a first-class letter increased to 25 cents.

Les Stretch Jr. of Hamlet put his experience as an ag mechanic to use in operating his own farm repair shop, known as Country Repair. He started his business on his farmstead in September.

Confirmation service was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday for Renelle Christner and Renea Haarberg with Pastor LaVern Brack conducting the service. A dinner, hosted by Karen and Loyd Christner and Elaine and Kent Haarberg, followed the service.

Members of the United Methodist confirmation class, Pat Taylor, Todd Krausnick, Derek Sandman, Jyl Applegarth, Michelle Vette, Aimee Tubbs, and Pastor Randy Smith joined other confirmation groups in Lincoln where some sites toured were the Wesleyan campus, the Planetarium, “Cornerstone” church, and a South Street Jewish synagogue. Cindy Sandman accompanied the group.

Angi Buffington was among FFVF students from Chase County going to Valley Forge and Washington D.C.

Marvin and Arlene Large had s Sunday picnic supper with Joe and Myra Large and children of Hayes Center.

Gabi Reiners, a former exchange student to Wauneta, returned last week to visit her host family, Don and Juanita Leonard. She is studying architecture at a West Germany university.

No precip. For 1988: 1.19 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.53/bu.; corn-1.79/bu.; milo-2.60/cwt; soybeans-5.76/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 4, 1963

Orville Hamilton was returned to a two-year term on the village board and Lowell Grimm was elected to an equal term.

Mrs. Gladys Swanson was pleasantly surprised when 15 of her friends and neighbors came in for an “April Fool” party. After games and a social hour, refreshments were served by Mrs. Violet Sutherland and Mrs. Sylvia Moody.

Mrs. Dean Mitchell and girls, Mrs. Jerry Fanning and Terri, Leonard Jablonski and children and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gloy and children attended the 4-H Kick-Off party in Imperial Saturday.

Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Carlson spent Sunday afternoon in Hayes Center where Dr. Carlson was in charge of the Polio vaccine fill-in program.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Large and family took ice cream and cake to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy Saturday evening to help Mrs. Kennedy celebrate her birthday.

Mrs. Claude Livingston, Mrs. Charlie Teply, Mrs. Harold Widger and Mrs. Frank Novacek surprised Mrs. Pat Redden with a coffee at her home last Wednesday afternoon honoring her birthday. The birthday cake was made by Mrs. Widger.

75 years ago this week

April 6, 1938

Elected to serve a term of two years as trustees for the village were Elviro Carpenter, Arch Counce and Glen Maddux. Trustees for the school board district 31 were H. E. Athey and H. G. Ferguson.

Wauneta High School musicians rated the highest in school history at the District Music Contest held in McCook with a total of 63 points, placing them second in Class C. They won five superiors, 8 excellents, 4 goods and 1 average. Bertrand was first with 74 points.

Marvin Athey, prominent high school student and athlete will be Wauneta’s representative at Cornhusker Boy’s State in June.

Galloping teas were held last week at the homes of Mrs. Frank Taylor, Mrs. G. L. Colbert, Mrs. R. J. Robertson and Mrs. Bert Maxfield.

The “Willing Workers” club spent a very pleasant afternoon quilting for Jessica Schermerhorn at her home. A “quilt display” was held with members bringing their quilts for display. There has been a marked improvement in the quilting now then those first made when the club was organized 12 years ago.

Local Markets: wheat-.68; corn-.52-.55; eggs-.12, cream- .23-.24.

100 years ago this week April 3, 1913

Our present town board holds as there was no election Tuesday. There was none held last year. We’d better give them a life term.

Fred Krausnick and wife left Monday for their home in Canada after a month’s visit with relatives and friends here.

Mesdames Krausnick, Hattie McBride, Bertha Smith and Emma Brown were in Wauneta Monday from Mt. Zion. Not a very nice day either, for women to be out; dust was blowing almost as bad as it was on Sunday.