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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 18:28

10 years ago this week

April 10, 2003

In support of America’s troops, Wauneta-Palisade kindergarten and first grade students made posters saying “I Am Proud To Be An American” and “Thank You For My Freedom.” Students, kindergarten to 12th grade, were encouraged to bring stamped postcards to send to troops so they could drop a note home.

Russell Polly and Eunice Bodeman as 1931 classmates of Della Merrill attended her 90th birthday open house Saturday.

Eva Russell of Benkelman, Hilda Roschewski, Violet Long and Elsie Becker were visitors of Leta Brunkhorst. They enjoyed going through family pictures and visiting.

Jo Arenz spent Friday and Saturday in Kearney with Courtney Arenz and Jacob and attended Grandparents Day activities and lunch with Jacob.

Judy Polly was among members of the McCook Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma attending the 67th Rho State convention in Kearney Friday and Saturday.

Dorene Mohr, DeLores Taylor and Lorna Taylor spent the weekend in Parker, Colo., with Josh Taylor. Lorna enplaned for her home in Rosemond, Calif., Sunday morning.

Out of 61 teams competing, Wauneta-Palisade’s FFA livestock judging team of Abby Barger, Clif Wright, Grant Dixon and Leah Rundback took first place at the state convention, qualifying them for nationals in Louisville, Ky., in October.

Precip for the week: .89 of an inch; for 2003: 3.81 inches.

High for the week: 87° on April 2; low: 25° on April 4.

25 years ago this week

April 7, 1988

Craig True and Lisa Wilson were named Boys and Girls Staters. Rod Haarberg was named Boys’ State alternate and Angi Buffington as Girls’ State alternate.

Phillip Hartzer will receive the State FFA Agri-Businessman degree during special ceremonies at the state convention in Lincoln. He makes the 37th member of the Wauneta chapter to receive the state’s highest honor, dating back to 1940.

Glen and Edna Christensen were honored on their 50th anniversary Saturday, April 2. A ten o’clock brunch was held at the Legion Hall, followed by an open house in the afternoon, hosted by their sons, Richard, Alvin and Neil, three daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren.

Houseguests of Glen and Edna Christensen have been Richard and Judy Christensen, Jay and Charles of Gaithersburg, Md., and Neil and Diane Christensen and Ann of Lincoln.

Lois and Richard Greeley were guests of Rhona and Brian O’Neil for Easter dinner at The Club, especially for the Greeleys’ 27th anniversary.

Lucille and Vearl McBride met Vaughn and Dee McBride, Devon and Darren in Colby, Kan., Friday and Saturday on their return to Burlington, Kan., after a week of skiing.

Sunday Easter dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kitt were Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kitt and girls of Ogallala, Marilyn Walker, Helen Rousey, Erma Newman and Erma Kitt. Three families of four generations were represented.

Precip for the week: 1.23 inches; for 1988: 2.42 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.57/bu.; corn-1.77/bu.; milo-2.55/cwt; soybeans-5.96/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 11, 1963

The town board signed an agreement giving the State of Nebraska highway access within the city limits to build the new highway.

Dale Wicke, 1963 International Farm Youth Exchange to Netherlands, left April 10 for Washington D.C. for an orientation before leaving for the Netherlands on the 19th.

Lt. and Mrs. Richard Fox left for Medina Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, April 6 after spending a few days in the Walter Fox home.

A dinner was held Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Nellie DeHart in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Roland Reed and family of Denver, who are moving to Miami, Fla. Family members were in attendance.

Mrs. Alice Stock and Bessie Decker sponsored a slumber party for 23 girls Saturday night at the Scout House for Theta Rho Club and their friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Grimm returned Friday from a three-weeks vacation spent in Mesa, Ariz., New Mexico and southern California. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Lester Eickmeier of Palisade.

75 years ago this week

April 13, 1938

Will Wauneta have her streets east and west curbed and guttered this summer? With W.P.A. help the cost will be less. The government has appropriated $23,000 to be used on streets and alleys of Wauneta, according to Mayor G.S. Burham. E.E. Olmsted is circulating a petition in east Wauneta. Need an interested person to do likewise in the west end.

The C. E. Johnston funeral home is nearing completion, decorators are at work and the outside ready for the stucco. This week the yards are being leveled and trees planted.

Mesdames Stella Gregory and Frank Novacek were hostesses at the Library Saturday and served over 70 lunches.

Mrs. Preston Harmon of Loveland, Colo., spent the past week with her sisters, Mrs. R. E. Cocklin and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach.

Mrs. Henry Denker left on Saturday to visit her daughters near Lincoln.

Local Markets: wheat-.68; corn-.52; cream-.20; eggs-.13

100 years ago this week

April 10, 1913

SNOW — hard to estimate the amount in inches as it melted very fast but we believe fully a foot has fallen so far.

The mail carriers started out this morning but turned around before they reached the top of the divide as roads are impassable.

Why not shovel off your walks and it will make the town look as if it were alive?

Geo Theobald arrived last Friday from Wisconsin. He has rented the Dell Bratton house. Mrs. Theobald will be home shortly.

Fred Gaugher lost a valuable mare on the first by lightning.

Myrtle Barnes arrived home on Saturday.