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Wednesday, 17 April 2013 21:07

10 years ago this week

April 17, 2003

Della Merrill celebrated her 90th birthday on April 5. Married to John Jay for 47 years, they raised five children: Barbara, Joyce, Marilyn, Richard and Elsie in Wauneta, then moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., where they resided for 16 years before returning to Wauneta. A beautiful quilter, she has made quilts not only for her 18 grandchildren, but also for her 31 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.

Five generations were observed in the Merrill family which included great, great grandmother Della Merrill, great grandmother Barb O’Dea, grandmother Kay Goings, father Bob Goings and son Gunner Goings.

Confirmation was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday for Josey Stroup, Tasha Boon and Suzie Wilson with Pastor Wellman conducting the service.

Wednesday Lynn and Darlene Haarberg, Kent and Elaine Haarberg and Ryan Haarberg had supper together for Kent and Elaine’s 39th anniversary.

Ila Widger and Marge Hanna spent Thursday and Friday at the Great Plains Art Association Camp at Camp Comeca. Ila took a woodworking class and Marge, a blacksmith shop class and both attended classes on sun fabric painting, glass wraps and a table top waterfall.

Keri Sutherland visited her grandfather, C.J. Sutherland, in Kearney Saturday.

Guests of Allan and Judy Nordhausen Wednesday and Thursday were Jim and Shirley Teeters of Norfolk, Va., en route to their new home in Yuma, Ariz.

No precip for the week.

High for the week: 82° on April 13; low: 14° on April 8.

25 years ago this week

April 14, 1988

Junior Kitt was presented a plaque at the annual meeting of the Farmers Co-op Exchange Saturday night for 37 years of service of which 20 years was spent as board president.

Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler spent the weekend of April 2 in Yukon, Okla., with David and Lydia Wheeler, Rhonda, Mark and Cindy. They also visited Wesley’s sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ripper at Bethany and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Richards and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Repper.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rietsch and children of Grand Blanc, Mich., visited Tuesday to Saturday with Joe and Linda Rietsch and other relatives.

Zach and Anna Malcolm spent Friday night with Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik. They and Nan Malcom attended the first communion of Mackenzie Vapenik, daughter of Marty and Roni Vapenik, in Lexington.

Anna Mae Wach and Helena Hubbard spent Monday in McCook and attended the Art Show at the Community College. Shawanna Wach of Eustis was one of the participants.

Jim and Marlies Gauger, Twilla Denker, Dorothy Gauger and Virginia Gauger visited Donald Donze Sunday, taking cake for his birthday.

Weekend guests of Mabel Kohne were Diana and Amie Miller, Tracie Mescher, all of Burlington, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keith and Amanda of Long Island, Kan., Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hans and Wyatt of Seward and David Bird.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; for1988: 2.49 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.62/bu.; corn-1.76/bu; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-6.03/bu.

50 years ago this week

Apr. 18, 1963

An Easter sunrise service was held by the IYF at the Woodrow Moody farm which was concluded by a breakfast Sunday morning. Mrs. Sylvia Moody and Mrs. Glendene DeHart assisted Mrs. Moody with the breakfast.

Regina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crapson, was baptized at the Methodist Church Sunday. Easter dinner guests in the Crapson home were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schwasinger and family, Elsie Schwasinger, all of Ogallala, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tjaden and Mitch Cowan of Madrid, Mr. and Mrs. Jiggs Crapson of Grant and Jane Crapson.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Grose celebrated their 44th anniversary Sunday with callers visiting throughout the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brunt and Phyllis of Grand Island were Saturday night and Sunday guests in the Bill Grose home.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, accompanied by Mrs. Anna Thomas of Yonkers, N.Y., returned home from Milwaukee, Wisc., Wednesday afternoon after visiting relatives there.

75 years ago this week

April 20, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis of Lamar spent Monday in Wauneta. Mr. Davis will be one of the faculty members here next year and was observing the work in the Wauneta schools.

A number of ladies were guests of Mrs. F. E. Rider last Wednesday afternoon at a preview of “Mad About Music” at the Chateau Theatre.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff and family were guests over the weekend of the Harry Hoff family in Phillipsburg, Kan.

The Senior Class and Supt. Hungate took off in the wee small hours of the morning on Tuesday to observe the traditional Sneak Day. The destination was supposed to be Greeley, Colo.

The Junior and Senior annual banquet last Thursday evening was one of the nicest in years. The young sons and daughters of the community and the faculty were thrilled at the setting of a beautifully decorated banquet room, a splendid program and fine eats.

.74 of an inch of rain Friday bringing the total to 3.35 inches so far this year.

100 years ago this week

April 17, 1913

The Commercial Club is figuring on a number of different locations for a park. Wauneta surely needs one.

The telephone poles should go off of the main street and be placed in the alleys.

Our merchants took in eighty cases of eggs Saturday.

School closed in Dist. 76 on Sat. with a dinner for the school children.

Mr. and Mrs. Elex Hanna and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ditton visited at Clarence Fanning’s Sunday, going over in Ditton’s car.

The snow and rain put a stop to farmers sowing spring grain for a few days.