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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 20:33

10 years ago this week

April 24, 2003

Work progressed on rebuilding the stone archway at Riverside Cemetery after it was accidentally damaged last year. A surprise to those working was finding a time capsule dating to 193. A summary of the project and workers evolved in the project were listed.

Grant Dixon and Staci Alberts, sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion and Auxiliary and Wauneta Fire Department, were chosen to attend Boys and Girls State with Melissa Long as Girls State alternate. Katie Padilla was chosen as Girls State delegate and will represent the Palisade Legion Auxiliary.

The Hamlet youth group went bowling Friday evening. Some attending were Tom and Marsha Cameron, James, Lana, Jesse and Kelsey Skelton.

Christina Bley who attends college at Penn’s Creek, Pa., flew into Colorado Springs, Colo., and was met by parents Lloyd and Durenda Bley. They also met Durenda’s parents, Cliff and Marlene Reynolds of Monte Vista, Colo., and her brother, Del, and family of Colorado Springs for a visit.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad attended the University of Nebraska spring football game in Lincoln Saturday and the retirement reception for Dan Young and Milt Tenopir.

Mark Matthews, formerly of Wauneta and a Wauneta High School graduate, was named “Paramedic of the Year” by Rural Metro Corporation of Phoenix, Ariz. He and his family reside in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Kent and Sharon Buffington spent Friday to Sunday with Missi and Jeff Scow and family at Shelby, attending the Easter Cantata at their church. En route home they visited Angi and Barry Emerson and family at North Platte.

Precip for the week: 1.08 inches; for 2003: 4.89 inches. High for the week: 86° on April 15; low: 34° on April 16.

25 years ago this week

April 21, 1988

Wauneta was named Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Ellen McCallum accepted the award during special ceremonies at the state capitol. Sunday during the Arbor Day recognition in Wauneta a ginkgo tree was planted in the area east of the Wichita Street bridge by Ed Arenz, Village Board Chairman; Forester Jon Wilson of Wallace Rodney Einspahr and Curtis Christner.

Karen Engel was honored as April Staff Member of the Month at Heritage.

Richard and Dorothy Taylor and Ricky were surprised by neighbors and friends with a carry-in supper as a housewarming for them. Attending were Fred and Betty Krausnick, Wayne and Todd, Leroy and Shirley Haarberg and LeAnn, George and Elinor Blobaum, Donna Taylor, Danny, Pat and Jeffrey, Crandall Taylor, Elwyn and Viola Krausnick and Allen and Teresa Taylor.

Don, Ruby and Kenny Ham were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Reynolds of Trenton at a banquet for the Centennial celebration of the Trenton and Stratton Masonic Lodge Saturday night.

A farewell for Kieth and Lorraine Larson was held at The Club Saturday evening. Attending were Bob and Sharon Walgren, Clyde and Lois Hoff, Vearl and Lucille McBride, Jim and DeLores Taylor, Lowell and Myra Grimm, John and Dutch Knotwell, Bob and Pat Kitt, Jack and Carol Maddux and Dewaine and Gladys Schneider.

Chris and Annie Pursley and Monte and Deb Nordhausen as St. Paul Lutheran youth sponsors took Renelle Christner, Taya Gockley and Kirsten Nordhausen to McCook Sunday evening to a movie and out for pizza.

No precip for the week: for 1988: 2.49 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.60/bu.; corn-1.77/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-6.03/bu.

50 years ago this week

Apr. 25, 1963

Several good neighbors brought one-ways and tractors to do some much needed work at the Clarence Gosney farm last Monday afternoon. Men included Bob McBride, Jim McBride, Bill Buffington, Dean Kitt, John Fortkamp, Elmer Schermerhorn, Don Berggren, Dale Krausnick and Edwin Belt. Mr. Gosney is slowly recovering from a heart attack.

Six WHSers maintained an all-A record for the past six weeks including Patty Denker, Joyce Daniel, Connie Dicke, Bill Stock, Ron Prior and Neil Christensen.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rowley celebrated their 43rd anniversary Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley with 24 relatives present. Attending from out of town were Mrs. Twila Ballard and Rickie and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Reeves, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Colson and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Colson celebrated their 47th anniversary at the Freddie Olmsted home in Ogallala Sunday. The Colson men are brothers and the ladies are sisters and all were married on the same day.

Mr. and Mrs. Vearl Kitt returned home from Sacramento, Calif., after spending the winter months with their daughter and family.

75 years ago this week

April 27, 1938

Twelve Boy Scouts with Ennis Decker and Arnold Cowles cooked their first meal out of doors Friday evening. In spite of the dust storm mixed with rain now and then the boys had an excellent time and the idea of roughing it appeals to them.

The neighbors of Mrs. Ben Trembly gathered at the home of Mrs. Blanche Greer Tuesday afternoon to honor her before the family leaves for their new home.

E.N. Berry left Monday night for a brief trip to Chicago.

Mrs. C. Rob’t Carlson and Mrs. Elviro Carpenter will serve a 10¢ lunch at the library Saturday afternoon.

100 years ago this week

April 24,1913

Did you plant a tree Tuesday? It was Arbor Day.

Geo. McGooden, our assessor, is out finding what the natives are worth.

What’s the matter with the mayor setting up a clean-up-day? Our alleys and rear of the stores surely need renovating.

A few relatives and friends of Grandma Morrison met with her last week Wed. and helped her celebrate her 80th birthday.

Ray Kitt, wife and young son came to Johnnie Kitts Tuesday to stay while he is away drilling wells. He has several to put down.