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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:30

10 years ago this week

May 1, 2003

Despite cold and wet weather a honey locust sapling was planted in observance of Arbor Day. The tree was planted in the RV lot north of Crossroads by Ted Grimm with a group of supporters present.

Chase Yoder and Stacy Yost were crowned 2003 prom king and queen following the promenade Saturday night. Other royalty included Dan Schluckebier, Seth Alberts, Mandi Janicek and Emily Humphrey.

Bob Baumfalk observed his 90th birthday in April. Born in Ludell, Kan., his family moved to the Stratton area when he was seven. Hard times were remembered but fun times included going to dances in Wauneta and area towns. He met his wife, Dorothy, at a dance. They married and became parents of two boys.

Those attending the first communion of Jacob Maris at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday were his family, Jeff, Laurie and Joel Maris, Adam, Lori, Brett and Bo Cribelli, Harold and Bev Maris and Tony and Jan Cribelli. They were all dinner guests of the Jeff Maris family.

Linda Fanning visited Edith Gloy, taking her roses on her birthday last Tuesday.

Karl and Judy Polly spent Easter weekend in Arlington, Va., with Kris and Laura Polly, Caroline and William; and also at Cape May, N.J.

Mary Ellen Fanning accompanied Peggy and Larry Rewerts to Efland, N.C., April 5-21 to visit Cindy Rewerts. They also visited Erma Wallace in Oklahoma.

Precip for the week: 1.17 inches.

High for the week: 69° on April 22; low: 36° on April 25.

25 years ago this week

April 28, 1988

Wayne Krausnick and Jennifer Haarberg, juniors at Wauneta High School, have been selected to attend the American Legion Law Cadet program this summer at the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy near Lincoln.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Brunkhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Weimer, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Anderson and Lon Weimer had Sunday dinner at The Club at Enders, especially for Clairene Weimer’s birthday. Herb and Eulene Busking joined them later for cake in the Weimer home.

A coffee to welcome Bonnie Hanna to the neighborhood was hosted by Connie Maxfield in the Maxfield home last Thursday with 16 neighbors present to enjoy visiting and refreshments.

The senior class of Palisade High School and their sponsors, Tom and Cindy Monnahan, left Friday night after the prom for Kansas City for Sneak Day.

Ellen Prior, Mary Ellen Fanning and Mary O’Brien met with Betty Maxfield in her home Friday to make plans for their Class of 1938 reunion and alumni banquet.

Marilyn Walker and Vivian Todd of Imperial spent several days visiting Gerald Priest in Wichita, Kan. They also attended the wedding anniversary of Bill and Ruth Denmain.

Precip for the week: .23 of an inch; for 1988: 2.72 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.62/bu.; corn-1.74/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-6.08/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 2, 1963

Ron Prior was elected to receive a State Farmer degree. He attended the State FFA convention in Lincoln April 11-13. The Wauneta chapter received a superior chapter rating.

Mr. and Mrs. David Edwards Jr. and family of Forest Grove, Ore., arrived Monday to spend the week with their grandmother, Mrs. Barbara Engell and Mr. and Mrs. Ike Engell and family.

Mrs. Mary Barnes was pleasantly surprised Wednesday when Mrs. Shirley Barnes and family, Mrs. Bob Hamilton and Doug, Mrs. Cecil Maddux and Mrs. Joe Maddux and children called to help her celebrate her birthday, bringing ice cream and cake.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cocklin had dinner Sunday with Mr and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach in Imperial. Mrs. Venice Harmon of Canon City, Colo., a sister of Mrs. Cocklin and Mrs. Grosbach, was a guest.

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Schwenk and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt, Neil Kitt and family and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt were guests in the Dean Kitt home Thursday evening, the occasion was Lee Kitt’s birthday.

Mrs. Ray Kitt, Mrs. George Hollembeak and Mrs. Edith Krausnick attended a District library meeting in North Platte Tuesday.

75 years ago this week

May 4, 1938

Mrs. Mary Athey returned Friday from Wisconsin and Iowa where she had visited relatives the past three weeks.

Mrs. Anna Crosson is taking a much needed vacation from the Krausnick store and left Tuesday afternoon for Hastings to visit relatives and rest. Mrs. Virgil Robertson will be clerking at the store in her absence.

Thirty-two relatives gathered at the Frasier home in Wauneta for a reunion and to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Mart Frasier of Benkelman. A buffet dinner was served at noon.

About 30 friends and relatives spent Saturday evening at the W. Walgren home in honor of his birthday.

Lingerie and hosiery make nice gifts for Mother’s Day. Also towel sets, bed spreads, lunch clothes and dresses from 98¢ to 3.95. Rudisils Cash Store.

Local Markets: wheat-.64; corn-.52-.54.

100 years ago this week

May 1, 1913

Corn planting is the order of the day for our farmers.

Ethel Maddux and her two children left on Saturday’s train for Canada where she expects to spend the summer with her brother Hugh Ditton.

Frank Oaks and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bud Gosney near Palisade Sun. Made the trip in their new auto.

There was a large crowd out Fri. night to the surprise party for Ashby Morrison. There were 66 to supper, old and young. Oysters, pickles, cake, pie and coffee were served.