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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 21:11

10 years ago this week

May 8, 2003

Confirmation services were held Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Confirmed were Allison Ellicott, Brittany O’Neil, Cody Nichols, David Sandman and Marc Klima.

Richard and Janet Keiser and boys and Tom and Lucille Klima were dinner guests of Darrel and Sharla Klima and boys Sunday following Marc’s confirmation.

Dinner guests of Brian and Rhona O’Neil, Brittany and Brandon following Brittany’s confirmation were Richard and Lois Greeley, Gary and Rochelle Wiemer and Morgan of Lincoln and Lavern, Elinor and Lynn Denker.

Nola Straub and Mildred Stretch accompanied Donna Swanson to North Platte Saturday to attend a Ladies Day brunch and luncheon at the Church of Christ.

Byron and Deb Alberts hosted a dinner in honor of Sasauna’s confirmation Sunday with guests: Smoky and Leola Alberts, Geraldine Smith, Bill and Beth Smith, Agnes and LeMoine Knosp, Pastor and Janet Stuckwisch and Kiane Alberts.

Arlan and Lynetta Wine attended a presentation of Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (a German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms at the Lied Center in Lincoln Sunday afternoon. A niece, Stephanie Spady, and member of the Concert Choir, sang in the 250 member chorus.

Nadene Brass of Haysville, Kan., spent Sunday to Tuesday in the Reva Wicke home.

Precip for the week: 2.20 inches; to date: 8.26 inches.

High for the week: 71° on April 28; low: 38° on May 1.

25 years ago this week

May 5, 1988

The first annual mother-daughter tea for Girl Scouts was held Sunday afternoon in the Palisade Methodist Church fellowship hall with 70 present. Leaders are Colleen Witt, Brownies; Jo Howard and Pearl Andrew, Daisy; Marge Rundback, Junior; and Sandy Bailey, neighborhood chairman.

Employees of the Farmers Co-op Exchange met at the Stan Yost home Saturday evening for a carry-in dinner and barbecue as a farewell for Fern Scheel who is retiring as bookkeeper.

Brooke Pankonin was a guest of her aunt and uncle, Brenda and Bob Brandt of Holyoke, Colo., while parents Russ and Lori Pankonin and grandparents, Loral and Elna Johnson of Imperial attended the Nebraska Press Convention.

Paul and Bonnie Yost returned Tuesday after a 10-day trip visiting their son, Rev. Roger and Alice Yost and family at Viroqua, Wisc. where he pastors a church.

John and Frances Lewis went to Crete Sunday to attend Lonnie’s fraternity’s parent appreciation banquet.

The “Lord’s Joyful Singers” of the Methodist Church closed their choir year Sunday. Their director and accompanist, Cindy Sandman and Lucille McBride, held a year end celebration on the 18th with a scavenger hunt in the church following practice and “make your own” banana splits for lunch.

Wauneta boys track team out scored Hayes Center in the final event to bring home the GPAC track title at the conference meet in McCook Saturday.

Precip for the week: 1.86 inches; for 1988: 4.58 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.53/bu.; corn-1.83/bu.; milo-2.60/cwt; soybeans-6.15/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 9, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Sam West were honored Sunday by their family for their 45th anniversary in Seward. A dinner was planned and served by their children to 100 guests. The celebration was postponed from the original date of Jan. 16 due to bad weather.

The “Neighborly Neighbors” of Mrs. Emma Blobaum hosted a birthday coffee for her at her home with 10 guests present.

Mrs. Stella Gregory’s neighbors surprised her Saturday afternoon by bringing cake and coffee for her birthday and spent the afternoon with her. Hostesses were Mrs. Earl Tatum and Mrs. Barbara Engell.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Herbert Seward of Oregon City, Ore., and Mrs. Myrtle Madson of Portland, Ore., are house-guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Crowell, Mrs. Goldie Parsons and Mrs. Mable Taylor met Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McCormick and sons of Grant at Enders Lake Sunday and enjoyed a picnic dinner.

75 years ago this week

May 11, 1938

Air-Mail Week May 15-21. Amateur pilots all over the United States have agreed to carry air-mail on Thursday, the 19th, from the smallest towns and cities to connect to regular air lines. In Wauneta every letter will carry a special stamp showing it to be the FIRST FLIGHT of air-mail from this place. The local office will also provide a free air-mail envelope.

Eighth grade graduation was held May 6 with 29 boys and girls receiving diplomas. Senator Hugh B. Ashmore of Palisade gave the address. Citizenship awards were presented to Emma Jean Maxfield and Delbert Crowell.

The Stock families met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Hixon Sunday for their monthly get together.

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Person, Ruth Ann and Edward Allen of Roundup, Mont., are visiting his mother, Mrs. A. Person and brother, Jay A. and family.

Wet country—1.23 inches of moisture this week: 5.49 inches so far this year.

100 years ago this week

May 8, 1913

Many family and friends had an enjoyable time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Winkelman Sunday. The occasion being a dinner in honor of the christening of their little daughter, Elma Katrine Margaret.

Fred and Bertha Grimm are home from Lincoln.

Mrs. John Woods is down from Denver, coming via Benkelman last Sunday where she was met by her son C. R. Woods with his auto.

Some of the boys met on the old ball diamond in Tibbetts’ pasture Saturday to organize for the coming season.