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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 20:56

10 years ago this week

May 15, 2003

Twenty-five seniors received their diplomas at graduation exercises Sunday. Abby Barger and Tabby Christner were co-valedictorians and Ashley Fortkamp was salutatorian.

Wauneta native Ray Lines, now of Minnesota, came to attend family celebrations for his nephew, Danny Schluckebier.

Kyle Hansen and Doug Wickizer were guests of honor at a community cookout in Palisade saluting WPHS grads entering the military. DeWayne Baker, also honored, was unable to attend.

Edith Gloy observed her 90th birthday. She was a farm girl and was still a farm girl at 90. Married to Reinhold Gloy for 65 years, she helped on the farm driving tractors, combines, helped with planting, at harvest and preferred anything out of doors. They were parents of four children: Julana, Trudy, Naomi and Ron.

Paul and Elnora Kitt went to Norman, Okla., Thursday where they attended the graduation for grandson Ryan Busking on Saturday.

Dennis and Janet Egle, Linda Egle and Duane and Sandy Krey attended the dance recital for Karlee Krey in Colby, Kan., and were dinner guests of Jennifer and Justin Krey and family.

The WPHS Envirothon team missed taking the state title by just over two points, placing second. The forestry team did take first place in the forestry division of the competition and will advance to compete in the National FFA competition in Louisville, Ky. Team members are Abby Barger, Seth Alberts, Stacy Alberts, Tabby Christner and Cody Egle with Peter Barger, alternate. Teresa Hayes is sponsor.

Storms blew through bringing rain and strong winds. A metal roof was ripped off on a building belonging to Don and Bonnie Majors, a shed was flattened at the Kip and Terry Engell home east of Wauneta, the Schroeder Cattle Company elevator in Palisade lost a section of the building, extensive property damage was received at a pig farm belonging to Bruce Kramer, north of Wauneta and extensive damage received to trees and pivots.

Precip for the week: 1.58 inches of rain bringing the total to date to 9.84 inches - more precip than all of 2002’s total of 9.29 inches.

High for the week: 72° on May 5; low: 36° on May 11.

25 years ago this week

May 12, 1988

Richard Dittberner of Imperial was named general manager of the Farmers Co-op Exchange.

Fourth grade students held an open house and displayed their houses or buildings depicting an aspect of author Willa Cather which they had studied.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Klutsch of Oakland, Calif., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney. The two ladies were schoolmates.

The Redeemer LWML hosted a mother-daughter dinner Friday evening. Emma Carrigan was honored as the oldest mother bringing her daughters; Phyllis Nordhausen, oldest daughter bringing her mother; Paula Allen, youngest daughter bringing her mother and Ashley Fortkamp, youngest daughter.

Marcia Keiser of Colorado Springs, Colo., is spending the week with parents, Elmer and Edna Keiser. Rod Keiser of Aurora, Colo., was a weekend visitor.

Junior-Senior Prom royalty was Doug Terry and Lori Buffington, king and queen; Linn Hendrix and Joel Gockley, first attendants and Les Houser and Chad Nordhausen, second attendants.

Teresa DeWester and Derek Andrews were named the outstanding senior athletes at the athletic banquet held April 28.

Precip for the week: .03 of an inch; for 1988: 4.61 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.58/bu.; corn-1.83/bu.; milo-2.60/cwt; soybeans-6.35/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 16, 1963

Nineteen Wauneta Rural High School seniors received their diplomas at commencement exercises at the Wauneta High School Sunday, May 12. Ron Prior was named Valedictorian and Carol Stock, Salutatorian.

Twenty-one eighth graders graduated during promotion exercises on May 17.

Twelve couples surprised Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Denker at a housewarming last Tuesday evening. Cards furnished the evening’s entertainment and a gift was presented to the couple.

A cookout was held Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. Duane Burham for the Webelo Scouts. Attending were Rex Walgren, Ricky Heldenbrand, Lynn Salyer, Doug Brown, Carl Hoff and Steve Burham.

Monday visitors and dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt were Myrtle Madison of Portland, Ore., Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Seward of Oregon City, Ore., and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt.

75 years ago this week

May 11, 1938

Commencement exercises for Wauneta’s largest graduating class of 40 seniors was held Thursday evening, May 12. Scholarship honors went to Junior Berry for the highest scholastic standing for four years, second highest went to Maxine Carpenter, third place to Faye Troxel who also received the Regent Scholarship from the University of Nebraska and fourth to Glee Butler.

Mrs. Fred Knotwell and daughters of Indianola were over the weekend guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fye.

Phillip Koon of McCook is the new clerk in the meat and grocery department of Rudisil’s Store.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Skelton went to Lincoln Sunday to attend the graduation of Miss Caroline at Lincoln General Hospital.

100 years ago this week

May 15, 1913

A small cyclone occurred north and west of Benkelman Sunday afternoon and did quite a little damage.

Miss Parnell Harvey is home from her visit to Beatrice.

Holland Wade has won out on the mail route. He will make his first trip June 3d. Holland is a pretty good winner.

H. H. Grosbach is attending the session of the A.O.U.W. grand lodge at Hastings as delegate from Wauneta lodge.