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Thursday, 23 May 2013 15:38

10 years ago this week

May 22, 2003

Confirmands Logan Hamilton, Sasauna Alberts, Myra Brown and Andrew Isom were confirmed during Sunday morning worship at Trinity Lutheran Church on May 4 by Pastor Greg Stuckwisch.

Pearl Myers spent Friday to Sunday with Alvina and Dallis Breese, observing her 94th birthday Friday. Helping her celebrate were Betty and Mark Weston of Morrill, Brenda and Roland Broughton and boys, Jerry and Marilyn Spencer of Chapman, Kan., Bill Baker and Laura Steinbeck and grandson Seth of Wray, Colo.

John and Frances Lewis were among Friday supper guests of Amy Harris. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stingley of Tacoma, Wash., Terry Martin and Connie Lewis, Sable and Megan.

Jim McKinney was recognized for his 20 years as the Broncos’ head football coach with an appreciation plaque and a standing ovation from athletes, parents and fellow coaches at the annual athletic banquet. Booster of the Year Award went to Rich Keiser and Cermit Brown received the Faculty Member of the Year Award. Theron Kitt’s football jersey was officially retired. Kitt was quarterback of the Broncs’ 1996 championship team.

Five W-P high school seniors received GPAC academic recognition. The awards are based on ACT test scores. Gold awards went to Abby Barger with a 33 score and Tabby Christner with a 29. Silver awards went to Seth Alberts, Ashley Fortkamp and Rebecca Lytle with scores of 24.

Sheryl Einspahr’s third grade students wanted to do a community project and gave the Wauneta gazebo area a cleanup by sweeping the sidewalk area, picking up trash and pulling weeds.

Wauneta Girls and Boys track teams/Double District Champs. Heading to state are Cassy Smith, Stacey Yost, Emily Humphrey, Melissa Long, Betsy Anderjaska, Stephanie Padilla, Shawn Flaig, Kyle Hansen, Seth Alberts, Andrew Sandman, Tanner Bardsley. Carson Watt, Staci Alberts and Kiane Alberts.

Precip for the week: .79 of an inch. High for the week: 76° on May 13; low: 36° on May 12, 13.

25 years ago this week

May 19, 1988

Twenty WHS seniors received their diplomas during baccalaureate/commencement exercises Sunday at the high school. Valedictorian honors went to Lori Buffington. Linn Hendrix and Jo McCallum were named co-salutatorians.

A Ladies Tea was held at Heritage of Wauneta Thursday afternoon. A style show was presented by students in Mrs. Ila Widger’s home-economics classes modeling clothes they had worked on in class.

Members of the Palisade Methodist Church hosted a breakfast honoring the seniors of Palisade High School and their mothers on May 6.

Dean and Charlene Pursley celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary Saturday evening eating out at Enders. Helping them celebrate were Hilda Nordhausen, Elvira and Jim Mullanix, Julie Stahr and Margeaux of Lincoln, Chris and Annie Pursley, Mike Pursley, Dennis and Donna Gockley, Joel, Taya and Stacy and Lori Buffington.

Ellen McCallum, Marge Engell and Peg McCallum toured Iowa Monday to Friday as part of “Friendly Tours,” attending the Tulip Festival at Pella, Iowa, seeing the House on the Rock Museum in Wisconsin and taking a paddle boat tour down the Mississippi River.

Vocational Arts Fair drew a large crowd. Wayne Krausnick won the trophy for outstanding project with his sewing machine cabinet; David Bird won the trophy for outstanding construction for his utility cabinet and Craig True took the most unique or ingenious project with his coffin.

Wauneta boys won the District D-9 track title. Qualifying for state were Doug Terry, Rod Haarberg, Dave Bird, Derek Andrews and Ryan Haarberg. Roxey Wheeler is the only girl to qualify, taking second in the 110 meter hurdles. Three girls from Palisade also qualified for state including Libi Malone, Jill Yarberry and Lisa Sramek.

50 years ago this week

May 23, 1963

The Wauneta Commercial Club is hosting an honor student banquet to honor 13 students who maintained an A-B record. Students include Evelyn Becker, Susan Hollinger, Ron Prior, Joyce Daniel, Sue Hoff, Anne McCallum, Ann Arenz, Jane d’Allemand, William Stock, Patty Denker, Connie Dicke, Marlus Prior and Jo Ruettimann.

Roy Armacost and wife of Santa Rosa, Calif., stopped briefly in Wauneta. Roy is the son of Mrs. George Rowley, who lived in the soddie by the Wauneta Falls and whose husband was killed by the Dull Knife Cheyenne Indians. She later married Lew Armacost. Born in Beatrice they were tracing places of his childhood.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gregory of Largo, Fla., visited his mother, Mrs. Stella Gregory and also visited in the Ed Novacek and Ike Engell homes.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nordhausen of Kearney were Saturday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBride.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novacek were hosts at the Novacek family dinner at their home Sunday with 60 guests present.

75 years ago this week

May 25, 1938

Main street was put into condition Monday and the final coat of oil mat put in place; also one block east and west also received a coat.

The Wauneta Town Band will inaugurate its summer concerts weather permitting Thursday, June 2 at 8 o’clock.

Anyone with extra garden flowers notify Mrs. Rob’t Carlson. These are needed to make wreaths to decorate the graves of soldiers on Memorial Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams of McCook were Tuesday evening guests at the R. E. Olmsted home.

100 years ago this week

May 22, 1913

School winds up Friday with a picnic.

Doc Brannon has had a house built to put on a wagon to use when he goes out working on the roads.

Mrs. Geo. McBride held a surprise birthday party for her daughter Louisa last Saturday p.m. A fine time was reported by the little girls present.

The boy scouts met with Milton Smith Saturday.