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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:49

10 years ago this week

June 12, 1003

Pastor Mike Laing was welcomed back for another year at the Methodist Church Sunday. A fellowship dinner followed the morning service.

Mary Kay and Forrest Lauher, Dean, Lindsay, Lauren and Eric of Houston, Texas, are visiting this week with her parents, Joanne and Dan Liebig. They met Paul Liebig and family of Kearney in McCook Monday evening for dinner and a visit.

Terah Smith, Dillon and Christian of Overton spent Monday to Wednesday with AnnaBelle and Ed Vapenik.

Les and Janice Houser ate at Jack’s Place Saturday evening to observe their 44th anniversary.

Norm Fanning left June 2 for Australia where he will visit a friend for several months.

Arlan Wine was among members of the Prairie Statesmen who sang at Norris Park Tuesday night as the finale for those taking part in the torch run from Imperial to McCook. They performed the “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.”

Twilla Denker spent May 31 to June 2 visiting Scott and Ellen Denker and family at Rose Hill, Kan.

Precip for the week: .63 of an inch. Moisture to date: 12.15 inches.

High for the week: 80° on June 2; low: 42° on June 7.

25 years ago this week

June 9, 1988

Elsie Counce observed her 90th birthday on May 26 and greeted 100 friends and 65 relatives at an open house held in her honor at the home of Virgil and Edie Sandman May 29.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kennedy, Suzanne and Cody were hosts at a surprise party at their home in Culbertson for his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Karlyle Kennedy’s 45th anniversary, with relatives in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hahn were indeed “surprised” when their four children came to honor them on their 40th anniversary. Friends and relatives gathered at the Hamlet Union Church Sunday afternoon May 29 for an afternoon surprise cake reception. Children include Roger and Dorothy Hahn, Jonathan and Matthew of Oklahoma City, Okla., Susan Hayes, Ryan and Jackie of Redmond, Wash., Larry and Juanette Hahn, Stephanie and Kavin of Oklahoma City and Sally Altes of Battle Creek, Mich.

Ellen McCallum attended her 50th year class reunion at DeWitt on the 28th and the 100th anniversary of DeWitt High School on the 29th.

Chad Nordhausen, J.D. Bartels and Maressa Smith took part in the high school rodeo activities held in Burwell, Ord and Taylor.

Bill and Irma Neverve of Kansas City spent the Memorial weekend with Jack and Verna Sandman and attended their of ’48 meeting.

Vi and Al Piva of Coram, Mont., spent Friday to Sunday with her brother, Don, and Bonnie Majors, visiting family and friends.

Precip for the week: .70 of an inch; for 1988: 8.90 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.29/bu.; corn-2.26/bu.; milo-3.30/cwt; soybeans-7.95/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 13, 1963

Irving Skelton and Ervin Kitt were re-elected for another term on the Wauneta Grade School District 31 Board of Directors.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Thursday, June 6 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wheeler with family members attending.

Rev. and Mrs. A. O. Ernst and family will be leaving Wauneta as he has been assigned a church in Lincoln. Rev. Ernst has pastored the Wauneta Methodist and Mt. Zion Churches for the past three years.

Three Wauneta boys, Jack Hunt, Everett Keiser and Dennis Gockley, now of the USMC at San Diego, had the experience of seeing President Kennedy when he visited the base at San Diego. He reviewed one of the classes they were attending and watched them on the drill field.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moran and Bernard of Palisade, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen and Neil, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Christensen and family were guests of Mrs. Grace Oliver at a barbecue supper Saturday evening in honor of her son, John, and family of Kimball.

Monday several went to the R. L. Gloy farm and helped with cleanup after the tornado. Those helping were Jerry and Lynn Fanning, Marvin Large, George Whitman, Chester Kuskie and Colleen, Irving Skelton, Elvin Weber, Howard, Gary and Craig Gibbons, Robert Kennedy and Lavon Haarberg.

75 years ago this week

June 15, 1938

A small tornado hit along with a terrific dirt storm. A barn was twisted off its foundation, windmill flattened and a threshing outfit overturned on the Fern Nichols’ place and at the Amil Hoff farm the buildings with the exception of the house were badly damaged.

Sunday, June 12, being the 17th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrison, her mother, Mrs. E. C. Miles, invited in a host of relatives and friends, 67 present to help them celebrate.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Dicke and their families came home and helped Mr. Dicke celebrate his birthday.

Miss Edna May Hoff of Phillipsburg, Kan., is a guest of her cousin, Evelyn Hoff, this week.

Mesdames Forest Hanna, Colson, Gladys Greeley and Wendell Polly will be hostesses at the library and serve lunch from 2 to 5.

Local Markets: wheat-.70; corn-.50-.52; cream-.18; eggs-.13; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

June 12, 1913

The Commercial Club will decide at their meeting July 8 on whether they will endeavor to secure a park or not. Every tax payer is invited to be present.

Saturday is Flag Day.

Wauneta has decided not to celebrate but to have a big doings at the two day farmer’s institute in the fall.

H. E. Watson stopped in town Tuesday night. He travels by auto.

The Calvert Rough Riders crossed bats with the Eden boys Sat. p.m. Score 20 to 6 in favor of the home team. (Calvert news)