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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 19:55

10 years ago this week

June 26, 2003

Two donations were made to Park Committee members, Willa McBride and Ted and Joyce Grimm at the Wauneta Chamber meeting. A check for $8,296 to go for the construction of an addition to the existing shelter was received from the Frenchman Valley Development Corp. and a check for $1,000 was received from BWTelcom owners, Randall and Loretta Raile, towards the park fund.

Several adults and 26 youth spent 10 days in Mexico building homes and helping with other construction projects. The group is sponsored by Ivan and Delores Flaming. Making the trip this summer were Aaron and Sara Behrends, Annette and Christina Case, Duane Dinnel, Lane and Cody Egle, Delores, Doyl and Ivan Flaming, Daniel and Michael Gardner, Jenny Hamilton, Janae Harris, JoAnn Hoover, Lichelle Large, Tyson Menke, Caleb Morgan, Jessie and Seri Neal, Ian Reagan, Andrew Sandman, Joshua Skelton, Solomon Barret, Kyle Steinke and Jennifer Sydow. The group built 11 homes this trip.

Antique tractor and farm equipment buffs from as far away as Mississippi, Kentucky, Arizona, Indiana and Canada and a writer from “Successful Farming” magazine were drawn to the Marvin and Mary Emma farm over the weekend as more than 300 pieces of vintage farm machinery hit the auction block.

Ken and Cleo Denker were among guests at a party hosted by Kent Steckman Sunday evening honoring Kerry Denker for 30 years as an employee at Crossroads.

Last weekend Don and Jackie Kennedy attended the Loretta Lynn concert at Rosebud, S.D. En route home they visited Dan and Theresa Kennedy at Purdum and attended a yard party at the Jim Lantis home at Hershey.

Paul and Elnora Kitt travelled to Pocatello, Idaho, June 12 - 16, visiting Fern Stinnette Barb and Jim Koetter and their daughter, Jill Latimer.

Precip for the week: 2.57 inches; for 2003: 14.95 inches.

High for the week: 89° on June 22; low: 55° on June 18.

25 years ago this week

June 23, 1988

Dewey Hill celebrated his 90th birthday Monday. His pride and joy are his children: June Blankenship of Pender, Bonnie Hanna of Wauneta, Delores Collins of Lincoln, Tom Hill of Waverly and Shirley Ball of McCook. He farmed for several years, then moved to town where he worked at the Wauneta Light and Power Company for over 17 years and then spent 10 years at the Wauneta Roller Mills.

Charles and Bonnie Hanna took Dewey Hill out for supper Monday for his 90th birthday.

Lois and Clyde Hoff spent Wednesday to Sunday at Copper Mountain Resort especially to observe their 40th anniversary.

Last Thursday Ruth Potter of California visited Harry and Josie Keller. Donna Maucher of Imperial brought Ruth to visit. Ruth was Josie and Wilma Hill’s teacher in 1925 at the Garfield School.

John Maddux of Philadelphia, Pa., spent Saturday overnight with his parents, Jack and Carol Maddux, after attending a wedding in Garden City, Kan., on Friday.

Rick Einspahr scored a hole-in-one on the second hole at the Enders Lake Golf Course during regular league play Wednesday.

Ed Fye, formerly of Wauneta, won first place in the Lincoln Decathlon Saturday and Sunday, scoring 6,974 points.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.50/bu.; corn-3.02/bu.; milo-4.65/cwt; soybeans-9.40/bu.; oats-2.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 27, 1963

Wheat harvest came to Southwest Nebraska along with farmer-dread of shattering following three days of hot, drying winds. Vernon Nordhausen brought in the first load to the Farmers Cooperative Exchange, followed by Robert Hohl and Milo Smith Monday afternoon.

A pot-luck supper and pound social was held at the Methodist Church Wednesday evening to welcome the new minister and his wife, Rev. and Mrs. John Brooks who succeeds Rev. A. O. Ernst as pastor.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jeffries celebrated their 55th anniversary Sunday with 30 present for dinner. All their children except Mrs. Ralph Chapman who moved to California were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad and family were dinner guests Sunday of Mrs. Elizabeth Harchelroad in honor of Wilva’s birthday.

75 years ago this week

June 29, 1938

The 31st annual meeting of the Enders Co-operative Supply Company was held Saturday afternoon with an estimated crowd of 100. The Enders co-op. organization is one of the oldest such groups in Southwest Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach were fishing near North Platte last week, returning home Sunday. The Grosbach children spent Sunday at the Rev. Wine home.

Mrs. Katie Steggs spent the weekend in Alliance with her son and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Barnes attended school for Nebraska State Poultry Inspectors the first of the week in Lincoln.

Local Markets: wheat-.58; corn-.50-.52; cream-.21; eggs-.14; h. hens-.11; l. hens-.08.

100 years ago this week

June 26, 1913

The Nebraska girl’s club has been organized in Wauneta through the agency of the Commercial Club. The club is part of the University extension work and meets on Wednesday afternoons. Miss Parnel Harvey is the leader. There are 15 girls enrolled.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lamb, Miss Mirian Lamb and Miss Grace Kanost visited at J. A. Seward’s Sunday evening. They were delightfully entertained with the splendid graphiphone music.

An ice cream social was held at Mr. Blakeley’s Friday evening. A large crowd and a good time had.

E. L. Wiley and wife and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Parker started for the mountains Monday in their auto. Will be gone for 10 days to two weeks.