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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 20:03

10 years ago this week

July 3, 2003

Because of her love of horses and because their horses were aging, Karen Kay Fanning began researching any and all techniques available to be able to help them. Over the past one and a half years she has spent time studying, immersing herself in horse physiology and branching out from equine massage to photonic therapy. She plans to turn her knowledge into a business, helping other people and their animals.

Frenchman Valley Baptist Fellowship now is a formal church and is no longer a mission of the Trinity Baptist Church in Benkelman, following a business meeting to set up the process. New church officers were elected and Rev. Leo Porter was elected pastor.

Several local youth took part in a week-long tour in conjunction with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Among those participating in the tour were Kaitlin Suda, Staci Alberts and Katie Padilla of Palisade and Melissa Long of Wauneta.

Dorothy Brown of Peoria, Ariz., has been a visitor of her daughter, Evelyn, and Troy Skelton, Colby and Emma, going on to Estes Park for the summer.

Charles Christensen and a friend, travelling from Chicago, Ill., to Seattle, Wash., stopped for a visit with Edna Christensen Monday morning.

Jerolyn Spady of Seattle, Wash., was a houseguest of Cliff and Margie Shackelford Sunday to Wednesday.

Les and Janice Houser were among over 200 bikers attending a Region C motorcycle rally at Richland Center, Wisc.

Precip for the week: 3.45 inches; year-to-date: 18.40 inches.

High for the week: 91° on June 24; low: 51° on June 25.

25 years ago this week

June 30, 1988

Champion Mill and pond will celebrate 100 years July 3 with water races/inner tubes, horse shoe pitching, a country music jamboree and an Old Settlers’ picnic.

The children of Rudolph and Zella Kerchal and Merle and Zora Sailors hosted an open house Saturday, June 25 at the Palisade Methodist Church in honor of their parents’ 50th anniversary with 250 guests attending - 15 of whom attended the wedding 50 years ago. The twin sisters and husbands were married at the home of the brides’ parents on June 1, 1938.

Dutch Petsch was honored on his 88th birthday at the home of Dora Ruby with guests: Elsie and Harry Petsch and Maggie Crampton of Palisade, Velma and Pearl Petsch of Hershey and Lee Petsch of McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Louch and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Salyer travelled to Grand Centre, Alberta, Canada, to visit the Salyers’ daughter, Jan, and Allan Livingston.

Art club members, Ila Widger, Ellen Prior and granddaughter Audra, Marjorie Wheeler, Nina Fortkamp and Gladys Hoffmeister spent Saturday sketching the site of Ough, Neb., southwest of Wauneta. They had lunch in Enders.

Brian Yost was among 600 youth attending the Co-op Youth Leadership Conference at William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo. He was sponsored by the Wauneta Coop Oil Company.

Kelly and Tawnia Nichols and boys and Eddie and Donna Nichols spent the weekend with Violet Nichols at her cabin at Lake McConaughy.

Precip for the week: .28 of an inch; for the year: 9.59 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.56/bu.; corn-3.15/bu.; milo-5.00/cwt; soybeans-9.30/bu.; oats-2.90/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 4, 1963

Vacation issue.

75 years ago this week

July 6, 1938

The state railway commission today ordered the Burlington railroad to resume six-day service on the Culbertson-Imperial line effective July 10. Four-day service has been provided the past several months but protest were filed with the commission.

Relatively speaking July 4th was a quiet day in Wauneta. Farmers were busy harvesting. Those craving excitement went to other places where there were celebrations.

Harvest is in full swing with a crop second to none in the past 40 years. Wheat has been testing at 62 or 63. To date 63 carloads have been shipped from Wauneta and harvest is about one fourth over.

E. R. Voorhees went to Hastings to move his family and household goods to Wauneta.Due to illness Mrs. Voorhees remained a few days but daughters Marilyn and Sharon accompanied him back. They will live in the E. F. Wiley house.

Mrs. Wick Wiley, Mrs. Irene Krausnick, Mrs. Mary Gauger and Mrs. Katie Salyer and Wayne were picking cherries at Ben McBride’s Wednesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Dicke and Mrs. W. Walgren were callers at L. Walgren’s Thursday evening and were treated to ice cream.

Local Markets: cream-.22; eggs-.14; hens-.08-.11; wheat-.54; corn-.50.

100 years ago this week

July 3, 1913

It was voted to put in the 11th grade at the school meeting, necessitating the hiring of another teacher as helper to the principal. The sum of $3,500 was voted providing the new levy rate of 35 mills will raise this amount.

The stores will close at 10 o’clock on the 4th.

Picnics at Calvert, Blanche and Hamlet on the 4th. Take your choice.

The past week has been the dustiest, windiest and hottest that we have ever witnessed in this section. According to reports no worse than half or more of the United States..

R. E. Cocklin and family left on Wednesday for a two-weeks visit near Axtell with home folks.

Our folks have been wanting to go over to the beautiful Stinking water, the famous stream lying 6 miles north of our fair city on a fishing trip for a long time. We started out Friday with a crowd of 6 with expectations of bringing back a big catch. The line up was 1 8-inch bullhead, 4 chubs and 39 crawdads.