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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:30

10 years ago this week

Aug. 14, 2003

Chase County Fair in full stride!

Maxine Heldenbrand of Sidney, formerly of Wauneta, celebrated her 85th birthday with all her children, 13 of her 14 grandchildren and 24 of her 28 great grandchildren present. Her niece, Von, and Rod Hansen of Kearney hosted the celebration.

Beryl Knotwell and Colleen Goings returned home Sunday from a 10-day trip to Bicestor, England, where they visited Brad and Kathryn Goings. Of interest, they spent three days in Cornwall looking for information on the Knotwell ancestors, finding three graves of family in a cemetery and the church where Otis Knotwell’s great grandfather was baptized.

Loyd and Karen Christner attended the National AmVets Convention in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday to Sunday.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad, Kenny and Diana Ham, Sid and Carol Harchelroad and Doug and Sandra Reinke spent the weekend in Breckenridge, Colo., attending a Corvette show.

Ruby Anderson, Ila Widger and Lucille McBride attended the musical, “Honk,” at Imperial Sunday afternoon.

Neldon and Linda Hewitt left for Seattle, Wash., last Tuesday afternoon after spending time here with Kent and Sharon Buffington.

Joyce and Emerson Schwenk attended the neighborhood pig roast at the Michael Strand home Saturday evening.

Precip for the week: .26 of an inch; for 2013: 19.10 inches.

High for the week: 96° on Aug. 6 and 9; low: 64° on Aug. 9.

25 years ago this week

August 11, 1988

Al and Marilyn McCrumb opened the Corner Cupboard for business Monday, becoming Wauneta’s second new business to open in a month. The convenience store is located on the corner of Highway 6 and Tecumseh Ave. The McCrumbs began renovating a quonset in January to house their new business.

Eight area youth and two sponsors flew from Lincoln to Washington D.C. to attend a Youth for Christ D.C. ’88 trip. Attending from Wauneta were Cindy Cameron and Brenda Breese.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barger and family attended a hog roast and family reunion at Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ham’s Sunday at Benkelman.

Weekend guests of Twilla Denker were Lisa and Steve Krajewski and Stephanie of Ogallala, Scott Denker and friend of Wichita, Kan. Twenty-six were guests in the Denker home Saturday evening for cake and ice cream honoring Virginia Gauger’s 70th birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Gibbons and family of Lexington spent Sunday with Craig’s dad, Howard Gibbons, helping him celebrate his 80th birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yost, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Yost, the Keith Buffington family and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Yost and Jerry of California held a picnic at the Imperial Park Sunday.

The Gary DeWesters spent Thursday and Friday at the All-Star volleyball games in Lincoln where Teresa participated on the South team which defeated the North team in five games. DeWester picked up nine kills, the second highest total for the team.

Precip for the week: .18 of an inch; for 1988: 12.53 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.34/bu.; corn-2.74/bu.; milo-4.25/cwt; soybeans-8.00/bu.; oats-2.75/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 15, 1963

School opens Sept. 3.

L. R. Eickmeier, president of the Western Tehama Shrine Club, accompanied the South Shrine all star football team to Minneapolis Aug. 7, flying by charter plane from Lincoln, to visit the Shrine Crippled Children Home. The North and South game is set for Aug. 18.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haarberg of Turlock, Calif., have been visiting family and friends in the area the past week.

Explorer Scouts Raymond Gunderson, Mike Ough and Jack Fanning returned home Friday evening from a two week canoe trip and trek into parts of Canada.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Mohler and family of Boise, Idaho, Mr. and Mrs. Phares Mohler of Omaha and Nathan Mohler of Lincoln spent the past week visiting their mother, Elizabeth Mohler.

Mr. and Mrs. George Innes of La Mirada, Calif., came Tuesday to visit her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Carlson.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman and family attended a picnic Saturday evening at the Virgil Sandman home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Neverve and boys of Kansas City, Mo.

75 years ago this week

August 17, 1938

Wauneta Schools to open Sept. 5.

Walter and Gorden Deininger returned home Sunday from a fishing trip at the Minnesota Lakes with their quota of fish.

Dwight Hoff of Phillipsburg is visiting his cousin, Clyde Hoff, this week.

The Stock families held their monthly get together at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Colson Sunday.

Mrs. Nels Christensen leaves tonight for Kellerton, Iowa, to attend the ninth reunion of the Davenport family. She will take the Zepher at McCook.

A donkey ball game is scheduled for Wednesday night at the ball park at 7:30 p.m. if the donkeys arrive.

Local Markets: wheat-.46; corn-.45; barley-.20; cream,-.19; eggs-.15; hens-.10; springs-.10.

100 years ago this week

August 14, 1913

School will open Tuesday, Sept. 2, Monday being a holiday.

Bert Darnell of Marrion will be our next Burlington agent.

An effort should be made to get the band in shape for our fall fair.

It seems rather funny, but why can’t we have the main street sprinkled once in a while to lay the dust? It would be quite a pleasant occurrence if we or you could walk up the main street and not have the dust blow in your eyes. Other town sprinkle their streets. Why not Wauneta? We never have been behind other in advancement, why in this?