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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:22

10 years ago this week

Aug. 21, 2003

Transport bus planned for Wauneta! A new transit bus is to be awarded to Imperial and the Chase County Commissioners have decided the present bus should be passed along to Wauneta to establish a transit service. If all goes as planned, the service should be up and running by next summer.

Descendants of Henry and Margarethe Fortkamp gathered for their fifth reunion Aug. 10 at the Legion Hall with 95 relatives and seven guests in attendance.

The James Skeltons, Loran Wachs, Loran Wachs, Kevin Larges, Tim McKillip and Jarod Cole had supper together at Enders Lake Friday and most camped overnight.

Judy Polly accompanied Kris Polly and Caroline to Hawaii Aug. 7-13 where they enjoyed sightseeing and attended the Hawaiian wedding and reception of Ted and Nicole Case.

Houseguests of Edna Christensen Tuesday to Thursday were Richard and Judy Christensen of Gaithersburg, Md.

Guests of Lois and Marlin Wine Monday to Wednesday were her brother, Loren and Evelyn Frantz of Harrisburg, Pa., who were returning from a trip to Alaska.

Tim and Cindy McKillip, Amber, Ashley, Austin and Jessica returned home Tuesday after vacationing in Philadelphia, Pa., and New York City.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 98° on Aug. 16; low: 55° on Aug. 11.


25 years ago this week

Aug. 18, 1988

Families of the children of John and Minnie Bischoff held their first reunion Saturday evening, Aug. 13 with 86 attending the carry-in dinner held at the Wauneta Legion Hall. They are parents of nine children and have 29 grandchildren.

Henry and Leta Brunkhorst hosted a cooperative picnic last Tuesday evening especially for Lon and Joan Shackelford and Kristen of Charlottesville, Va. Guests included Hilda Nordhausen, Dean and Charlene Pursley, Elvera Mullanix, and the Dennis Gockley, Chris Pursley and Mike Pursley families.

Betty Johnson of Wauneta, Ruth Borowski of Grant, and Elenna Firme of Haxtun, Colo., members of the Rocky Mountain Cut-ups, attended a meeting of the Cookie Cutters Collector’s Club at Boulder, Colo., Saturday.

Visitors of Beryl and Otis Knotwell were Barb Hinrichs and J. J. Teply of Lexington coming on Thursday and Joan Thorman and Richelle of Denver, Colo., on Saturday. They helped Beryl display her dishes at the museum on Sunday. Colleen Goings also displayed dishes and Carol Muths took care of registration.

Donna Gockley and Stacey, Charlene Pursley, Elvera Mullanix and Sharon Rhoades ate Sunday supper out in honor of Donna’s birthday, then attended the play, “Irene,” given by the Clif Dwellers at the natural outdoor theater in the bluffs on the east edge of Wray, Colo.

Matt Buffington returned Saturday night from his summer spent at Rockville, Md.

Jim and Veleta Sutherland of Battle Lake, Minn., spent Wednesday to Saturday with her parents, Herman and Alvina Nordhausen.

Precip for the week: .97 of an inch; for 1988: 13.50 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat- 3.35/bu.; corn-2.54/bu.; milo-3.95/cwt.; soybeans-7.90/bu.; Oats-2.75/bu.


50 years ago this week

Aug. 22, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Smith, publishers of the Wauneta Breeze, opened Breeze Books, Wauneta’s newest business, this week in a new building adjoining the Breeze office. The store will feature all types of accepted literature with emphasis on children’s titles as well as office supplies and machines.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Beard and family moved to Wauneta from Greeley, Colo. He is the new football coach and will live in the house owned by Mrs. Emma Blobaum.

The Herman Bley family and Mrs. Martha Egle returned home Thursday from a three-week trip to Philadelphia, Pa., and Indiana and other points east. They attended the 25th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Egle in Indiana.

A Grimm family picnic was held at the Enders Lake recreation area Sunday evening honoring Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and family of Atlantic, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Kopsa and sons of Cuba, Kan. Others present were the Louis Grimms, Lowell Grimm and Raymond Maxfield families.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Embree and family of Colorado Springs, Colo., were visitors Friday of LaRue Gunderson. Don will be remembered as the son of Rev. Robert Embree, pastor at the Methodist Church for several years. Don and LaRue were classmates.

Donna Nordhausen received the grand champion award and Jo Ann Brunkhorst, reserve grand champion, at the Dundy County 4-H Dress Revue.


75 years ago this week

August 24, 1938

School to open here Sept. 5 at 8:40 o’clock.

Nine boy scouts with scoutmaster Arnold Cowles and assistant Ennis Decker went to Camp Hayes Sunday for a few days outing. Those making the trip were Robert and Richard Bradley, Lowell Grimm, Rex Lewis, Dean Zarecor, Lawrence Philpot, Lloyd Redden, Don Anderson, Vernon Norman and George Cochran. Highlight of the trip was a visit to the Hayes Center airport and broadcasting station.

A reunion of the Donze family was held Tuesday at the John Kitt home honoring the Louis Donze family from Illinois who have been visiting here the last two weeks.

Fred Hohl and family and Truman Kitt and family spent Sunday in New Raymer, Colo., visiting William Kitt and family.

The Egle families met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Egle for dinner Sunday in honor of their sister, Mrs. Zimmerman and children who are visiting from the east.

Local Markets: wheat-.50; corn-.48; cream,-.19; barley-.25; eggs-.15; hens-.10; springs-.10.

100 years ago this week

August 21, 1913

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