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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 21:15

10 years ago this week

Aug. 28, 2003

A Harrison family reunion was held at the Community Building in Trenton Aug. 9 with over 40 in attendance.

Weekend guests of Dan and Joanne Liebig were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebig of Kearney and Thom Liebig and Laura to help Dan observe his Aug. 27th birthday.

Marge Hanna and Nancy, Sarah and Hannah Munderloh went to Hastings last week where they met nieces of Marge’s Garey family for a “girls day out.”

Mary Harvey and granddaughter, Ranie Harvey, of Burlington, Colo., spent the weekend with Clint and Betty McCallum.

Sheila and Jim Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, were weekend guests of Margaret Greeley. Gary and Dawanna Greeley of Imperial were Saturday callers.

The Thompson and Goings families brought supper to Knotty and Beryl Knotwell Monday on their 57th anniversary.

Precip for the week: .16 of an inch; for 2003: 19.26 inches.

High for the week: 103° on Aug. 20; low: 59° on Aug. 19 and 20.

25 years ago this week

August 25, 1988

Wauneta schools open Monday, Aug. 29; Palisade schools opened last Wednesday, Aug. 24. Dennis Wentz is superintendent at Wauneta with Stan Kravig beginning his first year as Palisade school superintendent.

Approximately 100 people attended the community dinner Friday night to honor the Richard Finley family. Finley has been superintendent at Palisade schools for 21 years, serving the last seven years at both Stratton and Palisade.

An open house was held Sunday to honor Bruce McCallum on his 80th birthday. Spending the weekend in the McCallum home were son Doug and Barb McCallum and three children, daughter Kathleen Schroeder and Lindsay, all of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wilkens of DeWitt and Mr. and Mrs. Curt Hawkinson of Hebron.

A mini-reunion of the class of ’82 was held at the Ted Travis home last Tuesday night. Guests for a cookout were Joel Travis, Dave Klima, Curtis Christner, Tracy Haarberg, Dena Lucas and Traci Cox.

Guests of Lois and Marlin Wine for a mid-morning brunch Friday were Harry and Karen Pickering of England and her mother, Lois Oltman; Sharon Travis and Dixi. Sharon and Karen were classmates at Imperial.

Russell and Vicki Bohlke of San Francisco, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Maris, Roberta Maris of McCook were Sunday dinner guests of Ron and Jean Wach and other relatives. Later they joined others for a picnic at Barnett Park in McCook in honor of the Bohlkes.

Lucille and Vearl McBride ate out in Ogallala Thursday evening and attended the Front Street show to observe their 49th anniversary.

Precip for the week: 1.37 inches; for 1988: 14.87 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.27/bu.; corn-2.46/bu.; milo-3.70/cwt.; soybeans-7.15/bu.; oats-2.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 30, 1963

The new segment of Highway 6 from Wauneta to Enders is rapidly taking shape as crews level the hills and fill the low areas in preparation for the new highway.

Hamlet school opened Monday, Aug. 26 with teachers, Mrs. Susie Graves, Mrs. Roberta Ekholm and Merl Cox in charge. The new cook is Mrs. Doris Schipman.

A farewell dinner was held Sunday at the Hamlet Union Church basement in honor of Mrs. Doris Lapp and Beverly who left Monday morning for St. Paul Bible Institute where she will be employed as a cook.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt entertained at dinner Sunday honoring her uncle, Harry Burk, on his 82nd birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burk and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Burk, Mrs. Nora Fox, Mrs. Edna Maxfield, Mrs. Edith Lorance, Annette Kitt and the honored guest.

The Wauneta Volunteer Firemen and their families enjoyed their annual get-together Sunday at Enders at a picnic and barbecue. Approximately 60 attended.

Guy Sims of Louisburg, Mo., left Saturday for his home after visiting relatives and friends in the Benkelman and Wauneta area. He had attended a reunion of his old Regiment of the Spanish-American War at Denver Aug. 11. He reports only 41 were left out of his regiment of 1,400.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kitt and family of LaMesa, Calif., and Mrs. Harry Laguerquist of North Platte arrived Tuesday morning to visit in the Ray Kitt home.

75 years ago this week

August 31, 1938

Superintendent Vernon Hungate will begin his ninth consecutive year with the Wauneta school system - first two years as coach, next three years as principal and last three years as superintendent. School registration is Sept. 5 with school starting Sept. 6.

Friday night closed the kittenball tournament here when Gauger’s team won over Imperial 18-0. Free lemonade and wiener sandwiches were served to a crowd of 900 by the Commercial club assisted by their wives. The game was also free with parking space at a premium.

On Monday, (grandpa) J. M. Johnston celebrated his 90th birthday. He was a dinner guest of his son, C. E. Johnston and a supper guest at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. McCartney.

Junior Lewis, Sylvia Hromas, Marjorie Gregory and Ike Engel attended the air races in McCook Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maxfield spent Sunday at Cloid Lorance’s.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Dicke and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baumfalk and son enjoyed a picnic at the Dicke lake Sunday.

Local Markets: wheat-.51; corn-.45; barley-.25; cream-.18; eggs-.15; hens-.11; springs-.11.

100 years ago this week

August 28, 1913

School starts next Tuesday.

Tuesday was simply hot. Wed. simply hotter.

Threshing machines are busy in the rural areas.

Roy Polly and wife, Harve Selby and wife, Mary Burtet and Buck Widger visited at J. A. Seward’s Saturday evening.

Miss Marion Lamb will teach in the Kanost district.