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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 22:13

10 years ago this week

Sept. 2, 2003

BWTelcom is in the final stages of their fiber-optic project in the Wauneta area with about 80 percent of the project completed.

Sy Michael Northrup, son of Scott and Taya Northrup, was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Aug. 31 by Pastor Keith Wellman. Greg and Julie Stahr served as sponsors. A brunch was held following service.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad attended weekend activities for former members of the university football team. Over 800 lettermen, including Brian, participated in the “Husker Nation Celebration,” held before the Nebraska-Oklahoma State football game.

Lois Johnson of Sargent, Garland and Ann Wood of Grand Island and Laurel Wood and Ann Wood and Rusty and Lisa Wise and Brianna of Holdrege brought a surprise carry-in dinner to Gerold and Norma Bodeman Sunday. Nola and Harry Straub were later callers.

Helen Dinnel of Imperial and Dale Dinnel of Bellingham, Wash., were Saturday guests at the Duane Dinnel home.

Ted and Sharon Travis spent Saturday to Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Joel Travis and family at Albion. They were joined by Joni and Ken Tilford and Jenae.

Precip for the week: .53 of an inch; for 2003: 19.79 inches.

High for the week: 96° on Aug. 25; low: 52° on Aug. 29 and 30.

25 years ago this week

September 1, 1988

Opening day of school at Wauneta Public School totalled 217 students, remaining almost the same as last year’s enrollment of 220 students.

Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre schedule has been changed to Saturday and Sunday nights to avoid conflict with the Friday night sports schedule.

Maxine and Marvin Kimble of Georgia have been houseguests of her parents, Les and Lillian Walgren, also visiting other family and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerold Bodeman returned from a trip to Washington. They were honored there on their 45th anniversary at a dinner at The Crossing, attended by 21 relatives.

The Jim McKinneys hosted a cookout Tuesday evening to help Jim celebrate his “over the hill” birthday. His mother, Virginia McKinney, and sisters, Linda Rasmussen and Ruth Wurteman of Dix, were among the 32 guests.

Art and Freida Bush met Laural Bush at the Lincoln air port last week. She is on a one year leave from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and has been accepted for graduate study in English at the University of Nebraska.

Sam and Amanda Richardson of Mobeetie, Texas, spent a few days with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Troudt.

A Richards family picnic was held in the Stratton Park Sunday. Attending from Wauneta were Jack and Verna Sandman, Leah and Henry Wicke, Bonnie Mohling, Virgil and Edie Sandman and their houseguest, Dick Holderby of Pacoima, Calif.

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

Sept. 5, 1963

School is underway at the Wauneta school system with a total of 364 students enrolled in the 12 grades and kindergarten.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fortkamp of Springfield, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shafer and family of Gays, Ill., were weekend guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp. A Fortkamp family picnic was held in their honor at Wauneta’s old park.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan entertained at a cookout Monday for Mr. and Mrs. Gary McAfee and Mr. and Mrs. Cocklin. The McAfees left Tuesday for Okmulgee, Okla., where Mr. McAfee is attending school.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Morgan and Judy were Wauneta visitors last week. Also visiting were son Jim who is attending the University of Nebraska and Miss Lana Norris, originally from McCook.

Truman Hohl of Mercury, Nev., came Friday to spend a few days visiting his mother, Mrs. Bernice Hohl and brother Robert and family.

George Metcalf and his daughter, Mrs. John Howie, are spending the next six weeks in England and Scotland, visiting relatives and touring historical sites.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Athey of Colorado Springs visited his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey and other relatives and friends Sunday to Tuesday. Monday evening dinner guests of Mrs. Athey and her guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McCallum and Anne.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 7, 1938

School commenced in Sunny Side District Monday. Miss Glee Butler is teacher.

School started in District 9 Monday with Miss Justine Sutton of Max, teacher.

Elmer Egle and family and Miss Ethel Hayward took their son, Doyle, over to play over the radio Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kline of Benkelman spent the weekend with their parents here. On Sunday the Klines and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Higley were McCook visitors.

Ralph Sandman and wife left for the state fair Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock were also state fair visitors.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sandman and Byron Stock returned Sunday forenoon from the western slope of Colorado where they spent the past two weeks.

Local Markets: wheat-.48; corn-.45; cream-.22; eggs-15; hens-.12; springs-.12.

100 years ago this week

September 4, 1913

The band was gotten together Monday evening and rendered some good music. That’s the stuff.

Miss Freeda Christenson won out on the Wauneta high school scholarship and received a year’s tuition at the Franklin Academy. She left for that place on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. McCallum had a golden wedding anniversary Wednesday afternoon. A large number of relatives were present.

Earl Trowbridge has gone to McCook to help his grandfather with the haying.