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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 18:48

10 years ago this week

Sept. 25, 2003

St. Paul Lutheran Church celebrated 95 years on Sunday, Sept. 21 with 170 members and guests attending the morning service, noon meal and afternoon program. Rev. Gary Fortkamp of Effingham, Ill., was the guest speaker.

Dirk and Janelle Buffington and family who live in Belize at the River of life Ministry campus returned to Imperial for a visit and will return “home” in November. Speaking engagements have centered on their work and life in Belize.

Duane and Beverly Dinnel returned home Sunday after visits to Nikki Dinnel in Sacramento, Calif., Ryan and Jane Green in Gresham, Ore., friends Jack and Arlene Seeley in Seattle, Wash., Dale Dinnel in Bellingham, Wash., Dirk and Gail Dinnel in Nampa, Idaho and Beverly’s family in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Ray and Vicki Buffington took Laura Buffington to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they helped Laura’s sister, Clara Czeschin celebrate her 90th birthday. Laura’s sons, Roger and Dixi of Farmington, N.M., and Dennis and Connie of Fort Morgan, Colo., also attended the dinner at Guiseppi’s Restaurant, hosted by Clara’s sons.

Lynn and Rhonda Brunkhorst accompanied Bob and Sharon Walgren to Norfolk over the weekend where they attended the “food show.”

No precip for the week. High for the week: 87° on Sept. 15, 17; low: 34° on Sept. 19.

25 years ago this week

September 22, 1988

First State Bank held Flour Day Thursday to recognize the unique flour industry in Chase County. Wauneta has the last family-owned flour mill, Wauneta Roller Mill, in the state and Champion has the last operating water-powered mill in the state.

Michelle Vette was named State Teen Volunteer of the Year by the Nebraska Health Care Association at the association’s convention in Lincoln. Two employees of Heritage Activities Director Betty Brack and Nurse Deb Andrew received association awards for the Southwest District.

Sunday breakfast guests of the Gary DeWester family in honor of Gary’s Monday birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stamm and the Laddie Wilson family. The guests spent the day and were joined by Wynona and Keith Springer of Lawton, Okla., and Darr Fassler.

Mabel Kohne attended a picnic at the Bird City, Kan., park Sunday with daughter Diana Miller and family of Burlington, Colo. A sister, Wilma Fadeley of Sacramento, Calif., came home with her for a week’s visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Haarberg attended Cornhusker Harvest Days at Grand Island Tuesday and Wednesday and were joined by Mr. and Mrs. William Rice of Beatrice and Sid Haarberg of Kearney.

Don and Bonnie Majors attended festivities at North Platte which was observing World War II Canteen Days, seeing the parade and arrival of Bob Hope and his wife at the air field and other activities.

Precip for the week: 1.49 inches; for 1988: 16.46 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.56/bu.; corn-2.52/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt.; soybeans-7.40/bu.; oats-2.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 26, 1963

Early settlers can recall the town of Hudson, the predecessor to Hamlet. Hudson was located southwest of present-day Hamlet. Legend has it that in the early days a gold shipment bound for Hudson, Colo., was delivered to Hudson, Neb., by mistake and the local agent stayed up all night waiting for officials to pick it up. Because of the confusion between the two towns, the Nebraska town was later changed to Hamlet sometime after 1900.

Nathan Mohler, a Wauneta native and an accomplished artist, will have a one-man showing of his artwork on Oct. 4-5 at the Breeze Books.

Palisade will hold a United Fund drive for the first time with the Salvation Army, March of Dimes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Red Cross, Heart Fund, Cancer Fund and the Palisade Community Fund as recipients. A goal of $2,000 has been set.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Denker and family spent Wednesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker. They celebrated the birthdays of Ed Denker and Shelly Denker.

Mrs. Mary Athey, Mrs. Bernice Hohl, Mrs. Dwight Hoff and Mrs. Charles Stowers surprised Mrs. Raymond Maxfield Thursday morning, arriving with a gift and refreshments for the Maxfields’ silver anniversary. It was an enjoyable party with one slight discrepancy - it was the Maxfields’ 24th anniversary not the 25th.

Judy Phares was home from school at Kearney over the weeekend and she, Shirley Brown and Susan Carse modeled their dresses in the style show held at DeGroff’s in McCook Saturday.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 28, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gummere of Tacoma, Wash., were houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Kitt Wednesday and Thursday and visited old friends and neighbors in Wauneta. The Gummeres were residents 27 years ago, Mr. Gummere was employed at the west lumber yard, then the Barr-Hamilton Lumber Co.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church held their annual mission festival Sunday. The morning service conducted in both German and English. Attendance was 284 at the morning service and 293 for the afternoon service.

Junior Berry left Saturday to begin his study of bacteriology at the Chicago University.

Come dance to Mel Pester and his eleven piece orchestra at the American Legion ballroom in Wauneta Sept. 29.

Local Markets: wheat-.52; corn-.50; barley-.22; cream-.19; eggs-.18; hens-.11; springs-.09.

100 years ago this week

September 25, 1913

The Goodrich Tire Co. men were in town Tuesday afternoon and set their guide posts. It is a neat sign and gives the distances to the towns on either side, also to Denver and Omaha.t.

Misses Grace and Edna Kanost attended the surprise party at Martha Trowbridge’s.

M. W. Nesmith and Geo. Smith have been cleaning out the dead trees and trimming the live ones at Calvert. Helps the place considerably.

Notice: On and after Oct. 1 the price of milk will be 6 cents a quart. W. P. Williams.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 18:50