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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 20:19

10 years ago this week

Oct. 9, 2003

Heritage of Wauneta held its annual Community Fall Festival Sunday.

Dr. Paul Grow and Tracy Morehead were honored for their services at Heritage of Wauneta at the annual Nebraska Health Care Association and the Nebraska Assisted Living Association’s annual convention in Lincoln.

Leona Littlejohn celebrated her 85th birthday Sunday, Sept. 28, with a family gathering at noon for dinner, followed by an open house at the Wauneta Senior Center, hosted by sons Garrett and Patti Littlejohn of Manning, Iowa, and Leonard and Bernie Littlejohn of Chappell.

Dean and Charlene Pursley were guests of Teresa Pursley, Abbie, Ellie and Levi over the weekend. They attended Levi’s confirmation on Saturday and the reception at his home.

Edie Sandman, Cindy West, the Kirk, Nik and Derek Sandman families had dinner in the Heritage family dining room Sunday with Virgil to observe the 57th anniversary of Virg and Edie which is on Oct. 6.

Bill and Linda Ham of Las Vegas, Nev., visited Ruby Ham last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Precip for the week: .12 of an inch; for 2003: 20.48 inches.

High for the week: 79° on Oct. 5; low: 34° on Oct. 3.

25 years ago this week

October 6, 1988

Members on the first Falls Club tour enjoyed a trip to Oktoberfest at Sidney Sunday, Oct. 2.

The Church of the Nazarene in Wauneta welcomed their new pastor, Rev. and Mrs. Larry Knudson of Erie, Kan. The church has been without a pastor the past 15 months.

Moe, Linda and Drew Fraunfelder of Alexandria, Va., have spent several days visiting family and friends in Wauneta, including her father, Keith, and Wynona Springer of Lawton, Okla., who were guests in the Gary DeWester home.

Guests of Bill and Hilda Roschewski at The Club on Sept. 23 for Hilda’s birthday were Willie and Leona Littlejohn and Elsie Becker. Danny and Sharla Roschewski and family had taken Bill and Hilda to McCook on the 22nd for their 56th anniversary, eating at the Coppermill.

Virginia Gauger, Twilla Denker and Dottie Gauger attended the baptism of Alexa Ann, daughter of Lisa and Steve Krajewski, at Ogallala Sunday.

Jim McKinney and Aaron delivered pheasants to Riverton Saturday.

Chelsea Haarberg, Theresa Haarberg, Angie Buffington and Amy Maxfield accompanied Miss Bellamy to Kearney to attend a speech clinic. The girls were overnight guests of Miss Bellamy’s parents in Arapahoe Friday and Saturday nights.

Members of the Bronco Marching Band took first place in the Class D field marching competition at the Oktoberfest Saturday at Sidney.

Precip for the week: .46 of an inch; for 1988: 16.92 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.57/bu.; corn-2.60/bu.; milo-4.05/cwt; soybeans-7.49/bu.; oats-2.20/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 10, 1963

Several residents along the rutted street, Wauneta Commercial Club members and Wauneta Jaycees met with the Village Board asking for prompt action on curbs, gutters and surfacing on the road south of the tracks to Highway 6.

Noted Nebraska artist and Wauneta native Nathan Mohler held a one-man art exhibit Friday and Saturday at the Wauneta Breeze Books. Over 400 adults and an unaccounted number of children including three school groups viewed the exhibit. A dinner was hosted by members of his graduating class at the Methodist Church followed by a group tour hosted by Nathan of his art.

Don Polly was selected as the outstanding Explorer of the Sunset Trail Boy Scout District. Don will represent the Sunset Trail District at the Scouting report of state wide activities to be given to the governor in February.

The children and other relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum gathered at their home Sunday to observe their 60th anniversary which was Oct. 3. All of their children were able to be home for the important occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McGarry of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Vera Mellor and Miss Elizabeth Templeton of Limon, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rhodes of Red Oak, Iowa, are houseguests of Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Carlson.

75 years ago this week

October 12, 1938

Football enthusiasts and friends were pleased to learn Leonard Gauger was sent into the Nebraska-Iowa State football game Saturday at tackle for the Huskers. He played approximately seven minutes and made several good tackles against the strong Iowa eleven.

Sunday, Oct. 9 being Virgil Kerchal’s birthday his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Kerchal entertained at a dinner and birthday cake with family attending.

Faye Troxel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Troxel of Wauneta, was one of 299 winners of Nebraska regent scholarships.

Verne Fisher and Bud Johnston are in Colorado this week deer and bear hunting.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cocklin left Monday night for Omaha where Mr. Cocklin attended the state bankers of Nebraska convention.

Virginia Ruth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bartels, was baptized in the English service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Agatha Roschewski and Elsie Becker were sponsors.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.19; hens-.10; springs-.07; wheat-.49; corn-.45; rye-.30

100 years ago this week

October 9, 1913

The B & M have been here this week putting up a new windmill.

The long looked for has arrived in the Blue Ridge neighborhood, in the form of a threshing machine.

The spelling bee at Blue Ridge was well attended.

M. W. Nesmith and wife began housekeeping this week in Wauneta and their grandson Cloyd Nesmith will stay with them and attend school this winter.

Mrs. Thomas and daughter of Exeter and Miss Ada Bricker of Crete arrived Tuesday to visit their brothers, H.H. Geo and Sam Bricker and take in the Farmers Institute.