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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 20:10

10 years ago this week

Oct. 16, 2003

After interviewing five candidates for the new cop position in Wauneta, the Village Board hired Mike Young as the Village’s new cop. He has had over 20 years of experience in police-related work.

More than 350 people gathered in Imperial for a memorial for fallen firefighters. Two area women, DeAnna Schutte of Palisade and Julie Scott of Hayes Center, who lost their husbands in the line of duty, took part in the service.

Beulah Olmsted, daughter of Wauneta Breeze founder, John Hann, passed away last week at the age of 103 years at Ogallala. She grew up in Wauneta and putting out the paper each week was a family affair.

Redeemer and Trinity Lutheran Churches hosted their Mission Festival Sunday with the Mission focus on the Orphan Grain Train. A semi-truck was loaded with 19 hospital beds, 30 wheelchairs, 50 boxes of medical supplies, several school desks and other supplies. Area hospitals, nursing homes and the AmVets donated much of the items. The items are shipped overseas or where needed thru a national network set up by the Orphan Grain Train.

Don Rietsch of Howell, Mich., spent several days visiting family and friends, spending time with Leta Brunkhorst and Elmer and Edna Keiser. Rod Keiser of Denver, Colo., and Marcia Comly of Boulder, Colo., have been visitors in the Keiser home.

Ed and Phyllis Klima of Great Bend, Kan., Joe and Delores Klima of Bellevue and Joan Klima of Omaha were Saturday visitors of Lucille and Tom Klima. The Darrel Klimas were also visitors.

Todd and Marie Krausnick of York were weekend guests of Fred and Betty Krausnick.

Tanner Bardsley and Melissa Long were crowned king and queen at homecoming 2003. First attendants were Cassy Smith and Joe Humphrey and second attendants were Katie Padilla and Aaron Keiser.

No precip. High for the week: 91° on Oct. 9; low: 44° on Oct. 11, 12.

25 years ago this week

October 13, 1988

Edna Maxfield reached the 100 year mark Oct. 12. Members of her family honored her with an open house Sunday afternoon at the Raymond Maxfield house. Prior to that Jean and Merrell Maris hosted a family dinner. Guests included Dorthy and Lisa Dudek, Raymond and Bette Maxfield, Jim, Connie, Heidi, Amy and Bert Maxfield, Jeff and Kay Maxfield, Eric and Todd and Edna. The group were also supper guests.

Ed and Esther Lytle and Wes and Marjorie Wheeler attended the 100th anniversary of the United Methodist Church at Lamar Sunday afternoon.

Virgil and Edie Sandman went to North Platte Thursday, eating out to celebrate their 42nd anniversary.

Harlan and Alice Stock were one of nine rigs of the Over-the-Hill Campers spending last week at the Medicine Creek Recreation area.

Following Sunday evening church service, the Eden congregation had a “Bon-fire fellowship,” enjoying hot dogs and roasting marshmallows.

Bonnie Bley, Marjorie Wheeler, Margaret McCoy, Nancy Wach, Jacklyn Green of Imperial and Lynetta Wine attended a Gideon luncheon at Ogallala Saturday.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for 1988: 16.98 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.71/bu.; corn-2.64/bu.; milo-4.00/cwt; soybeans-7.15/bu.; oats-2.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 17, 1963

Eleven of Mrs. Nellie DeHart’s “Neighborly Neighbors” came in Tuesday forenoon and brought refreshments to help her celebrate her birthday.

Nellie DeHart was guest of honor Sunday at a birthday dinner in the Fred Fortkamp home. Guests included Nita Fortkamp, Mrs. Marlin Fortkamp and Steve, Mr. and Mrs. Leland DeHart and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Wright and family of Palisade and Mr. and Mrs. Mason DeHart, Junior and Billy.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson attended the Nebraska-Iowa State football game in Lincoln and en route home were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hummel and son of Grand Island Sunday to Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren spent Saturday and Sunday nights with Mr. and Mrs. John C. Kelley and girls of Lincoln. Sunday afternoon Bob attended a Locker and Processing meeting at Snyder.

Mrs. Edna Maxfield and Mrs. Ellen Follett spent Monday with Mrs. Katie Steggs and helped work on a quilt.

Mrs. Carl True of North Bergen, N.J., arrived in Wauneta and is spending time with relatives.

75 years ago this week

October 19, 1938

Carl T. Curtis of Minden, Republican candidate for congress from the Fourth Nebraska District, spoke Saturday afternoon on the streets of Wauneta.

Dr. Frank H. H. Roberts Jr., prominent archaeologist of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institute of Washington D.C., accompanied by George Metcalf of Wauneta, came to Chase County hoping to locate signs of the Folsom and Yuma cultures.

Verl Athey and Bud Fraiser were Monday night dinner guests at the A. E. McCartney home for a pheasant dinner.

George Ballard, Floyd Crane, Wm. Pribbeno and Joe Green returned from Kansas City where they attended a Coop meeting.

Local Markets: cream-.20; eggs-.19; hens-.10; wheat-.50; corn-.40; barley-.30; rye-.30.

100 years ago this week

October 16, 1913

Several people in the area are going to the land drawing.

Farmers Institute & Fair was held Oct. 8, 9. Wednesday’s attendance not as big as Thursday’s with 12 to 1500 people in town. Good exhibits in all departments.

Dad Robertson is out from Illinois.

H. E. Athey and the Oliver boys left for Denver Monday morning to secure a pump for Olivers’ irrigation plant.

A farewell reception was given for Art Polly and family who are moving to Minatare, Neb., at the Roy Polly home.