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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 20:37

10 years ago this week

Nov. 6, 2003

The Wauneta Community Foundation announced plans to spearhead a drive for a new medical clinic facility on Wauneta’s main street. Land on the corner of Tecumseh and Vinita streets was purchased last year for the building site.

Nine Wauneta-Palisade FFA members and two advisors attended the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Ky., last week. The livestock judging team of Grant Dixon, Clif Wright, Leah Rundback and Abbie Barger placed 24th out of 46 teams and the forestry team of Sheridan Wright, Cody Egle, Tabby Christner and Peter Barger placed 20th out of 40 teams. 2002 graduates, Jessica Long and Matt Applegarth, received the American Agriculture FFA Degree, the highest honor given by the FFA. Advisors were Dan Andrews and Teresa Hayes.

Eighteen Catholic youths were confirmed from St. John’s and St. Patrick’s Saturday night. Among those confirmed were John Vrbka, Rebecca Strand, Joselyn Ramirez, Sy O’Neil and Kristin Hayes.

Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation Sunday at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Palisade were William Anderjaska, Sheila Riener, Bethany Riener, Heath Vrbas and Jeffrey Heskett.

Thirteen ladies of the Methodist Church and friends completed 27 ABC quilts on Wednesday and Thursday mornings last week with the quilts going to children’s hospital in Omaha and Denver.

Elmer and Edna Keiser and Richard and Janet Keiser, Aaron and Brennon went to Yuma, Colo., to visit Edna’s mother, Harriet Legg, and took her out to dinner to celebrate her 103rd birthday.

Gary Polly and friend Kirk spent the weekend with Eunice Bodeman, going hunting while here. Kenneth Polly of McCook and Kip Polly and Annie were Saturday visitors.

No precip received. High for the week: 76° on Oct. 27; low: 27 on Oct. 31.

25 years ago this week

November 3, 1988

Friends and neighbors of Henry and Eleanor Petr extended a helping hand Saturday to pick the remainder of Petr’s corn crop, a 130-acre irrigated circle. Daughter Rita, her son Pat and Tony Hendrix had picked the dryland corn, coming on weekends. Farmers brought a total of seven combines, five grain carts and 13 trucks, completing the 130 acres in four hours. The Garfield ladies served 40 people at a noon meal. Bob Troudt and Tom Klima organized the threshing bee. Mr. Petr had just been released from the hospital and he and Mrs. Petr were staying at the home of their daughter. They viewed the harvest on videotape.

Beth Harchelroad observed her 90th birthday on Oct. 14. She values her family which includes daughter Sandra and son Gene, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her husband Harvey, worked for several companies and later for DeGraw Motor Co. of McCook which owned the local Chevrolet business which Harvey purchased in 1941, becoming Harchelroad Motors.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine and Mr. and Mrs. Don Grosbach attended the community concert in McCook Sunday.

Saturday overnight guests of Lois Kanost were Nadine and Ed Brass of Haysville, Kan., and Lloyd and Les Lewis of Lincoln. Sunday they were joined at the home of their father, Elmer Lewis, by Glen Lewis, Lorene Greeley, Reva and Vic Wicke, John and Frances Lewis and Vera and Dick Remington of McCook.

Karen and Dave Carpenter, Chad and Christa of Fairbury spent Thursday to Saturday with the Kent Buffington family.

No precip. For 1988: 16.98 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-3.64/bu.; corn-2.54/bu.; milo-3.90/cwt; soybeans-7.08/bu.; oats-2.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 7, 1963

Mrs. Leland Kitt was elected Region VII Committeewoman for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association at the regional meeting in Wichita, Kan., last week.

Mrs. Otto Bartels is turning a hobby into a business. She designs and constructs artificial flowers. With the upcoming holiday season she was specializing in poinsettias. She also makes corsages.

Capt. Eugene Maddux of Schilling AFB, Kan., and friend Capt. Olin Everett, also of Schilling AFB, visited with his mother, Mrs. Eva Maddux. a week ago Sunday. Maddux is being transferred to Morrisonville, N.Y.

Mrs. Emma Steinbeck returned home last week after spending three weeks visiting relatives at Wichita and Kensington, Kan.

Mrs. Edith Krausnick entertained the “Neighborly Neighbors” at a coffee in honor of Mrs. Myrtle Hoff who was observing her birthday.

75 years ago this week

November 9, 1938

Bronks play Imperial here Armistice Day. Both Wauneta and Imperial bands will be out for the game and will play together between halves, one number led by Director Lester Rumbaugh of Wauneta and one by Director Paul Chambers of Imperial. Admission: 15, 25 and 35¢.

Archie Counce and Howard Bradley returned Monday night from the Oshkosh vicinity where they spent a couple days goose hunting.

B. E. Maxfield made a business trip to Wray, Colo., Thursday of last week.

Mrs. Grace Hann left Tuesday for Houston, Texas, where she will make an extended visit at the home of her daughter, Miss Dorothy Lawrence.

Local Markets: cream-.20; eggs-.19; hens-.11; springs-.10; wheat-.49; corn-.35; barley-.30.

100 years ago this week

November 6, 1913

The young men and boys of Wauneta certainly are to be complimented on the order they kept on Halloween—doing no mischief or damage. That’s a start for better young men and citizens.

A flock of geese went over town Mon. evening and one fell down in front of the drug store, having struck the telephone wires and was captured by one of the Terry boys.

The Kitt brothers helped move a barn from Johnny’s Mon.

Mrs. Chas. Nesmith visited Mrs. Art Nesmith while the men helped Geo. Smith pull the pipe in the well at Calvert.

The Halloween social netted $17.90 from the sale of candy, pop corn and pie.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 22:29