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Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

10 years ago this week

Nov. 13, 2003

Another old building on Wauneta’s main street came down with Harris Construction handling the demolition work. The building, situated between Veils Unlimited and Country Clipper, was part of Jackson’s Department store and later The Wearhouse. The area will be landscaped, according to Country Clipper owners Steve and Nancy Noble who had purchased the building from Otto and Ida Bartels.

Viola and Elwyn Krausnick observed their 65th anniversary Sunday, being recognized and congratulated during the service at the Methodist Church with a family dinner following at the church and later returning to the Krausnick home to enjoy the day.

Among those enjoying visiting and birthday cake with Violet Nichols at the Parkview Manor in Imperial the evening of the 6th for her 96th birthday were Eddie and Donna Nichols, Terry and Cindy Nichols, Chase and Cody, Kelly and Tawnia Nichols, Mike Nichols and Ann Grasser, Robert and Ilene Rowley and Roger Rowley.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell, Carol Thompson, Rhonda Brunkhorst and Brennan Keiser were among those attending the Heartland U.S. Air Force band concert in McCook Thursday evening.

Present for a cooperative meal Saturday night with Keith and Nona Kerchal were Anita and Francis Fekkers, Robert Stephens, their brother George Boulton and Kevin and Laurie Kerchal, Joel and Elise.

Dr. Joel Travis was the recipient of the Caring Kind Award by the Boone County Health Center and medical clinics for his sincere, heartfelt compassion, integrity and gentlemanly manner, instilling calmness, knowledge and efficiency in a hectic demanding world of a hospital.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch. High for the week: 50° on Nov. 9, low: 23° on Nov. 4

25 years ago this week

November 10, 1988

Sixty-nine children and adults attended the roller skating party at Grant Sunday afternoon, sponsored by the Methodist Sunday School.

Weekend guests of Monte and Deb Nordhausen and family were Hazel Stute of Benkelman, Carol Longo of Littleton, Colo., Rhonda Stute of Fort Collins, Colo., and Keven and Shelli Howard of Littleton.

A cooperative pizza supper was held in the Kirk Sandman home Halloween night, followed by games. Present were Pastor Tim and Cheri Bauer and family, the Don Harrison family, Ivan Flaming and sons, Chad DeWester, Kyle Bernard and Megan Buffington.

Mr. and Mrs. Arlan Wine, Jamie and Jeralyn, Ellen Kinnett, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bley and Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison were supper guests in the Lloyd Bley Wednesday evening in honor of Raymond’s birthday and Jim and Anna’s 63rd anniversary.

Edna Keiser spent several days last week in Haxtun, Colo., visiting her mother, Harriet Legg, and helping her mother celebrate her 88th birthday.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch; for 1988: 17.00 inches. Grain Markets: wheat-3.69/bu.; corn-2.49/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt; soybeans-7.30/bu.; oats-2.20/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 14, 1963

Thirty-nine Chase Countians formed the charter group for the Historical Society for Chase County at a meeting last Wednesday evening at the Imperial courthouse. Among those from Wauneta attending were Dorthy Dudek, Doris Webber, Grace Oliver, Louis and Mae Grimm. Mae Grimm was among those appointed to an organizational committee by acting chairman Mrs. Charles Hoffmeister.

Highway construction moved to Wauneta as work began on the segment of the road connecting old highway 6 with the new highway 6. The grade of the new highway has been completed to highway 61 at Enders.

A week ago the family of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg took them out to dinner honoring them on their 40th anniversary. They were supper guests in the Kenneth Polly home.

A number of ladies met at the Methodist Church Nov. 7 for a special all day meeting, making 20 choir robes for the Junior Choir members.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jussel and family were hosts at a dinner Sunday honoring her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Modrell on their 35th wedding anniversary. Other guests included Mr. and Mrs. Earl Modrell and family of McCook, J. A. Modrell, Mrs. Mildred Poore and Mrs. Pluma Herzog.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker were hosts at dinner following the baptism of their grandson, Jeffrey Daryl Craig, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Nov. 2 with family members present.

Dale Wicke is traveling from Holland as part of the International Farm Youth Exchange program. He will spend a week in Washington D.C. sharing his experiences and making recommendations.

75 years ago this week

November 16, 1938

A new southwestern Nebraska Boy Scout district was organized at the city hall in Wauneta Thursday evening – the new district to be known as the Frenchman Valley district. It will embrace four counties: Chase, Hayes, Dundy and Hitchcock and will be part of the Cornhusker Council. Increase in troops and membership made it necessary to form a new district.

Several attended the husking bee on the Joe Stengle farm Tuesday.

Joe Stengle, Leslie Walgren and Cloid Lorance served on the jury at Benkelman this week.

J. W. Green drove to Ogallala to meet his aunt, Mrs. Walter Hampshire of Los Angeles, Calif., who will spend the latter part of the week here.

Sawing wood, putting up feed and picking corn seems to be the order of the day.

Local markets: cream-.20; eggs-.20; hens-.11; springs-.10; wheat-.49; corn-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30.

100 years ago this week

November 13, 1913

The wind blew very hard on Friday. A genuine old time dust storm.

F. B. Cecil went to Montana this week in quest of a homestead.

Miss Myrtle Hanna stayed Friday until Sun. noon with her sister, Mrs. C. E. Fanning.

Harry Fanning and Tom Stinnette left on Monday for Haxtum to shuck corn.

A tramp found easy picking here one day last week with his tale of woe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 20:40