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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 18:06

10 years ago this week

Nov. 20, 2003

Volunteers collected over 80 boxes in the Operation Christmas Boxes at the Hamlet Union Church. The boxes will be shipped overseas to needy countries.

Lois Bley and Lynetta Bley were among those with the group, “Sun Lighters,” who sang at the Cambridge Manor Sunday afternoon. Lois is one of the singers and Lynetta sings and also plays the accordian and the keyboard.

Michelle Harchelroad and Diana Ham spent the weekend in Lincoln and attended the state volleyball tournament where they officiated three games on Friday. They attended the Nebraska-K State game on Saturday.

Nan, Rick and Annie Malcolm spent the weekend with Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik, joined later by Zak. They all attended a surprise 25th anniversary dinner for Kate and Jerry Repass at the Hayes Center hall.

Nadene Brass of Haysville, Kan., spent four days in the Reva Wicke home. Recent visitors have been Glen Lewis of Boonville, Mo., John Lewis, Lloyd and Doris Lewis of Lincoln and Leona Littlejohn.

No precip for the week.

High for the week: 65° on Nov. 10, 11 and 15; low: 29° on Nov. 13 and 16.


25 years ago this week

November 17, 1988

JoAnne Rowley of Imperial became the first paid director of the Wauneta Senior Citizens Center under the Chase County Senior Services. The center, which opened in the Wauneta Legion Hall three years ago, serves lunches two days a week. With Rowley’s appointment, meals will be served three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The United Methodist Women held a Parade of Tables Nov. 10 with tables filled with articles from the families of the church, many over 100 years old. Baked goods and jellies were also available.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maris returned from Vineland, N.J., Nov. 10 where they visited their daughter, Sheila, and Patrick Dargis, helping the Dargises move to a new home, also touring several points of interest.

Friday evening about 30 from the Hamlet Union Church met there to rake leaves, had appetizers at the home of Pastor Gordon, had soup at the home of Betty and Charles Johnson, the main course with Ivan and Delorse Flaming and boys, then to Rod and Joy Wheeler’s and family for dessert, ending by singing choruses.

Fortkamp family members helped surprise Fred Fortkamp on his 80th birthday at a carry-in dinner hosted by Vaunda and Don Hyde, Greg and their foreign exchange student, Lorenzo, and daughter Dawn of Omaha.

Speakers at an American Legion Post and Auxiliary dinner Friday evening included Angi Buffington, Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge; Jennifer Haarberg and Wayne Krausnick, American Legion Law Cadet program; Lisa Wilson, Girls State; Rod Haarberg, Boys State (alternate); Craig True, Boys State. They told of their experiences in the different programs.

Palisade’s volleyball team won their first round game at state against Chester-Hubbell-Byron, falling to Arcadia in the semi-finals. In the finals the Arcadia team fell to a Lawrence team whose assistant coach was Lorrie (Hartzer) Hofstetter, a native of Wauneta.

Precip: .14 of an inch; for 1988: 17.14 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-3.67/bu.; corn-2.38/bu.; milo-3.60/cwt; soybeans-6.80/bu.; oats-2.10/bu.


50 years ago this week

Nov. 21, 1963

Last Saturday, 179 Waunetans had their blood typed with all blood types to be on record at the Chase County Hospital, Dr. Carlson’s office and with the Wauneta Volunteer Firemen. The project was sponsored by the Mrs. Jaycees.

John Green was recognized by the Nebraska Banker’s Association for 50 years of service to commercial banking in Nebraska.

Fourteen Wauneta High School students took part in County Government day at Imperial including Nadine Sexton, Carole Stock and Dennis Kennedy, county commissioners; Joanne Brunkhorst, county clerk; Jane d’Allemand, county superintendent; Ann Arenz, county attorney; Don Polly, county sheriff; Bill Stock, county service officer; Gerold Legg, county assessor; Kenneth Kerchal, county extension agent; Danny Jeffries, county judge; Rod Wheeler, county surveyor; Lloyd Wicke, county treasturer and Karroll Kitt, welfare.

Mrs. Marlin Fortkamp, Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mrs. Herman Nordhausen, Nita Fortkamp and Mrs. Helen Brown and Shirley spent Saturday in Kearney attending the state “Make it with Wool” contest. Mrs. Nordhausen was a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Jim Sutherland, and family.

Bruce Fye and Kirby Kitt found a large buffalo skull on the Fye farm north of Wauneta last week.

Sixty-eight deer were checked at Imperial during the past season.


75 years ago this week

November 23, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wiley celebrated their golden anniversary Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, at their home in Wauneta with 134 signing the guest book. The day began at noon with 15 family members attending a turkey dinner at the Falls Hotel.

Byron Stock, Bill Sturtevant and Winfield Skelton left for Lincoln Friday where they will take a short agricultural course.

The Stock families had their monthly get together at the home of Harlan Stock and wife. A cafeteria dinner was served with games and visiting following.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis entertained the Junior Class play cast Wednesday evening with eight members attending.

Local markets: cream-.21; eggs-.22; springs-.09; hens-.07; corn-.40; wheat-48.; barley-.30; rye-.30.


100 years ago this week

November 20, 1913

The Wauneta mills are doing a big business these days, running early and late.

Higley has a farm bell for sale cheap.

A number of young people attended the party at Geo. Metcalfs’ last Friday evening.

C. E. Johnston was in Hastings the first of the week looking for building material.

Art Nesmith butchered a young porker Sunday p.m.

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