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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 18:02

10 years ago this week

Nov. 27, 2003

Youngsters at Wauneta school were treated to an early Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings last week. Cooks prepared the meal with parents as guests with some parents donning pilgrim costumes and helping serve the meal.

Janice and Don Hewitt and Kent and Sharon Buffington attended Thanksgiving dinner Saturday noon at Heritage with Alvina Buffington.

Marge Hanna went to Colby, Kan., Wednesday last week to attend the induction of granddaughter Sara Munderloh in to the Colby High School Honor Society.

Richard Christensen of Gaithersburg, Md, spent the past week with Edna Christensen. Craig Schnitzler and brother Rob spent Thursday to Sunday here visiting and doing some hunting.

At the close of the nine-day deer season, Laker’s, the check-in station for Chase County, reported 323 deer bagged by area hunters.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 74° on Nov. 19; low: 4° on Nov. 24.


25 years ago this week

November 24, 1988

Alfred Bartels was guest of honor Sunday, Nov. 20 at a carry-in dinner held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for his 80th birthday. Relatives and friends spent the afternoon visiting, viewing pictures and sharing memories. Alfred’s brothers, Arnold on the violin and Otto on the piano, treated the group with several loved musical numbers.

Kory Kitt and Jolene Gordon participated in the All-State Band and Choir in Omaha the past weekend, Kory performing with the band, Jolene with the choir. They were selected following auditions in Ogallala earlier in the month.

Twenty-one students were recognized as scoring in the top 10 percentile nationally on the SRA Achievement Test. Students included Beau Yoder, Doyl Flaming, Melissa Lytle, Eric Pfeiffer, Jessica Harrison, Stephanie Hefley, Dixi Travis, Bobby Vette, Julie Wilson, Libby Lytle, Brian Majors, Royce Flaming, Courtney Barger, Lisa Doetker, Kerri Pfeiffer, Kris Hartzer, Angie Roschewski, Cory Nordhausen, Joby Lytle, Melanie Roschewski, Aaron McKinney.

George and Jackie Oberhuber of Grants, N.M., spent the weekend with Ora Nordhausen. Lavern, Elinor and Lynn Denker visited Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine went to Abilene, Kan., spending the weekend in the David Wine home and attended the ordination and installation of Allen Vancil as pastor of the Church of the Brethren in Abilene. Vancil was a former minister at the Enders church.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Beneda of Lompac, Calif., have been houseguests in the Dennis Egle home.

Precip for the week: .08 of an inch; for 1988: 17.22 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-3.68/bu.; corn-2.34/bu.; milo-3.58/cwt; soybeans-6.75/bu.; oats-2.05/bu.


50 years ago this week

Nov. 28, 1963

Wauneta is now on a transmission line following construction of Wauneta’s new sub station with power originating from the Bureau of Reclamation, Western Division, in Colorado. A line was built to Imperial and existing connections there. About a mile of pole and line to the REA sub-station which will provide emergency back-up power remains to be constructed. Cost at $198,000.

Forty-three neighbors of Virgil Doetker arrived last Wednesday equipped with corn pickers and scoops to help harvest his crop. Ten neighbor ladies brought and served dinner to the crew of huskers.

Mrs. Grace Oliver was elected treasurer of the newly formed Chase County Historical Society.

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Nordhausen and Donna and their houseguest, Albert Schroder from Mannheim, Germany, were Sunday dinner and supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg. Afternoon and supper guests were Mrs. Dorothea Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Polly and family.

Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Kanost for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Everett Towns of Broken Bow and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pummel of Enders.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Romine and Richard and John Kerns were in Grand Island Thursday and Friday.


75 years ago this week

November 30, 1938

Wauneta took on a holiday appearance as the Christmas lights blinked on for the first time that evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family of Enders and Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Grosbach were Thanksgiving guests of Mrs. Greta Resler. The occasion was also Dr. Grosbach’s seventy-fifth birthday.

A class of eight members was confirmed at St. John’s Catholic church in Wauneta Wednesday afternoon of last week. Confirmed were Patricia Creasman, Robart and Kathleen Kenney, Lois Neverve, Margaret O’Brien, Charlotte Teply, Verna Vlasin, and Frances Voda.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie McBride hosted a Kitt family reunion Thursday.

Shorty Zarecor was named to manage the Wauneta town basketball team at a meeting of interested players Tuesday night. The team plans to purchase new suits this year.

Local Markets: cream-.24; eggs-.22; hens-.10; springs-.09; wheat-.48; cprm-.40.


100 years ago this week

November 27, 1913

The Wauneta Telephone Co. have about all their wires moved into the allies.

H. H. Grosbach and C. E. Johnston autoed to Benkelman Friday to look at some brick buildings.

The chicken social Friday eve netted the Ladies Aid Society about $40.00. Nearly everyone was there and had a good time.

About 30 friends of Harry Fanning tried to give him a surprise Sat. evening but he was “wise.” An oyster supper was served and all report a fine time.

Bud Medlock arrived home from Indiana the first of the week with a wife.