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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 20:14

10 years ago this week

Dec. 4, 2003

Kent and Sharon Buffington and Megan and T.J. Wiemers and Isaiah spent Sunday with the Barry Emerson family at North Platte, attending Harvest Christian Fellowship Church with them for the dedication service for the Emersons’ baby Zoe.

Tom and Lucille Klima, accompanied by grandson Brett Klima, spent the Thanksgiving week at Farmington, Minn., with David and Tori Klima, Terra and Camille.

Troy and Evelyn Skelton, Colby and Emma had Thanksgiving dinner with Reinhold and Edith Gloy. A special treat was the wild turkey Troy and Evelyn brought.

Verna Sandman went to Heritage Saturday where Melody Kenney on the piano and husband Mike on the guitar provided music for the residents. Jack and Virgil Sandman are both residents. Edie Sandman was also present.

Three W-P Broncos’ 16-8 volleyball squad received GPAC All Conference honors. They included seniors Staci Alberts and Ashley Kitt named to the first team and junior Janae Harris, honorable mention.

No precip. High for the week: 72° on Nov. 29; low: 16° on Nov. 25 and 27.


25 years ago this week

December 1, 1988

Wauneta’s new ambulance, purchased by Chase County at $32,000, has arrived and is now in service for the Wauneta area. Currently there are seven active EMTs for the Wauneta area with three more in training.

Brittany Ann O’Neil was baptized Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Her sponsors were Rochelle Greeley and Gary Wieman. A carry-in dinner followed at the Legion Hall.

Thirty friends and relatives met at The Club Saturday evening honoring Gary and Jan DeWester who soon will celebrate their 25th anniversary. They enjoyed cake and ice cream later in the Laddie Wilson home.

Saturday evening Nov. 26 relatives gathered at the Palisade Legion Auxiliary Hall building for a dinner honoring Mrs. Ethel Pflug on her 90th birthday. The evening was spent visiting and reminiscing.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McKinney, Aaron and Amy spent Friday and Saturday with Patsy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Smith, in Hastings. Her brother, Scott, and family were also guests.

Wauneta landed four players on the Golden Plains All-Conference football team and one player on the volleyball team. Named were Brian Yost, linebacker; Rod Haarberg, kicker; Eric Troudt, punter and Ryan Haarberg, end and Lisa Buffington, first team in volleyball.

Precip for the week: .21 of an inch; for 1988: 17.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.72/bu.; corn-2.37/bu.; milo-3.50/cwt; soybeans-6.76/bu.; oats-2.15/bu.


50 years ago this week

Dec. 5, 1963

Town board members met twice to further the proposed street projects. Members have asked property owners on Wauneta’s main street to participate in a project to curb and gutter Wauneta’s main street. Residents living south of the tracks and west of Highway 6 have also been contacted.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey and daughter Mary of Pierre, S.D., came Wednesday to visit relatives, visiting his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey, and had Thanksgiving dinner with the Hahn families at Imperial.

On Thanksgiving Day the Kitt families held their 39th family reunion at the Ike’s cabin near Enders Lake. Registration count showed 77 present of which seven were guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum were pleasantly surprised Tuesday morning when a knock on their door revealed their two great grandson, Dennis and Kenneth Van Matre, now living in California. Dennis is in the Navy and Kenneth plans to enlist in the near future.

Farmers have been taking advantage of the nice weather to get some corn shelling done. Crews gathered at Leroy Harris’ Wednesday, Jerry Fanning’s Friday and Bert Harris’ Saturday.

Thanksgiving dinner guests of Katie Bischoff were Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Shackelford and Lonnie, Mr. and Mrs. Art Coone and Janice, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bischoff and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jeffries and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bischoff and family and Robert Merklin of Benkelman.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gibbons, Craig and Gary entertained Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Weber and Pat, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Polly and Kip and E. N. Berry at dinner Thanksgiving Day.


75 years ago this week

December 7, 1938

The Krotter & Fitzgerald Lumber Co. are erecting a new warehouse across the tracks south of their elevator so the firm will have storage room for stock brought in carload lots which can be distributed to yards in neighboring towns.

John Keiser, Enders farmer, whose home is in Dundy County, was selected one of the six outstanding Nebraska farmers for 1938. They were honored at the 12th annual Master Farmers Presentation dinner at Lincoln.

Kenneth and Wilma Handel were Thursday guests of their aunts, Rosa and Nora Handel.

Mrs. Cloid Lorance and daughters, Eunice and Margie, called on Mrs. Henry Dicke Sunday morning.

Ben Gauger and family, Beauford Romine and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Gosney were dinner guests at the Elmer Egle home, it being Mrs. Egle’s birthday.

Theo Snider’s windmill blew down Saturday.

Local Markets: cream-.25; eggs-.22; hens-11; springs-.10; wheat-50; corn-.42.


100 years ago this week

December 4, 1913

A large crowd attended the turkey shoot at Fetherston’s Tuesday.

Will Egle and wife are back from California.

J. R. Hunt was helping Frank Ward build a sod hen house the first of the week.

E. Hanna, H. Curry, H. Fanning, E. Fye, C. Nichols with their families, also Mrs. Adamson, took Thanksgiving dinner with Isaac Hannas. They also helped Grandpa Hanna celebrate his 75th birthday.