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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 20:46

10 years ago this week

Dec. 18, 2003

BWTelcom’s Wauneta office opened its doors Monday. Mindy Dixon is staffing the Wauneta facility.

Wauneta-Palisade Schools Superintendent Charles Isom announced that talks will open next month between Wauneta-Palisade and Chase County schools. The schools will be looking into the possibility of sharing programs and teachers.

Karl and Judy Polly, Kip and Kay Polly and Annie and Eunice Bodeman went to Imperial Sunday to see Abbie in “The Nutcracker,” performed by students of Debra Jean’s School of Dance.

The Brian Harchelroads attended the Saturday and Sunday performances of “The Nutcracker” in Imperial. Dawnta was one of the cast.

Dan and Joanne Liebig attended the 50th anniversary of Dan’s sister and husband, Lillian and Joe Cicarola, at the Elks Club in Sterling, Colo., Nov. 28.

Beverly Dinnel spent Tuesday to Thursday in Cheyenne, Wyo., visiting her mother.

Ray and Sharon Sayers of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., spent Friday overnight and Saturday with Fred and Betty Krausnick. Sharon and Betty were high school and college friends.

Wauneta-Palisade graduate Sarah Harrison and Elizabeth Rhoden were presented basketballs marking their 1,000-point career scoring records on the Concordia College women’s basketball team. Harrison reached the scoring benchmark with the basket on Nov. 22, providing the 74-73 edger over Hastings College, then ranked No. 1 in the nation with 2.2 seconds on the clock.

Precip for the week: .13 of an inch; high: 61° on Dec. 14; low: 4° on Dec. 12.

25 years ago this week

December 15, 1988

Eddie Nichols was appointed president-elect of the newly-formed Nebraska Cattlemen organization which merged with the Nebraska Stock Growers, Nebraska Livestock Feeders and Nebraska Feeders Council. Nichols served as president of the Nebraska Stock Growers in 1981.

Karen Christner was elected president of the Southwest Nebraska Bank Group for 1989-1990 when they met in McCook at Mexico Lindo Nov. 30.

Sixty-five area residents took part Sunday in the second Falls Club tour offered through the Wauneta Falls Bank Falls Club. The group boarded two chartered buses to attend the Christmas lighting pageant in Minden Sunday night. They also visited Pioneer Village and a Charles Dickens play at the Minden High School.

Lacy Keiser was reminded of his 79th birthday Wednesday when relatives brought dinner to his home. Present were Glendene DeHart, Ardith and Frank Stute, Eunice Thompson, Gwen and Mick Brunkhorst, Bill and Ethel Louch and Donna Haarberg and Emily.

Mrs. Ed Brass of Haysville, Kan., and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Brass of Homer, Alaska, were houseguests of Lois Kanost for several days and also visited other relatives.

Precip for the week: .04 of an inch; for 1988: 17.47 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.74/bu.; corn-2.47/bu.; milo-3.63/cwt.; soybeans-6.97/bu; oats-2.15/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 19, 1963

Twenty-eight students in Wauneta’s high school maintained an A-B record the past six week period. Six students achieved an all-A record which included Susan Skelton, Marilyn Rietsch, Neil Christensen, Mickey Brunkhorst, Larry Kitt and Bill Stock.

Dale Wicke who just returned from six months spent in the Netherlands as an International Farm Youth Exchange student spoke at a Mt. Zion Methodist Men meeting Monday evening. Wives and families and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke were invited guests.

Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Sutherland and Tim attended the basketball game in Kearney Saturday night with Kearney hosting Northern College from Aberdeen, S.D. Of interest to the Sutherlands was that the coach for Northern was Bob Wach, who coached in the Wauneta schools for a number of years. They also got to watch the outstanding performance of Don Morgan, a graduate of Wauneta high school, his second year on the squad.

Mrs. Opal Kerchal returned home after spending two weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Jack Lamphere, and family at Carroll, Iowa.

Mrs. Louis Denker and Mrs. Ben Gauger hosted a pre-Christmas coffee Friday afternoon at the Denker home with 16 present.

75 years ago this week

December 21, 1938

Six-days a week train service through Wauneta will be cut to four days, according to the proposed new set-up which the C. B. and Q. railroad requested at a hearing last Thursday. There was no opposition voiced by residents of the towns served by the branch line. Wauneta Commercial Club President A. R. d’Allemand and D.C. Harvey attended the hearing.

Nathan Mohler, a student at the Chicago School of Art, came last week to spend the holiday vacation with parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Mohler.

Keith Krausnick, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krausnick and Dale, E. E. Krausnick and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Krausnick were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Knotwell and family and Evelyn Hoff were McCook visitors Saturday,

Local Markets: cream-21; eggs-.17; hens-.10; springs-.09; wheat-.50; corn-.36-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30.

100 years ago this week

December 18, 1913

The pump at Oliver’s dam was tried Wednesday and proved a great success.

Bricklaying commenced on the new buildings Monday morning by the McCook parties. C. A. Laurence and George Yant are tenders.

Mr. Wheeler, J. Metcalf and L. Dye made a business trip to Imperial Monday.

Jay Person is in Wauneta this week looking after telephone business.

The petition is out for an every day mail route. Boost it along.