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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 20:56

10 years ago this week

Jan. 8, 2004

Janet and Dennis Egle accompanied Norman and Linda Sue Egle to Weatherford, Okla., over the weekend. They met Jess Egle so Jayna Egle could return home with her father after having spent the holidays with grandparents Norman and Linda.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger and family went to Wahoo a week ago and spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Ken Dumont and family and attended the baptism of grandson Andrew on Sunday.

Abbie Barger returned to the Air Force Academy Tuesday after spending several days with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger.

Les and Jan Houser attended the annual BMC awards banquet in Columbus Jan. 3.

Stuart and Karla Hoff, Sidney and Thomas of Lincoln and Chris Hoff of Bozeman, Mont., spent the Christmas holiday with parents, Clyde and Lois Hoff.

New Year’s guests of Margaret Greeley were Sheila and Jim Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Jim and Mary Greeley of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Precip for the week: .25 of an inch. High for the week: 60° on Jan. 1; low: -4° on Jan. 4.


25 years ago this week

January 5, 1989

A review of 1988 showed five new businesses: the Corner Cupboard, the Snack Shack, Veils Unlimited, The Country Clipper and Integrated Resources. The Wauneta Commercial Club’s name was changed to Wauneta Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber reopened the Chateau Theatre. The Senior Center expanded to serving meals three days a week from one day. Businesses which closed: Classic Auto Body, Carpenter Insurance Agency and Keilo Construction. In Palisade, the Frenchman Valley Bank was closed.

Harley Robert Allen, son of Donn and Paula Allen, was baptized during the Christmas Day service at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial. Sponsors were Mike Smith, Bill and Rhonda Bischoff and Joyce Majors.

Celeste Nicole Pankonin, daughter of Russ and Lori Pankonin, was baptized during the Christmas Eve service at the United Methodist Church in Wauneta. Her sponsors are Bob and Brenda Brandt of Holyoke, Colo.

Forty-three members of the Bill Buffington and Warren Buffington families met at the Holiday Inn in North Platte Dec. 26 for a Christmas celebration. They spent the night and returned to their homes Tuesday.

Samuel Douglas, son of Doug and Nancy (Hanna) Munderloh of Colby, Kan., was born on Christmas Day as was his sister, Sarah two years earlier. Odds of this happening is 133,225 to 1. Sam was two weeks overdue and Sarah three weeks overdue. The Munderlohs decided to celebrate the birthdays on their due dates of Dec. 5 and 12.

Visitors on Dec. 22 to wish Dora Denker a happy birthday were Elsie Becker, Elfrieda Johnston, Lavonna Redden, Ken and Cleophia Denker, Shelly Yoder, Beau and Chase and Jim and DeLores Taylor and Josh.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.86/bu.; corn-2.52/bu.; milo-3.72/cwt.; soybeans-7.40/bu.; oats-2.30/bu.


50 years ago this week

Jan. 9, 1964

Postmaster Russell Polly urged people to use zip codes when mailing which helps to speed up the mail.

Two curb and gutter projects were considered at the town board meeting with a large number of property owners protesting. The two projects includes the area west of Highway 6 and south of the railroad and the second one is main street into Wauneta from the tracks south to Highway 6.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stock left Jan. 3 for a vacation in Arizona and California.

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Jorgensen and daughter returned Friday from their holiday vacation which was spent in Springview, Neb., with his parents and at Casper, Wyo., with his sister.

Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Carlson returned Friday night from a two week visit with their son and daughter and families in California. They especially enjoyed seeing the Rose Bowl parade at Pasadena on color TV.

Two Co-op employees, James Huser and Bud Long, are in Kansas City attending CCA short courses.

Bud McBride returned to camp in Georgia after spending Christmas leave with his family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim McBride and Jackie.


75 years ago this week

January 11, 1939

A new ordinance approved and passed by the village board puts the fire department under the village board. The change was necessary to meet requirements of the Nebraska Workmen’s compensation act.

New revised schedule on the local line of the C. B. & Q. went in effect Jan. 5 with Wednesday and Friday trains removed with four-days a week service.

Miss Gladys Bischoff spent the weekend with Miss June Walling.

Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Myrtle Sims and family were Mrs. Alice Sims and Guy Sims, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Frasier and Gary and Merle Frasier.

Frona Taylor is working at the Fitzgerald home.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carpenter were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt.

Local Markets: wheat-.54; corn-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30; cream-.20; eggs-.12; heavy hens-.11; leghorn hens-.07; old roosters-.07.


100 years ago this week

January 9, 1914

The ice cutters are now at work on the lake.

17 below Monday morning and 18 Tuesday morning. The ice man and the coal man are both wearing big smiles.

H. E. Athey takes his seat as one of the county commissioners today.

Roy Brabham and Harry Fanning left Saturday for Lincoln where they are attending the Agricultural school.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Luhrs returned home from Missouri where they had visited relation and friends.