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Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:00

10 years ago this week

Jan. 22, 2004

The boards of Wauneta-Palisade, Chase County High School and Imperial Grade School met Monday night in the Wauneta Attendance Center gym to discuss the future of their districts at the request of the Imperial schools. No action was taken.

Ken and Cleophia Denker went to Fleming, Colo., Sunday to visit Myrtie Stock and all enjoyed dinner in Sterling.

Janice and Doug Allen and grandchildren, Tanner and Jade, visited Jack Sandman at Heritage Sunday and with Verna at home. It was Jack and Verna’s 56th anniversary.

A late birthday dinner Sunday was held at the home of Anita and Francis Fekkers for Nona Kerchal. Also attending were Keith Kerchal, Bob Stephens and Leona Littlejohn.

Guests last week in the home of Fred and Nada Krotter were Doug and Vonnie Stinette and Norm Stinette, all of Casper, Wyo., and Susan Sutherland of Torrington, Wyo.

Kris Polly and Caroline came Thursday night to spend until Sunday with Karl and Judy Polly. Kris had attended a conference in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team defeated Grant on W-P’s home court 65-54 Friday night. It was the first win for W-P over Grant in the consolidated school’s history. The Wauneta-Palisade Bronco girls also came away with a victory, winning by 17, 49-32.

No precip for the week. For 2004: .25.

High for the week: 59° on Jan. 14; low: 22° on Jan. 12.


25 years ago this week

January 19, 1989

Ruby Jones, a hairstylist for 59 years, has seen many hair styles come and go over the years. Deciding it was time to quit, she ended her career the last week of December. Over the years she has worked for other cosmetologists, including Ruth Volentine, Dorothy Springer, Bonnie Majors, Helen Buffington, Elsie Coone and Bev Applegarth.

Carol Maddux and Don Ham were installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron of the Wauneta Eastern Star chapter Wednesday evening. Lois and Clyde Hoff had completed three one-year terms in those offices.

Pastor Randy Smith, Amy McKinney, Jamie Walgren, Kari Brunkhorst and Sarah Haarberg attended a seminar on “Teen Suicide” at the Methodist Church in Cambridge Sunday afternoon. They enjoyed games and lunch there.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Brunkhorst visited in the home of Herb and Eulene Busking Sunday and with their houseguests, Deb Busking and three daughters from Colorado.

Sandra Maddux and Tina Kitt flew to Portland, Ore., meeting Lisa Bradley there to attend the Dec. 21 wedding of Mary Lou Beard and Ken Stone.

Mr. and Mrs. Mick Majors attended the National Association of Wheat Growers annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. The Nebraska Wheat Growers had over 35 representatives attending including Mr. and Mrs.Elton Haarberg of Imperial, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hughes of Venango and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Balderson of Benkelman.

No precip. For 1989: .12 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.81/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.58/cwt.; soybeans-6.95/bu.; oats-.25/bu.


50 years ago this week

Jan. 23, 1964

Construction has begun on a $60,000 fertilizer blending plant and anhydrous ammonia plant by the Farmers Cooperative Exchange with the entire program to be operational by Feb. 15.

Four Waunetans were honored by the Jaycees at their Bosses Night banquet with 65 in attendance. Rodney Harvey was awarded a plaque for distinguished service; Boss of the Year went to Cliff Shackelford; Wauneta’s outstanding farmer for 1963 was Bob Kitt and Jim Huser was named Wauneta’s outstanding fireman.

Mrs. Gordon Prior, Mrs. Robert Hanna, Mrs. Jim Arenz, Mrs. Albert Scriven and Gary Goodchuck attended the Governor’s 1963-1964 conference on education Saturday at the McCook High School.

Norma Sturtevant was installed as Noble Grand of the Wauneta Rebekah Lodge Tuesday evening with Donna Hunt as Vice Grand, Faye Hanna, secretary and Velma Wade, treasurer.

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Kitt, Terry and Lonnie and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hoff and Chris spent Tuesday to Thursday at the Stock Show in Denver.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen were hosts to five generations of her family Sunday in honor of her mother, Mrs. Emma Walbridge. Besides Mrs. Walbridge they were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walbridge, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wells and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wells and baby, all of Lexington.


75 years ago this week

January 25, 1939

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cox, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Olmsted, left by auto Thursday on a vacation trip taking them as far as Mexico City, and also spending time in Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fortkamp, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sandman and son Virgil, and Misses Doris and Viola Frerichs spent Saturday in McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrison and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Page helped care for meat at the Theo Snider home Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baumfalk and son, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Lorance and Duane Redfield spent Friday at Leslie Walgren’s. The men folks helped saw wood.

Local Markets: wheat-.54; corn-.36-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30; cream-.20; eggs-.10; hens-.08; springs-.10.


100 years ago this week

January 22, 1914

F. O. Nesmith is remodling his store building and will install a moving picture therein.

In the Calvert area Miss May Carpenter is teaching in the Abbott home, south of the Mt. Zion cemetery, since the school house burned.

William Bischoff made a business trip to Enders Saturday.

The ladies gave Mrs. Jas. Burham a pleasant surprise last Thursday afternoon.

Gordon Athey was at Imperial Wednesday and finished up the lighting plant at the Foster house.