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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 19:19

10 years ago this week

Jan. 29, 2004

Bob and Pat Kitt and Erma Kitt went to Julesburg, Colo., Thursday and spent the day with Ruby Tatum. They had lunch with her and Ruby on her violin and Erma on the piano enjoyed playing music for the residents in the retirement complex.

Debbie Kemp of St. Louis, Mo., spent Tuesday to Sunday with her mother, Wilva Harchelroad and brothers, Brian and Sid Harchelroad and families.

James and Lana Skelton went on a NC+ cruise to Mexico Saturday to Thursday.

Clark and Donna McMinn attended the board meeting for the Hitch and Hay Handibus at Stratton Monday.

Christopher Dunn of Austin, Texas, was a Saturday visitor and overnight guest of Kenny and Diana Ham. His grandmother Ruby Ham joined them for supper.

Weekend guests of Margaret Greeley were Jim and Sheila Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jim and Mary Greeley of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Terry Greeley of Scottsbluff. Gary and Dawanna Greeley of Imperial were Saturday visitors. Joan and Wayne Daniel joined them for supper Saturday to help Margaret celebrate her birthday.

No precip. High for the week: 63° on Jan. 23; low: 9° on Jan. 25.


25 years ago this week

January 26, 1989

Testing on Wauneta Telephone’s new optics long distance system began this week. The testing will last for about three weeks before its tied in with the US West fiber optic system. Fiber was buried from Benkelman east to Max, then north to Wauneta. According to Randy Raile work has begun on splicing the cable together, in some cases in 19 different locations, with four to 14 splices at each location, depending on cable size. The new cable will allow the system to handle up to 675 outgoing long distance circuits compared to 60 with the present system.

The small filling station north of Hamilton’s Garage is being taken down. According to some long-time residents, the station was built by Wells and Hurley Cox in the early 1920s. Later it was sold to Floyd Wade and Red Strickland, with Wade buying it from Strickland. Floyd and wife Velma ran it, then Velma after Floyd passed away, then sold it to the Hamiltons.

Rod and Joy Wheeler, Rev. Dennis and Jeannine Gordon were guests of Ed and Jo Arenz after Friday’s ball game for cake and ice cream in honor of the Wheelers’ anniversary.

Jimmy and Mary Baney had lunch with Dale and Delorse Baney Wednesday and Friday guests were Rev. Tim and Cheri Bauer and family.

Houseguests of Herb and Eulene Busking the past week were Debby Busking and daughters, Amy, Abby and Kelsey of Springfield, Colo. Monday evening they were supper guests of the Del Richters at Hayes Center.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sharp attended the Community Concert in McCook Tuesday evening.

Precip for January: .12 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.85/bu.; corn-2.42/bu.; milo-3.60/cwt; soybeans-6.95/bu.; oats-2.20/bu.


50 years ago this week

Jan. 30, 1964

Mrs. Vida Carrigan of Los Angeles, Calif., was guest of honor on her 89th birthday at the home of her son, A. E. Carrigan. Present were grandson Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Carrigan and Mark of Denver and granddaughter Mr. and Mrs. Gary McAfee and Tami Lee of Okmulgee, Okla.

Wiley Green furnished organ music at the Federal Land Bank meeting at Benkelman Monday.

Mrs. Jake Tepley was honored on her birthday Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wicke. Other guests were Jake Tepley and Mary Ann, Wanda Matticks and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wicke and girls.

Four Wauneta grade school students will be represented in the annual KNOP-TV spelling contest. Representing the fifth grade will be Karl Hoff; sixth grade: Jimmy Fortkamp; seventh grade: Ruth Mayden and eighth grade: Cathy Hanna.


75 years ago this week

Feb. 1, 1939

The 40th annual Nebraska State Checker Tournament is to be held here Feb. 6, 7 and 8. More than 20 entries are already assured. The tourney will be held in the basement room below the post office with ample room for spectators.

Several attending the Denver Stock Show were Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hanna, Carl and Lawrence Rueter, Bernard Polly, Kenneth Buffington, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt and son, Ralph Egle, Floyd Follett, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Maddux, Mrs. Effie Collins and Judd Ditton.

Mrs. Herman Putman, Mrs. Delbert Thompson, and Colleen, and Mrs. Clara Trembly spent Thursday in Haigler at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Sass.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Skelton and Irving were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Skelton.

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny Jeffries and sons have moved to Madrid.

Local Markets: wheat-.54; corn-.36-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30; cream-.20; eggs-.10; hens-.07; springs-.07.


100 years ago this week

January 29, 1914

A mistake was made in last week’s paper. May Carpenter is teaching in the Osborne house instead of the Abbott house.

No school in the high school room Wed. afternoon — got smoked out.

The new buildings are getting on fairly well. Grosbach’s building is practically enclosed and Johnston’s will be in a few days with fair weather.

Some of the farmers are disking in their fields this week. Ike Cromwell was putting in spring wheat.

Person’s and Pribbeno’s were putting up ice Friday and Saturday.

Some of the young people have been having fun lately skating on the big pond in W. Hartzer’s pasture.

Jessie Quinn caught two coyotes this week.