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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

Feb. 12, 2004

Palisade American Legion Auxiliary President Helen Miller presented pins of service to several members at the Feb. 3 meeting. Recipients present were Leveta Sailors and Mary Post, 55 years; Sue Horn, 35 years; Eva Pezza and Margaret Rodgers, 24 years. Not present were Geraldine Smith, 65 years; Nadine McCreary, 60 years; Mae Bechtold, 40 years; Theda Hawkins and Cheri Hahn, 35 years; Mildred Baxter, Helen Dixson and Rosetta Abbuhl, 30 years.

Weekend guests of Chad and Sunni Nordhausen and family were Kaye Jahn of Littleton, Colo., Tracy Villines, Aspen, Cinnamon and Lily, Satin Miller and friend Nick of Bailey, Colo., Todd and Kris Jarosz, Jake and Amber of Ogallala. Family hosted a 30th birthday party for Sunni Saturday evening with friends and relatives attending.

Doreen Mohr and Karen Christner attended an LWML board meeting in Kearney Saturday.

Beryl Knotwell attended her D.A.R. meeting in McCook Tuesday. She gave the program on the quilt that tells the story of the “Underground Railroad.”

Don and Bonnie Majors met friends Owen and Woody Stevens of Wray, Colo., in Imperial for lunch and to visit.

Precip for the week: .34 of an inch. High for the week: 38° on Feb. 2; low: 0° on Feb. 6.


25 years ago this week

February 9, 1989

Kevin Janicek purchased Bill Jeffries’ seed dealership Jan. 31. Jeffries had represented DeKalb for more than 30 years. The new business will be known as Wauneta Seed, Inc.

Jack and Carol Maddux attended the National Cattleman’s Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., and also spent a weekend with Bill and Joyce Matthews.

Joan Maddux attended a Girls Scout Leaders Retreat at Grand Island Friday and Saturday.

Helen Hummel and Julie had Sunday dinner with Bob and Gladys Hummel and Kenny, bringing a cake to help Bob celebrate his Feb. 7th birthday.

Carey Harrison and Beth Maris hosted a coffee with rolls at the Eden Church last Tuesday especially for Co Sandman and new baby, David. Ladies of the community attended.

Precip for the week: .12 of an inch; for 1989: .74 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.84/bu.; corn-2.40/bu.; milo-3.65/cwt.; soybeans-6.83/bu.; oats-2.00/bu.


50 years ago this week

Feb. 13, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Stinnette were honored on their 50th anniversary at an open house held at their home where 200 guests were welcomed by sons Howard, Harold and Leon.

Wauneta Clothing Store, under the ownership and operation of Bernice Stock, is celebrating its first year in business this week.

Coffee guests of mrs. Eddie Nichols Friday morning were Mrs. Rodney Einspahr, Mrs. Bill Dicke, Mrs. Clyde Maris, Mrs. Richard Bardsley and Mrs. Junior Kitt in honor of Mrs. Kitt’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman took a load of Pep Club girls to Hayes Center Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hoff, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren and Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Grimm spent Sunday to Tuesday in Colorado Springs where they attended the AG Grocers Convention at the Broadmoor Hotel.

Mrs. Dwight Hoff, Susan, Karl and Lynn attended the Grade School spelling contest Saturday in North Platte. Karl who was a participant was awarded third place.


75 years ago this week

February 15, 1939

Twenty seven-year-old Roy Troxel of Wauneta is Nebraska’s new checker king. Troxel defeated Adolph Carlson of Funk, three times state champion, with a final score of 11 to 7. The tournament was said to be one of the most successful ever held and had 24 entries from all over the state.This is the first time the event has been held in a small town and also this far west.

The checkerists were guests of the Wauneta Commercial Club at their dinner meeting Wednesday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Jo Green and family were guests at the lovely new home of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Stinnette Saturday evening at a fried oyster dinner on the occasion of the silver anniversary of the Stinnettes.

Mrs. Fred Hohl entertained 12 children Saturday afternoon at a party in honor of her son Robert’s birthday.

Leslie Walgren, Harry Tatum and Willlis Lorance helped Guy Smith put up ice Saturday.

Local Markets: wheat-.52; corn-.33-.36; barley-.30; cream-.21; eggs-.13; hens-.11.


100 years ago this week

February 12, 1914

Frank Ryan has purchased the barber shop from Mr. Solace.

Skating is getting to be quite a fad out in the Calvert area. Some of the old married men have been going lately.

Hazel, Ruby and Glenn Fye spent Sun. a.m. with Hanna’s young folks and in the afternoon Forest took them over to John Metcalf’s to hear the new graphone.

Mr. Floyd Green and wife from Montana are visiting at the home of John Green this week.