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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 17:47

10 years ago this week

March 4, 2004

NTV’s “Road Less Travelled” made a stop in Hamlet. Ora Ruettimann was interviewed by NTV anchor Colleen Williams. Williams, Ruettimann and cameraman Jared Gaedke moved on to the Town Hall in Hamlet where others also shared pictures and history.

Bob and Sharon Walgren and Bob and Pat Kitt returned from a 2 1/2 week trip, visiting Brandi Kitt in New Orleans, taking a five-day “Big Band Era Cruise and then visited Lucille and Bob Newman and daughter Jackie and family in Leesburg, Fla., and Maxine and Marvin Kimble and their families in Leesburg, Ga.

Chuck and Betty Vette attended the Frenchman Valley Riders anniversary banquet at Jack’s Place Saturday night.

Erma Kitt enjoyed dinner out for her 92nd birthday with Bob and Pat Kitt.

Two Wauneta-Palisade FFA teams qualified for state after wins at district. The team of Nic Top, Chase Nichols and Clif Wright placed first in welding and the environthon team of Luke Wright, Peter Barger, Joe Bartels, Cody Egle and Allison Ellicott tied for second place overall in the NRD-sponsored contest and took first place in the forestry division.

Wauneta-Palisade took home the Division 2 plaque at Inter-High Day held at McCook Community College Feb. 18. Sheridan Wright won first in Algebra 2 and first in Computer Information Technology; Janae Harris was first in Sociology and Joe Bartels, second in Computer Information technology.

Precip for the week: .82 of an inch. High for the week: 62° on Feb. 26; low: 20° on Feb. 24.


25 years ago this week

March 2, 1989

Ruby Jones was surprised on her 80th birthday when guests, brother Jay and Noma Martin of Broomfield, Colo., daughter Carman Ruzicka and Justin of Omaha, granddaughter Angela and Michael Hausman and Lindsey of Yutan arrived for the weekend. Sunday afternoon 52 friends enjoyed an open house held in her honor.

Family of Don and Bonnie Majors hosted a carry-in dinner Sunday, Feb. 19 in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.

Roxey Wheeler and Kory Kitt received outstanding musicianship awards for performances with the Wauneta Jazz Band during competition held in Denver. Wheeler was selected for her performance on the bass synthesizer and Kitt for solos on the alto sax.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for 1989: .85 of an inch.


50 years ago this week

Mar. 5, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Lovitt observed their 66th anniversary Tuesday with a quiet family dinner at the home of daughter Mrs. Robert Kennedy. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dolan Carter and granddaughter Mrs. Evelyn Hanson of Elsie. Their five children include Floyd, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. John Teply of Champion and Mrs. Lloyd McCoy of Washington state.

Mrs. Wayne Williams and Kathleen and her mother, Mrs. Lee Softley, attended the Mother-Daughter banquet in Madrid Wednesday evening.

Mrs. Katie Steggs had a birthday surprise Tuesday when Mrs. Edith Krausnick invited her to dinner and she found other guests there to help her celebrate. Other guests were Louise Hartzer, Maggie Polly, Mary Athey and Bernice Hohl.

Friday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shores were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Plienis and girls. The men enjoyed coon hunting later in the evening.


75 years ago this week

March 8, 1939

Harlan Stock purchased the lunch room, known as “Tip’s Lunch” the past week. Glen Dunbar will be in charge.

Mr. and Mrs. Nels Christensen observed their 53rd anniversary Saturday, March 4 quietly at their home due to both having been ill of late.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fye and Bobby and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knotwell and daughter of Indianola were Sunday dinner guests at the E. E. Fye home, the occasion being Mr. Fye’s birthday.

Wilma Stinnette, Charline Neverve and Nancy Burham were first place winners at the Wauneta high school declamatory contest and Neoma Troxel, second, Monday night and will enter the sectionals to be held in Palisade. The one-act play with its cast of Vera Hall, Opal Parsons, Marvin Athey and Rueben Bartels will also go to sectionals.


100 years ago this week

March 5, 1914

Patrons of the Calvert, Nuding and Lewis school districts met at the church Monday night to discuss plans for consolidating the three and have a graded school but the Lewis district wouldn’t come in. A petition will be circulated and sent to the county superintendent to have the Nuding and Calvert districts consolidate.

School closed in the Prairie Rose Wed. and box social was given in the evening. A good program and a large crowd.

Miss Emma Haarberg was surprised on her 18th birthday Wednesday evening with Dick and Dora Steinbeck, Emma and Fred Nordhausen, Henry, Fred, Willie, John and Minnie Bischoff, Henry and Fred Kuhlman, Minnie, Louisa, Fred and Dick Haarberg arriving to help her celebrate.