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Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

March 18, 2004

Otto Bartels observed his 101st birthday Saturday, the 13th. Those gathering for dinner, ice cream and cake at Otto and Ida’s home were Lois and Lee Glover, Wayne and Donna Bartels, Robert and Bo Dunham of Texas, Gus and Margie Bartels and Elsie Becker.

Alexa Sandman, daughter of Derek and Allison Sandman, was baptized at the Imperial Methodist Church by Rev. Schmechel with family members present. All were dinner guests of Larry and Anita Kitt following the service.

Dennis and Donna Gockley and Joel and Julie Gockley, Lauren, Brit and Kale returned home Saturday evening from a trip to San Diego, Calif., enjoying many local attractions and the San Diego Bay. Dennis and Donna also visited Henry and Elizabeth Meyer and Mike Meyer.

Sharon Maris visited her mother, Mary Kerchal, taking a cake for Mary’s 90th birthday.

Leland and Sharon Maris, Bill and Martha Lawless and Loyd and Karen Christner were among those attending the party for the 100th birthday of Betty Keating at El Dorado Manor.

Sharon Miller, Ann Miller and Shelby Hamilton spent Thursday to Saturday with Bobby, Kari and Emma Miller in Omaha.

No precip for the week: high for the week: 69° on March 8; low: 27° on March 10 and 11.


25 years ago this week

March 16, 1989

Larry Cox is the new controller/office manager at the Farmers Co-op Exchange. Cox comes to Wauneta from Hiawatha, Kan. Another managerial change was Rick Vlasin becoming the new manager of the Co-op’s fertilizer department. Vlasin began his duties in early December.

Dr. Bryce Shopp announced plans to close his Imperial Medical Clinic offices on the 13th, establishing a new practice in Estes Park, Colo.

Levi and Luella Mohler, now of Boise, Idaho, celebrated their 80th birthdays with 65 friends attending a party in their honor. A special guest was Gerald Wheeler, formerly of Wauneta, who had been a fourth grade student in the one-room Empire School in 1929-30, Mrs. Mohler’s first year as a teacher. Wheeler was a music instructor for many years in Boise, now retired.

Many family members helped Mrs. Jim Harrison celebrate her birthday at The Steak Out on March 2, especially for her birthday.

Karen Nordhausen and Judi Nordhausen spent Monday to Thursday with Wendi Nordhausen at Loveland, Colo., and attended a gift-mart in Denver.

Precip for the week: .15 of an inch; for 1989: 1.00 inch.


50 years ago this week

Mar. 19, 1964

Co-op Day in Wauneta next Thursday, Mar. 26 as the Farmers Cooperative Exchange will hold an open house. Extensive remodeling has been completed in the existing offices and the parts and display rooms expanded into the building formerly occupied by the IGA grocery store. The new combination fertilizer blending and anhydrous ammonia plant is nearing completion. Free gifts and coffee and donuts!

Nebraska Football Coach Bob Devaney will be the speaker at a banquet hosted by Wauneta’s Quarterback Club at the high school auditorium this evening.

Fifteen scouts and their scoutmaster, Floyd Wilcox, assisting scoutmasters Duane Burham, Bob Walgren and Bill Louch, hiked to Stony Point Friday evening and cooked their suppers, then hiked back to town.

Mrs. Ed Novacek was hostess at a coffee Monday forenoon in honor of Mrs. Tillie Arenz of LaCrosse, Wisc., with ten ladies present. Mrs. Arenz is visiting her son, Jim Arenz, and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Hixon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dinnel of Enders, returned last week from a 33-day tour through, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Mrs. Art Newman and Mrs. Bob Kitt were co-hostesses at a dessert luncheon Monday for OES Kensington members at the Kitt home. A St. Patrick’s Day theme was carried out.


75 years ago this week

March 22, 1939

Construction began the past week on a new service station in Wauneta by the Ogiers company of McCook. The station is located south of the railroad tracks on the west side of Highway No. 6.

Wiley Green left Saturday night for a week’s stay in Chicago.

Bruce McCallum, Robert Bradley, C.L. Grovert, Marvin Athey and James Johnston attended the National A.A.U. tournament at Denver over the weekend.

Raymond Maxfield returned from Lincoln to Wauneta last weekend and expects to remain and will assist his father at the Wauneta Roller Mills. Raymond has been a student at the University of Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Walgren were supper guests at Harry Tatums’ Thursday evening in honor of the Walgrens’ 35th anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum were also guests.


100 years ago this week

March 19, 1914

Everybody Go To Church Sunday, March 29.

Saturday, March 14 being the 20th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bricker, about 70 friends and neighbors came with dinner prepared by the ladies at home. Sides were chosen for a ball game and other outdoor games were played. The ladies prepared a basketfull of good things for Mrs. Eighmey and a plate for H. Benard.

The train struck a horse of A. C. Grimm coming up Wednesday and it had to be put down.

Dad Overman went down the line last Wednesday, going on to Lincoln.

Now on the track, Ohio potatoes, $1.00 a bushel. Phone E. F. Wiley or Cox Merc. C.