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Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

April 1, 2004

Six local FFA members received their state FFA degrees at the state convention in Lincoln. Earning their state degrees were Nic Top, Clif Wright, Grant Dixon, Jess Vapenik, Chase Nichols and Aaron Keiser. Nineteen FFA members making up seven teams qualified for state along with eight junior high members.

W-P students claimed medals and plaques at the GPAC music contest including Staci Alberts and Jenna Britten, first place vocal duet; Cody Egle first in brass and first in boys vocal, Josh Hoffman third in boys vocal and Ashley Kitt third in girls vocal.

DeLores Taylor and Esther Einspahr hosted a coffee Tuesday at the Taylor home for Bonnie Hanna who will be moving to Colorado. Guests were Phyllis Nordhausen, Judy Evers, Ruby Ham, Lucille Klima and Lucille McBride.

Sharon Maris and granddaughter Breann spent Saturday in McCook for their “day out” for Breann’s 11th birthday.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 83° on March 24, 25; low: 32° on March 27, 28.


25 years ago this week

March 30, 1989

Wauneta Village Clerk Beryl Knotwell was selected as the “Outstanding Clerk of the Year” for Nebraska cities with populations from 100 to 800. The award was made during the annual banquet of the Nebraska Clerk’s Association in Grand Island. Husband Otis and daughters Carol, Colleen, Barb and Patti joined her for the presentation.

Boys’ and Girls’ Staters were announced by the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary.Kory Kitt was selected as Boys’ Stater and Matt Fekkers, alternate, with both okayed to go. Girls’ stater selected was Shelly McCallum with Shana Wilson, alternate.

Mabel Scriven and Willie and Leona Littlejohn are among 76 individuals in Nebraska and Iowa to receive Ak-Sar-Ben’s Good Neighbor award for neighborly acts and unselfish deeds performed in 1988.

In keeping with the Easter atmosphere last Thursday several ladies wore Easter bonnets at dinner at the Senior Center.

Ike and Marge Engell were honored on their 50th anniversary Saturday, March 25 at an open house held at the Masonic Temple hosted by their children and grandchild.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley attended the Easter sunrise service at the home of Don and Iola Egle in McCook.

Rod Haarberg was the only Wauneta player named to the first team boys’ Golden Plains all-conference basketball team.

No precip for the week: for March: 32 of an inch; for 1989: 1.17 inches.


50 years ago this week

Apr. 2, 1964

Steven Bailey, junior at Palisade High School, was chosen to attend Cornhusker Boys’ State by John L. Sullivan Post No. 318, the American Legion.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fye and Ethel Collins had a surprise coffee for Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fye on their 39th anniversary Sunday. Seventy-six friends and relatives came to congratulate the Fyes.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp arrived home Saturday morning from California after spending the last month with son Floyd and family and daughter Mary at Santa Rosa and a weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haarberg at Turlock.


75 years ago this week

April 5, 1939

It would hardly be right to say that Wauneta went to the polls since so small of the citizentry availed themselves. Only 128 votes were cast. A. R. d’Allemand is newest member of Village board along with A. W. Hoff and B. E. Maxfield. Arch Counce, E.M. Carpenter and Glen Maddux are holdovers. For school board: Dr. Rob’t Carlson and A.W. Hoff by a draw over E. E. Rudisil, joined holdovers H. G. Ferguson, H, E, Athey, B E. Maxfield and E. M. Carpenter.

E. E. Flory returned home Saturday from Hawaii where he spent the winter. He visited the San Francisco Fair before coming home.

Robert Buffington returned to Denver after spending two weeks with parents Mr. and Mrs. Warren Buffington.


100 years ago this week

April 2, 1914

Boost the Hall.

The round trip from Nebr. to the San Francisco exposition will be $50.00.

J. A. Dicke autoed up to Venango last Friday to bring Miss Nellie home and took her back Sunday. Miss Nellie is principal of the school and has been offered the place for next year.

Amil Hoff closed his school in the Lewis district Friday, March 27 with 39 present for the program and big dinner prepared by the ladies.