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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

April 22, 2004

A reception was held Easter Sunday at the Senior Center for Clifford and Velma Moody on their 70th anniversary. Earlier son Ron and his family had helped them celebrate with friends and family in Arizona where the Moodys now live. They are parents of two parents and have nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Lucille McBride and Diana Ham were featured musicians at a concert of hymns last Sunday at the Methodist Church. McBride began as church pianist at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in 1945. Ham began piano lessons in grade school, played for the high school chorus in Stratton and at the Stratton Methodist Church and later at the Benkelman Methodist Church.

Visitors of Edith and Reinhold Gloy on Monday were several of her nieces and a nephew who came to spend the day and remind Edith of her birthday. Coming were Pat Karre, Karen Pankonin, Glee Uehling, Mary Lewis, Bonnie Johnston, Claudette Peck, Karen Mosel, Laneta and Merrill Olvey. They all had lunch at the Senior Center.

Guests in the Les Houser home Sunday for a cooperative dinner were the George Lee III family, Mr. and Mrs. George Lee Jr. of Elsie and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Wisebrook, Tim and Tyler of Kimball. Guest of honor was Tailor Lee who celebrated her first communion at St. John Catholic Church. Ron and Nancy Baumfalk were Thursday afternoon, supper and overnight guests of Dorothy and Bob Baumfalk. They helped Bob celebrate his 91st birthday.

Brandon Hansen and Cassey Smith were crowned king and queen of the 2004 Wauneta-Palisade prom Saturday. Prom royalty attendants were Aaron Keiser and Ashley Kitt and Chase Nichols and Katie Padilla.

No precip for the week. High was 82° on April 16 and 18; low; 21° on April 12.


25 years ago this week

April 20, 1989

Sixty-nine area people went on the Wauneta Falls Bank’s full day bus tour to the Ice Capades in Denver. The group departed at 6 a.m. after having coffee, juice and rolls, then stopped in Sterling, Colo., for a breakfast buffet, attended the Ice Capades show, stopped at the Tivoli Brewery Shopping Mall and had supper at Casa Bonita, returning home at 11 p.m.

Mabel Scriven assisted by June Cox entertained Embroidery Club members at a 12:30 luncheon Wednesday in honor of Lue Carlson’s 90th birthday.Members included Lue, Mary O’Brien, Betty Maxfield, Lucille McBride, Peg McCallum and Estelle Bodeman. Guests were Edna Maxfield and Edna Christensen.

The Kids Kangaroo Pre-School and their teacher Bobbie Hefley made a trip to the Jim and Wendell Long farms last Wednesday where they got to see baby chicks, feed little calves their bottles and ride a horse.

Don and Mary Poore accompanied Don and Charlotte Myers to Colorado Springs, Colo., They visited Chuck and Kathy Myers and on Saturday attended the Ice Follies in Denver.

No precip for the week: for 1989: 1.78 inches.


50 years ago this week

Apr. 23, 1964

A 31-page booklet, “A Community Survey of Wauneta, Nebraska,” has been completed. The booklet, compiled by Mrs. Louis Grimm, took almost a year to complete and was inspired by the Wauneta Industrial Association to interest any industry to locate to Wauneta. Material was collected by the Wauneta Jaycees and Commercial Club members with the Legion Post paying for printing costs. Fifty booklets were printed, 25 kept in Lincoln and the rest available at various places in town.

Billy Stock has been selected to represent Wauneta at Boy’s State in June, being sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion.

Ten ladies took a birthday cake to the home of Mrs. Art Newman Saturday to remind her of her birthday. The afternoon was spent socially.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBride helped Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nordhausen move from their home in Sterling, Colo., to Wauneta Saturday.


75 years ago this week

April 26, 1939

Repair of the American Legion Pavilion is progressing rapidly and the new roof is nearing completion. The roof caved in a few weeks ago following a snowstorm.

Mrs. Eleanor Frasier and her mother, Mrs. Mary Decker, arrived home Sunday evening from California. They left Pasadena two weeks ago, taking the northern route, also visiting the fair at San Francisco.

Cloid Lorance and Anthony Johnson helped Kenneth Kitt fix his windmill last Wednesday.

Cleo Aspegron of McCook and two other fliers ate dinner at the Cloid Lorances’ Sunday. After dinner they took Cloid and Eunice for an airplane ride after which Cleo and Will Dicke flew to the Robert Baumfalk home.

Miss Pauline Ruettimann closed an eight month term of school in District 22 Tuesday. She will teach District No. 40 the coming year.


100 years ago this week

April 23, 1914

Saturday was a big day in Wauneta as it was the formal opening of the new stores of Cox Mercantile Co, general merchandise and C. E. Johnston, hardware and furniture. There were at least 850 in town and 640 partook of the free lunch furnished by these gentlemen. The ladies received a souvenir and the men a cigar. The picture show was also a treat and 625 tickets handed out. The two buildings replaced the ones destroyed by fire on the morning of Sept. 10th last.

Frank Graves has resigned as postmaster at Hamlet and J. H. Locker is after the honor.

Miss Jennie Frazell has had city privileges added to her residence on the hill.

Mrs. Heye of Hastings who has been visiting on the South Divide left for her home Saturday, taking her mother, Grandma Trembley, back with her.