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Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

April 29, 2004

The Wauneta park is getting a new face lift this year, first with a new walking path and now with new playground equipment. The Wauneta Women of Today have been working since last year to plan and raise funds for the equipment. To date $20,450 of the needed $43,000 has been raised. Ground preparation will begin in June with the first part of the playground, the playstructure in by July.

Kathy Barger took a group of 4-Hers to Sterling, Colo., where the Chase County Livestock Judging team participated in a judging contest.

Donating locks of hair to Locks of Love were Kelsie Skelton and her mother, Lana, and Abigail Hoffman, each contributing 11 to 16 inches. The Locks of Love organization provides hairpieces to those who have lost their hair due to medical conditions, 80 percent being children.

Local ladies of the Red Hat Society attended the Barbershop concert in McCook Saturday night including Carol Thompson, Ethel Louch, Ila Widger, also Beryl Knotwell and Sharon Walgren and their husbands, Knotty and Bob.

Dennis and Donna Gockley left Thursday, driving to Columbus, Mo., where they visited Stacy and Matt Cutinella, returning home Sunday.

Area grain markets from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-3.48; corn-2.92; milo-2.69; sunflowers-11.30; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.49; corn-2.88; milo-4.74; soybeans-9.53.

Precip for the week: 1.08 inches. High: 68° on April 20 and 22; low: 36° on April 25.


25 years ago this week

April 27, 1989

The CROP Walk was held Sunday with 104 walkers covering distances of one to 15 miles. Over $3,000 was pledged to help with hunger in the world. Twenty percent will remain in Chase and Dundy Counties to be used for the pantry program, the rest distributed through Church World Service to people in countries with malnutrition.

Seniors Brian Yost and Angi Buffington received Senior of the Year awards for the top boy and girl senior athlete during the Booster’s annual athletic banquet Monday night. Teresa Lawson was recognized and received a standing ovation as Booster of the Year for her dedication and work on the 5x8-foot Bronco latch hook wall hanging and support of the Broncs during her four years of high school.

Audra Romine, Viola Krausnick and Lucille McBride went to the Westside Church of Christ in Imperial Sunday afternoon to see slides and hear Linda Egle speak on her trips to India as part of a missionary team.

Eleanor Crabb, JoAnne Rowley, Elinor Denker and Otis Knotwell attended a retreat at the Halsey 4-H Camp site Wednesday to Friday, sponsored by West Central Agency on Aging of North Platte for area junior Advisory Council and Senior Center directors.

A fellowship dinner was held at St. Paul’s Sunday following morning worship for recent confirmands Cory Nordhausen, Trish Bartels, and Jonathan Nordhausen and high school graduates Rod Haarberg and Jay Bartels.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.94/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.62/cwt.; soybeans-6.68/bu.; oats-1.75/bu.


50 years ago this week

Apr. 30, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt were honored on their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, Apr. 26 at an open house hosted by their children More than 300 attended. Saturday evening a family dinner was held at the Mt. Zion church. Sunday morning the family, numbering 32, attended church as a group.

The annual FFA parent and son banquet was held April 20 with various awards presented. FFA Sweetheart was Sylvia Yost and her attendants were Ann Arenz and Joanne Brunkhorst. Honorary chapter farmers were Gary Goodchuck and Gerald Huntwork.

Mrs. Adele True of North Bergan, N.J., and Mrs. Anna Thomas of Yonkers, N.Y., have spent time with family here. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Nordhausen took them to Denver Friday, enplaning to their homes.

Nathan Mohler of Lincoln, his mother Mrs. Elizabeth Mohler and an aunt Miss Betty Mohler of Berkeley, Calif., were Saturday visitors of Mrs. Mary Athey.

Kirk and Karl Christensen of Osceola spent Thursday to Sunday with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen and Neil.


75 years ago this week

May 3, 1939

Miss Mary DeGarmo, a missionary from China, has spent the past year with her mother, Mrs. Polly Corwin and left Wednesday for California to visit relatives before continuing her journey to China.

The lower three grades of Wauneta Grade School will cumulate their study of the circus by giving a circus parade through the streets of Wauneta Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. Come see the lions, tigers and all the other wild animals on display.

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Christensen of Torrington, Wyo., Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Christensen of Sterling, Colo., Mrs. H. E. Christensen, Holyoke, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Christensen and family were dinner guests at the Nels Christensen home Sunday, the occasion being Mr. Christensen’s 82nd birthday.

NOTICE—Those who wish to swim in the Frenchman within the village limits will take notice that suits or trunks must be worn. — By Order of Board of Trustees

Local Markets: wheat-.60; corn-.38-.40; cream-.17; eggs-.12; hens-.12; cox-.06; leghorns-.09.


100 years ago this week

April 30, 1914

The cement floors were put into the basements of the new stores this week, this practically completes the buildings.

C. E. Laurence went out to Jim Seward’s Wed. morning to fix his windmill.

Steinbeck’s, Winklemann’s, Bartels, and Fred and Emma Nordhausen took dinner at Henry Steinbeck’s Sunday.

C. C. Morgan and Omar Kitt have leased the west livery barn from Lou Ditton.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Stratton and Mrs. D. R. Resler came up from Wilsonville in an auto Saturday and visited the Gibsons, returning home Monday.