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Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

May 6, 2004

Third and fourth graders at the Wauneta Attendance Centers celebrated Arbor Day with a program and tree planting at the park. Ted Grimm, a member of Wauneta’s Park and Tree Board, helped students with planting two evergreens, donated by Tony and Jan Cribelli and Steve and Bev Haskins.

Ila Widger, Marge Hanna, June Cox, Ethel Louch, Lucille McBride, Ila Foley, Connie Maxfield and Beryl Knotwell were among the ABC quilters who worked Thursday and Friday mornings to make baby quilts at the Methodist Church.

Sunday dinner guests of Smoky and Leola Alberts were Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Rathe, Cassidy and Chase, Kaleia, Staci and Kiane Alberts, Aaron Keiser of Wauneta, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Alberts, Autumn, Sasauna and Leianua in honor of Kaleia’s confirmation.

Nineteen eighth graders were promoted into high school at Junior and Senior High School Honors Night.

Cliff and Margie Shackelford spent the weekend in Omaha with Chad and Kerry Spady and new daughter, Liliana Elaine. Ken and Jerolyn Spady of Seattle, Wash., were also visitors.

Friday morning visitors and lunch guests of Art and Nina Fortkamp were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Orman and their daughter, Angela Hansen, Gareth and baby, Clara, who are visiting from Nome, Alaska.

Grain Markets from the Farmers Valley Co-op: wheat-3.77; corn-3.09; milo-2.81; sunflowers-11.30. From the Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.77; corn-3.07; milo-4.98; soybeans-9.78.

No precip for the week; high was 87° on April 28; low: 34° on April 29 and May 1.


25 years ago this week

May 4, 1989

Former contractor Kieth Larsen returned to Wauneta to assist the Legion with pouring the concrete for the pavilion area on the south side of the hall.

Judy and Rudy Evers and Herman Nordhausen spent the weekend in Seward and attended the University of Nebraska spring game Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening Anita Smith joined them to attend the Bob Newhart Show at the Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha.

Louise Bartels was honored on her 80th birthday with a dinner held at the Steak Out, hosted by her children and families. An open house was held with 85 registered. There were four generations represented in the families present.

At the Eden Sunshine Club Jean Hardy shared letters from their son, Steven, who is at the Jiangxi University in Nanchang, China, as an English teacher. His term ends in August and he plans to tour the country.

Be prepared for anything when celebrating a birthday, especially the “Big 3-0”! Carey Harrison heard “Happy Birthday” being sung outside her bedroom window at midnight. Kirk and Cindy Sandman, Ivan and Delores Flaming and Kent and Sharon Buffington were the unexpected guests at that hour.

David Bird and Jolene Gordon were crowned king and queen at the junior/senior prom, “A Touch of Class,” Saturday night. First attendants were Amy Maxfield and Jay Bartels and second attendants were Sheryl Wentz and Rod Haarberg.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-4.00/bu.; corn-2.44/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt; soybeans-6.82/bu.; oats-1.80/bu.


50 years ago this week

May 7, 1964

Clint McCallum was elected National Director of the Nebraska Jaycees at the state convention held at Norfolk. He served the past year as Vice President of the state organization.

Cathy Haarberg, a sophomore at the University of Nebraska, has been selected as a Student Ambassador in connection with the “People to People” program. She will spend six weeks with three host families in Belgium and France.

Thirty-seven Wauneta High School students were named to the honor roll, ten maintaining an all-A record and 27 an A-B record. Straight A students were Connie Dicke, Ann Arenz, Donita Bullard, Marilyn Rietsch, Laurel Bush, Susan Hoff, Marlus Prior, Lonnie Shackelford, Mickey Brunkhorst and Billy Stock.

A birthday dinner was held Saturday in the John Mohr home at Stratton in honor of Gus Mohr on his 86th birthday. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Mohr and family, the Dale Rhone family of Cozad and Mr and Mrs. Paul Myer and daughter of North Platte.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg entertained at a birthday dinner for grandchildren Angela and Sidney Haarberg. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haarberg, Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg and children and Tillie Meister.


75 years ago this week

May 10, 1939

Hoff’s Cash Store added a new piece of equipment to their store the past week, installing a new refrigerated cooler for cold meats and dairy products.

The Play Day and Scholastic Contest held last Saturday attracted hundreds of grade school pupils from southwestern Nebraska, from 18 towns and rural schools. Besides the scholastic contest, activities included kittenball for both boys and girls, track events, a jacks contest and a marble tournament.

Glen Maddux was elected chairman of the village board at its organization meeting. Gordon Burham is the retiring chairman. New board members, A. W. Hoff and A. R. d’Allemand, were sworn in. Other board members include Wiley Green and Dale Theobald.

Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Darnell and Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Williams enjoyed a picnic and fishing trip Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Rousey and daughter, Marilyn, attended a basket dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Price Sunday.

Local Markets: wheat-.60; corn-.38-.40; cream-.17; eggs-.12; cox-.06; hens-.11.


100 years ago this week

May 7, 1914

A few of the men and women of Mt. Zion expect to meet and clean the church Wed. p.m., also paint the seats this week and fill in dirt around the hitching posts.

The first river bridge, a mile east of town, sunk down, making it impassable Sunday. It was fixed Monday.

Truman and Johnnie Kitt and families took dinner with their parents, J.C. and wife, Sun., also the new bride and groom, May and Lee Kitt.

Miss Maxwell closed a successful term of school at Shiloh on April 24 with a basket dinner.

Minnie Bischoff returned to her home after working several months at Pribbeno’s. Wedding bells are ringing!