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Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

May 27, 2004

Cermit Brown was among teachers leaving teaching positions at Wauneta-Palisade schools. Brown has taught school for 37 years - 31 years of those at W-P. Other teachers leaving included Diane Ready, Rebecca Koellner, Rhonda Vetrovsky and Lynn Reber.

Goldie Daniel was crowned queen and Art Bush, king, at Heritage of Wauneta’s prom. This year’s theme was Twilight in the Tropics.

Bob and Marge Hanna returned last week from a ten-day trip going as far as Nashville, seeing several points of interest as they travelled. The trip was in observance of their 50th anniversary.

Dallis and Alvina Breese took her mother, Pearl Myers, out to eat on her 95th birthday Sunday.

Mary Ellen Fanning accompanied her daughter, Peggy, and Larry Rewerts to Efland, N.C., where they spent three weeks with Cindy Rewerts and Allison Fay.

Twilla Denker spent two weeks with Scott and Ellen Denker, Justin and Benjamin in Rose Hill, Kan.

Bronco Senior Ryan Stepler earned a bronze medal in the triple jump at the state track meet in Lincoln, with a jump of 42 feet, 9.5 inches and also set a new school record.

Staci Alberts earned a silver medal in the high jump at the state track meet with a jump of 5 feet, 4 inches. Sister Kiane Alberts cleared 5 feet, 2 inches to take sixth place.

Precip for the week: .75 of an inch. High: 84° on May 21; low: 48° on May 17 and 22.


25 years ago this month

May 25, 1989

Twenty-four Wauneta eighth graders participated in graduation with awards also presented during honors night at the gym Tuesday evening. Gary Goodchuck received the Teacher of the Year award honors, selected by the students.

Rev. and Mrs. Connie Buehler were honored at an all church dinner Sunday noon at the Palisade United Methodist Church. The Buehlers have served the Palisade church for six years and have been assigned to Pawnee City.

Peg McCallum attended a family get-together in Oregon along with daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Jerry Puls of Lincoln. They also visited relatives in California.

Jim and Sheila Knudsen of Council Bluffs, Iowa, spent the weekend with her parents, Floyd and Margaret Greeley. They were all Saturday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Greeley at Imperial.

The annual crafts fair and Industrial arts fair was held Thursday. Rod Haarberg was awarded the Outstanding Construction trophy for his water bed; Brian Yost earned the Outstanding Project trophy on his red oak wall cabinet and Craig True’s project of a handmade gun stock was judged Most Ingenious.

Rod Haarberg took second place in the discus, third in the shot put and sixth in the 100 meter dash at the Class D state track meet. Also competing were Jon Polly, Renea Haarberg and Aimee Tubbs, all turning in personal bests.Jill Yarberry of Palisade took sixth in the 3,200 and Libi Malone took fifth in the shot put.

Precip for the week: .54 of an inch; for 1989: 3.05 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.88/bu.; corn-2.39/bu.; milo-3.66/cwt; soybeans-6.45/bu.; oats-1.80/bu.


50 years ago this week

May 28, 1964

Wauneta School Superintendent C. J. Sutherland submitted his resignation at a special session of the Wauneta High School Board May 21. He will head the public schools at Valentine. Sutherland has served in Wauneta 14 years.

Family members gathered at the Henry and Bill Fortkamp home Saturday evening. The occasion was to visit with the Bill Annon family who were guests and to observe the 90th birthday of Henry Fortkamp.

Mrs. Emma Walbridge was guest of honor at a birthday party held at the home of Mrs. Bryce Shopp honoring her on her 103rd birthday.

Lt. and Mrs. Frank Crapson and Carol of Weatherford, Okla., spent the weekend in the Ed Fanning home. They and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crapson and daughter visited in the G.B. Crapson home at Grant.

Mrs. Earl Tatum and Mrs. Opal Kerchal were hostesses at a birthday coffee for Mrs. Leo Crowell Tuesday forenoon with 10 neighbor ladies present.

Lt. and Mrs. Robert Larson are spending a few days in the Wilbur Larson home enroute to Troy, N.Y., where Bob will attend the Rensselaer Polytechic Institute. He has been on duty in the Mediterranean.


75 years ago this week

May 31, 1939

The Red and White store on South Main suffered damage to the west wall, through in some places, and considerable damage to the roof after a trash fire started that morning, smoldered during the day and high winds later fanning into a blaze late that afternoon.

Mrs. Gladys Greeley closed a successful term of school at Elmer School, District 18 Friday, May 19 with a community basket dinner and program.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ough spent the weekend at the lakes north on a fishing trip.

Misses Eunice and Margie Lorance drove to Kearney, Neb., Thursday to get Miss Lois who has been attending college there. They returned home Saturday. Several Wauneta golfers drove to Sterling, Colo., Tuesday where they spent the day at the golf course. J. W. Green, Dale Theobald, Josh Johnston, W. H. Johnson, A. R. d’Allemand and G. S Burham composed the party of par-busters who made the trip.


100 years ago this week

May 28, 1914

A large crowd of young people surprised John Haarberg Sunday, a big dinner was served and enjoyed by all.

Several of Edwin Nesmith’s friends and cousins helped him celebrate his birthday Monday. A nice four o’clock lunch was enjoyed.

A party was given at Mr. Geo. Bricker’s Sat. evening. A large crowd of young folks. A lap supper consisting of cake, pickles, fruit and sandwiches was served.