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Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

June 17, 2004

A carry-in dinner was held at the Methodist Church Sunday as a farewell for Pastor Mike Laing who will be serving churches in Utica, York and the Ebenezer Church.

Rhonda, Lynn and Raelyn Brunkhorst, Janet and Rich Keiser and boys, Matt and Tammy Schwenk and family, Leona Paustian and Joyce and Emerson Schwenk had supper Saturday evening at Tommy’s on Joyce and Emerson’s 50th anniversary and also celebrated Emerson’s Sunday birthday.

Cliff and Margie Shackelford flew to Virginia May 28 where they visited Lon and Joanne Shackelford and Kirsten, attending Kirsten’s honor program and graduation, celebrating birthdays and an anniversary and visiting granddaughters Tara and Nichole and families.

The 16th annual Haarberg family reunion was held Sunday, May 30 in Imperial with 125 present.

Families of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bert Brown met in Kearney over the weekend with 85 meeting Saturday evening at Centennial Park. Attending from here were Verna Sandman, Vicki, Gary and J.D. Grimes, Janice and Doug Allen and Mayson Sandman.

Ed and Jo Arenz, Jami Arenz and Kacie, Courtney Arenz and Jacob spent the weekend in Lakewood, Colo., attending a reunion of the James and Stella Gregory families, parents of the late Hazel Novacek. There were 75 present.

Les and Janice Houser spent Thursday to Sunday in Grand Island where Les drove in the Nebraska Truck Drivers finals. There were 130 drivers.

Precip for the week: .36 of an inch; for 2004: 5.59 inches. High for the week:102° on June 7; low: 51° on June 11.


25 years ago this week

June 15, 1989

Wauneta welcomed BRAN (Bike Ride Across Nebraska) participants early Sunday morning with more than 500 bikers passing through. A total of 560 bikers started the trip which began at Imperial with 16 different states and 50 Nebraska communities represented. Members of the Wauneta American Legion Auxiliary, Wauneta Community Service Club, Chase County Farm Bureau, Village Board and other community individuals set up a refreshment stand at the park offering free food and juice.

Hazel Novacek was honored on her 90th birthday at her home with 80 friends and relatives wishing her happy birthday. Daughters Jeralyn Bauman of Santa Fe, N.M., and Virginia Jesser of Lakewood, Colo., were special guests in the Novacek home and hosted the event along with grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Don and Ruby Ham attended the 100th year Mason banquet in Benkelman Saturday.

Junior and Margie Kitt returned home Friday from a 10-day trip to Sheffield, Ala. They attended Junior’s Army reunion of the 456th Division.

Ampara Jaramillo of Quito, Ecuador, spent several days in the Bob McBride home. She was an exchange student in Palisade 10 years ago and stayed with Bob and Alma Romine.

Precip for the week: .84 of an inch; for 1989: 3.97 inches.


50 years ago this week

June 18, 1964

Delbert Schmidt of Lewellen and a native of Tryon, has been appointed by Wauneta Schools as the new superintendent. Saturday morning neighbors of Mrs. Esther Novacek surprised her by bringing birthday cake, baked by Mrs. Hazel Novacek, and spent the morning celebrating her birthday.

Mrs. Art Newman received a Certificate of Award from the Academy of Millinery Design at Little Falls, N.J., for Excellence of Technique and Creative Achievement for her hobby of making hats.

Two sisters of Mrs. Vearl Kitt, Mrs. Lela Little and Mrs. Ernestine Hendrickson, both of Benkelman, and Mrs. Hendrickson’s grandson, Scotty Sandsted of Gretna, and a group of ladies from Benkelman, arrived to help Mrs. Kitt celebrate her birthday and also to make marmalade and jam for the Kitts’ daughter, Mrs. Darlene Bellus of Sacramento who has been ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Egle, Pete and Bobbie of New Lennox, Ill., are visiting friends and relatives in the Wauneta area.


75 years ago this week

June 21, 1939

Wauneta was a lively place Tuesday despite rain throughout the day when 260 girls and boys registered for the district 4-H judging day. Clothing, cooking, crops and poultry judging was held at the school house. Fat steers and breeding gilts were judged in the morning at the Oren Hopkins’ place and horses and sheep to be judged at the Henry Egle farm in the afternoon was rained out.

Another swarm of grasshoppers which were big fellows, two and three inches long, descended upon Wauneta last Friday evening, the second time in less than two weeks. They were the specie that do not damage growing crops, but all agreed they do no good.

Arnold Cowles, Delbert Thompson, Cletis Davis, Roy Hartzer and Ben McBride drove to the lakes north of Ogallala Saturday night in search of the finny denizens of the genus Ameiurus (bullheads, to you).

Mrs. Greta Resler returned home Sunday after spending the weekend in Hastings.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Maddux spent last week in Wyoming and the Black Hills.

Local Markets: wheat-.55; corn-.50; cream-.20; eggs-.10; h. hens-.10; h. springs-.15.


100 years ago this week

June 18, 1914

Rain! Rain! About 3 1/2 inches during the week. Calvert area had hail as big as hen’s eggs - some larger. Hailed out pretty badly over near Stratton. Railroad tracks east and west of Palisade were washed out so no train on Saturday.

Fannings put up a new mill last week.

Mrs. Tom Stinnette visited at the Fanning home Wednesday and Tom has been helping J. Skelton put up alfalfa.

Lightning struck the big tree in front of the G. G. Athey residence Sunday morning. Gordon and the two children were sitting on the front porch and were somewhat shocked.