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Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:28

10 years ago this week

June 24, 2004

Thirty garage sales were registered for the event to be held in Wauneta this weekend.

Ted and Sharon Travis returned Thursday after spending several days at Yellowstone Park.

Rod and Joy Wheeler enjoyed dessert Sunday evening with her parents, A.J. and Ann Knickerbocker, to observe her father’s 83rd birthday which would be on Monday.

Kent and Sharon Buffington observed their anniversary on Wednesday, the 16th, enjoying the Nebraskaland rodeo at North Platte with their family, Angi and Barry Emerson and family and Kendi and Jim Cahoj and boys.

Arnold and Janet Lytle of Tempe, Ariz., were weekend guests of Esther Lytle, all attending the Morse-Smith family reunion in Imperial Sunday.

Laurel Bush of Helinski, Finland, Lona Farrell of Gray, Maine and Barbara Cooksley of Anselmo are houseguests in the  parental Art Bush home in Palisade.

Chris and Annie Pursley were among family members who helped her father, Paul Erdman, celebrate his 80th birthday with a campout at the lake.

Steer wrestler Chase Nichols and bullriders Hondo Fanning and Tyler Kerchal are headed to the Nebraska High School Rodeo Championships in Hastings this the weekend.

Grain Markets from Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-3.33; corn-2.72; milo-2.31; sunflowers-11.00; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.35; corn-2.65; milo-4.08; soybeans-8.32.

Precip for the week: 1.37 inches; for 2004: 6.96 inches.


25 years ago this week

June 22, 1989

Steve Hardy, a teacher of English Literature and composition to graduate students at Jiangxi University in Nanchang in southeastern China, had plans to travel through China this summer. A cousin and a friend intended to visit. Plans changed with student uprisings and demonstrations and for safety reasons Hardy decided to leave China and was granted permission from university officials on June 8. That day the U.S. government urged all Americans to leave China.

State senior vice commander Billy Smith was installed as the new V.F.W. State Commander at the state convention in Kearney.

Gene and Dottie Bartels were honored on their 25th anniversary at a surprise party, hosted by their children, Trish, Jay and Sid held at The Steak Out.

Dorothy Baumfalk, assisted by Lillian Walgren and Ruby Tatum, hosted a surprise party for their sister, Mabel Dicke, on her 80th birthday. Ten neighbor ladies arrived with cards, gifts and a red rose. Visiting and ice cream and cake were enjoyed.

Dorrence and Virginia Scott  were honored on their 40th anniversary at a cake reception, followed by a dance and buffet at the Legion Hall. Their three children, Vickie Meers of Davenport, Sue Schneider of Wauneta and Darwin ‘Butch’ Scott of McCook and families, were present.

Three members of the Wauneta High School Rodeo Club, Jay Bartels, Maressa Smith and Jodi Smith, will compete at the State High School Rodeo in Ogallala.

With changes in the reclassification of schools by the Nebraska School Activities Association, Wauneta will compete in Class D-2 for the next two football seasons, having competed in D-1 in previous years. Volleyball and basketball are not affected.


50 years ago this week

June 25, 1964

The program marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Wauneta United Methodist Church began with a coffee in the church parlors Friday afternoon. A pageant, written and directed by Mrs. Louis Grimm involving over 100 people, drew a crowd of 400. The anniversary service was conducted Sunday morning by former pastor, Rev. Melvon Ireland. A dinner followed at noon.

Rev. and Mrs. Hughes Morris and family arrived in Palisade Saturday afternoon. He is the new minister at the Palisade Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim R. Carlson of Long Beach, Calif., arrived Tuesday to spend a week in the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Carlson.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fye and Mrs. Glenn Fye attended the practice and wiener roast Thursday evening of the Range Riders 4-H Club. Bruce is a member.

Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Gage and Kenny of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Gage and family of Culbertson and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gage and family were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gage.


75 years ago this week

June 28, 1939

High winds hit the area with damage to trees, small buildings, hayracks, barns and windmills.

Eleven ladies surprised Mrs. Alice Walker on her birthday anniversary Monday evening. The evening was spent playing star checkers and pinochle, followed by lunch later in the evening.

Twenty friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dudek Jr. surprised them Thursday evening, the occasion being their anniversary. A picnic supper was enjoyed at the Dudek home after which cards were played.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wade were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gauger, parents of Mrs. Wade.

About 40 relatives and friends gathered on June 18 (Father’s Day) and surprised Mr. Tatum at his home in Stratton. A picnic dinner and cake and ice cream were enjoyed by all.

Local Markets: wheat-.53; corn-.53; cream-.20; egg-.10; h. hens-.10.


100 years ago this week

June 25, 1914

Harvesting will soon commence.

The Cox Mercantile Co. have put up a roller awning in front of their store.

We hope that the town authorities will put a ban on shooting any kind of firecrackers or of like nature on the streets on the 4th.

McCook is having Sunday base ball. It will hurt their city in time. Their booster trips are all “ok” but the base ball is out of place.

Emma and Louisa Haarberg and Minnie Bischoff took dinner at Pribbeno’s Sun.

Vivian and Amil Hoff returned from their trip to Minn. on Friday.