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Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:13

10 years ago this week

July 8, 2004

Rains the past week of over 2.5 inches stalled the wheat harvest but was welcome by most to help pastures and fall crops. Wheat yields were down due to frost and drought conditions.

Robert Jones, Mike Gentry, Bryan Einspahr, Kelly Doetker and Scott Boos were among the 1,380 people from Nebraska and Colorado attending the 67th annual Nebraska State Fire School.

Jack and Carol Maddux hosted their 12th annual July 4th celebration at their home Sunday, assisted by the Pat Madden family. Around 50 people enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and pot luck dishes, followed by fireworks.

Jim and Denise Knotwell and family spent Friday to Sunday with Beryl and Otis Knotwell. Joining them on the 4th were Barb and Gordon Hinrichs and Carol and Steve Thompson.

Dave and Tori Klima, Terra and Camille of Farmington, Minn., were guests Monday to Wednesday of Lucille and Tom Klima and also visited Darrel and Sharla Klima and family.

Gabby Rodriguez, an exchange student at Wauneta-Palisade during the 1998-1999 school year, visited her host family, Don and Mary Suda, in Palisade last week. She travelled on to Philadelphia before returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she works in advertising.

The Wauneta B Team and Palisade A Team took championship honors in their divisions in the Southwest League Tournament held in Wauneta. The Wauneta team defeated Palisade, Trenton and Curtis and the Palisade team defeated Trenton as McCook withdrew from the tourney. Hayes Center won the C Team title.

Precip for the week: 2.72 inches; for 2004: 10.69 inches. High for the week: 90° on July 4; low: 57° on June 28.


25 years ago this week

July 6, 1989

Wauneta Cub Scouts took an airplane ride in McCook Saturday, working on their aircraft arrow point. Cub Scouts, along with Cubmaster Bill Bischoff, included Nick Thompson, Neil Brunkhorst, Anthony Rowley, Scott Todd, Jeff Rammage, Dustin Noble and Toby Hamilton. Scott Thompson was a guest. Pilots were Dick Loper and Jay Johnson.

Having breakfast at Enders Cafe Thursday were Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine, Alta Dart, Lois Oltman, Phyllis Mick, Betty Thrill and her mother, Pearl Solkin of Stockton, Ill. Mrs. Thrill and her mother left to attend the Church of the Brethren annual conference in Orlando, Fla.

Floyd Petsch enjoyed dinner last Sunday at the home of his sister, Dora Ruby Potthoff, at Grant for his 89th birthday. Guests were from Hershey, Palisade, McCook and Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman, accompanied by Wilbur and Doris Brown, took a two-week trip to the northwest. The Sandmans visited Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sandman at Salem, Ore., a cousin in Silverton and attended a cousins reunion of the Brown-Hays families at Elgin.

Bill and Laurie Dicke, Nan and Sarah of McCook returned home Sunday from a 10-day vacation in Hawaii.

Janel Applegarth won the first place trophy in the swim suit competition at the Miss Nebraska Co-ed Pageant June 23 and 24.

Precip for the week: 1.22 inches; for 1989: 6.47 inches.


50 years ago this week

July 9, 1964

Vacation Issue

Mrs. Larry Hayes of Mountvale, N.J., arrived June 23 to visit her grandmother, Mrs. Maggie Polly.

Sunday visitors in the Albert Doetker home were Mrs. Bill Roschewski, Mrs. Elaine Jones, Lillian and Randy of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Ben Donze, Mrs. Martin Fortkamp and Mrs. Wendell Long and two children.

Relatives from Oregan were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Denton a week ago including his mother, Mrs. Carrie Denton, a sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Emanuel, nieces Jeanie and Sharon Kay Emanuel, Sharon Fay Poindexter and Colleen Denton.

Eugene Justice hit 97x100 in the handicap shoot to win the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce trophy for the first time at the Holdrege Gun Club last Father’s Day.


75 years ago this week

July 12, 1939

With wheat harvest about over, survey of the 1939 crop totals only about half of 1938’s crop. Up to noon Wednesday 42 cars of wheat have been shipped including a shipment on June 30. It is estimated about half of the crop is being stored under a government loan. 1938’s crop was one of the best raised in territory with 142 cars of wheat shipped out.

Carl Thoren of Wauneta with a bid of $5,801was awarded the contract for the construction of the addition to the Wauneta school building. The 24x36 feet two story addition will be built above the stage of the auditorium on the northeast corner of the building. It will add two new classrooms and increase the size of the assembly room on the second floor. A home economics course will be added this year. The addition will be ready by Sept. 10.

Donald Wheeler who is working at the dairy of the Agricultural college in Lincoln came home to spend a week with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler.

Misses Elva Crowell, Bernice and Charlotte Thoren, Sylvia Hromas, Velma Zeigler and Bertha Woodside enjoyed a breakfast at the Moody Grove Sunday morning.

Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Goley of Brookside, N.J., were Thursday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Nesmith. Rev. Goley is a former pastor of the Mt. Zion Church.

Local Markets: wheat-.52; corn-.48; cream-.18; eggs-.10; h. hens-.10; h. springs-.13; cox-.04.


100 years ago this week

July 9, 1914

The grain will soon commence to roll in.

The water in our reservoir is pronounced good by the state board of health.

The new river bridge a mile east of town is being put in.

Mrs. Richard Moody has gone to St. Joe to remain.

Walter Deininger had a porch built onto his house.

Mrs. A. F. Rexroad of southern Texas arrived last week to make her sister, Mrs. J. A. Gibson, an extended visit.

A. Deininger autoed to Grant Sunday, accompanied by Miss Ruth and Vina Pence who remained to visit friends and attend the chautauqua.