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Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:44

10 years ago this week

July 29, 2004

Wayne and Marie Smith were chosen as the grand marshals for Harvest Fest. Smith has been in the trucking business over 65 years and the couple will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary in October.

Heavy rains west of town caused much localized flooding. With 4-5 inches of rain Wednesday to Friday, basements were flooded, roads were washed out causing damage to fiber optic lines. Strong winds tore off shed roofs, toppled tanks and snapped trees south of town.

Lois and Clyde Hoff and a group of friends met at the Enders Country Club for dinner Tuesday evening last week to help Clyde observe his 80th birthday.

Beryl Knotwell, Colleen Goings and Barb Hinrichs spent Thursday to Sunday at the Nebraska State Quilt Guild in Lincoln. Patti Kitt and Jessica Linscott joined them at the Saturday evening banquet.

Mark Hackert and daughters Anna and Marie of Evansville, Ind., arrived Sunday to spend a week in the home of his mother, Patricia Hackert.

Esther Einspahr traveled with her daughter, Bev, and Mike Howard to Belfast, N.Y., where they visited his parents, Dale and Edna Howard and with other family members.

Precip for the week: 4.42 inches; for 2004: 16.14 inches.


25 years ago this week

July 27, 1989

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Reiners and Suzanna of Essen, West Germany, spent Thursday to Monday with Don and Juanita Leonard.They are the parents and sister of Gabi Reiners, an exchange student staying with the Leonards six years ago. The Reiners visited in Sheffield, Ill., where their son had been an exchange student and in San Antonio, Texas, where Suzanna had been an exchange student. Saturday morning visitors of Mrs. Nora Fox at Heritage of Wauneta were Margie Kitt and Erma Kitt. They then visited Ivo and Iola Pennington and enjoyed their beautiful flowers and garden.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Buffington and Lori spent the weekend in Denver, Colo., where they met Matt and Lisa who flew there from Tulsa. Lisa returned home after spending two weeks with Matt.

“Christmas in July” was celebrated in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yost last week when all their family was able to be home. A tree, gift exchange and  Christmas carols were enjoyed by Roger and Alice Yost, Shawn, Shanna and Stacey of Viroqua, Wisc.; Paula and Kurt Luce, Kailoni, Jonell and KaDee of Spokane, Wash.; Janice and David Moon, Maria, Jenai and Deidra of Bartelsville, Okla.; and Peg Lorimer, Justin and Kristanis.

Lori Pankonin and girls joined Loral and Elna Johnson of Imperial Saturday, going to Fort Morgan, Colo., where they were overnight guests of Elmer and Ruth Sagel. They were joined by Russ Pankonin who had attended a computer seminar in Denver and other relatives on Sunday in Brush, Colo., to help Lori’s grandfather, Severt Christensen, celebrate his 98th birthday.

Faye and Forest Hanna celebrated their 55th anniversary July 26.

Roberta and George Innes of La Mirida, Calif., returned home Tuesday after spending a few days with Roberta’s mother, Lue Carlson.

No precip for the week; for 1989: 7.75 inches.


50 years ago this week

July 30, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Skelton were honored on their 25th anniversary the past weekend. Friday evening the couple’s children and other relatives brought supper in. Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Skelton were hosts to 80 friends and relatives at the Isaac Walton Building at Enders Lake for a buffet supper and dance. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nordhausen were hosts to about 40 relatives for dinner.

The annual Fanning picnic was held Sunday at the old Wauneta Park with 68 relatives and friends attending. Mrs. Shirley Fanning and Mrs. Eva Maddux were in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ella Terry observed her 92nd birthday Friday. Mrs. Metta Smith and Mrs. Sylvia Moody had birthday cake and ice cream with her.

Eight ladies of the Blanche Extension Club and guests, Mrs. Ollie O’Neil and Mrs. Meredith Whitman of Venango, gathered at the Marvin Large home Monday morning to help Arlene celebrate her birthday.


75 years ago this week

August 2, 1939

Miss Linda Keiser accompanied her sister Leta to Grand Island last Friday where the latter was a delegate to the Walther League convention. The girls returned Monday afternoon.

Mrs. O. E. Walker entertained Mrs. C. M. Ketler, Mrs. R. E. Olmsted, Mrs. May Walker and Arlene at a breakfast Thursday honoring the birthday of Mrs. Mary Athey. Ten friends surprised Mary last Thursday evening for her birthday.

Mike Gerih and Jack Kerns returned home Saturday from a trip to Montana and other northwestern states.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan left Saturday night on a vacation trip to Yellowstone Park and other vacation spots in the Rockies.

W. Dicke, Elmer Harrison, Harry Tatum and Willis Lorance helped Leslie Walgren haul wheat last Wednesday.

Local Markets: wheat-.51; corn-.47; cream-.19; eggs-.07; h. hens-.09; springs-.09; l. hens-.06; l. springs-.06; cox-.04.


100 years ago this week

July 30, 1914

Keen Tackett is lathing and plastering the new rooms in the Wauneta Falls bank building which are to be occupied by Drs. Bailey and Hollingsworth.

John Oxford has had a dining room fixed up in the Peoples bank building and will serve hot meals, also a special Sunday dinner. Rooms can also be secured.

Mrs. Lloyd Ough returned home from Kansas City Sunday and Mable McCarty will work for her this summer.

J. W. Hann is the owner of three shetland colts all born the same week.

Ralph Cox and wife returned from their trip to Denver Friday.

The new bridge at Hamlet is completed and the road fixed in good shape.