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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

August 12, 2004

Families of the late Ralph and Gertie Sandman held a reunion Saturday at the Wauneta Legion Hall, hosted by the family of Jack and Verna Sandman. There were 68 present.

Amy Maxfield was among 30 of 400 employees to receive ConAgra’s Champion of Change award, awarded for productive new ideas to make the company more efficient and profitable.

Reva Wicke and Lois Kanost accompanied John and Frances Lewis to Kearney where they attended the Lewis family reunion held at the Ramada Inn. They returned home Sunday.

Matt and Stacy Cutinella of Columbia, Mo., came Tuesday evening to the Dennis Gockley home. On Thursday they joined Dennis and Donna, Joel and Julie Gockley and family and Scott and
Taya Northrup and family on a camping trip to Grand Lake, Colo., and enjoyed activities at Winter Park and Grand Lake Village.

No measurable precip for the week; high temperature: 95° on Aug. 2; low: 60° on Aug. 7 and 8.


25 years ago this week

August 10, 1989

A new sign was erected Tuesday at the Wauneta Falls Bank. The new sign shows the time and temperature.

Ladies of the Wauneta High School class of 1964 who met in Kearney Friday and Saturday at the Ramada Inn included Ann Puls and Donita Peterson, both of Lincoln; Sue Rose of Superior; Susan Dunn of Kearney; Donna Gockley, Darlene Haarberg and Sylvia Buffington, all of Wauneta.

Hazel Novacek hosted a breakfast at the Steak Out Thursday for Marge Engell on her birthday. Guests were Virginia Jesser, Ann Martin, Jo and Jamie Arenz.

Herman Nordhausen and Dora Denker accompanied Jim and DeLores Taylor to the Wicke Reunion at Ludel, Kan., Saturday.

An open house was hosted by the family of Anna Hewitt in honor of her 80th birthday Saturday at the Wauneta Legion Hall. Among guests and visitors of Kent and Sharon Buffington and girls were Neldon and Linda Hewitt and Nicole of Seattle, Wash., Fred Hewitt, also of Seattle; Harold and Charlotte Hewitt and family of McCook; Stanley and Darlean Hewitt and family of Sterling, Colo., Gary and Alona Hewitt and grandson of Utica and Donald and Janice Hewitt of Holyoke, Colo.

Precip for the week: .94 of an inch; for 1989: 9.98 inches.


50 years ago this week

Aug. 13, 1964

Mrs. Bertha Kerchal was honored on her 92nd birthday Friday with her eight children coming to help her celebrate. Dinner was enjoyed with the afternoon spent visiting and taking pictures. A birthday cake, made and served by her great granddaughter, Doris Todd, was enjoyed later in the afternoon.

Harvey (Bud) McBride returned to camp in Arizona after spending a two week furlough with his family, the James McBride.

A few friends surprised Mrs. Florence Stock Saturday evening, Sunday being her birthday. The evening was spent looking at slides, listening to record music and visiting. Cake, sandwiches, ice cream and coffee were served at the close of the evening.

Several ladies including Beverly Williams, Freda Bush, Ora Ruettimann, DeLores Taylor, Jessie Large and Erma Newman enjoyed a coffee in the home of Mrs. Anna Mohr Aug. 3 to help her celebrate her birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bieckhoff and family of Elk Creek, Neb., visited with the Denker families in Wauneta Thursday, en route home from a vacation in Loveland, Colo.


75 years ago this week

August 16, 1939

The 1939-40 term of school will open in Wauneta on the first Monday in September.

Wayne Einspahr walked off with first place honors at the Soapbox Derby Monday afternoon at the hill west of the Nesmith home. George Cochran  placed second.

A quilting party consisting of Mrs. Earl Tatum, Mrs. Ruby Tatum, Vella Walgren, Mabel Dicke,  Helen Lorance and Lillian Walgren enjoyed a most enjoyable day and covered dish dinner at the Elmer Harrison home Thursday.

Mrs. Greta Resler returned to her home Thursday after spending the past few weeks at Yellowstone Park. Mrs. Mary Athey who accompanied her will remain for a few more weeks.


100 years ago this week

August 13, 1914

If you are an outsider and intend to come to Wauneta to school this next school year the Sec J. W. Hann. would be glad to enroll your name. The board will put in the 12th grade if the scholars enroll.

The young  people from John Bischoff’s and Haarberg’s spent Sunday p.m. at Pribbeno’s.

An ice cream social at Person’s Wed. eve. was attended by the young folks.

The farmers are feasting on roasting ears, fried chicken and watching the melon patch.