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Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:11

10 years ago this week

February 3, 2005

For the third year running, the Wauneta-Palisade Bronco boys and girls basketball teams both captured the Golden Plains Activities Conference championships. The boys upended an undefeated Wallace squad 74-59 Saturday night to repeat as conference champs, while the girls downed second-seeded Wheatland (60-44) for repeat, repeat honors.

Bob and Dorothy Baumfalk ate out for their 68th anniversary Thursday, the 27th.

Cindy McKillip and her sisters, Vickie Dilsaver, Deb Burky and Jennifer Huxoll, took their mother, Donna Janssen to Kearney for a couple of days to celebrate her 72nd birthday.

Karen Christner flew to Tampa, Fla., over the weekend where she attended an LWML board meeting as a representative of Nebraska South. Plans were made for the LWML convention to be held in Tampa June 16-19.

Sunday evening guests of Jan and Gary DeWester to celebrate the 86th birthday of her father, Everett Stamm, were Brian and Michelle Harchelroad and family, Chad and Jennifer DeWester, Esther Einspahr and Wilva Harchelroad.

Richard Christensen spent three weeks here with his mother, Edna Christensen. Neil Christensen of Lincoln came Sunday to spend a week or so.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 70° on Jan. 24; low: 22° Jan. 28.

Area grain markets - from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-2.96; corn-1.74; milo-1.52; sunflowers-10.30; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-2.95; corn-1.75; milo-2.71; soybeans-4.83.


25 years ago this week

February 1, 1990

Forest Hanna recalled childhood memories, school years, family, farming, and all the changes experienced over the past 90 years. His family honored him Saturday for his 90th birthday at an open house at the Legion Hall.

Announcement was made by Gene and Dotty Bartels that they were closing their restaurant, The Steak Out.

Wauneta Roller Mills was featured on NTV as the only remaining family-owned flour mill left in Nebraska. NTV’s Ralph Wall interviewed Raymond Maxfield. Maxfield and sisters, Jean Maris and Dorthy Dudek, are all actively involved in the business as third generation operators. Fourth generation Jim Maxfield is also involved in the business.

Some of those going on Sunday’s Falls Bank Tour to Boulder, Colo., for dinner and the stage play, “Singing in the Rain” were June Cox, Marge Engell, Peg McCallum, Doris Ough, Gordon and Millie Deininger, Freddi Green, Ruby Ham, Ellen McCallum, Sylvia Ziegler, Lillian Walgren, Venice and Henry Butler, Phyllis Myers, Laveta Sailors, Harley and Dessa Phares, Letha Sailors, Otis and Beryl Knotwell, Bob and Bev Troudt.

Elsie Becker visited Otto and Ida Bartels last Wednesday to wish Ida a happy birthday. The ladies both have Jan. 24 birthdays.

Marvin and Arlene Large drove to Fresno, Calif., Jan. 12 to spend time visiting Stuart and Reginia Pederson and family. They also visited Disneyland and toured the Grand Canyon and other sights, returning on the 26th.

Bronc Gals won their first ever conference crown, defeating Culbertson 54-40 in the Golden Plains Activities Conference Tournament.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.47/bu.; corn-2.10/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt.; soybeans-4.98/bu.; oats-1.10/bu.


50 years ago this week

Feb. 4, 1965

The Enders Lake Recreation Association, Incorporated, a non-profit community improvement corporation, has been formed and is planning to build a family-type recreation facility at Enders. Proposed to build are a golf course, club house, swimming pool, horse show facilities, marina, hunting facilities, shooting ranges, aircraft, mobile home park, camping area and performing arts facility with the additional items: minature golf course, putting green, driving range, tennis course, ball diamond under lights, volleyball, basketball and similar things.

Dale Bischoff was honored with the “Distinguished Service Award” at the Wauneta Jaycees’ annual DSA-Bosses Night Banquet. Fern Nichols was honored as “Boss of the Year” and was presented the award by Cliff Shackelford, last year’s honoree. Dale Salyer served as Master of Ceremonies and keynote speaker was Clint McCallum, National Director for Nebraska.

The annual meeting of the Federal Land Bank Association’s stockholders was held in the high school auditorium Jan. 26 with 234 in attendance. The meeting was held after dinner served by the Methodist WSCS ladies. Manager E. R. Voorhees will retire July 1 after 27 years of service.

Hayes Center players and pep club girls were stranded after the basketball game in Wauneta because of blizzard conditions. The boys were taken to homes in Wauneta and the girls spent the night in the Home Ec room. A letter of appreciation to the community was received from Mr. Brown Sevier, Hayes Center School Superintendent.

The free party for 5th graders will be held Friday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 at Rudy’s Drive-Inn. Parents or teachers are asked to accompany the youngsters to help control the group.


75 years ago this week

January 31, 1940

A large group of sportsters were taking advantage of the good coasting on reservoir hill. Along with the fun comes the grief and two more casualties were added to the list. Mrs. Leland Kitt suffered torn ligaments in her knee when her foot slipped and Mrs. Wiley Green sprained her back when she was thrown up and back down on the toboggan.

About 30 friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs.  Otto Krausnick Thursday evening to honor them on their 30th anniversary. Many of their old friends of younger days were present as well as newly made friends.

Mrs. E. F. Van Cleave and the family planned a surprise Sunday to honor her husband who has passed the 84th milestone. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Burham, Nancy and Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. O. Garwood of Ogallala and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilson, Nancy and Kay.

Miss Nona Rowley who is attending high school in Wauneta visited home folks Saturday night and Sunday.

Joe Stengal is having considerable trouble with his well. George Gosney helped him pull the pipes Monday morning for the third time.

Local Markets: wheat-.78; corn-.57; eggs-.18; cream-.28; h. hens-.09; l. hens-.06.


100 years ago this week

February 4, 1915

The ground hog surely saw his shadow Tuesday. Replenish that coal bin.

Art 3, Sec. 3 of the Village Ordinance in regard to throwing ashes and refuse garbage in the streets and alleys and vacant lots are going to be enforced. Look it up. This means you! By order of Street Commissioner.

Morgan and Tackett were out to Adamson’s last Thurs. to butcher a hog for their summer meat.

John Green’s father was up from McCook this week.

Very few attending high school this week, most of them are having the measles.


125 years ago this week

February 6, 1890

People awoke this morning to find the ground white with snow; and Pa Doty rubbed his hands in gleeful anticipation of selling a snow shovel.

William McClellan of Banner County is visiting his brother, John, at this place.

A circle hunt will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, in and around Chase precinct. All are urged to come and have a good time.

W. S. Fisher, Miss Fay Doty. J. R. Doty and Henry Shrodes started for Madrid this morning.

A large crowd assembled here on Saturday to witness the wrestle between Jack Gray and a man named Gosney, a professional wrestler. Gosney won the first fall, but the two following falls were won by Gray. Some think the last falls were bait on Gosney’s part to get bets on another match at some future time.