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Thursday, 02 April 2015 02:30

10 years ago this week

March 31, 2005

Five W-P seniors, Sheridan Wright, Josh Skelton, Cody Egle, Jake Rundback and Hondo Fanning, will receive their state FFA degrees, the highest honor awarded at the state level in FFA, at the state convention in Lincoln this week.

Lee Roy and Clairene Weimer returned home after spending a week with Monte Weimer and family at Brownsburg, Ind. They attended the confirmation of Madison Weimer on Palm Sunday.

Verna Sandman observed her 80th birthday last Wednesday and Vicki and Gary Grimes took her to North Platte where they met many family members for lunch and visiting at the Airport Inn.

Judy and Karl Polly returned home from a few days spent with Kris and Laura Polly, Caroline and William in Arlington, Va. They attended Caroline’s first communion at Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel on Sunday, visited several sites and took a dinner cruise on the “Nina Dandy” on the Potomac River.

Wauneta-Palisade was awarded the NSAA’s Class DI Sportsmanship award in recognition of the coaches, team and fans show of good sportsmanship during the state basketball tournament. Teammates Andrew Isom, Russell Ridlen, Trevor Ridlen and Superintendent Charles Isom received the award at a televised presentation. The last time WPHS was recipient of such an honor was during the 2001 Girls State Basketball Tournament.

The WPHS quiz bowl team captured the GPAC championship finishing with 160 points and a 5-1 record, edging second place Hayes Center. Team members were James Strand, Cody Egle, Andrew Isom, Sheridan Wright, Allison Ellicott, Joe Bartels, Betsy Anderjaska, Brennan Keiser and Janae Harris.


25 years ago this week

March 29, 1990

Wauneta School Board members voted to pursue some type of cooperative agreement with the Palisade School District. Two options were offered: the option of contracting their students with Wauneta or working together on a cooperative agreement, sharing junior and senior high students and faculty.

Theresa Haarberg and Kelly Brunkhorst were named delegates to Girls’ and Boys’ State in Lincoln with Karla McCallum and Jon Polly, alternates.

Mrs. Diana Miller and Amie and Tracie Mesecher of Burlington, Colo., Lydia and Amanda Keith of Benkelman and Mabel Kohne spent the weekend with Tim and Jackie Hans and family at Aurora.

Scott Hamilton took top honors in the Wauneta Scout’s pinewood derby Monday night at the Scout house. Bobby Littrel won first in the Cub Scouts and Bears division, followed by Jeff Taylor and Glen Thornton; Hamilton was first in the Webelo division, followed by Aaron McKinney and Brendan Plisek.

Eight students medaled at the inter-high contests in McCook and North Platte. McCook medalists were Roxey Wheeler, Shana Wilson and Kerry Beldin. North Platte medalists were Jim DeHart, Kirk Yost, Troy Denman, Shannon O’Neil and Bob Goings.


50 years ago this week

April 1, 1965

Bob Hummel took over the management of Wauneta’s Co-op IGA Super Market Thursday. In the early ’40s Bub Jones and Bob bought the Krausnick store and operated the B&B Grocery. Bub sold his interest to Bob, the store becoming Bob’s Grocery which he later sold to Bob Walgren.

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Jussel and boys hosted a covered dish supper for 25 neighbors. Special guests were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Modrell, who showed slides of their Alaskan trip. The Modrells visited the Harry Zieglers at Valdez, while there.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Klima and boys and Duane Muths were entertained at the Robert Hanna home Saturday afternoon. The group enjoyed sleigh riding.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Carrigan and Mark of Denver and Mrs. Vida Carrigan of Los Angeles were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Carrigan. The Eugene Carrigans returned home Sunday and Mrs. Carrigan remained for a longer visit.


75 years ago this week

March 27, 1940

Wauneta had the largest representative of all schools at the Frenchman Valley Music Festival at Trenton with 102 in mixed chorus and band. The audience and judges were highly pleased with Wauneta’s unusually large group, sang a capella entirely, were uniformed and well drilled. The Trenton Register also gave high praise to the band and mixed chorus, saying they gave a delightful performance and deserved plenty of verbal bouquets.

The second annual high school boxing tournament will be held Thursday at Wauneta. Schools entered are Imperial, Palisade, Hamlet, Benkelman and Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair Stock were pleasantly and completely surprised Easter Sunday when all their children and grandchildren and other relatives drove in bringing a bountiful dinner with them. The afternoon was spent visiting and taking pictures, including a four generation group.


100 years ago this week

April 1, 1915

Members of the Wauneta Equity Union are now ready to wage battle for a farmers elevator in Wauneta. A meeting was held and a board of five directors, C. A. Nesmith, H.
W. Winkelman, E. Hanna, M.W. Bailey of Wauneta and C. W. Eckard, Blanche, were elected. By-laws will be adopted at April 3 meeting.

The German minister at Champion preached at the Kuhlman church Sunday p.m.


125 years ago this week

April 3, 1890

Wanted—Two new members in the Wauneta band.

Miss Nellie Fisher has been acting postmaster this week.

Two new school houses are being erected, north and east of town.