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Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:00

10 years ago this week

April 7, 2005

Thirteen ladies of the Methodist Church met on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at the church last week completing 36 quilts to be sent to hospitals for newborn babies.

Hugo Mohr observed his 90th birthday April. His sons, Gus and family of Spanish Fork, Utah, and John and son of Lincoln, joined him for dinner at the Senior Center.

Lana, Josh and Jesse Skelton attended the FFA state convention in Lincoln Wednesday to Friday, joined by James on Friday to see Josh get his State FFA Degree.

Nina Fortkamp and Jean Welch each had four paintings on display at the Holyoke Art Show over the weekend.

Dan and Joanne Liebig were among those attending the farewell dinner at the Catholic Church Sunday for Father O’Connor who had filled in for three months for Father Greg Pawloski who was in Rome.

The Cub Scouts and Webelos held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday night. Pinewood derby winners were Hayden Pollmann, first; Tyrel Kerchal, second; John Christner, third and Jacob Maris, fourth. Lorenzo Cavanaugh won the prize for best looking car.

Sarah Harrison, Wauneta-Palisade high school graduate and member of the Concordia University women’s basketball team, earned honorable mention NAIA Division II All American honors. The Concordia women made it to the Final Four at the national championship tournament.

Precip for the week: 1.08 inches. High for the week: 74° on April 2; low: 27° on March 27.

Grain Markets from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-2.80; corn-1.77; milo-1.52; sunflowers-9.70. From the Palisade Elevator: wheat-2.79; corn-1.77; milo-2.73; soybeans-5.64.


25 years ago this week

April 5, 1990

Wauneta and Palisade will share students the next year. Wauneta School Board voted 5-0 to offer a cooperative agreement with Palisade with the Palisade School Board voting 4-2 to accept the offer. Basic agreement includes sending Wauneta grades 7-8 and some faculty members to Palisade each afternoon and Palisade grades 9-12 and some faculty will come to Wauneta. The students will join together for athletics and other extra-curricular activities.

Kent and Karen Steckman opened their new facility Monday. The new facility features two large service bays, three 10,000 gallon storage tanks, a convenience store and a canopied island with three different pumps.

KNGN radio station will begin broadcasting from its new studios at Peace Lutheran Church in McCook April 8.

Mick Majors attended a Grain Growers Membership Insurance Trust board meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., Wednesday through Friday as Nebraska’s representative on the trust board for the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren and Lillian Walgren returned from a visit with Maxine and Marvin Kimble and families at Leesburg, Ga., and with Bob and Lucille Newman and families at Leesburg, Fla.

Family attended a carry-in dinner, planned by Rodger and Gayla Mayden and family of Holyoke, Colo., for the 29th anniversary of Jim and Pat Thompson.

Emma Carrigan spent two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens at Palmdale, Calif.

Precip for the week: .21 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.42/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.48/cwt.; soybeans-5.15/bu.; oats-1.20/bu.


50 years ago this week

April 8, 1965

Orval Hamilton and Lowell Grimm were unanimously re-elected to fill the two village council vacancies in Wauneta’s village election. 147 voters went to the polls.

Wauneta native Bob L. Newman had a part in the Gemini Titan missile flight. Newman is foreman of the Martin Company testing department which had an important part in the construction and test of all the electronic equipment for the Gemini and all the Martin company Titans.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Legg of Haxtun, Colo., were Saturday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keiser and family, and attended the baptismal services for Marcia Ann Keiser Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp arrived home Wednesday night after spending the past two weeks with relatives at Santa Rosa, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley spent the weekend in Lincoln in the Jim Greeley home. Shelia Greeley of Omaha met them there to visit.


75 years ago this week

April 3, 1940

Election for the village and school was a quiet affair with 183 votes cast. E. W. Cox, E.E. Rudisil and Al Carrigan were elected to two year terms on the village board with Mrs. D. C. Harvey elected to fill the vacancy on the school board and L. A. Grimm and Cloyd Nesmith elected to three year terms on the school board.

Work resumed on the bank building with walls of light faced brick going up and a marble slab across the main entrance with the word bank and a Horn of Plenty carved in the marble. When finished will be the most up to date corner of town.

Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Kline celebrated their fiftieth anniversary quietly at their home Saturday, March 30 with only part of their children able to be present.

Mrs. Albert Krausnick was surprised Sunday evening when the Krausnick families from town dropped in unannounced to remind her of her birthday, bringing ice cream and cake to enjoy.

One of the largest crowds ever to gather at the Wauneta High School saw the local high school boxers win the second annual invitational glove meet. Wauneta, Palisade, Imperial and Hamlet had teams competing.


100 years ago this week

April 8, 1915

Rained all night Wed. night and some this Thurs. morning. In all there has fallen 2:07 inches.

The Wauneta Concert Band played a few selections on the street Sat.

Myrtle Hanna visited her sister, Mrs. C. Fanning, from Fri. eve to Sun. eve.

Wm. Haarberg and family and Henry Fortkamp’s spent Sunday with John Keiser.

The Misses Minnie and Anna Hillmann visited at John Bischoff’s Friday.

Wauneta Markets: wheat- $1.35; rye-.95; corn-.60; barley-.57; hogs, 5.90; eggs-.15; butter (in prints 20)-.18.


125 years ago this week

April 10, 1890

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