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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 20:27

10 years ago this week

May 12, 2005

Graduation exercises were held Saturday for 18 WPHS graduates. Sheridan Wright and Janae Harris were co-valedictorians and Cody Egle was saluatorian. Guest speaker was Aaron Davis of Lincoln, a member of the 1994 national championship Cornhusker football team. Former classmate Andrew Sandman was remembered during the ceremony. At 18, the WPHS of 2005 is the second smallest class to graduate from the consolidated school district with the Class of 1994 the smallest at 16.

Twenty-four eighth grade students graduated into high school with a ceremony held during Honors Night with a reception following the evening’s events.

On May 8, 1955, the Palisade United Methodist Church dedicated the current building and May 8, 2005, 112 people gathered to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Guest speaker was Rev. Hinds Park of Lincoln, daughter of Rev. M. R. Hind who was the Palisade UMC pastor when the church was built. Former pastors, Rev. Hughes B. Morris, Jr. of Omaha, Rev. Charles Graff of Richland, Texas and Rev. Marvin Coffey of Phillips, Neb., were also special speakers.

Andrew Ward was named as Palisade John L. Sullivan American Legion Post No. 318’s delegate to Cornhusker Boys State in June.

Kenny and Diana Ham took Ruby Ham and Lucille McBride out for supper Sunday for Mother’s Day.

Clint and Betty McCallum were guests of Dave and Shelly Meyer and Brooke at Hastings Saturday and on Sunday were among those attending a birthday celebration for Bob Fye at the Marty Fye home in Crete.

Leona Paustian observed her 89th birthday Wednesday, the 4th, enjoying cards, calls and flowers she received.

Precip for the week: Trace.


25 years ago this week

May 10, 1990

A 10-member committee, which included two board members, four parents of junior and senior high students, two faculty members, one junior high student and one senior high student, from each community met last Tuesday to review recommendations on the cooperative agreement between Palisade and Wauneta.

Laurie Maris and eight girl scouts attended Junior Day for area scout groups at the Y.M.C.A. in McCook for grades three to five. Scouts included Emily Haarberg, Beth Kitt, Jennifer Kuskie, Jessica Harrison, Leigh Majors, Courtney Fischer, Christine Nordhausen and Angi Bauer. They stayed at the Y, enjoyed crafts, games, swimming and competitions Friday night, returning home Saturday.

Don and Jackie Kennedy took Effie Kennedy and her houseguest, Luella Terry and Barb Hollingshead of Denver, Colo., out for supper Saturday evening.

Lonnie Lewis of South Field, Mich., spent Sunday to Saturday with parents, John and Frances Lewis.

Kory Kitt and Shana Wilson were crowned 1990 Prom King and Queen. First attendants were Lisa Buffington and Matt Fekkers and second attendants were Ryan Haarberg and Janel Applegarth.

Precip for the week: .18 of an inch.


50 years ago this week

May 13, 1965

Mrs. Ben Gauger was among more than 100 women from Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas who were honored guests at the Rural Homemakers Recognition Day in Omaha.

Mrs. Stella Gregory observed her 88th birthday last Wednesday when neighbors in the forenoon brought birthday cake and coffee
and spent an enjoyable morning and in the afternoon family  enjoyed a birthday party at her home.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burke and Carol, Mrs. Nora Fox, Harry and Robert Burke, Mrs. Edith Lorance, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bartels and baby and Mr. and Mrs. Budd Crow attended a picnic at Enders in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bartels and baby of Denver last Sunday.

Alvina Buffington, Lola McBride, Bernita Pflum, Mary Stinnette, Irene Krausnick and Dorothy Baumfalk drove to Sterling, Colo., Wednesday and visited Mary McBride.


75 years ago this week

May 8, 1940

According to a report received from the supervisor of census for this district, Wauneta’s population decreased from 793 on April 1, 1930, to 768 on April 1, 1940.

Fifteen eighth graders will receive their diplomas Friday night.

Nels Christensen celebrated his 83rd birthday last Wednesday. His children and their families were all home for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hoover of Sterling were also guests. Two lovely cakes were presented to Mr. Christensen, one with 83 rose buds on it.

Mrs. Stella Gregory and Mrs. E. F. Van Cleave were surprised last Saturday afternoon with 14 friends came to the Gregory home to remind them of their birthdays. After a happy afternoon they were invited to the Van Cleave home where the daughters of both ladies prepared a lovely birthday lunch.

Mr. Fritz Carlson of Santa Ana, Calif., arrived Tuesday to make an extended visit with his son, Dr. C. Robt. Carlson and family.


100 years ago this week

May 13, 1915, issue not available.


125 years ago

May 15, 1890

Wauneta can boom without a railroad and she’s doing it right now.

The baseball association has built a new backstop.

Mr. Livesay, our band director, has took unto himself a new wife.

The Tecumseh Hotel has a new dinner bell and its sweet-sounding knell suits the hungry ones well.

The post office will occupy its new location on the north side of The Breeze office as soon as permission can be obtained from the department for moving.