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Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

10 years ago this week

July 21, 2005

Community support key to Wauneta Senior Center’s success. Started in 1985, the center now serves 30-40 people daily with up to a dozen deliveries to homebound people. Other activities at the center include aerobics and exercises classes, card games and bingo. Phyllis Yoder is director with Mary Gage, cook. Among the volunteers are Lucille Klima and Laura Buffington. The meals-on-wheels crew includes Jim and Eleanor Crabb, Leland DeHart and Carl Williams.

Karl and Judy Polly went to the Denver air port, picking up Jon who flew in from Los Angeles. Saturday they hosted a 92nd birthday party for Eunice Bodeman. Guests for grilled hamburgers and a pot luck dinner were Kenneth and Dorinda Polly, David and Karla Polly, Elise and MacKenzie, Jeff and Elaine Polly and Julia, all of McCook; Sarah Hoehner, Nicole and Kelsie of Kearney, Gary and Diane Polly of Erie, Colo., Kip and Kay Polly, Abbie, and Annie and Jon Polly.

Lavona Nelson, Laveta Sailors, DeWinta McDowell and Phyllis Myers joined Zora Sailors Monday, July 18 at the Pioneer Cafe in honor of Zora’s 94th birthday.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad spent Wednesday to Saturday at Sioux Falls and Spearfish, S.D., attending a corvette rally, joined by Brad and Tanya Doell, Brad Baney and son Brayden.

Francis Lewis was among a group who went to Denver to watch the show, “Menopause,” Saturday.

No precip. High for the week was 95° on July 15, 16; low: 60° on July 17.

Grain Market from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-3.04; corn-2.10; milo-1.88; sunflowers-9.50; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.00; corn-2.13; milo-3.38; soybeans-6.33.


25 years ago this week

July 19, 1990

Ivan and Delores Flaming and Cindy Cameron were among 10 Nebraskans who spent a week in Mexico during June helping to build a chapel and share God’s love with the Mexican people. The Flamings had sponsored a group the year before. This year they went through the Mexican Medical program based out of San Diego, Calif. Communication through words was hard because of the language barrier but they were able to show love and affection through hugs and touching.

Sunday dinner guests of Stuart and Kathleen Bartels were George and Wilma Gengenbach and Gus and Margie Bartels to observe grandson Joe’s birthday. In the evening Stuart, Kathleen and Joe visited in the Joe Rietsch home where they celebrated Joe’s third birthday and Joe Rietsch’s 88th birthday.

Houseguests of Betty and Riley Mintling have been Polly Carse of Los Osos, Calif., and Penny Smith and Lisanne of Winters, Texas.

Herman and Bonnie Bley hosted a birthday dinner Sunday for Jacob Bley on his 95th birthday. Guests were Ervin and Elaine Bley, Alvin and Nadine Bley, and Raymond and Lois Bley. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bley and family and Mr. and Mrs. Arlan Wine and family were afternoon visitors.

Thursday morning coffee guests of Pauline Grosbach were her daughter, Anita Rediger and boys of Geneva, Ind.; mother Florence Forsythe and sister Marjorie Forsythe, both of Beatrice; Pauline’s sister Rosanna of Lincoln and her sister Lois Sharp of Enders. Others joining them were Lois Wine, Janette Peterson, Alta Dart, Melissa Moran, Alberta Grosbach and Lois Oltman.

Glendene and Leland DeHart took Bill and Ethel Louch to Imperial to eat on their anniversary Friday evening.

Girl Scouts attended a fun night hosted by the Champion Girl Scouts. Attending were Julie Maddux, Jennifer Maddux, Brandy Thornton, Diane Lucas and Joan Maddux.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.56/bu.; corn-2.56/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt.; soybeans-5.54/bu.; oats-1.00/bu.


50 years ago this week

July 22, 1965

The Farmers Co-op Exchange of Wauneta celebrated its 50th anniversary last Saturday with an open house at its three subsidiaries, the Exchange, Lumber Department and Super Market. Door prizes, free carnival tickets and merchandise were given away. Respects were given to Fred Nordhausen, Henry Bischoff, Leo Crowell, Dick Steinbeck, Chester Stock, Walter Wheeler, Vearl Kitt, Elmer Schermerhorn, Lee Kitt, Phillip Person and Ray Kitt in the form of 50 year pins for charter membership, being the only charter members left to enjoy that honor.

The Wauneta Jaycee Harvest Festival held last weekend drew over 4,000 attendees over the Saturday and Sunday festivities. Ninety-four contestants registered and participated in the rodeo. Beverly Polly was crowned Rodeo Queen.

Thursday afternoon the Krotter and Ward Lumber Yard, a Palisade landmark, was leveled by a fire. At present the building had been used for storage and was used as a cabinet shop by LaWarren Ekholm.

Esther Einspahr, Twila Nordhausen and Leah Wicke left Sunday  to attend the LWML International Convention in San Diego, Calif.

Rev. and Mrs. Suelflow, Elyse, Denise and Steve are spending their vacation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg and have visited in the Kenneth Polly, Vic Haarberg and Earl Woods homes.

Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver and family of Kimball are visiting in the home of his mother, Mrs. Grace Oliver, and with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moran in Palisade.


75 years ago this week

July 17, 1940

The 1940 harvest will end this week. According to reports little wheat is being sold with farmers who have storage are holding it for future sale. Two-thirds of the wheat is testing as No. 1 wheat  and is averaging 15 bu. per acre.

The Wauneta and Palisade scout troops held a Court of Honor and Rally Monday evening at the City Park with a fair sized crowd attending. The Palisade boys built a bridge and the Wauneta troop, a signaling tower with logs and rope, no nails were used in the structures.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stock left Saturday for Niagara Falls, N.Y., and other eastern cities. They will visit Mr. Stock’s father and brother and take in the World’s Fair in New York and visit the Amos Berry family in Indiana.

The Fred Haarberg family, Wm. Haarberg family, Carl Duhm family, Mrs. Mary Corwin, Earl DeGarmo and Margaret Elaine were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Grace Walling.

Mrs. Stella Gregory returned from Ogden, Utah, Tuesday where she had been a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Dale Houser, for several weeks.

Local Markets: wheat-56¢; eggs-11¢; cream-22¢; h. hens-10¢; h. springs-15¢.


100 years ago this week

July 22, 1915

Harvest is in full blast and by the end of the week very little grain should be standing if the rain doesn’t interfere.

The Equity Merc. Exchange has purchased the coal business of F. W. Dick and will take possession Aug. 14.

A surprise party was held on Mrs. Ray Kitt Sat. night. All report a fine time.

Mrs. Nichols has had hands more than full cooking for harvesters. They are running two binders with 4 or 5 men following up shocking.

Mrs. Rose McCallum has returned home from her visit to Illinois.

Wauneta Markets: wheat- $1.00; corn-.60; barley-.50; hogs-6.25; eggs-.12 1/2; butter-.18.


125 years ago this week

July 17, 1890

Hot! Hotter! Hottest!

Cooked thermometers at half price.

Several were baptized at the quarterly meeting held here yesterday by Rev. Amsbury.

G. W. Snider and wife came down from Madrid Wednesday.

J. W. Hann and wife were at Imperial Monday.