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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 17 December 2015 00:00

10 years ago this week

Dec. 15, 2005

The holidays are looking bright for Palisade reservists back from Iraq. The citizens of Palisade and surrounding communities welcomed John Fegley and Mike Kohler, two members of the 1013th Quartermaster Company Army Reservists who returned to southwest Nebraska from Iraq in early November.“These guys are our heroes,” said Beth Smith, pleased to see so many stop in and say hello. Smith and other members of the Legion Auxiliary hosted the gathering at the Smith Building in Palisade. 

25 years ago this week

Dec. 13, 1990

Joyce Majors of Wauneta was named Wheat Heart of the Year at the 37th annual Wheat Growers Convention in McCook last Tuesday evening. She was presented a plaque and was cited for her dedication to the lady wheat growers.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 17, 1965

The Music Department of  the Wauneta Jr. and Sr. High School under the direction of Duane Jorgensen will present their annual Christmas Program this Sunday at the Wauneta High School Auditorium. “Chimes of the Holy Night (A Christmas Cantata)” will be performed by the High School Mixed Chorus featuring Sandra Bischoff, Soprano Soloist; Naomi Gloy, Alto Soloist; Tim Reside, Tenor Soloist; Larry Channel, Baritone soloist; Marilyn Rietsch, Accompanist; and Randy Kitt, Assistant Accompanist.

75 years ago this week

Dec. 18, 1940

A short pantomime,“Why the Chimes Rang” will be presented at the Methodist church Sunday evening by the young people. This is a beautiful story given by twenty youths. Characters were played by Agatha Krausnick, Donna Christner, Edwin Kanost, Verne Krasnick, Robert Johnston, Wesley Wheeler and Elinor Engle.

100 years ago this week

Dec. 16, 1915

In Ewing, Neb., the four-year-old twins of Postmaster Waugh and wife were visiting in the country about seventeen miles out from Ewing and suddenly becoming homesick, they wished to return home.

Mr. Waugh, being unable to go after the young scions, telephoned for their return by parcel post, and according to Perry Saiser, who runs route No. 2, brought the youngsters home safe and sound to anxious, waiting parents.

The twins weigh 37 and 38 pounds respectively, and their safe transit home cost the trifling sum of only 23 and 24 cents on each, a total of 47 cents.

125 years ago this week

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