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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 07 January 2016 17:57

10 years ago this week

Jan. 7, 2006

The promise of continued upgrades in Wauneta echoes through the community as 2006 begins.

In addition to seeing the streets, curbs and gutters replaced, the Wauneta Utilities Department will undertake a major project replacing water and sewer lines located beneath those streets while they are torn up.

Downtown Wauneta will take on a very noticeable new look once the project is completed, with stamped brick patterns edging Tecumseh and decorative lighting replacing the present lights.

Overhead lines on Tecumseh will be moved underground.

The Wauneta Medical Clinic is set to break ground in 2006.

Located at the corner of Tecumseh and Vinita, the lot was cleared in December to allow work to begin.

25 years ago this week

Jan. 3, 1991

Ray “Pink” Lines grinned from ear to ear when his name was announced as the winner of the VCR given away Saturday, Dec. 22 by the Wauneta Chamber. The event was coordinated with Santa’s visit, who made his stop at the Legion instead of downtown because of the extreme cold.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 6, 1966

Five boys were recently inducted into the Explorer Scout post in Wauneta: Richard Romine, George Louch, Terry Kitt, Chris Hoff and Billie Dicke. Explorer Scouts are those of high school age. During the recent Court of Honor ceremonies, Larry Kitt was given top recognition and is now a Life Scout. Forty merit badges were also received by Scouts of the area.

75 years ago this week

Jan. 1, 1941

Twenty-four Epworth League members divided into two groups Tuesday evening and went caroling into all parts of town. Following that they gathered at the church where a Christmas lunch awaited them. Mesdames Greer, Embree, Davis and Roy Polly had the lunch all ready to serve and needless to say it was heartily enjoyed. At the close of the evening Verne Krausnick, on behalf of the young people, presented Mrs. D.C. Harvey, their Sunday school teacher, and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier, their League sponsor, with beautiful gifts.

100 years ago this week

Jan. 6, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bricker returned to Chase County on Wednesday. They were glad to get back to the land of sunshine and plenty. They were sick nearly all the time they were gone and say there is so much sickness in Illinois that the doctors are unable to attend to all.

110 years ago this week

Jan. 3, 1906

Miss Grace Skelton left for her home in Kansas on Saturday’s train. Harold Barnes accompanied her for a visit and trip.

125 years ago this week

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