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Friday, 15 January 2016 16:33

10 years ago this week

Jan. 12, 2006

Picture-perfect January weather across southwest Nebraska, with the mercury topping out at 69 degrees Saturday and Sunday, greeted 50 hunting enthusiasts from Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado taking part in the Upland Classic Series Dog Trials.

Area students were recognized for high academic achievement during the fall semester at Chadron State College with two students making the President’s List by earning all A’s while carrying at least 12 hours of coursework. They are Ashley Kitt of Wauneta and Stephanie Malcolm of Palisade. Kitt is majoring in pre-law and is the daughter of Keenan and Tina Kitt of Wauneta. Malcolm is pursuing an education degree.

25 years ago this week

Jan. 10, 1991

Jo Arenz and Karen Christner were honored Monday for their years of service on the Wauneta School Board. Each received a plaque and a cake was given to them in their honor. Arenz served on the board for eight years and Christner served for twelve years.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 13, 1966

On Friday, Jan. 14, the Wauneta Schools will have the honor of meeting Mr. Robert T. Edgar who is a nationally known platform interpreter of popular science on the subject, “The Conquest of Space,” man’s greatest adventure.

Mr. Edgar believes as we stand now upon the threshold of the 21st century, we are beginning to think and emerge from childhood into a new way of life, new modes of conduct in the coming golden age of Scientific Man.

75 years ago this week

Jan. 8, 1941

A new adventure for the Wauneta school began Tuesday with the serving of hot lunches at the noon hour, a step which should be appreciated and should meet with the approval of every parent and those interested in youth. Each child must bring their own plate, sauce dish, knife, fork and spoon.

100 years ago this week

Jan. 13, 1916

Our teachers were all back for duty Tuesday morning. They all had pleasant smiles and looked as though they had enjoyed their vacations. They have taken up their work with renewed vigor and it is safe to say that at the close of school, we can look back and say with pride  that the school year just closed has been the most successful in Wauneta’s history.

The storm of Tuesday was very severe especially across eastern Nebraska. The anniversary of the great blizzard of 1888 was Jan. 12.

110 years ago this week

Jan. 10, 1906

C. C. Barr of Benkelman was in town on Wednesday and closed a deal for three lots between the livery barn and Mannings and will put in a new lumber yard. Work will commence on the buildings just as soon as the material can get here. A. J. Druliner of Benkleman will be the new manager.

125 years ago this week

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