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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 21 January 2016 18:47

10 years ago this week

Jan. 19, 2006

After months of work and fine tuning by Rod Keiser and staff at Champa Group, Wauneta’s official website, commissioned by the Village of Wauneta, is up and running.

The website address should be easy for most folks to remember at

In addition to information about Wauneta and local services, numerous links to local business websites can be accessed here as well.

25 years ago this week

Jan. 24, 1991

When war broke out in the Middle East last week, people rallied to show support for the American troops.

Members of Gary Goodchuck’s American History class were no different. They not only wanted to show their support but to share their efforts and show that others could show their support as well.

With this goal in mind, class members gathered Friday to tie yellow ribbons to be distributed at the ball game Friday night.

Class members said people sending mail to the troops can give their letters to the class and they will provide postage and mail the letters.

Several of the students reflected on their purpose while completing the ribbon tying Friday morning.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 20, 1966

Wauneta’s 1966 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow is Connie Dickie. She scored highest on a written knowledge and attitude examination taken by senior girls on Dec. 7, 1965 and is now eligible for state and national scholarship awards. Connie has already earned a special award pin from the program’s sponsor, General Mills.

75 years ago this week

Jan. 15, 1941

The basement of the Methodist church was filled on New Year’s Eve with members and friends who came to enjoy an evening together and watch the old year out. The evening began with games under the leadership of Eddie Phillpitt and everyone had a good time from the start. Jay A. Person generously gave an hour and a half of movies in and around Wauneta which are always more than appreciated.

100 years ago this week

Jan. 20, 1916

Wauneta is going to have a real opera house. Johnston and Grosbach have purchased the lot south of A. Deininger’s store from Fred Walker of Benkelman and will commence at once to build a building for an opera house. The building will be 24’x80’, one story with a basement. This building will be the finest and best opera house in the state west of McCook. The structure will be of brick.

110 years ago this week

Jan. 18, 1906

At the present time there seem to be no prospects of the mill being rebuilt. The wheat corner is still burning.

McCallum’s have put a new roof on their back room. They will use it as a flour room.

F. W. Dick will build an addition to his house soon. He will put on a kitchen 14’x16’ and a porch on the north side.

A. H. Manning has traded his residence property for J. H. Seaton’s farm down the river. They will move about March 1st. Mr. Manning will also continue to run the butcher shop.

125 years ago this week

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