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Friday, 05 February 2016 17:38

10 years ago this week

Feb. 2, 2006

The National Weather Service says January 2006 could go down in the record books as one of the warmest ever documented in Nebraska with Omaha reporting 42 days of above-freezing winter days.

Here in Wauneta we can top that. NWS data shows we have gone 44 days with daytime highs climbing above freezing including 43 days with temps 40 degrees or higher.

25 years ago this week

Feb. 1991

The U.S. has been sending blood to Saudi Arabia since mid December. At the outbreak of war, supplies sent went from 300 units per week to 100 units per day for a couple of days, according to Rob Prillman from the Red Cross office in North Platte.

The bloodmobile, in Wauneta Monday, has set a goal of 63 units.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 3, 1966

Wouldn’t it be something to go to coffee with a friend and then on the way back to work you met on an intersection and had a wreck? That’s what happened to Jerry Usher and LeRoy  Jussel the other day.

Two students from Wauneta were among the 500 graduates who received degrees at the University of Nebraska’s fourth largest mid-year commencement exercises Saturday, Jan. 29 in Lincoln’s Pershing auditorium.

Marcia Rueter Brunkhorst received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jerry Lynn Skelton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the College of Business Administration.

75 years ago this week

Feb. 5, 1941

With this issue the Breeze begins its fifty-fourth year. Started way back in 1887 when business houses and homes were few and Wauneta was just in the making. The founder of the Breeze, the late John W. Hann, watched the town grow and chronicled the happenings  of a flourishing small until 1920 when it was purchased by the late W. M. Frasier, whose family have been at the helm since 1929. We find that living up to the precedent set for us and trying to reflect the life of the community is a job that calls for much cooperation. This we have had and in beginning the new year, we ask that you continue to bring your news.

100 years ago this week

Feb. 3, 1916

Miss Ruth Egle has been helping Mrs. Johnie Kitt with her housework for the past week or so.

Farmers are shucking corn again but the snow is quite deep in the fields yet.

Victor Ady has been confined to house with the grip.

Chas. Johnston says that even Ford cars won’t run without gas. It caused him a six-mile walk Wednesday evening.

110 years ago this week

Feb. 2, 1906

Willus Rector seems to be strayed or stolen, as he has mysteriously disappeared from these parts unknown.

The large dog of Mr. Brown’s bit Mrs. Steinmann on her hand on Wednesday. This town could just as well spare fifty dogs and they would never be missed. There are a number of dogs that run out every time a person goes by—and make you think they are going to eat you up. They should be dispatched by those in authority.

125 years ago this week

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