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Thursday, 18 February 2016 00:00

10 years ago this week

Feb. 16, 2016 2006

Homeowners in Wauneta near the Frenchman River have been frustrated for years. A significant chunk of town near the river as long been designated a ‘floodplain,” creating a financial burden for property owners because of increased insurance premiums required by lenders for federal flood insurance.

The draft proposal of the new county-wide flood zone plan has most of Wauneta removed from the floodplain zone.

25 years ago this week

Feb. 21, 1991

Wauneta teacher Cermit Brown and his wife Marge, and their son, Justus, 12, moved into their new home last week. Nevertheless, it wasn’t a move they had ever planned

Their lives were literally turned upside down when their farmstead northwest of Culbertson fell in the path of a monstrous tornado that destroyed everything in its two-mile wide, 20-mile long path.

The Browns took refuge in their basement that night and escaped physical injury. But when they got out of the basement after the storm had passed, they found that the farmstead that had been Cermit’s home nearly all his life was all but gone.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 17, 1966

Ruth and Gene Justice report an unusual occurrence  this past weekend as they were coming home from Denver. A rather severe storm, with drifting and blowing snow and icy roads made driving a pretty hazardous business, until they reached the Nebraska-Colorado line—and as they crossed the line they immediately encountered a highway completely free of ice and snow.

As Ruth says, it’s not unusual to run out of a storm—but why did the icy glaze stop just at the state line?

Bernie Steinert  had the answer. He said EVERYONE should know all highways in Nebraska are heated!

75 years ago this week

Feb. 19, 1941

The governor has gone on record as in favor of a bill which makes jury duty compulsory for women. Under the present law they are barred. The legislature has not yet acted on the measure although the members of the committee which is considering the bill appear to be opposed to the measure in its present form.

100 years ago this week

Feb. 17, 1916

James Anderson has built a small house to reside in.

Look in Johnston’s north window and see the handsomest person in Wauneta. “That’s what his ad says.”

Steve Moody says it pays to advertise and especially so in The Breeze. He sold 18 roosters by a 10 cent ad.

A man whose face was white and drawn has just ended a long-delayed journey. He entered a train at the Union station here and after a while, gave his ticket to the conductor, who regarded it curiously.  The ticket called for a trip to Gallatin, Mo., was issued by the Wabash & Pacific railway in 1886 and was good still.

The passenger told his story briefly, sadly. Twenty-nine years ago he was traveling from Leavenworth to Gallatin. He had arrived in Kansas City and bought a ticket to Gallatin when he was arrested and taken back to Leavenworth. Found guilty, he had served 29 years in the federal prison in Leavenworth.

110 years ago this week

Feb. 15 1906

E. Hanna is getting along fine with his new house.

The oldest of Romine Bros., the Painless Dentists, of Omaha, will again visit Wauneta Wednesday through Friday afternoon. He has just taken new courses in the Chicago Post Graduate Dental College and the Haskell Post Graduate Dental College and learned many new and wonderful things.

125 years ago this week

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