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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Friday, 26 February 2016 18:20

10 years ago this week

Feb. 23, 2006

Wauneta-Palisade senior Jesse West capped his high school wrestling career in the best way possible—by capturing the school’s first-ever gold place finish at the state wrestling tourney. West rolled through three opponents at the Qwest Center to qualify for Saturday’s televised championships where he edged Chris March of Sutton on a 9-8 decision.

After his tremendous run at state, West closes the season with a 42-4 record and his high school career at 122-26.

25 years ago this week

Feb. 28, 1991

This year 30 kids from Wauneta/Palisade were asked if they received the gift they wanted for Valentine’s Day.

Stacey Barger showed her affection by purchasing a ring and sharing a kiss with Kelly Brunkhorst; Kelly Brunkhorst showed the same affection by purchasing six roses and a bunny for Stacey.

Many other gifts were received, such as candy, and roses being the number one gift to give and receive.

Balloons and kisses came in second place; while other strange gifts were received such as heart boxer shorts, widgets and interesting experiences.

Some were not so lucky this Valentine’s Day. Fifteen students didn’t receive the gifts they wanted from their loved ones

50 years ago this week

Feb. 1966

This week we took a poll on what different people thought “misery” was. Here are a few of the daffy definitions:

From the student’s point of view:

Misery is leaky pens on book reports.

Misery is taking a lifesaver out of your coat pocket, popping it in your mouth only to find it had lint in center of it.

Misery is having a runny nose during a timed writing in typing.

Misery is the morning after the tournament the night before.

75 years ago this week

Feb. 26, 1941

Yes, they occasionally come back to the old home to renew old acquaintances, to see the babies that aren’t babies any more and most of all to get their feet under mother’s table once again. Orley McCartney, the older son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McCartney, who with his wife cast his lot in California some twenty years ago, returned last week for a visit with home folks in Wauneta. The smile that he carries is evidence that he is enjoying the handclasp and the greetings of old friends. However, we venture to say that after such a greeting, he asks on the quiet, “Dad, who was that young sprout that shook hands with me on the corner?

100 years ago this week

Feb. 24, 1916

Fred Petsch bought up a car of horses in this vicinity last week and shipped them from Stratton on Friday to Grand Island.

C. E. Johnston shipped a complete house furnishing outfit to Imperial on Wednesday. 

110 years ago this week

Feb. 22, 1906

F. W. Dick has purchased nine-acres of land of C. E. Schutz lying just east of town and south of track for $400. Fred will build a large house on the site and put in a large hog ranch.

125 years ago this week

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