10 years ago this week
July 15, 2004
Making use of the park’s new hiking-biking path, Wauneta’s newly formed walking club, dubbed ‘Hiking to Hawaii,” is nearly halfway to the goal of walking enough miles to go to Hawaii. The 90-plus members have collectively walked 1,512 miles, almost half of their goal of 3,533 miles. The group started out with 25 members the first week.
Lorean Anderson, a resident at Heritage, was honored on her 80th birthday when Deb Andrew, Elaine Roschewski and Tracy Morehead served strawberry shortcake to the residents. She was also honored at a surprise open house held at the Senior Center on Sunday, hosted by Lori Sis and Stacy Troutman.
Beverly Dinnel, Jane Greene, Tina Grosbach of Imperial and Andrea Zakis of Cheyenne, Wyo., attended a Women of Faith conference in Denver Friday and Saturday.
A carry-in dinner was held at the Methodist Church Sunday following Sunday morning worship as a welcome to new pastor, Judith Dye.
Monte Weimer, Ethan and Jacob of Brownsburg, Ind., are houseguests of Lee Roy and Clairene Weimer.
Dorene and Gary Mohr of Enders, Logan and Shiela Mohr, Cindi and George Hallett of Imperial, Hugo Mohr, Josh Taylor and DeLores Taylor had a cookout at Enders Lake Saturday evening.
In a welcome break from the ongoing drought, widespread rains fell Thursday, Friday and Saturday with over six inches of rain reported northeast of Wauneta and in the Hamlet area. The Stinking Water Creek overflowed its banks causing widespread damage to Hayes County roads, as well as flooding low-lying areas. Wauneta reported 2.79 inches.
25 years ago this week
July 13, 1989
’89 Wheat Harvest winding down! Yields were not exceptional with most around Wauneta running in the mid to high 20s to low 30s. There were some 45 bushel yields.
Last Monday evening guests of Mr. and Mr. Bob Kitt for supper and fireworks were Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kitt and girls of Ogallala, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Forney and girls of Castle Rock, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Bob Newman of Leesburg, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Gage and John of Kearney, Erma Newman and Erma Kitt.
The Russ Pankonins went to Grant Sunday evening where 22 relatives gathered for a surprise birthday supper for Vic Pankonin.
Richard and Judy Christensen, James and Charles and a student from West Germany who has spent a year with them visited Glen and Edna Christensen. They had travelled from Gaithersburg, Md., to San Francisco and back. While here they attended a farewell for Alvin and Joyce Christensen at Venango who have moved to Valley View where Alvin will be the high school superintendent.
The Lavon Haarberg family attended a picnic at Imperial held in honor of Nellie Haarberg of Turlock, Calif.; Ralph Mertis of Tracy, Calif.; Edwin and Sean Haarberg of Villa Park, Calif.
Tyson, Shana and Tanner Bardsley came from Halls Crossing, Utah, last Wednesday to visit grandparents, Richard and Lavina Bardsley.
A large number attended the Sunday morning service and welcome dinner for Rev. Michael Anderson and family at the Palisade Methodist Church.
No precip for the week; for 1989: 6.47 inches.
Grain Markets: wheat-3.85/bu.; corn-2.31/bu.; milo-3.55/cwt.; soybeans-6.55/bu.; oats-1.45/bu.
50 years ago this week
July 16, 1964
Amateur Jackpot Rodeo, Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19, Wayne Smith Arena.
Harvest is 85-98 percent completed, the county’s average yield was estimated at 18 bushels due to earlier devastating hail.
Billie Dicke received the God and Country Award, Boy Scouting’s highest award, at the morning worship service at Mt. Zion Methodist Church July 5, presented by the Rev. John P. Brooks.
Sail-planes, competing in national competition in McCook the first part of July, landed in several fields in the area - one in a field of Ike Engell along Highway 6, one at the Dick Nordhausen farm, another at the Bob Fannning place and in a field of Walter Wheeler.
Don Polly left Thursday for North Platte and on Friday left for Valley Forge, Penn., for the Sixth National Scout Jamboree.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam West and Sammy returned from a trip to several eastern states.
Rev. and Mrs. Ed Suelflow and family of Milwaukee are spending their vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, and other family.
A birthday coffee honoring Mrs. Worth Kanost was held at the home of Neva Kanost with members of the Round About Extension Club, friends and relatives attending to wish Lois a happy birthday.
75 years ago this week
July 19, 1939
Gunnar Lange of the Swedish Ministry, Mrs. Lange and Kaarlo af Heurlin of Helsinki, Finland, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Person Friday to Monday. They are on a tour of the United States, especially interested in American agriculture.
Donald Cox, who received his law degree at the University of Nebraska and passed the state bar exam, has opened a practice in Wauneta in the office of G. S. Burham.
Arch Counce and Delbert Thompson, Wauneta implement dealers, went to Lincoln last Friday where they attended a meeting of the International Harvester dealers.
Wm. Dudek Jr. and family and Fred Dudek left Monday on a fishing trip to Minnesota.
A picnic dinner and ice cream and cake was enjoyed by 25 relatives Sunday at the W. Walgren home.
Local Markets: wheat-.53; corn-.48; cream-.20; eggs-.10; h. hens-.10. h. springs-.11; cox-.04.
100 years ago this week
July 16, 1914
We had a good dust storm this Thursday morning.
Mable McCarty is helping Mrs. Chester Stock with her housework during harvest.
Henry Waggoner is helping Luhr’s harvest.
Walter Besack is over from the Sand Hills helping Archer Morrison and Geo. Smith harvest.
Grandpa Nesmith has 77 stalks of tame sunflowers. They are just beginning to bloom. The seeds make good chicken feed.
W. C. Higley will take charge of the postoffice Aug. 1. The office will remain in its present location as Mr. Higley has rented the building from Mr. Fuller.