10 years ago this week
September 9, 2004
WP school enrollment dropped by 25 students over last year, according to Wauneta-Palisade Superintendent Charles Isom. The 2004-2005 opening enrollment was 250. Five years ago enrollment stood at 317 students..
Dr. Jean (Hahn) Lavoronick of Westchester, Pa., Joan (Hahn) Dudden and Karla Herrmann of McCook were dinner guests Thursday of Letha Sailors.
Francis Lewis and Connie Lewis were Friday until Sunday guests in the Bill Lewis home in Plattsmouth and attended the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of the Bill Lewises Sunday evening.
Precip for the week: .25 of an inch. High for the week: 94° on Aug. 31; low: 49° on Sept. 6.
25 years ago this week
September 7, 1898
Todd Barnard became owner of Classic Auto Body Aug. 21 after having purchased it from owner Jamie Littrel. Barnard’s new business will be known as Wauneta Auto Renewal. The Barnards, Todd, Tessa, Terrin and Kevin, moved here from Fort Collins, Colo.
School enrollment is up this year with a total of 229 students — 121 girls and 108 boys.
The Corner Cupboard held its first anniversary celebration Saturday with numerous specials throughout the day along with a number of prizes given.
The Rex Walgren family returned home Aug. 27 after spending 10 days fishing at Cranberry Portage at Manatoba, Canada. The Wayne Williams family of California were also there and stopped in Wauneta en route to their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Riley Mintling and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Mintling and family were among relatives meeting at the poolside of the Chief Motel in McCook Sunday for the annual Mintling family reunion.
No precip for the week, for 1989: 13.00 inches.
50 years ago this week
Sept. 10, 1964
The Wauneta FFA Chapter’s slave auction brought in $386 held Tuesday evening at the Ag Shop. Due to the large freshmen class there were 40 boys auctioned - 20 of them freshmen. Rodney Wheeler received the highest price of $16.00, bid by Wesley Wheeler.
Allen and Wayne Carse families of Palisade were honored as the Palisade Soil and Water Conservation District’s 1964 honor family.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy were guests of honor at a surprise party hosted by Lela Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Large, on their 40th anniversary Friday evening. The evening was spent socially.
Saturday afternoon guests of the Kent Buffingtons were Linda Springer of Washington D.C. and her friends, Liz Carroll and Shirley Popp and Mrs. Parsons.
75 years ago this week
Sept. 13, 1939
Main Street is getting a new face lift. The oil and gravel surface, laid in 1937, was torn up and a new oil gravel surface put down. It was thought there was too much oil in the 1937 application and the road couldn’t stand up under the hot summer sun.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fortkamp and John Fortkamp and family drove to Culbertson Sunday to surprise their father, Wm. Frerichs, on his 58th birthday. About 32 relatives and friends attended.
Twelve ladies surprised Mrs. Edith Krausnick last Wednesday evening, the occasion was her birthday. The evening was spent playing pinochle and Chinese checkers.
100 years ago this week
September 10, 1914
There are over 120 scholars enrolled in our school.
H. E. Athey and wife left in their auto Monday morning for the state fair.
J. E. Skelton and wife for Lincoln Friday to visit their son and attend the state fair.