10 years ago this week
April 21, 2005
Community members turned out in large numbers for the Valley Bank’s hamburger feed Friday night as a fundraiser for Wauneta’s medical clinic. The community more than met the Bank’s $5,000 matching challenge with a total of $5,361 raised through a grill raffle, barbecue set raffle, donations and a donation from the Winscot family in memorial gifts given for the late Bill Winscot.
Father Greg Pawloski of St. John and St. Patrick’s Catholic Churches returned from a three month sabbatical program for spiritual renewal. He was based at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He and two friends also travelled to the Holy Land.
Donna and Robert Whiting spent the weekend in North Platte where they helped with the 11th annual train show held at the D & N Event Center. Robert is a member of the McCook and North Platte railroader groups.
Dan and Joanne Liebig flew from Omaha to Denver and on to Lake Tahoe recently for a week of sightseeing.
Lee Roy and Clairene Weimer attended the opening of the Korean War Memorial in Oxford and then had lunch with Kathy Winscot. Clark and Donna McMinn and Becky and Weldon Taylor of Denver also attended the opening celebration.
Travis Rotter and Janae Harris were crowned Prom 2005 king and queen at the conclusion of Saturday night’s promenade. Attendants were Jake Rundback and Megan Wilson and Courtney Schneider and Sheridan Wright.
Wauneta-Palisade’s Future Business Leaders of America members, Joe Bartels, Peter Barger and Sheridan Wright, took third in state in Network Design at the State Leadership Conference. Bartels also took second Java and Wright took fourth in business math.
No precip for the week; high for the week: 81° on April 17; low: 31° on April 11.
Area grain markets: from Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-2.85; corn-1.85; milo-1.59; sunflowers-9.70; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-2.84; corn-1.82; milo-2.80; soybeans-5.83.
25 years ago this week
April 19, 1990
Wauneta and Imperial students returning from the Freedoms Foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa., and Washington D.C., will present a program on their trip at the general meeting of the Chase County Freedoms Foundation chapter Monday. Wauneta students are Kerry Beldin, Jon Polly, Janel Applegarth, Karla McCallum, Heidi George and Theresa Haarberg.
About 50 people attended the Methodist Church’s sunrise service held at the church due to the early morning rain. Devotions were held in front of the church with a service by the Jr. and Sr. High youth in the sanctuary.
Jerry Bauman of Santa Fe, N.M., and Mindy and Marc Young and Drew were Easter guests of Hazel and Ed Novacek.
John Maddux of New York spent Wednesday to Sunday with Jack and Carol Maddux. Her mother, Jo Smith of Lincoln, spent the weekend. They joined Ed and Sylvia Burke and families Saturday evening.
Don and Charlotte Myers accompanied Don and Mary Poore of McCook to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they spent the weekend with their children, Chuck and Kathy Myers. They also attended the Ice Capades in Denver Saturday.
Beryl and Otis Knotwell, Gordon and Millie Deininger, Erma Kitt, June Cox, Dorothy Baumfalk and Lillian and Sharon Walgren were among those taking the tour to the Ice Capades Saturday.
Precip for the week: .07 of an inch, for 1990: 2.94 inches.
Grain Markets: wheat-3.48/bu.; corn-2.42/bu.; milo-3.60/cwt.; soybeans-5.25/bu.; oats-1.20/bu.
50 years ago this week
April 22, 1965
Chase, Perkins and Dundy County will change to Central Standard Time effective Sunday, April 25, 1965, at 12:01 a.m., following a meeting Tuesday night. Reason given: “to match Colorado’s change to Daylight Savings Time.” Representatives from Benkelman, Imperial, Grant, Madrid, Venango, Haigler, Max, Champion, Lamar, Enders and Wauneta conducted polls in their communities and decided unanimously to make the change.
A large crowd attended a Komac grand opening at Sinner’s Paint and Body Shop last weekend.
Rodney Wheeler received the State Farmer degree at the Nebraska State FFA convention in Lincoln. Only the top 2 percent of members earn the award. There are approximately 5,800 FFA members.
Mrs. Chester Stock returned on the 14th from a three week visit with relatives and friends at San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Buffington and Kendal and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington attended Easter services at the RLDS church at Imperial and witnessed the Blessing of baby Dirk Buffington.
75 years ago this week
April 17, 1940
Wauneta Grade School was host to the Invitational Play Day tournament April 13 with 450 pupils from nine towns and 14 rural districts participating. Seventy adults from outside of Wauneta sponsored the other schools entries and 44 teachers assisted with the many programs. Benkelman won first place in the town scholastics with Wauneta, second. In the Rural Division, District 54 with Barbara Moreland, teacher, was first and District 26 was second with Mabel Scriven, teacher. Other activities included boys kitten ball, girls volleyball, jacks tournament, marble tournament and races.
Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Skelton gathered at their home Sunday, April 7, bringing well filled baskets for a picnic dinner and spent the day in honor of Mr. Skelton’s 77th birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bretzer and children of North Platte and Mr. and Mrs. Iville Green and Dickie spent Sunday at Wellfleet Lake picnicking and fishing.
Bruce Resler and Miss Esther Harer of Chicago were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald in Imperial Wednesday evening and of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green Saturday night. Miss Harer returned to her home Sunday after spending 10 days here at the Resler home and in Franklin.
Mrs. D.C. Harvey entertained several ladies Wednesday afternoon complementary to Mrs. Cora Harvey, a house-guest in the Harvey home. The occasion was her birthday.
Local markets: wheat-.91¢; corn-.56; eggs-.13; cream-.25; h. hens-.10; l. hens-.07.
100 years ago this week
April 22, 1915
Beginning next Wednesday and until further notice, all the stores of Wauneta will be open Wednesday evenings. Plans are to close at 5 o’clock for supper and open again from 6 to 8. This is to accommodate farmers and others during their busy season so they can trade one evening in the middle of the week. The band will arrange for a concert in the open air.
You’d better get that new auto license.
The city fountain was turned on Tuesday.
A prairie fire having been started by burning thistles broke out in Mr. Metcalf’s field Sun. morning, causing considerable excitement and detaining some from Sunday School.
125 years ago this week
April 24, 1890
The businessmen of the west side of Tecumseh Ave. will be obliged to “look a little oudt” or the east side will outstrip them in building. There are now the following business houses on the east side of the avenue: a lumber yard, barber shop, wind mill agency, farm implement store, notary public office, Lincoln Land Co’s. office, W.W. Fisher’s office, town scales office, Tecumseh house, band practice hall, club room and many more to follow. Oh, we’re booming.
The women of this town have at last got “those scissors sharpened.” A genuine life size scissors grinder took in the city and the dimes the other day.
The bloods of this town were humping their backs in making a lawn tennis ground last Thursday and Friday.
Thomas Whitehead has set a number of evergreens in front of his hotel.
It is now too late to plow gardens.
A.C. Pence is acting postmaster during Kennedy’s absence.