10 years ago this week
September 1, 2005
Construction began on Viaero’s Wireless cell phone tower south of town Thursday. Work was expected to be completed on the tower’s guide wires, sector boom antennas, coax cables and communication dishes by Wednesday, readying the 345-foot tower for service.
Upgrades continue at BWTelcom as a crew from Iowa returned to run fiber through conduit which was laid in a massive trenching and conduit laying project last summer. Later a crew will be splicing the fiber in preparation for fiber to be placed to homes and businesses.
Knotty and Beryl Knotwell observed their 59th anniversary on Thursday, the 25th. They were Friday guests of Dennis, Colleen and Billing Goings for a steak supper.
Larry and Lauraine Tatum spoke at the Methodist Church Sunday on a trip they made in January with another couple from Minden as a mission team to the Sagar-Brown United Methodist Committee on Relief (U.M.C.O.R) in Baldwin, La., distributing health, school and sewing kits and more for overseas relief and “flood buckets” for disasters in the U.S. They and Bob and Dorothy Baumfalk were guests of Bob and Sharon Walgren at the cafe Sunday.
Rudy and Judy Evers went to the “Volleyball Showcase” at the Quest Center in Omaha Friday and Saturday. They met Mert and Anita Smith for lunch Saturday.
Nebraska truckers were honored at the Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln with a truck pull on Saturday and a “Show and Shine” on Sunday. Les and Janice Houser were awarded first place in the late model division.
25 years ago this week
August 30, 1990
More than 100 people attended the 50th anniversary celebration for Joe and Linda Rietsch Sunday afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Following the open house, a potluck supper was hosted by Edna and Elmer Keiser for the family and Rev. and Mrs. Laverne Brack. The Reitsches’ three children: Joe and Barb Reitsch and family of Grand Blanc, Mich., Don and Pam Rietsch of Howell, Mich., and Marilyn and Dave Luce and family of Lakewood, Calif., were all present.
Arthur Maendl, a minister at Sheridan, Wyo., spent a day with Art and Nina Fortkamp. “Miss Nina” started Maendl out in school 43 years ago.
Mrs. Bud Frasier and Laura Arnett of Fort Collins, Colo., stopped in Wauneta en route home from Arkansas. Mrs. Frasier taught school in the area years ago and helped her husband at the Breeze office.
Lavern and Elinor Denker, Rodney and Esther Einspahr, Jim and DeLores Taylor and Paul and Elnora Kitt attended the Hayes Center Couples Golf and supper event Sunday.
Elaine Hink, administrator of Heritage of Wauneta, attended an administrator’s conference in Calhoun, Ga., Aug. 19-23.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan McNutt were honored on their 60th anniversary Tuesday evening at the Copper Mill in McCook. Dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Cox, Bob and Kae McNutt of Oberlin, Kan., Louise Tucker of McCook, Maurie and Debbie Cox and family and Mrs. McNutt’s sister, Billie, of Florida.
Precip for the week: .11 of an inch; for August: 2.02 inches.
50 years ago this week
September 2, 1965
The Wauneta school system began the 1965-66 term with 379 students registered - — 259 in grades kindergarten thru eighth and 120 in high school.
Mrs. Onna Moody celebrated her 85th birthday by attending the Chase County Fair Saturday and was guest of daughter, Mrs. George Newman, and family in Imperial Sunday and had a phone visit with daughter Mrs. Fausta Miller of Salem, Ore. One of the happiest birthdays possible, she stated.
Dick, Don and Connie Buffington and Jerry Livingston attended the World Championship Little Britches Rodeo at Littleton, Colo., Aug. 17-22 bringing home ten trophies and one buckle between the four of them.
About 100 relatives and friends attended a covered dish picnic supper held Wednesday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fortkamp of Springfield, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Wally Jones and family of Memphis, Tenn. Vicar Gary Fortkamp was guest speaker at Redeemer’s Mission Festival Sunday.
Tuesday afternoon visitors in the Vearl Kitt home were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Laird of Portland, Ore., and son-in-law Gordon Allison of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Laird and Mr. Kitt were schoolmates at Wauneta High School.
75 years ago this week
August 28, 1940
Watermelon Day was enjoyed by a huge crowd with all the watermelon they could eat. More than 3,000 pounds of watermelon was consumed..
Anyone desiring to keep high school girls for room and board or part room and board in exchange for work or anyone with sleeping rooms or light housekeeping rooms, leave names with Mr. Hungate.
Dr. and Mrs. C. Rob’t Carlson and family returned Sunday evening from Glenwood, Ia., where they visited relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Ennis Decker returned to Wauneta from Evanston, Ill., where he attended school this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Grimm and children are in Denver this week.
100 years ago this week
September 2, 1915
The Wauneta School will start Tuesday, Sept. 14th instead of the 7th, owing to the principal and assistant resigning and for various other reasons. — Wauneta School Board.
If teachers accept contracts, all vacancies are filled in the Wauneta schools.
The F. C. Krotter Co. is rushing work on his Enders elevator.
The Wauneta Telephone Company should put a direct wire to Stratton to connect with the Bell system. It is much needed.
L.S. Terry and wife and son returned from a trip Friday to Colorado.
Mr. Kanost and Grace returned from their trip to Virginia, Mo., and other points on Wed.
125 years ago this week
August 28, 1890
There was a glorious rain on Monday.
Mr. Knapp has bought a windmill of A. C. Pence.
Pence has received a carload of windmills.
Rev. Jennings will give a temperance lecture Sunday evening.
The Sunday schools composed of Lantz’s, Grimm’s, and Tanner’s held a picnic down at Hudson’s grove Sunday.