10 years ago this week
December 9, 2004
A capacity crowd attended Sunday’s Harvest of Hymns piano and organ concert featuring Lucille McBride and Diana Ham held at the Wauneta Methodist Church. Due to a winter snow storm the concert was rescheduled from the Thanksgiving weekend.
The Spring 4-H Club recently erected new vinyl rural direction signs, replacing those the club had erected 15-20 years ago. Helping with the project were Peter Barger, Jessica Maddux, Dawnta Harchelroad, Laura Barger, Trevor Maddux and club leader Kathy Barger.
Pat Kitt hosted a Christmas luncheon and dessert at her home for the Red Hat Ladies. Attending were Carol Thompson, Beryl Knotwell, Ethel Louch, June Cox, Doris Ough, Lois Hoff, Sharon Walgren, Jackie Kennedy and Betty McCallum.
Sharon and Leland Maris drove to Shelby, N.C., visiting daughter Julie and Dan Ashline, Ethan and Eliese. Sheila and Skip Dargas, Scott and Eric were also guests and Michael and Kim Maris, Brittnae and Breann flew in to celebrate Thanksgiving with them.
Friday supper guests of Gary and Jan DeWester were Laddie and Anita Wilson, David and Bobbi Kistner and Kaitlyn, Everett Stamm, Chad and Jennifer DeWester and Brian and Michelle Harchelroad and children.
Precip for the week: .02 of an inch. High for the week: 54° on Dec. 4; low: 11° on Nov. 29.
25 years ago this week
December 7, 1989
A Women of Today chapter was formed last Tuesday when 12 women met for an informational meeting at The Steak Out. Several members of the Imperial Women of Today chapter were present and shared information. The Wauneta chapter decided to establish a Christmas Sharing Tree as their first project. Election of officers will be held at next Tuesday’s meeting.
Kerry Beldin of Wauneta and Annette Prior of Imperial were selected as the recipients of the 80 percent scholarships for the annual Freedom Foundation trip. Jon Polly is first alternate and Karla McCallum, second alternate.
The Wauneta Webelo Scouts toured the Wauneta Breeze as a requirement for their communication badge. Scouts included Neil Brunkhorst, Jeff Rammage, Toby Hamilton, Brendan Plisek, Aaron McKinney, Scott Hamilton and Anthony Rowley. Curtis Christner is their leader.
Mary Ann Madden, Marlene Kuskie, Stacy Lawless, Sue Schneider, Tina Kitt, Laurie Maris and Joan Maddux took 26 Girl Scouts to the “Nutcracker” in Imperial Saturday night.
Junior and Margie Kitt and Bev and Harold Maris went to Minden Sunday afternoon to attend the Christmas pageant that evening.
Bob and Jean Hardy, Lavern and Elinor Denker and Lynn, Ike and Norma Denker and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Winkelman had Sunday dinner at Jack’s Place in Imperial in honor of Ella’s 80th birthday and then visited in the Winkelman home and enjoyed cake and ice cream.
Keith and Sylvia Buffington and Lisa were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Smith at Champion Sunday afternoon, the occasion to observe the 92nd birthday of Martha McCurry. Other visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Willard Yost, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Borell of Denver, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCurry of Kansas City.
No precip for the week.
50 years ago this week
Dec. 10, 1964
Rod Harvey was reappointed to the Wauneta Utility Board by the Village Trustees for a five year term.
Elmer Medlock observed his 93rd birthday last Tuesday. Mrs. Rachel Hatch and Mrs. Metta Smith were dinner guests and also afternoon guests along with Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lentz, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bressie, Mrs. Kenneth Hicks, Mrs. Carrie Kellie and Mrs. Bryan Smith.
A baptismal service was held Sunday at the Methodist Church for Mary Ann Maddux.Dinner guests in the Jack Maddux home following the service were Mrs. Eva Maddux and Mrs. Ed Burke and children and Dr. and Mrs. Fay Smith of Imperial.
Mrs. Stella Gregory returned home Sunday evening from Munden, Kan., where she had been visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rex Stransky and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fanning took the cheerleaders to Curtis Saturday evening for the basketball game and were met there by their children, Lynn and Judy, who drove from Kearney.
75 years ago this week
Dec. 13, 1939
The Wauneta Commercial Club Wednesday morning cancelled a Christmas cash drawing similar to the one held last year upon advice from neighboring towns that drawings of a lottery nature are being stopped in towns all over the state. Commercial Club officials thought the money already collected from merchants would be used to buy an extra supply of candy, nuts and fruits and the treats and would be extended to grownups as well as children on Santa Claus Day, Dec. 23.
The first bricklaying and stone work on the exterior of the new Falls bank building got underway Tuesday.
V. B. Johnston was elected worshipful master of the Wauneta Lodge at their regular meeting.
Mrs. Russell Bodeman was elected worthy matron for the coming year of the Order of Eastern Star.
Two Wauneta Broncs, Gerih at guard and Anderson at halfback, were named to the Frenchman Valley League all-conference team. Nordhausen was selected as guard on second team, Bradley, center, and Terry, tackle. Moreland and Hohl were honorable mention.
100 years ago this week
December 10, 1914
The ground was covered with snow Monday morning and fell Monday and Tuesday. About 5 or 6 inches and makes for much-need moisture.
Truman Kitt left for Lincoln on Wed., being called there on the grand jury. Grover Deininger is looking after his work.
The young people met at Kanost’s Tues. night and at Gordon’s Sat. night to practice for the X’mas entertainment.
H. E. Athey and Ashby Morrison are attending the county commissioners meeting at Fremont this week.