10 years ago this week
Jan. 26, 2006
Wauneta’s street resurfacing project is coming up for bid Feb. 2 with work slated to begin in late July. Village of Wauneta employees are getting things in order for the project.
Earlier this month the folks from Common Scents in McCook were in Wauneta to help relocate a young burr oak tree from Main Street to the park. This time next year Wauneta’s downtown should have a dramatically new look.
25 years ago this week
Jan. 31, 1991
Two of the four winners in a local Population Predication Contest estimated the number of the people in their community at the exact number as released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Dennis Gockley of Wauneta figured his hometown population at 675. Francis Baker of Lamar guessed the population of his community at 31.
Howard Welsh of Imperial had the closest guess of Chase County’s population, with his estimate of 4,370. The Census Bureau has determined the county population to be 4,381.
50 years ago this week
Jan. 27, 1966
Twenty-one members turned out for the organizational meeting to begin the 1966 year for the Wauneta Commercial Club. Committee members were announced for 1966. Retail Committee consists of: Ted Anderson, Bill Crapson, Gene Harchelroad, Tom Rose, Bob Walgren and Bill Winscot. Finance committee members are: LeRoy Jussel, Bob Walgren, Dale Bischoff, Jiggs Crapson, Arch Counce, Junior Berry, Ray Maxfield and Wilbur Larson.
The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department elected officers at its Monday night meeting. President is Bud Long; VP, Gene Harchelroad; Secretary-Treasurer, Ray Hromas; Director, Bob Walgren; Fire Chief, Lloyd Sinner; Assistant to Chief, Speed DeHart.
75 years ago this week
Jan. 22, 1941
Floyd Nordhausen, the only contestant from Wauneta in the McCook boxing tournament, won his first fight from Ferguson of Beaver City by a knockout in the second round Thursday evening. Nordhausen weighed in at 126 pounds.
The second-year typing students have begun their cooperative secretarial work. Each girl has been assigned to work for a business person. Rosemary Littrel will work for the Coop; Elva Hardy, Farm Loan Office; Vara Mae Miller, Rev. Embree; Naomi Kitt, Johnson’s Hardware; Arlene Vlasin, Hoff’s Store; and Irene Carpenter, Dr. Fitzgerald.
100 years ago this week
Jan. 27, 1916
Bud Johnston fell out of the hay mower at their barn Monday night and broke both bones in his right arm between his wrist and elbow. The Boy Scouts are helping him do his chores.
The doctors are doing their utmost to hold the terrible scarlet fever in check and hope to stop it so it will not spread any more. The school where the Bricker children, who had scarlet fever, attended is closed.
110 years ago this week
Jan. 25, 1906
While a bunch of cattle was being brought in from W. King’s on Tuesday, one of the cows was taken sick and when in front of the bank, it decided to try the cement walk, and before it was gotten off, it broke out a pane of glass. It was driven up as far as Johnston’s and died. The animal belonged to Sheriff King and had been sold to Robertson’s.
125 years ago this week
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