10 years ago this week
February 24, 2005
Wauneta-Palisade school district released its annual report. The district is comprised of parts of four counties, Hitchcock, Dundy, Chase and Hayes, a total of 453.10 square miles and about 1,200 people. There are 242 students, 23 of 27 2004 graduates are attending higher education, three working and one in the military. Employs 32 certified staff and 27 classified staff (cooks, bus drivers, office staff, aides and nurse).
Eating out in Imperial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elmer and Edna Keiser were Rod Keiser, Rich, Janet and Brennan Keiser, Aaron Keiser, Curtis Snodgrass and Leta Brunkhorst.
Nine of Wauneta’s Red Hat Fun Ladies went to McCook Thursday where they had lunch at Country Whimsey. They were Ethel Louch, Beryl Knotwell, Ila Widger, Lois Hoff, Sharon Walgren, Betty McCallum, Doris Ough, Marge Hanna and Jackie Kennedy. Colleen Goings joined them for lunch and shopping.
Virgil Sandman observed his 87th birthday Saturday at home with family. Helping him celebrate were Nik, Co and David Sandman, Kirk and Cindy Sandman, Derek and Allison Sandman, Haylee and Alexa and Cindy West came from Lincoln to spend the weekend.
Bobby and Kari Miller and Emma of Omaha spent the weekend with Tom and Sharon Miller. Bobby spoke Sunday at the Methodist Church telling of the project his third grade class had and receiving 30 stuffed bears from the U.M.W. to send to children in Thailand following the tsunami disaster there.
Three Wauneta-Palisade wrestlers medaled at the state wrestling meet. This year’s grapplers have the distinction of having the most wrestlers placing at state in WP team history. Jesse West took silver, Jake Smith placed fifth and Peter Barger, sixth. West is the second WP wrestler to capture second place at state; the first, Chad Lucas, in 1994.
No precip for the week: High: 69° on Feb. 14; low: 19° on Feb. 16.
Grain Markets from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-3.22; corn-1.87; milo-1.63; sunflowers-9.20; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.11; corn-1.86; milo-2.89; soybeans-5.32.
25 years ago this week
February 22, 1990
Prospects of a three-way merger by schools in Palisade, Trenton and Hayes Center look dim after patrons of the Hayes Center district opposed the idea. Trenton made a two-way merger proposal to Palisade. Palisade Superintendent Stan Kravig indicated the board would pursue a cooperative agreement with Trenton. Hayes Center’s board planned to meet over the weekend to draft a cooperative agreement with Palisade. Hayes Center and Palisade have been cooperating in junior high athletics. This year, three seventh and eighth grade students have been attending school in Hayes Center.
Nellie Ele and Dewey Hill were crowned queen and king at the Heart Fund Jamboree at Heritage of Wauneta Saturday.
Brennan John Keiser, son of Richard and Janet Keiser, was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church’s morning service Sunday by Pastor LaVern Brack. Sponsors were Darrel and Sharla Klima. A dinner followed the service.
Fourteen Chase County students began preparing for the Freedoms Foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa., and Washington D.C. on April 15-22. Wauneta students include Kerry Beldin, Jon Polly, Karla McCallum, Heidi George, Janel Applegarth and Theresa Haarberg.
LeeRoy and Clairene Weimer, accompanied by Kim and Katelyn Weimer of Beatrice, traveled to Madison, Wisc., where they spent the weekend with the Monte Weimer family. They enjoyed badger and ice fishing.
Precip for the week: .05 of an inch. For 1990: .71 of an inch.
Grain Markets: wheat-3.46/bu.; corn-2.13/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt.; soybeans-5.04/bu.; oats-1.20/bu.
50 years ago this week
Feb. 25, 1965
John Deere Day planned for Monday. See new line of John Deere implements and improvements on old lines, lunch and movies in the afternoon.
Leland Kitt of Palisade was elected president of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association at the organization’s 29th annual meeting in Lincoln Friday. Kitt, treasurer of the Southwest Public Power District of Palisade, was vice president of NREA last year and chairman of the public relations committee.
Ikes state convention at Enders May 1 and 2.
Bonnie and Dale Wicke, Duane Wall of Haigler and Allan Fischer of Benkelman attended the Rural Youth Mid-Winter Institute at Grand Island. Over 200 young adults, 17-30, took part in the activity.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp are spending time in California visiting their son Floyd and family and daughter Mary Ann at Santa Rosa.
Seven neighbor ladies helped Mrs. Grace Neville observe her birthday Wednesday afternoon. Each guest presented her with a lovely handkerchief and enjoyed a social afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Kanost and family of Cheyenne, Wyo., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost and children and also visited Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren and boys.
75 years ago this week
February 21, 1940
John Deere Day in Wauneta drew a large crowd with demonstrations by the Wauneta Equity and Wauneta Co-op Oil Co. The school band furnished music at noon with lunch of weiners, buns, coffee, donuts and ice cream served at the Co-op Oil. Lunch amounts consisted of 1,000 buns, equal amount of weiners, 15 lbs. of coffee, 45 lbs. of beans and 64 dozen ice cream bars and cups. Food ran out before everyone was served. The picture show was so crowded it was necessary to show it a second time.
Jay A. Person has filed for the legislature from the 37th district.
A Valentine box and a 10¢ gift exchange followed the lesson at the Cheerilot Club’s Feb. 14 meeting held at the home of Mrs. Bernard Polly with 13 members, 1 visitor and 2 children present.
Two of possibly the oldest clubs in town, the Happy Hour and the Embroidery Club, enjoyed an afternoon together Wednesday.
Mrs. Omar Kitt and Mrs. A. Engle were surprised Wednesday evening when 12 ladies were the unbidden guests at the Kitt home. The evening was spent playing pinochle.
The Standard Bearers held a hard time party in the church parlors Tuesday evening with everything in keeping with the name. The boys were guests. Lunch was served in paper sacks.
Local Markets: wheat-.85; corn-.58; eggs-.14; cream-26; h. hens-09; l. hens-.06.
100 years ago this week
February 25, 1915
Colder and snowing as we go to press.
S.S. Stinnette has sold his restaurant to F. C. Kline of Haigler, who takes possession in about two weeks. Mr. Stinnette does not know where he will locate or do.
A. Deininger and wife have returned from their trip to western New York and Penn.
Hal Fanning is shucking corn for H.H. Waggoner this week.
Miss Mary West left Friday for Newpoint, Mo., to visit relatives.
Truman Kitt has an auto.
Cedar Bluffs, Neb., pop. 500 has just dedicated a new $39,000 school building.
Wauneta Markets: wheat- $1.35; rye-1.00; corn-.62; barley-.58; hogs-5.70; eggs-.18; butter (in prints 20)-.18.
125 years ago this week
February 27, 1890
The school house was discovered to be on fire Monday morning, having caught from the stove pipe where it passes through the roof. The fire started before school hours and was immediately extinguished by the citizens.
Joseph Dudek will put in a new hardware store in the near future.
Go to Kennedy’s cash store with your eggs and produce. It will pay you.
The young people are enjoying themselves hugely at skating this frosty weather.