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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:20

10 years ago this week

Jan. 15, 2004

The Wauneta Breeze took on a new look this week with a new flag atop the front page with pages inside renamed and renumbered and text type and headline types also changed. The Breeze will retain the name its had for its 117 year history. The most popular account of how the Breeze got its name is that Breeze founder John Hahn was nervous about getting the paper started and naming it and was visiting with some men in front of the shop when a cool breeze blew through, cooling him. At that moment he decided to call the newspaper The Wauneta Breeze. The windmill in the new flag emphasizes the breeze that blows to run the windmill as well as highlights the area’s proud history and dedication to agriculture.

A look back at 2003 showed national and local economies floundering, short moisture and low grain prices. High cattle prices were among the bright spots and investment in Wauneta’s future with BWTelcom’s new building, HomeTown Agency’s renovation of the old hardware and Wauneta Community Foundation’s kick off to fund a new medical building on Wauneta’s mainstreet.

Family of Richard and LaVina Bardsley hosted a dinner at the Bill Bardsley home to honor them on their 50th anniversary. Former motorcycle club members, friends and neighbors attended.

Lucille McBride attended the 50th anniversary dinner for Richard and LaVina Bardsley. She was the pianist at their wedding at Mt. Zion Church on Jan. 10, 1954.

A special dinner of pizza and ice cream was hosted by Janice and Don Hewitt and Kent Buffington at Heritage Saturday noon for their mother, Alvina Buffington, on her 92nd birthday that day. She had asked for pizza and also that Ed Buffington be included as he had observed his 96th birthday on Thursday. Joining them for lunch and visiting were Leona Paustian, Laura Buffington and Lucille McBride.

Precip to date: .25; high for the week: 56° on Jan. 11; low: -12 on Jan. 5.


25 years ago this week

January 12, 1989

Members of the Falls Club launched a fundraising effort to buy an additional pager for the Wauneta Ambulance and Rescue Squad. There are not enough pagers for each member, so pagers are passed along each day. Rescue Squad President Jim Lucas noted the past year the squad made 99 runs of which 76 were emergencies, 12 transfers, one dry run and had 10 standbys at football games.

Kris Polly, a junior majoring in psychology and political science at Wesleyan University, was one of 17 American students accepted to the prestigious Hansard Scholars Program through Burckbeck College in London. He will spend four months studying and working with a member of parliament.

Ramona Nordhausen hosted a Christmas coffee Dec. 22 in her home. Guests were Twilla Denker, Jackie Kennedy, Lois Greeley, Ora Nordhausen, Eleanor Petr, Betty Mintling and Lucille Klima.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Henning and Cassandra of Lincoln spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kitt. They were all Christmas Eve guests of Kevin and Denise Janicek and Mandi and the Janiceks and Keenan Kitts joined them in the Ervin Kitt home Christmas Day.

Herman Nordhausen and Judy Evers went to Seward Sunday, attending the Nebraska basketball game in Lincoln Monday, returning home Tuesday.

Precip for the week: .12.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.89/bu.; corn-2.58/bu.; milo-3.88/cwt.; soybeans-7.40/bu.; oats-2.35/bu.


50 years ago this week

Jan. 16, 1964

Wauneta boasts three car dealerships. “Shorty” Hamilton established his business, Hamilton Garage (Chrysler, Plymouth, Valiant) in 1933; Harvey Harchelroad (Harchelroad Chevrolet) in 1935 and Wilbur Larson, Wauneta Motors (Ford) in 1953.

Lonnie Shackelford, one of nine competitors, was announced winner of the University of Nebraska Regents Scholarship.

Pfc. and Mrs. Al Larson are visiting in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Larson. Following a 30-day furlough he will leave for Korea.

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Ferguson were honored on their 50th anniversary at the Frank Carter home Dec. 15 with 120 guests calling to wish them happy anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Mitchell, Jackie Ekarts, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Moody and Vonna and Mrs. Sylvia Moody were among some attending the Stock Show in Denver over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Worth Kanost called on Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith and family Monday evening.


75 years ago this week

January 18, 1939

Wauneta was selected as the town to hold the Nebraska 1939 state checker tournament. The tournament will open Monday, Feb. 6 and continue for four or five days. The association is anxious to create more interest in the game in the western section of the state and locating the tourney here they hope will do so. Last year’s tournament was held at the YMCA in Lincoln.

Plans are underway for the 1939 President’s Birthday Ball to be held at the American Legion Hall Friday, Feb. 10. Music will be furnished by Haurey Mack and his orchestra of Hastings. Waunetans will be interested to know that Russel Polly, local musician, is now a member of the Haurey Mack orchestra.

Miss Millie Ingold accompanied Mrs. Albert Ingold of Imperial to Florida where they expect to spend the rest of the winter months.

Local Markets: wheat-.54; corn-.36-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30; cream-.20; eggs-.12; hens-.08; springs-.10.


100 years ago this week

January 15, 1914

The County Commissioners awarded the contract for the county printing to the Wauneta Breeze and also designated the same as the official paper for the county.

The ice in Wauneta is all put up. The ice was 10 inches thick and a very good quality.

The sheriff’s salary has been placed at $1,000 for 1914 and the janitor work given to young Morris at $240.00 a year.

Sheriff Bonner was in town on Wednesday making arrangements to have ice shipped to Imperial. He has built a new house that holds 250 tons.

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 20:56

10 years ago this week

Jan. 8, 2004

Janet and Dennis Egle accompanied Norman and Linda Sue Egle to Weatherford, Okla., over the weekend. They met Jess Egle so Jayna Egle could return home with her father after having spent the holidays with grandparents Norman and Linda.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger and family went to Wahoo a week ago and spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Ken Dumont and family and attended the baptism of grandson Andrew on Sunday.

Abbie Barger returned to the Air Force Academy Tuesday after spending several days with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger.

Les and Jan Houser attended the annual BMC awards banquet in Columbus Jan. 3.

Stuart and Karla Hoff, Sidney and Thomas of Lincoln and Chris Hoff of Bozeman, Mont., spent the Christmas holiday with parents, Clyde and Lois Hoff.

New Year’s guests of Margaret Greeley were Sheila and Jim Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Jim and Mary Greeley of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Precip for the week: .25 of an inch. High for the week: 60° on Jan. 1; low: -4° on Jan. 4.


25 years ago this week

January 5, 1989

A review of 1988 showed five new businesses: the Corner Cupboard, the Snack Shack, Veils Unlimited, The Country Clipper and Integrated Resources. The Wauneta Commercial Club’s name was changed to Wauneta Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber reopened the Chateau Theatre. The Senior Center expanded to serving meals three days a week from one day. Businesses which closed: Classic Auto Body, Carpenter Insurance Agency and Keilo Construction. In Palisade, the Frenchman Valley Bank was closed.

Harley Robert Allen, son of Donn and Paula Allen, was baptized during the Christmas Day service at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial. Sponsors were Mike Smith, Bill and Rhonda Bischoff and Joyce Majors.

Celeste Nicole Pankonin, daughter of Russ and Lori Pankonin, was baptized during the Christmas Eve service at the United Methodist Church in Wauneta. Her sponsors are Bob and Brenda Brandt of Holyoke, Colo.

Forty-three members of the Bill Buffington and Warren Buffington families met at the Holiday Inn in North Platte Dec. 26 for a Christmas celebration. They spent the night and returned to their homes Tuesday.

Samuel Douglas, son of Doug and Nancy (Hanna) Munderloh of Colby, Kan., was born on Christmas Day as was his sister, Sarah two years earlier. Odds of this happening is 133,225 to 1. Sam was two weeks overdue and Sarah three weeks overdue. The Munderlohs decided to celebrate the birthdays on their due dates of Dec. 5 and 12.

Visitors on Dec. 22 to wish Dora Denker a happy birthday were Elsie Becker, Elfrieda Johnston, Lavonna Redden, Ken and Cleophia Denker, Shelly Yoder, Beau and Chase and Jim and DeLores Taylor and Josh.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.86/bu.; corn-2.52/bu.; milo-3.72/cwt.; soybeans-7.40/bu.; oats-2.30/bu.


50 years ago this week

Jan. 9, 1964

Postmaster Russell Polly urged people to use zip codes when mailing which helps to speed up the mail.

Two curb and gutter projects were considered at the town board meeting with a large number of property owners protesting. The two projects includes the area west of Highway 6 and south of the railroad and the second one is main street into Wauneta from the tracks south to Highway 6.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stock left Jan. 3 for a vacation in Arizona and California.

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Jorgensen and daughter returned Friday from their holiday vacation which was spent in Springview, Neb., with his parents and at Casper, Wyo., with his sister.

Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Carlson returned Friday night from a two week visit with their son and daughter and families in California. They especially enjoyed seeing the Rose Bowl parade at Pasadena on color TV.

Two Co-op employees, James Huser and Bud Long, are in Kansas City attending CCA short courses.

Bud McBride returned to camp in Georgia after spending Christmas leave with his family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim McBride and Jackie.


75 years ago this week

January 11, 1939

A new ordinance approved and passed by the village board puts the fire department under the village board. The change was necessary to meet requirements of the Nebraska Workmen’s compensation act.

New revised schedule on the local line of the C. B. & Q. went in effect Jan. 5 with Wednesday and Friday trains removed with four-days a week service.

Miss Gladys Bischoff spent the weekend with Miss June Walling.

Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Myrtle Sims and family were Mrs. Alice Sims and Guy Sims, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Frasier and Gary and Merle Frasier.

Frona Taylor is working at the Fitzgerald home.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carpenter were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt.

Local Markets: wheat-.54; corn-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30; cream-.20; eggs-.12; heavy hens-.11; leghorn hens-.07; old roosters-.07.


100 years ago this week

January 9, 1914

The ice cutters are now at work on the lake.

17 below Monday morning and 18 Tuesday morning. The ice man and the coal man are both wearing big smiles.

H. E. Athey takes his seat as one of the county commissioners today.

Roy Brabham and Harry Fanning left Saturday for Lincoln where they are attending the Agricultural school.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Luhrs returned home from Missouri where they had visited relation and friends.

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013 17:53

10 years ago this week

Jan. 1, 2004

The new medical clinic got a boost from a generous donation from Loretta and Randy Raile of BWTelcom, Benkelman, to the Wauneta Community Foundation.

Winners of the Festival of Lights by Heritage of Wauneta were Merrill and Emma Jean Maris, first place; Tom and Lucille Klima, second place and Bill and Rhonda Bischoff, third place.

The Wine family gathered at the home of Gerald and Arlene Wine Christmas Day for the annual carry-in dinner. All of the children and their families were in attendance.

Don and Jackie Kennedy and their family gathered at the home of Jannette Lantis for their annual soup supper and gift exchange.

The Wauneta-Palisade girls and boys basketball teams were winners of their holiday tournaments; the girls beating two state ranked teams, Rushville and Banner County en route to the win and the boys taking the win for the second straight year with wins also over Rushville and Banner County.

No precip for the week. Total moisture for 2003: 16.99 inches. High for the week: 52° on Dec. 23 and 24; low: 12° on Dec. 28.


25 years ago this week

December 29, 1988

The Orange Bowl game will bring Brian Harchelroad’s Husker career to an end. He feels enriched by the experience which also helped him grow as an individual. “It’s been a good learning experience, not just about football but about life,” he said. He gained a keen respect for Coach Tom Osborne because of his character. “He always tries to teach us more than just football.” Harchelroad will graduate in May.

Santa Claus visited the Kids Kangaroo Pre-School Dec. 21, bringing candy canes and gifts for the children. Enjoying his visit were April Hamilton, Brooke Pankonin, Kallan Kitt, Jeffrey Lytle, Rachel Lucas, Julie Long, Jessica Long, Dustin Harris, Mandi Janicek, Kyle Kitt, Chris Steckman, Kayla Einspahr, Cody Noble, Shelby Anderson and Elisha Madden.

Nine kindergarten girls received pins and certificates as part of the Investiture Ceremony for Daisy Scouts at the Wauneta Scout House Thursday evening, Dec. 15. Members of the Daisy troop were April Littrel, Kristyn Kuskie, Sarah Harrison, Somer Schneider, Krystle Christner, Crystal Lytle, Danielle Harchelroad and Michelle Doekter. Leaders are Renea Harchelroad and Sue Schneider.

Faye Rueter received special recognition at the Eastern Star meeting Tuesday evening when Worthy Matron Lois Hoff presented her with her 50-year pin. She has been a member of the Wauneta chapter the entire 50-year span, having been initiated on Nov. 23, 1938.

Pre-Christmas supper guests of the Rod Wheeler family on Dec. 12 were Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler, Averill and Ladene Hudnall, Fred and Marvel Miller and Laverna Fanning. They then attended Marty Wheeler’s school program.

Grace Oliver entertained eight members of her sewing club on Tuesday with a gift exchange.

The Shilohettes Extension Club met at the Steak Out Dec. 13, then went to the home of Minnie Knepper for dessert and gift exchange. Ten members attended.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley and Hilda Nordhausen were guests in the Dennis Gockley home Christmas Eve after attending St. Paul’s Lutheran Church program.


50 years ago this week

Jan. 2, 1964

Susan Ham was installed as Honored Queen Saturday night at Job’s Daughters Installation.

All of the surviving children of Mrs. Stella Gregory were together during the Christmas holiday - the first time in 13 years. Family here were Pearl Dragoo of Worland, Wyo., Marge Engell of Wauneta, Ruth Stransky of Munden, Kan. Hazel Novacek of Wauneta, Vera Winters of Borger, Texas, Ray Gregory of Hiawatha, Kan., and Harry Gregory of Largo, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gibbons and boys entertained at an oyster and chile supper Saturday evening with guests Mr. and Mrs. Karl Polly and Kip, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Weber and Pat, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitman and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost and family entertained Elmer Kanost and Mrs. Velma Reddington at dinner Christmas Eve and attended the Christmas program at the Methodist Church following dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Justice’s over Christmas guests were daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Alex O’Laughlin of White Plains, N.Y., and son Lloyd and wife of Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gauger joined them Christmas Day.


75 years ago this week

January 4, 1939

The Ned Ele shoe shop and grocery moved last week from the Peterson building on the west side of main street into the White Eagle filling station south of the tracks.

No train service on the Imperial branch Monday, the trains being annulled on account of the legal holiday.

Twelve Rebekahs surprised Misses Rosa and Nora Handel at a housewarming party Wednesday evening at their newly built home in the east part of town. The evening was spent playing Star checkers and gifts for the kitchen were presented to the honorees.

Donna Rudisil was a Sunday dinner guest of Roberta Carlson on New Year’s Day, the occasion being Roberta’s birthday anniversary.

Local Markets: wheat-.56; corn-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30; cream-.20; eggs-.17; springs-.09; hens-.10; hides-.04.


100 years ago this week

January 1, 1914

The ice cutting will begin on Monday if the weather stays cool.

Pribbeno brothers attended the shooting match at Forest Lyon’s Saturday.

The German people spent Christmas at Mr. Bischoff’s and the next day at Haarberg’s.

The young people gave Tom Stinnette a good surprise Friday night. The evening was spent with games, music and refreshments. The guests departed at a late hour and hoped Tom would know the next party was on him.


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Tuesday, 24 December 2013 17:59

10 years ago this week

Dec. 25, 2003

The building between Veil’s Unlimited and the Country Clipper on Wauneta’s main street came down brick by brick recently. The modern bricks on the facade obscured the age of the building which was constructed in 1892 of bricks kilned in Wauneta of native clay. The building was known as the Krausnick Grocery Store and was home to several grocery businesses and others including a general store, a creamery station and later part of a large department store.

A new sign from Hot Brush Lettering in Bird City, Kan., was placed on the wall of BWTelcom’s new building this week.

Marvin and Mary Emma Maris will observe their 50th anniversary on Dec. 27. Sunday a carry-in dinner was held at the Eden Church hosted by Robert and Mary Harmon of Imperial, Nadine Bley, Janet Egle, Vern Maris and Dorie Regier. Others present were John Pursley, Evelyn Rowley, Leland and Sharon Maris, Roger and Beth Maris, Erica and Aaron Greene and Lanette Regier.

Kurt and Minnie Denker of Harlingen, Texas, are spending Christmas week at Leona Paustian’s.

To celebrate Darlene Haarberg’s birthday Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krausnick and Mr. and Mrs. Clint McCallum brought a carry-in supper and spent the evening playing cards.

Jon and Diane Maris of Paige, Ariz., came Saturday to spent the holidays with Harold and Bev Maris and family in Benkelman.

Wauneta-Palisade FFA students were winners at districts including Jacob Rundback, Jess Vapenik and Chase Nichols who placed fourth out of 70 teams in Livestock Selection; Jessica Maddux, Laura Barger, Stacee Wright and Brennan Keiser who won first place in the junior high Quiz Bowl and Bryn Vapenik, Tasha Hamilton, Jesse Skelton and James Strand who placed fourth in the junior high Quiz Bowl.

No precip. High for the week: 66° on Dec. 20; low: 15° on Dec. 18.


25 years ago this week

December 22, 1988

Wauneta eighth grade students in Gary Goodchuck’s social studies class have become stockbrokers — both pretend and for real — during their study of industrialized America. Students were each given a hypothetical $1,000 to “buy” into three corporations on the New York Stock Exchange. Students then charted their purchases for daily gains and losses. Students pooled $30 to actually purchase one share of AT&T stock, going through a McCook broker who spoke to the class. They plan to keep the stock for the next four years, splitting any profits when they graduate.

Esther Einspahr and Judy Evers hosted a Christmas coffee in the Einspahr home Saturday for friends and relatives.

Bonnie Bley, Sharon Maris, Delorse Baney, Elaine Bley and Orpha Maris attended the After 5 Club Tuesday evening in McCook where Iola Egle was guest speaker.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg and family hosted the Haarberg Christmas dinner Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Haarberg and Theresa, Mr. and Mrs. Frank West, Casey and Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Haarberg and Rad, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haarberg, Rod, Ryan, Renea and Eric Troudt.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for 1988: 17.53.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.76/bu.; corn-2.50/bu.; milo-3.65/cwt.; soybeans-7.15/bu.; oats-2.20/bu.


50 years ago this week

Dec. 26, 1963

Santa visited Wauneta Saturday, handing out treats, assisted by the volunteer firemen. Merchants noted by Santa’s appearance that there apparently were “hard times” at the North Pole and assured Santa he will find shiny new clothing on his next visit.

Santa Claus Day was held in Palisade Saturday with Santa giving out 270 treats to area youngsters.

Second graders of five area schools, Wauneta, Hamlet, Blanche, Eden and Sunny Side, will be treated to an after Christmas party, courtesy of the Wauneta Chamber for garnering the most votes in their Christmas contest. For every 10¢ purchase people could vote for the K-8 grade of their choice.

Servicemen home for the holidays included Pvt. Jack Hunt stationed at 29 Palms, Calif., and Gary Doetker from Fort Rucker, Ala. John Green and Harlan Haarberg have two weeks leave from Naval Officers Training School in Newport, R.I.

Mrs. Bruce McCallum was hostess at a tea for faculty members Sunday afternoon following the Christmas concert with 10 attending.


75 years ago this week

December 28, 1938

A tie resulted for first and second place in the Wauneta Commercial Club’s Christmas lighting contest. The A. R. d’Allemand and Bud Johnston homes were selected by judges as the best decorated homes with the Ward Higley home, third. Honorable mention went to Amil Hoff, Fred Grimm and Verne Fisher.

Visitors at the J. B. Engell home Christmas were Walter Rice and family, Mrs. Stella Gregory and Marge. A scrumptious dinner was served. The house was prettily decorated with holly sent from Oregon by Kenneth Albrecht.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Graves of Palisade and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ough were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Dimick.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wallace and Barbara of Alva, Okla., are visiting at the home of Mrs. Wallace’s mother, Mrs. Larry Collins.


100 years ago this week

December 25, 1913

G. G. Athey has been appointed secretary and general manager of the telephone system and takes charge Jan. 1. Jay Person will go to Chicago to attend school.

The train is quite late these days owing to the parcel post mail. The railroads have to run special trains to handle it all.

McCartneys will move onto the farm known as the Manning farm.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 20:46

10 years ago this week

Dec. 18, 2003

BWTelcom’s Wauneta office opened its doors Monday. Mindy Dixon is staffing the Wauneta facility.

Wauneta-Palisade Schools Superintendent Charles Isom announced that talks will open next month between Wauneta-Palisade and Chase County schools. The schools will be looking into the possibility of sharing programs and teachers.

Karl and Judy Polly, Kip and Kay Polly and Annie and Eunice Bodeman went to Imperial Sunday to see Abbie in “The Nutcracker,” performed by students of Debra Jean’s School of Dance.

The Brian Harchelroads attended the Saturday and Sunday performances of “The Nutcracker” in Imperial. Dawnta was one of the cast.

Dan and Joanne Liebig attended the 50th anniversary of Dan’s sister and husband, Lillian and Joe Cicarola, at the Elks Club in Sterling, Colo., Nov. 28.

Beverly Dinnel spent Tuesday to Thursday in Cheyenne, Wyo., visiting her mother.

Ray and Sharon Sayers of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., spent Friday overnight and Saturday with Fred and Betty Krausnick. Sharon and Betty were high school and college friends.

Wauneta-Palisade graduate Sarah Harrison and Elizabeth Rhoden were presented basketballs marking their 1,000-point career scoring records on the Concordia College women’s basketball team. Harrison reached the scoring benchmark with the basket on Nov. 22, providing the 74-73 edger over Hastings College, then ranked No. 1 in the nation with 2.2 seconds on the clock.

Precip for the week: .13 of an inch; high: 61° on Dec. 14; low: 4° on Dec. 12.

25 years ago this week

December 15, 1988

Eddie Nichols was appointed president-elect of the newly-formed Nebraska Cattlemen organization which merged with the Nebraska Stock Growers, Nebraska Livestock Feeders and Nebraska Feeders Council. Nichols served as president of the Nebraska Stock Growers in 1981.

Karen Christner was elected president of the Southwest Nebraska Bank Group for 1989-1990 when they met in McCook at Mexico Lindo Nov. 30.

Sixty-five area residents took part Sunday in the second Falls Club tour offered through the Wauneta Falls Bank Falls Club. The group boarded two chartered buses to attend the Christmas lighting pageant in Minden Sunday night. They also visited Pioneer Village and a Charles Dickens play at the Minden High School.

Lacy Keiser was reminded of his 79th birthday Wednesday when relatives brought dinner to his home. Present were Glendene DeHart, Ardith and Frank Stute, Eunice Thompson, Gwen and Mick Brunkhorst, Bill and Ethel Louch and Donna Haarberg and Emily.

Mrs. Ed Brass of Haysville, Kan., and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Brass of Homer, Alaska, were houseguests of Lois Kanost for several days and also visited other relatives.

Precip for the week: .04 of an inch; for 1988: 17.47 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.74/bu.; corn-2.47/bu.; milo-3.63/cwt.; soybeans-6.97/bu; oats-2.15/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 19, 1963

Twenty-eight students in Wauneta’s high school maintained an A-B record the past six week period. Six students achieved an all-A record which included Susan Skelton, Marilyn Rietsch, Neil Christensen, Mickey Brunkhorst, Larry Kitt and Bill Stock.

Dale Wicke who just returned from six months spent in the Netherlands as an International Farm Youth Exchange student spoke at a Mt. Zion Methodist Men meeting Monday evening. Wives and families and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke were invited guests.

Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Sutherland and Tim attended the basketball game in Kearney Saturday night with Kearney hosting Northern College from Aberdeen, S.D. Of interest to the Sutherlands was that the coach for Northern was Bob Wach, who coached in the Wauneta schools for a number of years. They also got to watch the outstanding performance of Don Morgan, a graduate of Wauneta high school, his second year on the squad.

Mrs. Opal Kerchal returned home after spending two weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Jack Lamphere, and family at Carroll, Iowa.

Mrs. Louis Denker and Mrs. Ben Gauger hosted a pre-Christmas coffee Friday afternoon at the Denker home with 16 present.

75 years ago this week

December 21, 1938

Six-days a week train service through Wauneta will be cut to four days, according to the proposed new set-up which the C. B. and Q. railroad requested at a hearing last Thursday. There was no opposition voiced by residents of the towns served by the branch line. Wauneta Commercial Club President A. R. d’Allemand and D.C. Harvey attended the hearing.

Nathan Mohler, a student at the Chicago School of Art, came last week to spend the holiday vacation with parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Mohler.

Keith Krausnick, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krausnick and Dale, E. E. Krausnick and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Krausnick were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Knotwell and family and Evelyn Hoff were McCook visitors Saturday,

Local Markets: cream-21; eggs-.17; hens-.10; springs-.09; wheat-.50; corn-.36-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30.

100 years ago this week

December 18, 1913

The pump at Oliver’s dam was tried Wednesday and proved a great success.

Bricklaying commenced on the new buildings Monday morning by the McCook parties. C. A. Laurence and George Yant are tenders.

Mr. Wheeler, J. Metcalf and L. Dye made a business trip to Imperial Monday.

Jay Person is in Wauneta this week looking after telephone business.

The petition is out for an every day mail route. Boost it along.

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