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Thursday, 09 February 2012 16:26

10 years ago this week

Feb. 14, 2002

Ruth Ham, Ruby Anderson, Verna Anderson and Lucille McBride went to Enders to the Ground Hog waffle supper last week.

Bob and Sharon Walgren and Evelyn and Don Kanost returned from a trip to Leesburg, Ga., where they visited Bob and Lucille Newman and Maxine and Marv Kimble and their families.

Dirk and Janelle Buffington, Cole, Will and Ally of Imperial plan to relocate to the Central American country of Belize as part of the River of Life Ministry. Dirk had spent a week in 1998 as part of a mission team. Jan DeWester will be joining Pastor Jerry Stark of the Christian Faith Outreach Church of Imperial on a medical mission trip to Belize.

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team took second place at their meet held at the high school with Grant taking first.Windy and snowy conditions caused seven teams to cancel with 10 teams braving the weather.

Two Bronco wrestlers qualified for the state meet. Terrin Barnard was undefeated at districts, taking his undefeated record to 29-0. Jess Vapenik took the district runner-up title in the 119-pound division.

Seven Broncos were named to the GPAC all-conference list including: Matt Wilson and Steven Humphrey, second team and Seth Alberts and Joe Humphrey, honorable mention in the Boys Division and Emily Humphrey, first team, Julie Long, second team and Ashley Fortkamp, honorable mention in the Girls Division.

Precip for year: .17 of an inch. High for the week: 66° on Feb. 7 and 8; low: 13° om Feb. 4 and 6.

25 years ago this week

February 12, 1987

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Polly were guests of Jerry and Bev Graves Thursday night at the Palisade Community Service Club meeting. Rex Walgren was the guest speaker on his taxidermy hobby.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith, accompanied by parents Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith, returned home from Washington where they attended the retirement of Dennis Smith at Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash., from the United States Navy after serving 30 years.

Cub Scouts Robert Engel, Steven Todd, Jeremy Bley and Ryan Jones and Boy Scouts Mike Bley, Phillip Enterline, Mike Jones, Jimmy Enterline and Scott Todd attended church at the Methodist church service as a group and in uniform Sunday, in observance of 77 years since Scouting began.

Nine married couples were honored at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday in conjunction with World Marriage Day. The couples who will celebrate 40 or more years of marriage in 1987 included Bernard and Dorothy O’Neil, Henry and Eleanor Petr, Ed and Hazel Novacek, Otis and Lena Vlasin, Ted and Hattie Thompson, Wayne and Marie Smith, Merle and Margaret O’Neil, Eddie and Patsy Teply and Frank and Dorothea Fanning.

Lavern and Elinor Denker and Lynn attended the Imperial Medical Clinic open house Sunday and visited Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Winkelman.

Missi Hohnholt of Maxwell spent the weekend with Norma and Ike Denker and Monday and Tuesday with Keith and Mary Gage.

Precip for the week and February: .36 of an inch; for year: .59 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.24/bu.; corn-1.36/bu.; milo-2.10/cwt; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 15, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen, Marvin Large, R. L. Gloy, and Lloyd Redden attended the Farm Bureau meeting at the Leo Beard home near Champion Thursday night.

Mrs. Wayne Salyer, Suzanne and Janette, Mrs. Bill Louch, Glen and Glenda and Mrs. Orville Widger, Mark and Dan took a hike Sunday afternoon to Devil’s Den. They enjoyed a short lunch before hiking home.

A surprise birthday coffee was held last Wednesday morning honoring Mrs. Junior Kitt at her home. The ladies, arriving with cake and birthday greetings were Beverly Maris, Donna Nichols, Mabel Dicke, Esther Einspahr, Bernice Stock, Virginia Gauger and Lavina Bardsley.

Mrs. Art Bush and Barbara returned home Sunday evening from Bluehill after attending the 48th anniversary of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumerfeld.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg and Lynn left Saturday for California to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg are staying on the farm while they are gone.

75 years ago this week

February 10, 1937

Medames A. W. Hoff, J. A. Person and O. E. Walker were in Imperial Tuesday attending a meeting of interest to P.-T.A. workers, the speaker was from the extension department of the university.

Rev. Chester McCarty and family came to town after their meeting at Ash Grove Sunday and took dinner and spent the evening with the Geo. Smith family.

Mrs. Lloyd Ough entertained the Embroidery Club Wednesday afternoon at a Valentine party.

Miss Marjorie Gregory was a Sunday dinner guest at the Bruce Engell home.

Local Markets: cream-.30; eggs-.16-.17; hides-.06-.07; wheat-1.14; corn-1.12; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

February 15, 1912

The Chase County courthouse was accepted by the commissioners last week and the county offices moved in last Tuesday. It is all complete except the jail fixtures. To cost the county $83,656.23 to date.

It would be a good thing for our City dads to enforce the dog tax law. We have too many worthless curs running our streets.

A cement bridge will be built as soon as possible over the draw east of town on the Palisade road.

Mr. Kuhlman and family and Mr. Bischoff and family took dinner and spent Sunday p.m. at Fred Hilmans’.

Wanted: To trade a new sewing machine for a cow. J.W. Hann.

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Thursday, 02 February 2012 16:17

10 years ago this week

Feb. 7, 2002

The inaugural Wauneta/Palisade FFA Coyote Calling Contest held over the weekend drew 13 teams with four of the teams reporting kills. Gary DeWester and Jim McKinney were the event’s winners with three kills. The event was a fundraiser for the Schluckebier family.

A new lighted sign was installed at Walgren’s Supermarket.

Eleanor Petr’s heirloom creations were featured in a January Happiness Magazine. The mementos, created from her mother’s wedding dress and bouquet, her husband’s overalls and silverware belonging to her parents, were made into dolls, teddy bears and ornaments.

Colby Christopher Taylor, second son of Kim and Rick Taylor, was the Chase County Hospital’s first baby of 2002. He joins a brother, Garrett.

Lynn and Rhonda Brunkhorst visited Neil Brunkhorst in Hastings last week and also visited Pastor Carroll and Judy Plisek in Blue Hill.

Keri Sutherland, Christopher and Tyler spent Saturday in McCook where the boys participated in the Mac Attack basketball tournament. The boys grandparents, Tim and Rhonda Sutherland of Kearney, came to watch them play.

Sunday morning visitors of Tom and Sharon Miller were her Uncle Noble and Ileta Hicks of Prairie City, Ore.

Precip: .17 of an inch for the week and year to date. High for the week: 48° on Feb. 3; low: 13° on Jan. 29.

25 years ago this week

February 5, 1987

Kieth Larsen and Marlin Hackney opened their new business, Wauneta Rental & Sales, an equipment rental store, this week in the former Home Lumber location.

The Don Polly family, Terry Denker family of Bruce, S.D., and Lynn Denker hosted a 40th anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker in the Polly home in Lincoln Saturday evening at a buffet supper attended by family and relatives. Guests included Homer and Emma Hoff who were the Denkers’ attendants at their wedding Feb. 2, 1947.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nelson were honored Jan. 4 at an open house at the Palisade Methodist Church for their 50th anniversary by their children and grandchildren.

Dorothy Steckman, Verna Sandman, Ruby Ham and Myra Grimm attended sewing club at the home of Lucille McBride Friday.

Leland and Sharon Maris attended a Fort Hays College track meet in Kansas to watch son Michael participate.

Brian, Leigh and Clay Majors were guests of their grandparents, Don and Bonnie Majors while their parents attended the National Wheat Growers Convention in San Diego, Calif., Jan. 23 to Feb. 1.

No precip for the week. Precip for 1987: .21 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.24/bu.; corn-1.37/bu.; milo-2.10/cwt.; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 8, 1962

Ruth Mayden will represent the fifth grade in a televised spelling bee at North Platte Saturday, Feb. 10.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hahn spent the weekend in Lincoln where they attended the graduation of their children, Jim Morgan, Jean Hahn and Joan (Hahn) Dudden at the University of Nebraska.

Jeff Maxfield entertained the seventh grade class at a skating party Saturday afternoon in celebration of his 13th birthday.

Friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fischer surprised them Saturday night with a basket dinner and party to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary Feb. 6. A pleasant evening was spent playing cards.

Evelyn Becker, Donna Nordhausen, Bonnie Wicke and Rev. and Mrs. John Schmidt attended a Christian Growth Workshop at St. John’s Lutheran Church at McCook Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kuntz and family were pleasantly surprised Sunday night when Mr. Kuntz’s co-workers at the Coop and their families surprised them with a housewarming party. Cards provided the entertainment for the evening.

Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanna Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hanna, and Mr. and Mrs.Charles Hanna and girls to observe the birthday of Forest Hanna.

75 years ago this week

February 3, 1937

E. F. Van Cleave, pioneer citizen of Wauneta, celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday. His immediate family including his daughter, Mrs. Paul Wilson, Mr. Wilson and two grandchildren, Kay and Nancy, of McCook all enjoyed a birthday dinner at his home.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lowe and Mr. and Mrs. Iville Green were McCook visitors Monday, attending a farmers meeting.

Rudolph Kerchal autoed to North Platte Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols and son Eddie and Everett Boyce spent Sunday at the John Donze home.

Between 40 and 50 ladies of the Methodist Church gathered in the church parlors Monday evening to honor the pastor’s wife, Mrs. Rose, on her birthday. The evening was spent playing games and various contests.

Free Talkie Movie and lunch Monday Feb. 15 at the Wauneta Coop Exchange.

100 years ago this week

February 8, 1912

The ground hog saw his shadow.

The autoes have commenced to buzz around again.

It has been snowing quite hard this morning and is somewhat colder.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Selby returned home on Saturday from their visit to Oregon.

H. E. Athey went down the line today.

The Wauneta Mills shipped a car of flour to Benkelman today.

E. F. Widger and A. Norman attended the debate at Wauneta Tuesday night.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012 16:16

10 years ago this week

Jan. 31, 2002

Preliminary work began last week at the site where BWTelcom’s new office and equipment building will be built in Wauneta.

Keri Sutherland was named Nebraska Women of Today’s Outstanding Young Woman at the organization’s winter convention in Grand Island. She joins previous Wauneta honorees Toni Heimes, Michelle Harchelroad and Tina Kitt.

Five W/P band members have been named to area honor bands. Dustin Harris, Cody Egle, Jennifer Lytle, Ryan McCrumb and Jenna Brittan will participate in the GPAC Honor Band at Wallace with Harris, Egle and McCrumb taking part in the Wayne State College Honor Band.

Reinhold Gloy celebrated his 90th birthday at a family dinner a week later at the Wauneta Senior Center, followed by an open house. He recounted his growing up years, farm life, family life with wife Edith of 63 years and children: Julana, Trudy, Naomi and Ronald, farm work, church life and his many years serving on church and farm-related boards.

Family began arriving on Jan. 24 to help Elsie Becker celebrate her 90th birthday with a weekend of activities including a family dinner and open house on Saturday and dinner at the Imperial Senior Center on Sunday with an afternoon of visitors.

Donna Taylor, Esther Einspahr, Phyllis Nordhausen, Lucille McBride and Ila Widger attended the Chase County Area Arts Council program at Imperial Sunday featuring violinist Deborah Greenblatt and David Seay on the harmonica.

Bob and Dorothy Baumfalk ate out in McCook Sunday for their 65th anniversary, then visited Dick and Mike Baumfalk.

No precip. High for the week: 72° on Jan. 26; low: 14° Jan. 24.

25 years ago this week

January 29, 1987

Walter and Fern Fox hosted a birthday dinner for Nora Fox on her 102nd birthday Saturday, Jan. 24. Guests were Edna Maxfield, Bob Burk, Ray Burk and Donna and Don Berggren, The combined ages of the two sisters and two brothers totals 370 years.

Sunday evening Super Bowl guests of Bill and Alvina Buffington were the Keith Buffingtons, Kent Buffington and Dave Carpenter.

Attending a Sunday morning brunch hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard O’Neil were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Long of Denver, Colo., Dr. and Mrs. Allen Phillips of Greeley, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cribelli, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Maris and Carol Kobel of North Platte.

Guests of Rebecca Acton at her apartment in McCook for lunch and the Super Bowl game Sunday evening were Clyde and Lois Hoff, Homer and Emma Hoff, Ron and Evelyn Acton, Mabel Scriven, Randy and Cindy Acton and Lindsay and Mark Harris.

Precip for January and 1987: .21 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.27/bu.; corn-1.36/bu.; milo-2.05/cwt; soybeans-4.34/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 1, 1962

Phyllis and Bill Lyons announced plans to open a family clothing store in the building occupied by Joy’s Clothing. The McCook couple are owners of Clapp’s Store for Women, located in McCook.

Henry Fortkamps were honored on their 58th anniversary Sunday at St. Paul’s with a basket dinner. Their children, Bill, Fred, Albert, Emil, Martin, Arthur, Mrs. Bill Roschewski, Mrs. Wendell Long and Mrs. Albert Doetker and their families were present as well as other family members. Two original attendants, Henry Bischoff and Mrs. Mary Winkelman of St. Francis, Kan., were also present.

For the first time since joining the South Platte Valley Association, the Wauneta Broncos came home from Chappell with the coveted first place trophy, defeating the defending champion Chappell and Grant and Sutherland in the process.

Jaycees honored three local men during the annual Bosses Night Banquet. Jim Taylor was named Outstanding Farmer for 1961; Wilbur Larson, Boss of the Year and Bob Walgren, the coveted Distinguished Service Award.

Ten Wauneta High School students achieved all “A” average during the past six weeks. They included Cathy Haarberg, Linda Handel, Kenneth Krausnick, Judy Nordhausen, Loren Nordhausen, Brice Rueter, Ronald Prior, Joyce Daniel, Anne McCallum and Joanne Brunkhorst.

Mrs. Mary Barnes, Mrs. Joe Maddux and Mrs. Bob Hamilton attended the Dale Carnegie banquet Tuesday evening in McCook as guests of Mrs. Cecil Maddux who was one of the graduates.

75 years ago this week

January 27, 1937

Dr. Frank E. Rider has purchased the other lot between the City Meat Market and the Breeze office and will build a larger theatre building than previously planned. The new building will be 35 feet by 97 feet and will seat 391.

The remodeling of the Wauneta Equity Exchange is nearly completing, making it one of the finest establishments in southwest Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wiley Green, Mrs. Maude Dunbar, Miss Jane Ernst and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier were dinner guests in the Gale Ernst home in McCook Sunday after attending the Dr. Stanley Jones lecture at the Methodist Church.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.17-.18; wheat-1.12; corn-1.21-1.08; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

February 1, 1912

Quite a sleet storm Saturday. Still a considerable amount of snow yet covers our prairies.

Wm. Egle and family moved onto the farm known as the King place in the Eden precinct.

E. Krausnick and family visited after church Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Carriker.

A mile has been rustled off the west end of our school district. Our school board should put up a fight to retain this mile and not let it get away so easily.

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Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:06

10 years ago this week

January 24, 2002

Twelve ladies met at the Methodist church Thursday morning, having a “block” party, cutting out blocks to make into baby quilts at their next sewing day.

Benjamin Anderjaska was baptized Sunday at Holy Family Church in Palisade by Rev. Patrick Murphy. His godparents are aunts Lisa Jensen and Theresa Bubak. A dinner was held following the mass at the home of his parents, Jon and Patty Anderjaska.

Bev and Harold Maris and Jonee Maris accompanied Jeff and Laurie Maris and boys to Kearney Saturday to attend a Storms hockey game, returning home on Sunday.

Jack and Verna Sandman were Friday supper guests of Janice and Doug Allen and Vicki and Gary Grimes in the Allen home at Imperial to observe their 54th anniversary.Aric and Chad Allen and Jenny and Jim Harris and family were later callers.

Janet Keiser, Rhonda Brunkhorst and Joyce Schwenk went to Brule last Tuesday where they visited Kari Brunkhorst who was helping the Leyton team in a basketball tourney. Wayne and Marie Smith and Barb, Kenny and Maressa Smith had also gone to see Jodi, the team’s coach.

Rex Walgren and Carson Watt flew to Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday and were met by friend, Wayne Wallace. They attended a Kings hockey game and a Lakers basketball game. They were accompanied to the Nebraska-Miami football game by Brian Wallace and fiance Sheila.

Sarah Harrison, a center on the Concordia Bulldogs women’s basketball team, was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball player-of-the-week.

No precip. High for the week: 47° on Jan. 20; low: 13° on Jan. 15 and 19.

25 years ago this week

January 22, 1987

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baumfalk were honored on their 50th anniversary Sunday at the Masonic Hall with a dinner served at noon, followed by an open house in the afternoon.

Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman for Sunday dinner were the Kirk Sandman and Nik Sandman families and Elsie Counce. The occasion honored Kirk and Cindy on their 14th anniversary which is Jan. 20 and Nik and Co’s seventh which is Jan 26.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith and Mr. and Mrs Ed Vapenik were guests of the ladies’ sister, Betty, and James Stubblefield in Denver Friday to Sunday, attending the rodeo at the Stock Show Friday evening.

1976 Wauneta High School graduate Tim Creger was recently chosen to be the scoutmaster of a troop going to the 16th World Jamboree to be held in Australia in 1987. The troop will consist of 36 boys and four adults from parts of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.

Wednesday dinner guests of Bill and Hilda Roschewski were Rev. Herbert and Louise Schullenberg of Yucaipa, Calif. Mrs. Schullenberg was the former Louise Peterson of Palisade and attended St. Paul’s parochial school with Hilda and Elsie Becker.

For the second year in a row the Bronco boys won over Grant Fright night, 51-50. Kelly Kitt was high scorer with 21, Derek Andrews had 10, Philip Hartzer, 8, Doug Terry, 6, Rod Haarberg, 4 and George Fekkers, 2.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 25, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Joy announced this week that they will be closing their store, Joy’s Clothing.

Mrs. Neil Kitt, Mrs. Dean Kitt, Mrs. Paul Kitt, Mrs. Wayne Salyer and Mrs. Duane Burham spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Cecil Steckman, making preparations for the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet.

Norman Gage of Huntington Beach, Calif., arrived Tuesday to spend a few days with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gage.

Mr. and Mrs. Merle O’Neil and Mr. and Mrs. Fay Fanning went to Denver Wednesday, attending the Stock Show. They returned home Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt and Mrs. Lawrence Rueter spent the weekend in Lincoln. They visited Gary and Stuart Kitt and Marc Rueter. Mr. Kitt attended an executive meeting of the State REA Board. Trace of precip. High for the week: 40° on Jan. 16; low: -15° on Jan. 19.

75 years ago this week

January 20, 1937

Robbers entered five businesses at Hamlet Monday night. Safes were blown open at the Guy Sailors store and Farmers Coop. $55 was taken at Sailors, $10 at the Coop, $50 and all the stamps at the Post office. The Rousey store and elevator were entered but nothing seemed to have been taken.

Chalmers Van Pelt is the new owner of “The Spot” lunch room which has been operated by Urlin McCartney.

J. Benge and son have purchased the barbershop from Anse Schroeder.

Henry Wicke, Virgil Sandman and Delman Engell left Wednesday for Denver to attend the stock show.

Howard Bradley, Nelson Dixon, A.R. d’Allemand and Albert Scrivens attended the rabbit hunt near Lamar last Sunday.

Local Markets: cream-.30; eggs-.17; hens-.10; wheat-1.16; corn-1.12-1.08; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

January 25, 1912

Miss Eva Hanna, Myrtle and Master Forest accompanied by Miss Southwell visited Sunday at Elmer Fye’s. From all reports they had a big time as coasting was fine on one of the high hills in the pasture.

John Keiser and Dick Steinbeck returned home Saturday from Johnson County where they have been working.

Mr. Winkelman helped Mr. Steinbeck butcher Wednesday.

The Watkins medicine man stayed over Sunday at St. Clair Stock’s.

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Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:03

10 years ago this week

Jan. 17, 2002

The Helen Skelton Fanning Estate gifted nearly $290,000 to the Wauneta Village Fire Department, rural fire district and EMS squad with the Imperial city and rural fire districts and Imperial EMS also receiving bequeathals.

Tom Weigel, co-owner of Tommy’s Sports Club, was awarded his first dollar of profit by outgoing Chamber President Brenda Anderson at the Chamber’s January meeting.

An open house was held at the recently renovated SWNCBC Rehab house which is ready for purchase.

After winning the state 4-H public speaking contest this summer, Abby Barger won the Western National 4-H Horse Public Speaking Contest held this weekend at the Western 4-H Round-Up in Denver, competing against nine other state champions.

Tuesday Les and Mildred Stretch went to the home of Eldon and Edith Schomp at North Platte and met Stan and Teresa Armataz of Cedar Rapids and Rodney and Lois Doarke of Seward. The men are Army buddies. That evening they were joined by Mr. and Mrs. Devoit Backenhouser, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schomp and girls and Mildred Maire of Mullen for supper at the Airport Cafe to celebrate the Armatazes’ 50th anniversary.

Alvina Buffington observed her 90th birthday at Heritage Thursday with callers coming to wish her a happy birthday. Joining her for pizza that evening were Kent and Sharon Buffington, Janice and Don Hewitt and Sylvia Buffington.Birthday cake and ice cream were also shared with the residents at supper.

Les and Janice Houser took Tailor and Ellen Lee fishing at Lake Ogallala Saturday. Joining them that evening for a fish fry of their catch were George and Leslie Lee.

No moisture. High: 72° on Jan. 8; low: 14° on Jan. 7.

25 years ago this week

January 15, 1987

Installation of water meters was approved by a 3-2 vote at the Village board meeting Monday evening.

Trent and Peg Minneman attended a planning session of the State 4-H Conference Coordinators at Grand Island Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary DeWester and family were among the Sunday dinner guests of Jim and Elvira Mullanix in Benkelman to celebrate the 91st birthday of Lola Mullanix.

Joshua Dillon Skelton was baptized during services Sunday at the Methodist Church. His parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Skelton and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Skelton, hosted a dinner at the Irving Skelton home to celebrate the event.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman spent the night in Denver, Colo., with Fauniel and Jim Young before they flew to New Orleans to see the Nebraska-L.S.U. game on New Year’s Day. They were met there by Edie’s sister, Charlotte, and Levi Odom, and visited Jan. 2-8 with the Odoms in Picayune, Miss.

Helen Rousey and Marilyn Walker spent Tuesday in Grant and had dinner with Ed and Pauline Haenfler at the Senior Center. Mrs. Ron Kitt and Marcie of Ogallala joined in the Haenfler home for ice cream and cake in honor of Mrs. Rousey on her birthday.

Precip: .12 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.21/bu.; corn-1.30/bu.; milo-2.05/cwt; soybeans-4.33/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 18, 1962

The Wauneta Breeze completed 75 years of continuous service with this issue. The Breeze was founded by John Hann in January of 1887. Subsequent publishers have been Mart Frasier, Eleanor Frasier, Dewayne Hodges and present publisher Stan Smith.

June McCallum held a coffee Thursday afternoon for guests, Mrs. Worth Kanost, Mrs. Carl Widger, Mrs. Fay Fanning, Mrs. Lee Kitt, Mrs. Cecil Maddux, Mrs. Orville Widger and Danny, Mrs. Mary Barnes, Mrs. Estella Murray, Mrs. Sam Escritt and girl and Mrs. Hugh McCallum.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Nordhausen and girls entertained at dinner Friday evening in honor of the birthday of Mrs. Keith Kerchal. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kerchal and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Polly and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Kerchal and boys.

Connie Carrigan was named winner in the 1962 Betty Crocker Search for the America’s Homemaker of Tomorrow. She had the highest score in a homemaking knowledge and attitudes exam.

75 years ago this week

January 13, 1937

Fire destroyed the Crystal Theatre last Thursday. The theatre had undergone a complete renovation last summer. Dr. and Mrs. Rider plan to begin immediately to build a new theatre building on their lot adjoining the City Meat Market, directly across the street from the old location.

Two thousand rabbits and nine coyotes were bagged in a hunt yesterday under the auspices of the Farm Bureau and attended by a large number of men. The hunt ended at Twin Lakes, three miles west and two miles south of Benkelman and was reported to be one of the best organized hunt ever staged in this territory.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krausnick and son and Otto Krausnick of Trinity, Saskatchewan, Canada, were Sunday dinner guests at the Fred Krausnick home.

Basketball scores: Wauneta first team lost to Trenton 28 to 10; second team won 20 to 18 and junior high won 18 to 8.

100 years ago this week

January 18, 1912

It was 32 degrees below zero last Friday morning.

Elmer Carpenter and Elbert Moody started to fix up the Pappy Smith’s line. Maybe the phones will be in talking order by spring.

Dora Steinbeck visited several times last week with her aunt, Mrs. Winkelman.

The Mt. Zion Church has a new organ.

Maud and Harlan Stock visited with Mrs. S. Gardner Monday p.m.

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