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Thursday, 15 September 2011 15:10

10 years ago this week

Sept. 20, 2001

Tommy’s Sports Club got a snappy new look when a large blue awning was added to the front of the building.

Georgina Jaudzemmis of Nagambie, Victoria, Australia, visited the Koala Korner, located in the second grade room and spoke to the second graders and their teacher, Dawn Hyde, and to the high school geography class. She had attended the Women in Agriculture Conference in Kearney and is a guest of James and Lana Skelton, Tim and Cindy McKillip and Loran and Nancy Wach while in the area.

Members of the Wauneta Fire Department were honored at a banquet held at the Enders Lake Golf Course Tuesday. Honored were Rick Einspahr for 20 years of service; Steve Noble, Fireman of the Year; Donn Allen, 10 years as fire chief; Dave Hamilton, 10 years of service and Lloyd Sinner, a humorous plaque.

Cliff and Margie Shackelford spent ten days with Jerolyn and Ken Spady in Seattle, Wash. While there they attended a Mariners-Orioles baseball game in Seattle’s new stadium.

Richard Bardsley and Les and Jan Houser returned from a two-week motorcycle trip in Montana, Wyoming and Canada.

Ellen McCallum was a Friday supper and overnight guest of Doris Ough. Joining them for bridge in the evening were Carol Maddux and Lucille McBride.

Precip for the week: 32 of an inch; for the year: 11.28 inches. High for the week: 89° on Sept. 11 and 13; low: 51° on Sept. 10.

25 years ago this week

September 18, 1986

Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre will reopen this weekend. The theatre closed during the summer due to poor attendance.

Gary Goodchuck, Roger Lauhead and Aimee Tubbs each attended the World’s Fair in Vancouver, British Columbia, over the summer and all three found it very impressive - a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Joan Maddux, Cheri Bauer and Mary Ann Madden went to Lakeview Lodge at Trenton Friday for Girl Scout leadership training.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Buffington accompanied a group of young people of the C.F.O. church on a retreat at the Y.M.C.A. of the Rockies near Estes Park, Colo., Saturday and Sunday.

Fred and Maxine Heldenbrand spent the weekend in North Platte where they attended Maxine’s golden anniversary reunion banquet for the Class of 1936 at the Elks Club Saturday evening and a brunch Sunday morning.

Verna Sandman had a coffee Friday for Lavina Bardsley and Joanne Liebig in honor of Lavina’s birthday.

Precip: .10 of an inch for the week: for September: .47 of an inch; for 1986: 15.94 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.99/bu.; corn-1.45/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt.; soybeans-4.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 21, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Ike Bailey have leased their Hamlet gas station and lunch room for one year to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Covert of Kearney. The Baileys are moving to Salina, Kan.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter were honored on their 25th anniversary at an open house held at their home.

Houseguests in the Harold Maris home last week were Harold’s niece, Miss Rita Kitt of Newburgh, N.Y., and a friend from Maine.

Family held a housewarming for Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson and Cleve Friday evening with guests arriving with supper.

Monday Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker and Evelyn and Mrs. Doris Bartels spent the day in Sidney with Mr. and Mrs. Don Majors and family. Mrs. Dee Craig of Chugwater, Wyo., was also a visitor.

Mrs. Paul Channel took Palisade cheerleaders Judy Phares, Judy Baxter, Linda Channel, Pam Mintling, Jane Reiners and Sonia Main to Lincoln Saturday where they attended a cheerleading clinic at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Sunny Slope School opened with eight students: Dianna and Dwana Krausnick, Marilyn Rietsch, Pamela, Vicki and Monte Nordhausen, Kurt Denker and Rodney Keiser. Teacher is Mrs. Art Fortkamp.

Friday evening guests of Mrs. Lizzie Busking and William helping Mrs. Busking celebrate her birthday were Herbert Busking, Mrs. Emma Steinbeck, Mrs. Mabel Taylor, Mrs. John Doetker, Fred Crosson, Don Berggren and Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 9, 1936

Two day festival starts Thursday in Wauneta. Entertainment includes Hugh Ashmore of Palisade, candidate for the unicameral legislature speaking Friday afternoon; fancy work, quilts, baked goods and fruits, poultry and livestock exhibits; races; ball games; carnival rides; bingo and dances each evening.

“The Spot,” a new lunchroom, located in the Falls Hotel recently vacated by the Modernistic beauty shop and Cemer barber shop will open to the public Thursday. Proprietor is Urlin (Curley) McCartney.

J.T. Johnston, W.H. Johnson, A. R. d’Allemand, J. W. Green, Tom Smith, Ed Lewis and G. S. Burham took part in the Labor Day golf tournament at Sterling.

Twenty-seven relatives gathered at the R. E. Olmsted home Sunday to hold a reunion.

Bronco season tickets: adult: $1; H. S. students 60¢, grade students 35¢.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnson and daughter of California are visiting at the Pete Peterson, Hartzer and Taylor homes on their way east.

Local Markets: eggs-.15-.16; cream-.30; hens-.10-.13; springs-.10-.13; wjeat-$1,00; corn-$1.00; barley-.55.

100 years ago this week

September 21, 1911

Several attended the ball game on the 16th between Punkin Center and Blanche teams; Punkin Center being the winner.

Miss Bertha Teply left for Idaho this week to remain with her sister this winter.

Ray Kitt and wife visited Thursday to Sunday at J.C Kitt’s and E.G. Seward’s. They took dinner at Truman Kitt’s.

Mrs. Art McCormick is up from Palisade to visit her people.



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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:25

10 years ago this week

Sept. 6, 2001

With $2,400 needed a Labor Day fundraiser for the Palisade Veterans’ Memorial brought in more than $3,000 to match an anonymous donation of $5,000 whose donor remained anonymous until the money was raised. Richard Walker and his wife, Doris, of Golden, Colo., made the donation.

Brian Harchelroad and Chad DeWester took 13 Boy Scouts to Denver Saturday and Sunday where they visited Water World and Casa Bonita.

Nola Straub returned from a two-week visit with Iris Teeter at Lucas, Ohio. She attended a portrait workshop presented by Karen Patton, a national known portrait artist from Goddard, Kan.

Labor Day visitors of Eunice Bodeman were Kenneth and Dorinda Polly. They took her to the Polly picnic area at the creek where Jeff and Elaine Polly, Logan and Julia were camped and enjoyed breakfast there.

Mike Hanna returned from his bow hunting trip to Nimibia, South Africa.

Leland and Sharon Maris, Lloyd Bley and Raymond and Lois Bley were among those attending the 50th anniversary open house for Milton and Florence Hegwood in Culbertson Sunday.

Ken and Cleo Denker went on to Kearney after attending the ball game in Hayes Center Friday. They visited Deb and Bill Sandman and Stacy and Lance Bauer and Alec.

.11 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; 10.09 inches for 2001. High for the week: 98° on Sept. 2; low: 45° on Aug. 27.

25 years ago this week

September 4, 1986

Wauneta school enrollment of 224 students was down by 18 compared to 1985’s enrollment of 242.

The Chateau Theatre will reopen Saturday, Sept. 20, for a new fall schedule. The Commercial Club closed the theatre during the summer due to declining attendance.

An open house was held at the Engell party house with over 90 people attending. Visitors enjoyed a tour and history of the grounds with reminiscing of past square dances and get-togethers.

Norma Schultz of Mt. Vernon, Texas; Vivian Todd of Imperial and Darlene McCollum of Culbertson were Wednesday afternoon visitors of Marilyn Walker. DeLores Taylor joined them later. The ladies graduated together in 1948 at Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Roxey Van Houton of Republican City were Wednesday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. John Doetker. Alma Van Houton was a former neighbor of Lena.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roschewski visited daughter Elaine and Wally Jones in Skiatook, Okla., Aug. 18-25. While there they attended the wedding of their grandson Chris Jones and Melissa Lisenbee.

Precip for the week: .12 of an inch; for 1986: 15.59 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.00/bu.; corn-1.48/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-4.45/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 7, 1961

Palisade school enrollment is 180 students. Three new subjects were added: Physics, Chemistry and Leather Craft.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker were surprised on their 35th anniversary when their family arrived with a basket dinner in the evening. Present were the Jim Taylor family, Don Denker family, Kenneth Denker family and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger.

Helping Mrs. M. E. McBride observe her 89th birthday were the Vearl, Charlie and Bill McBrides, the Lee Hunt family, Bill Buffingtons and George and Emma McBride of Scottsbluff who had spent the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maris and boys spent the weekend in Rexford, Kan., attending an alumni dance and picnic.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heldenbrand and family spent time at the J.D. Walker cabin at Johnson Lake. Kathy went to Kearney to visit her grandmother, Mrs. Grace Gerbig.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland DeHart and family hosted a farewell dinner Saturday evening for Gary Fortkamp who was leaving Sunday for college in Springfield, Ill., where he will enter into the ministry. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mary and Nita, the Loren Wright, Mason DeHart, Marlin Fortkamp, and Don Hyde families and Nellie DeHart and Miss Lucilla Frazell.

Temps dipped to the low 40s with a high of 80.

75 years ago this week

August 26, 1936

Wauneta ranked third in wheat shipments according to statistics from reports to Hasting’s traffic office which includes Wymore, Lincoln, Sterling and McCook divisions of the Burlington. Bird City, Kan., was high with 202 carloads, McDonald, Kan., second with 154 and Wauneta with 145, the most in Nebraska.

School starts Aug. 31.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Oliver and sons spent Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Frasier’s.

J. D. Curd and Miss Clara Curd of Amhurst spent part of last week with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Harchelroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buffington and Orpha, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gangnon and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Carpenter and family and Ben and Obed Nuding returned from a trip to Colorado Springs.

Local Markets: cream-.32; eggs-.14; hens-.11-.14; springs- .12-.15; wheat-$1.00; corn-$1.10; barley-.60.

100 years ago this week

September 7, 1911

Geo. Smith is painting the school house at District No. 4. School begins Monday with Miss Stella Prouse of Stratton as teacher. She expects to board with Mrs. Carl Selby.

E. Krausnick and family visited at J. C. Kitt’s after church Sunday.

Mrs. E. Hanna visited her daughter Della from Wednesday evening to Friday while Clarence was in Colorado on business.

Della Morrison attended the fair at Benkelman with her uncle and aunt, C. A. Nesmith and wife. They left Friday morning and returned Sunday noon.


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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:23

10 years ago this week

Sept. 13, 2001

Several people with ties to Wauneta and Chase County including Jade Shopp, Kirk Yost, Clinton Barger and Sandra Maddux Conklin witnessed and/or were affected by the New York and Washington D.C. disasters on Tuesday, Sept. 11, relating witness of the event, help with possible care or be there for family or friends.

Chamber President Brenda Anderson presented first dollar of profits to Gloria Beekhuzien, owner of the Topnotch Bargain Center and to Linda and Mike Young who purchased the Bodywatch Building.

Truman and Mary Hohl of Cockeysville, Md., were weekend guests of Robert and Ruth Hohl.

Guests of Tom and Sharon Miller Saturday were Ray and Ann Miller, Dave, Kerry and Shelby Hamilton, Troy, Evelyn, Colby and Emma Skelton and Kerry Denker. They enjoyed a fish fry from fish Tom and Sharon caught on their trip to Alaska.

Karl and Judy Polly spent the Labor Day weekend vacationing in South Dakota.

.87 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; for 2001: 13.63 inches.

High for the week: 98° on Sept. 3; low: 40° on Sept. 8.

25 years ago this week

September 11, 1986

Tom Allberry is the newest teacher to join Wauneta’s teaching staff, filling the position vacated by Tom McConnell. He will teach physical science, driver’s ed and will have six sections of physical education.

Glen Edwards is the new pastor at the Church of the Nazarene. His wife, Jan, will help with the children services. They are at home in the Church of the Nazarene parsonage.

Members and friends of the Immanuel Missionary Church enjoyed a special day Sunday. Following the monthly fellowship dinner they held a dedication service on the lawn of the new parsonage.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harrison and daughter Bonnie Graham and children, Sheri and Tony, of Denver spent a few days with Ellen Kinnett and attended the 60th anniversary observance of Elmer and Cleo Harrison Aug. 30.

Don Roth of Gordon met his sister and husband, Dorothy and Bernard O’Neil, at Curtis on the 31st where they attended the alumni gathering of the graduating classes in the 1930s from Curtis High School. Don and Dorothy were alumni. Don spent until Wednesday with the O’Neils.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Evers attended the Willie Nelson show in Lincoln and the Nebraska-Florida football game on Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Mert Smith.

Janice and Doug Allen and boys took Jack and Verna Sandman out to eat Saturday evening for Grandparents Day.

Precip for the week: .25 of an inch; for September: .37 of an inch; for 1986: 15.84 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.02/bu.; corn-1.48/bu.; milo-2.35/cwt; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 14, 1961

Bob Walgren has purchased Bob Hummel’s grocery store. The store is undergoing some painting and re-arranging and will open for business Saturday, retaining the former name “Bob’s Grocery.”

Mrs. Hugh McCallum, Mrs. Carl Widger, June McCallum, Mrs. Orville Widger, Mark and Danny and Mrs. Robert Hanna attended the flower show at Stratton Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green entertained Mr. and Mrs. John W. Green and J.H. Montgomery at dinner Sunday honoring the John Green’s 51st wedding anniversary.

The “Neighborly Neighbors” gathered at the home of Mrs. Edith Krausnick Wednesday afternoon to celebrate a belated birthday. Hostesses were Mrs. Emma Steinbeck and Mrs. Myrtle Hoff.

George Metcalf of Washington D.C. was a guest in the Forest Hanna home Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kitt and boys hosted a family cooperative dinner Thursday evening. Present were the Emerson Schwenks and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt and Stuart, Cathy Haarberg, the Neil Kitts and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt.

75 years ago this week

September 2, 1936

Wauneta Rural High School and Grade School opened Monday, Aug. 31 with an enrollment of 285.

On Saturday, Aug. 29 J.M. Johnston was 88 years young. In honor of the occasion the Ernest McCartney family, Mr. and Mrs. August Goltl and Marlys Kay, Mrs. Opal Parker and daughter and Harry Lamar of Kansas and the honored gentleman enjoyed a picnic at Champion Sunday.

The Shiloh ladies gave a surprise for Grandma Lantz Tuesday afternoon. The time was spent visiting. Ice cream and cake were served and Grandma Lantz received many nice handkerchiefs.

About 35 neighbors met at the C.M. Rowley home Tuesday evening for a farewell party honoring Mr. and Mrs. Rowley.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stock and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Kerns and family and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hohl and children spent Wednesday evening at the Truman Kitt home, the occasion being to help Mrs. Tuttle celebrate her birthday.

Local markets: wheat-.97; barley-.55; rye-.80; cream-.30; eggs-.14; heavy hens-.10-.13; springs-.11-.14.

100 years ago this week

September 14, 1911

Hay making is the order of the day.

Twenty people met at the home of Dora Steinbeck Friday evening. Cake, pickles and lemonade were served. The evening was pleasantly spent with music and games.

A large crowd attended the mission feast at the German Lutheran Church. Eight auto loads came down from Champion. Rev. Earnest of Champion preached in the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Steinbeck took dinner at Carl Bartels Sunday.

T.M. Gibson of Seattle, Wash., is here on a visit with his brother, J.M. Gibson.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011 15:33

10 years ago this week

Aug. 30, 2001

School started Tuesday, Aug. 21 with early release for most of the week due to temperatures in the high 90s. Three new teachers include Jennifer Monson, Denise Bales and Jane Brown filling the vacancies of Harmoni Call, Scott Norris and Genny Sides.

The Palisade United Methodist Church congregation held a carry-in supper as a “welcome” for their new minister, Rev. Mike Laing.

A neighborhood “welcoming brunch” for Michelle Isom was held in the Bill Lawless home Thursday morning. Present were Lela Fortkamp, Lavona Nelson, Betty Potthoff, Maxine Scott, Marge Gates, Martha Lawless, Zora Sailors and Kaleb Isom.

Rod and Joy Wheeler took their granddaughters, Alecia, Audrey and Anna, back home to Georgia after their week’s visit here.

Rod and Hang Ough, Jasmine and Celina of Woodbury, Minn., and Bill and Kay Ough of Chino Valley, Ariz., were guests of Doris Ough the past week. Joining them on Tuesday and Wednesday were Mike and Pam Ough of Elkhorn. Jasmine celebrated her fourth birthday along with her grandmother Doris as they share the same birthday.

Don and Carey Harrison took Sarah to Concordia College in Seward Friday. Jessica and Austin McKillip of Lincoln came to Seward to visit them.

Loyd Christner and Hank Stecker of Culbertson attended the National AmVets Convention in Dallas, Texas.

Precip for the week: .19 of an inch; for 2001: 13.11 inches. High for the week: 96° on Aug. 20; low: 57° on Aug. 25.

25 years ago this week

August 28, 1986

Oak Ridge Boys and Eddie Rabbitt at Chase County Fair.

Ellen McCallum was grand marshal in Wauneta’s Harvest Festival parade Aug. 14 in recognition for her tree project to establish trees along the new river channel.

Dale Bischoff was awarded the American Legion Distinguished Service Award for Citizenship for his many years of dedication to youth ball teams, the fire department and community affairs. Only one award is presented per district.

Approximately 100 people attended the Sunday afternoon open house honoring Otto and Ida Bartels on their 50th anniversary hosted by their children and grandchildren.

Keith Majors of Wilmington, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Majors of North Platte are spending time with their mother, Etta Majors, at the Imperial Manor and are guests of Don and Bonnie Majors.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Knotwell honored them on their 40th anniversary with at campout at Enders Lake over the weekend.

Friday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keiser and Aaron were Randy and Sandy Bentley of Miller and all attended the Oak Ridge Boys performance at the fair.

August precip: 2.29 inches; for 1986: 15.47 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.87/bu.; corn-1.55/bu.; milo-2.43/cwt.; soybeans-4.53/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 31, 1961

School enrollment for this year-360 students. New activity bus for the high school: $13,157.30. School board issued a paving contract to Wallace Construction for parking lot north of school.

The Jim Greeley family of Sault St. Marie, Mich., are visiting the Floyd Greeleys.

Peggy Fanning left Saturday for Littleton, Colo., where she will teach first grade at the North School.

Family and friends helped Harry Burke of Stratton celebrate his 80th birthday at a picnic at the Wauneta park.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schroeder entertained at dinner Sunday celebrating three family August wedding anniversaries. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ward David and family of North Platte, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krotter and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Romine.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gage returned home Sunday a week ago from a trip to California where they visited their son Norman and family at Huntington Beach.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Newman accompanied Mr. and Mrs. William Dudeck of Grand Island to Kansas City, Mo., visiting the ladies’ sister and the Dudecks’ daughter and family. They attended the New York Yankees-Kansas City baseball game and the school of missions, returning home Sunday evening.

75 years ago this week

August 19, 1936

104 in the shade for several days past. Remember last winter when it was 26 below?

The grand opening of the newly-redecorated Crystal Theatre will be held Aug. 23.

Mrs. Myrtie Sims, Beth and Claire returned home Monday after spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Frasier.

Donald and Ronald Grosbach spent the last part of the week with grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Grosbach.

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Bradley and sons are spending the week in the Colorado mountains.

R.W. Equall, Ag teacher, will accompany a group of 15 boys, “Future Farmers of America,” on a two-day fishing trip to Camp Hayes.

Local Markets: wheat-1.07; corn-1.10; barley-.55; rye-.80; cream-.32; eggs-.14; springs-.12; hens-.11; roosters-.06.

100 years ago this week

August 31, 1911

T. Kitts and C. Raicharts went pluming on the Muddy Thursday.

E. Hanna helped C. Fanning raise his windmill and tower Monday.

Adamson postponed plowing until more moisture covers mother earth.

Art and Roy Polly are home from Nelson after a week’s sojourn among old acquaintances.

Mrs. Norman, Mrs. Walter Deininger’s sister, visited from Saturday until Monday with Truman Kitts.

Mrs. Winger and children left for Hastings Monday.

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10 years ago this week

Aug. 23, 2001

Rev. Greg Stuckwisch, new pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wauneta, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Palisade and wife Janet are getting acquainted with members in his first parish. He was installed Sunday, Aug. 12 with a carry-in supper following. The congregations have been without a pastor for nearly two years.

Henry Wicke was honored on his 100th birthday by his family, sons Dale and Hank, both of Wauneta; Lloyd and wife Kathleen of Littleton, Colo., and Don of Mesa, Ariz., and daughters Nola Mosser and Bonnie Mohling, both also of Mesa, Ariz., at a birthday dinner at the senior center.His 96-year-old sister, Dora Michel of Mayetta, Kan., and a sister-in-law Rosella Wicke of Atwood, Kan., were also in attendance.

Kerry Hamilton and Shelby took Tom and Sharon Miller to Denver where the Millers enplaned to Anchorage, Alaska, and were guests of Tom’s brother, Daryl, and Judy Miller. Among highlights were a cruise, halibut and salmon fishing, hiking and landing on a glacier at Mt. McKinley.

Jackie Kennedy took Cleo Denker out to lunch on the 13th for her birthday.

Duane Dinnel returned home from a nine-day mission trip to Mexico. Josh Skelton was also a member of the group who built ten shelters and a roof for the poor in Tijuana.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch. High temp was 90° on Aug. 17; low: 53° on Aug. 16.

25 years ago this week

August 21, 1986

Creighton University student Jill Leonard returned home after spending two months in London, England, as a research assistant to Parliament Member John Browne. She was one of 18 students across the United States selected. Primary duties included preparing briefs for Brown, condensing eight-10 page documents to one or two pages, researching for questions and communications from constituents and researching information for Browne’s speeches.

Steve Noble was named manager of the Farmers Co-op Exchange elevator in Enders, filling the position of Rick Heldenbrand who plans to pursue a theology degree.

Michael Kanost spent Thursday night with grandparents Les and Lillian Walgren, moving from Kingston, Ontario, to Tucson, Ariz.

Mr. and Mrs. Ty Colbert of West Covina, Calif., were Tuesday morning coffee guests of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff. Ty was a former classmate of the Hoffs and at one time his father, Caroll, was the Wauneta postmaster.

Lowell and Myra Grimm celebrated their 40th anniversary. Helping them celebrate at a dinner were Bruce and Jackie Medcalf of Lincoln, the C. G. Grimm family of Greeley, Colo., Agatha Brandt of Imperial, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Krausnick, Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick and Irene Krausnick, all of Wauneta.

Ed and Annabelle Vapenik and Wayne and Marie Smith spent the weekend in Denver, Colo., visiting the ladies’ sister, Betty, and Jim Stubblefield.

.03 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; 15.47 inches for 1986.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.00/bu.; corn-1.71/bu.; milo-2.55/cwt.; soybeans-4.53/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 24, 1961

School starts Monday, Aug. 28.

Mrs. Edward Campbell and Patricia of Santa Clara, Calif., spent Thursday to Saturday in the Winfield and Irving Skelton homes. She is a sister of Winfield and Irving.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Myers and Wesley returned home Tuesday night from a ten day trip visiting their children: Mr. and Mrs. Dallis Breese at Powell, Wyo., Mr. and Mrs. Mark Weston and children and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baker and family at Loveland, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Large and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Large joined the Nebraska Hereford Tour at Marsland Monday morning. The tour took them to 16 ranches in the Crawford, Chadron, Rushville, Merriman, Kilgore area.

The Neighborly Neighbors gathered at the home of Mrs. Howard Gerih Monday afternoon to help her celebrate a belated birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter and Mrs. Martha Egle served a farewell breakfast Wednesday morning at their home honoring Mr. and Mrs. Roy Egle and children before leaving for their home in Marion, Ind. The Don Egle family, Bob Cobb family and Herman Bley family were also guests.

75 years ago this week

August 12, 1936

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Person, Miss Phillys and Bruce left Saturday for Montana to visit Dr. Edward Person and family.

The Vearl Kitt family spent last weekend in Fort Morgan, Colo., and Laramie, Wyo.

Merlin Decker and Junior Ough will leave this Thursday for Lincoln where they have positions for the coming school year. Both boys will attend the state university.

Mrs. Clarence Steggs and daughter Betty of Alliance are visiting at the home of Mrs. Stegg’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fye.

Local Markets: wheat-1.02; corn-.95; barley-.60; cream-.34; eggs-.14; hens-.08-.11; springs- .09-.12.

100 years ago this week

August 24, 1911

The last lap of the city water main is being laid.

The Falls Hotel is closed to the public. That leaves us with one hotel.

Miss Lucilla Frazell left Monday for Franklin, Neb. She is a teacher in the academy at that place.

J. Dudeck and wife autoed to North Platte and took in Buffalo Bill’s show Saturday. Omar Kitt and wife accompanied them. They returned Sunday.

Mrs. Kate Wind of Akron, Colo., was visiting at H. F. Burham’s a few days last week. They being old time friends.

Mrs. B. E. Smith and children visited at Ashby Morrison’s last Wednesday and had to stay over night because of the storm.

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