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Thursday, 07 July 2011 15:02

10 years ago this week

July 12, 2001

Wheat harvest was in full swing end of last week and over the weekend amid high temperatures ranging from the 100-degree mark to an unofficial 108-degree reading. Wheat was averaging 50 bu. to the acre north of town to 30-40 bu. per acre south of town.

Third District Congressman Tom Osborne made a short stop in Wauneta last week with rural economic development, education and the new farm bill the focus of his visit.

Recent visitors of Riley and Betty Mintling were John and Hope Fitzgerald and Martha Chartier of Paonia, Colo.

Lois and Marlin Wine returned from a two-week trip to the east, which included attending a three-day Wine reunion at the “3 Hills Bed & Breakfast” in Warm Springs, Va.; attending a three-day Frantz reunion in New Windsor, Md., and attending the Church of the Brethren annual conference in Baltimore, Md., with other stops in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

An open house was held Saturday at the Methodist Church in Palisade for the 90th birthday celebrations for Zella Kerchal and Zora Sailors.

Stacee Wright, Jessica Maddux and Kaylee Hackney left this week for a six-day Girl Scout adventure in Omaha.

Missi Scow and family spent the weekend with Kent and Sharon Buffington. Joining them Sunday were Kendi and Jim Cahoj and Nelden and Linda Hewitt of Seattle, Wash., and grandchildren, Fontelle and Dean.

No precip. High for the week: 104° on July 6; low: 64° on July 6.

25 years ago this week

July 10, 1986

Vacation Issue

More than 5,000 people attended the various events in Champion observing Champion’s centennial. Weekend activities included tank races on the mill pond, canoe races, flea market, parade, pageant, barbecue, recognition of 100-year farm owners and dances.

This year’s wheat harvest averaged about 30 to 35 bushels per acre in the Wauneta and Enders area. The Palisade area was somewhat higher at 38 to 42 bushels per acre.

Shari and Doug Barnard, owners of Reata Poodle Parlor, have added boarding kennels to their business, which includes 10 four by 12-foot pens each with their own dog house and feeders.

Courtney Barger was among 38 participants in the 1986 Home Economics Judging Day, winning a purple in the junior division.

50 years ago this week

July 6, 1961

There were 363 Waunetans enrolled in the Red Cross swimming lessons at the newly completed pool. Of this number 60 were men which is very unusual. There were 63 in the 5-6 age group, 208 beginners, 10 advanced beginners, 14 intermediate and eight in the swimmers class. There will be a class for women in which 30 are already enrolled.

Marcia Rueter was installed as Honored Queen Monday night at the Job’s Daughter’s open installation.

Lynn McBride and Janie Peck of Kearney came Friday to spend the July 4th holiday in the Vearl McBride home. They went to Trenton Lake Monday evening to fish and cook their supper.

Mrs. C. Rob’t. Carlson spent Saturday and Sunday, a week ago, in Omaha and Iowa. She attended a high school alumni banquet at Pacific Junction, Ia.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Harrison and Shana of San Marino, Calif., are houseguests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harrison.

Guests for coffee and a social afternoon of LaRue Gunderson were Mrs. Jack Terry of Denver, Mrs. Dean Kitt, Mrs. Paul Applegarth and Mrs. Dick Cowles.

Mrs. Albert Scriven and Mrs. Leonard Dudek were hostesses at a coffee Saturday morning at the Dudek home in honor of Mrs. Gordon Briggs of Omaha and Mrs. George Innes of La Mirada, Calif.

75 years ago this week

July 1, 1936

The old familiar name of Krotter & Walker at the south of Main Street will be changed to Krotter-Fitzgerald, according to manager Gene Stewart.

On Sunday, the 108° mark was reached in the shady spots. This vicinity has been without rain the past two weeks. The wheat is damaged to some extent but a bumper crop is still in sight.

John Fortkamp of the South Divide hauled the first load of 1936 wheat to Krotter-Fitzgerald, testing at 56 1/2 lbs; Fred Kenny also hauled a load the same day. His weighed 51 pounds.

New bridge in Wauneta is nearing completion. Work should be completed by Friday (July 3) but traffic will not be allowed over the bridge until July 10 to insure satisfaction, according to Inspector Earl Fricke.

Miss Helen Von Stade returned the first of the week from Washington D.C. where she is employed in stenographic work for Congressman Binderup. After her vacation she will go to Minden where the congressman is at present.

Misses Olga Rueter and Nina Tenney were Sunday guests of Miss Tenney’s mother in Haxtun.

Mrs. Eliza Fanning entertained the Grandmother’s Circle Friday. Mrs. M. M. Johnson, Mrs. Jay Benge, Mrs. Bert Maxfield, Mrs. P. E. Peterson and Mrs. Othel Fortune were guests.

100 years ago this week

July 13, 1911

It was only 112 in the shade Tuesday noon. Whew!

The water main was extended on the street west of Anderson’s blacksmith shop this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd A. Green of Stamford, Mont., are here on a visit with his brother, John W. Green.

Johnie Kitt and his uncle have gone to Steamboat Springs, Colo., on pleasure and business trip.

J.M. Nesmith and wife took dinner and visited with Ralph Gardner and wife Sunday after attending church at Mt. Zion in the a.m.

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Thursday, 30 June 2011 14:51

10 years ago this week

July 5, 2011

Ownership changed at the Good Times Bar as owners Richard and LaVina Bardsley stepped down after 10 years of ownership. Audra Romine became the new owner as of July 1 with Rich Romine taking over the managerial duties.

The Wauneta Community Foundation’s ballfield project nears its $10,000 goal as donations this week brings the total to $9,197.05. Money raised will cover installing a new underground sprinkler system, sod and chain link fencing.

Rev. Michael Laing conducted his first service at the Wauneta Methodist Church Sunday, followed by a carry-in dinner at noon, attended by 80 people.

Jan DeWester helped Ruth Decker observe her 90th birthday on the 25th, having cake and tea in Ruth’s home.

Carol Thompson and Esther Einspahr were met by Barb Hinrichs in Lexington Saturday where they visited Betty Jehorek at her new home in Lexington’s assisted living facility.

Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik attended the baptismal service Sunday for great grandson Christian Smith at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington. They and other family were breakfast guests of Terah and Anthony Smith, Dillon and Christian.

Lucille McBride spent Monday and Tuesday nights in Shelton with Lynn and Janie McBride and their house-guests, daughter Mikki and four children from Minneapolis, Minn.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; total to date: 6.74 inches. High for the week: 100° on June 25; low: 59° on July 1.

25 years ago this week

July 3, 1986

Russ Pankonin, co-editor of the Wauneta Breeze, will serve a one year term as president of the Western District of the Nebraska Press Association.

Andy and Verna Sandman were honored on their 50th anniversary with a reception held at the Masonic Hall with 220 in attendance.

Benjamin, Michael and Maggie Schluckebier returned home to Lincoln after spending the week in the Ann Martin, Ed Arenz and Ed Novecek homes.

Eunice Ruettimann was guest of honor June 29 on her 92nd birthday at a dinner in the Glenn and Ora Ruettimann home. Dinner guests included Eunice’s daughter Fern Schwenk, grandson Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Schwenk and family, all of Hastings and granddaughter Jo and Ed Arenz and Courtney of Wauneta. Several callers visited in the afternoon. Highlight of the day were the preschool children of the Hamlet Union Church who came to sing “Happy Birthday” to Grandma Ruettimann.

Mr. and Mrs. Clint McCallum, Kelly and Jo attended the high school rodeo finals at Valentine Thursday thru Sunday.

Jeff and Kay Maxfield, Eric and Todd of Taylorville, Ill., spent a few days with Raymond and Betty Maxfield, going on to spend a few days in the mountains.

Pastor Eugene and Delaine Denner of Murdock were guests of Merrill and Jean Maris from Monday to Friday last week. Jean hosted a noon luncheon for former neighbors and friends of Delaine on Tuesday.

June precip: 4.74 inches; 1986 to date: 10.51 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.00/bu.; corn-2.30/bu.; 3.60/cwt.; soybeans-4.60/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 29, 1961

Vacation Issue - News in the 4-page issue was news intended for the week before.

Past Noble Grands and veteran members were honored at the regular meeting of the Rebekah Lodge Tuesday evening with 30 present, 16 of which were Past Noble Grands and one veteran member.

Mrs. Carl Widger, Ward and Mary Jo and Miss LaVerna Fanning returned home from Tucson, Ariz., Friday, Ward and Mary Jo will spend the summer with grandparents, the Carl Widgers.

Mrs. Merle O’Neil and girls were Wednesday evening supper guests of Mrs. Eddie Teply while the men went fishing.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy and Lela and Joe and Kevin Large attended the rodeo in North Platte Sunday.

Mrs. Lavern Denker entertained at a birthday surprise party for her husband Thursday evening. There were eight couples present.

75 years ago this week

June 24, 1936

The Methodist church is undergoing a thorough cleaning with Adolf Engel the man in charge.

Yes, we are in favor of a swimming pool in Wauneta. The youngsters have to go to Palisade. They say you can’t tell by the crowd whether it’s Wauneta or Palisade’s pool.

Nathan Mohler who has been attending art school in Chicago for the past year, returned to Wauneta to spend the summer. He was accompanied home by his grandfather S.W. Mohler of Octavia who will visit his son, I.G. Mohler.

August Goltl, Dewey Terry, Harvey Crapson and Joe Norris went to Denver Sunday, returning on Tuesday.

Mrs. Mae Hanna returned Tuesday from Topeka, Kan. During her stay she enjoyed a trip by plane through the south.

100 years ago this week

July 6, 1911

The city water rate has been cut from 20¢ a 1,000 gallons to 12 1/2¢.

There were between 95 and a 100 that picnicked at the John Earnhart grove on the 4th. No serious accident to mar the day. They disposed of more than 30 gallons of lemonade and 16 gallons of ice cream and eatables usually found on a prosperous year.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lantz gave a dinner last Sunday in honor of Walter’s sisters, Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Kuhn who are home on a visit from California. All of Walter’s brothers, sister and mother were present.

S.C. Wade and daughter are back from Colorado.

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Thursday, 23 June 2011 15:04

10 years ago this week

June 28, 2001

Third District Congressman Tom Osborne will make a 45-minute stop in Wauneta July 5 during a six-county tour.

Two Wauneta businesses were presented their first dollars of profit by the Wauneta Chamber. Accepting for Susie’s Creative Stitches were Galen and Susan Todd and Jack and Bonnie Graham for A New Leaf Catalog Company.

Wauneta hosted a swim meet Saturday with more than 130 participants from eight area teams and a crowd of over 350 watching the competitions.

Lon and Joan Shackelford and Kirsten of Charlottesville, Va., were weekend to Tuesday guests of Cliff and Margie Shackelford. They hosted a dinner for family Sunday and an open house to honor Cliff’s 80th birthday.

Evan Nordhausen, son of Chad and Sunni Nordhausen, was baptized Sunday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church worship service by Pastor Keith Wellman. Sponsors were Melanie Miller and Jack and Tracy Villines.

Sheridan and Luke Wright returned Wednesday after spending four days in South Dakota on the Hitchcock and Hayes Counties 4-H leaders program.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg attended the ordination and installation of Brent D. Smith Sunday evening at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial, followed by a potluck supper for Pastor Smith, wife Jennie and son Zachory. The Smiths will serve as missionaries in Russia.

No precip; for year to date: 6.68 inches. Week’s high: 100° - June 24; low: 44° - June 20.

25 years ago this week

June 26, 1986

Nearly three inches of rain fell in about 30 min. in and around Wauneta Monday night. The new river channel handled the flow of water from the canyons upstream but water poured into town from the canyons south and west, causing some flooding of basements with trees and debris blocking drainage ditches.

Laverne Bieker of Hayes Center was named the new manager at the Farmers Co-op Company in Hamlet.

Elvira Mullanix of Benkelman, Charlene Pursley and DeLores Taylor hosted a supper at Enders Lake Resort for their aunts, Adele True of North Bergen, N.J., Dora Denker, Elise Haarberg, Ora Nordhausen, Alvina Nordhausen, Sophia Nordhausen and Hilda Nordhausen.

Dorothy O’Neil was guest of honor at a coffee at The Steak Out with about 30 friends bringing cards to wish her “Happy Birthday.” Cake and coffee were served by her daughter, Jan Cribelli.

Jolene Heldenbrand and Lisa Wolcott are counselors this week at the River Crest Camp at Fremont.

Members and families of the Wauneta Country Club met Sunday for a round of scotch doubles, followed by a covered dish and hamburger fry. Winners of the competition were Richard and Lois Greeley. Pin prizes were won by Elinor Denker, Hank Wicke Jr. and Wilbert Denker.

Precip for the week: 2.84 inches; for June: 4.59 inches; for 1986: 10.36 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.08/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.70/cwt; soybeans-4.60/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 22, 1961

In interest of public service the Wauneta Volunteer Firemen have established an aid station at Enders Lake. Each Sunday at least two members of the department will station the rescue unit at the lake. Serving the first Sunday to initiate the program were Clyde Maris, Leland DeHart and Lloyd Sinner.

A group of cub scouts and their fathers attended the Cub-Dad weekend at Wellfleet. Attending were Neil Kitt and Terry, Dean Kitt and Randy, Bill Louch and George, Clyde Hoff and Chris, Floyd Wilcox and Ricky, Lloyd Redden and Myron, Billy Ough and Jimmy Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. Ike Engell and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley attended the rodeo at North Platte Sunday.

Lloyd Wicke, Marilyn Rietsch, Joan Brunkhorst and Lois Bartels attended 4-H camp at Curtis last week. Also attending were Dennis Kennedy and Mickey Brunkhorst.

Joyce Schwenk entertained old friends and neighbors of Leona Schwenk in her home Wednesday afternoon at a coffee. Guests looked back on the years of the country school and each taking a turn keeping the teacher and other neighborhood gatherings. Guests were Irene Krausnick, Lola McBride, Anna Fortkamp, Frieda Christner, Alvina Buffington and LaRue Gunderson. 75 years ago this week

June 17, 1936

Krotter and Walker Lumber Company have a new roof on their office building.

Did you see the gypsies Monday? A slow entrance and quick exit.

Leonard Dudeck left early Saturday morning a week ago on his motorcycle for Lincoln where he spent a few days visiting his sister, Miss Mary E. Dudeck.

Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Walling, June and Glen and Mrs. John Metcalf spent the weekend at Cambridge.

The J. W. Green and F.W. Emerick families drove to Sutherland Sunday to see the new reservoir.

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols, Nona Rowley, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce, Mrs. Clarence Boyce and son Everett, Albert Rowley and Ralph Denton spent Wednesday fishing at the government lake near Parks.

100 years ago this week

June 29, 1911

Only 110 in the shade Wednesday afternoon.

The waterworks extension pipe has been laid on Arikaree Ave, Arapahoe and Wichita Streets.

Frank McCallum and wife and Hugh McCallum and family autoed to McCook Sunday and attended the Chautauqua, returning that eve.

Some of the ladies on the North Divide were on the creek berrying Tuesday.

Al Harveys and Frank Petsch’s went down to the river Sunday to gather currants.



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Thursday, 16 June 2011 15:11

10 years ago this week

June 21, 2001

First-time superintendent Charles Isom of Pleasanton was hired as Wauneta-Palisade’s new superintendent and K-6 principal.

Chase Nichols will be one of 30 steer wrestling participants to compete in the Nebraska High School Finals at Valentine. Nichols, in a rare feat, qualified as a freshman in steer wrestling competition, placing at Imperial and at Arthur. Freshman rarely compete in “bull-dogging” and few qualify for the state event.

Dwight and Wilma Egle returned from two weeks spent with daughter, Bobi, and Steve Hicks and family at Matthews, N.C., where they attended the high school graduation of the Hicks’ oldest son, Jarred.

Dennis and Donna Gockley were Father’s Day guests of Joel and Julie Gockley and family; also observing Dennis and Donna’s anniversary.

Zora Sailors, Faye Sherriff, Betty Carey, Letha Sailors of Hamlet, Harley Phares, Bernie and DeAnna Schutte and Jeanine Smith joined a group from the Historical Society from Hayes Center for a bus tour, first going to the “Little Church” at Keystone, then on to a barbecue and pageant at Ash Hollow.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch; total to date: 6.68 inches. High for the week: 97° on June 17; low: 46° on June 13.

25 years ago this week

June 19, 1986

Randy Smith, 24, served his first Sunday in the pulpit Sunday as the new minister at the Wauneta Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Russ Pankonin and Brooke, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy and Naomi Brown of Escondido, Calif., were among 609 people attending the centennial of Trinity Lutheran Church, north of Grant Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gloy and Pankonin attended the church while growing up in the Grant area. On Saturday the group attended a Pankonin reunion with more than 250 attending.

Junior and Margie Kitt returned home Tuesday from Cornell, Ill., and Owensboro, Ky., where Junior’s 456th Anti-Air Craft Artillery Battalion Battery Am met for a three-day reunion.

Recent visitors of Joanne and Dan Liebig were her sisters, Mary Jane Fitzgerald of Wichita, Kan., and Jan Gehl of Los Angeles, Calif., and her brother, Francis Watson and wife of Craig, Colo.

Ora Nordhausen and Viola Krausnick entertained Viola’s aunts at lunch in the Krausnick home Tuesday. Present were Sophia Nordhausen, Hilda Nordhausen, Alvina Nordhausen, Elise Haarberg, Dora Denker and Adele True.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch; for June: 1.75 inches; for 1986: 7.52 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.09/bu.; corn-2.41/bu.; milo-3.75/cwt; soybeans-4.50/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 15, 1961

Father Clarence Stirn, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church, was honored Monday on his 25th anniversary in the priesthood, starting with a Mass service, followed by a dinner at noon.

Keith Sexton, formerly of Lewiston, Idaho, assumed his new duties as cashier at the Wauneta Falls Bank

Bob Walgren and Charlie Tepley were elected to three-year terms on the Wauneta Grade School board with Cecil Steckman elected to a one-year term to fill the unexpired term of Dwight Egle who moved.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ochs celebrated their 61st anniversary with an open house hosted by daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Christner and grandchildren Mr. and Mrs. Dean Christner and family and LaRue Gunderson.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown were honored on their 49th anniversary Sunday at a dinner held in the Leslie Pump home at Venango.

Mrs. Walter Jones and children left Tuesday for their home in Falls Church, Va., after a two week visit in the parental Bill and Hilda Roschewski home.

Brice Rueter and Kathleen Hollinger are attending 4-H Club week in Lincoln.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Anderson attended the Dale Carnegie banquet at Benkelman Thursday evening. Jack Sandman was among the diploma recipients.

75 years ago this week

June 10, 1936

The Wauneta Co-op Oil Co. held their annual meeting at the oil building in Wauneta Tuesday evening. Profits of $5,278.00 were prorated to 190 members. H.H. Bricker and Dan Egle were reelected to the board with Truman Kitt and Glen Fye succeeding retiring directors Art Polly and Wm. Bischoff.

Showers during the week bring total for the year to over 13 inches.

Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver returned from Missouri and Arkansas the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bodeman and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bodeman spent Sunday at the Sutherland project.

University students home include Myrna Athey, Phyllis Person, Martha Rose Resler, Keith and Elwyn Krausnick, Bruce Resler, Verl Athey and Homer Hoff.

The Ladies Aid will serve a 10¢ lunch Saturday p.m. Ice cream and cake is the menu.

100 years ago this week

June 22, 1911

Part of the good roads committee have been out setting poles to mark the Omaha-Denver road. The road goes thru Lincoln, Friend, Sutton, Hastings, Minden, Holdrege, McCook, Wauneta, Imperial, Holyoke, and Fort Morgan.

Mrs. Gerta Kennedy arrived from California today.

Grandpa Hanna hauled corn from Mr. Overman’s one day last week while Grandma made Mrs. Kanost a call.

Sixteen “Merrymakers” met at Ed Seward’s last Friday. Bananas, cake and lemonade were served. Music and games helped the evening pass pleasantly.

If you find a Teddy bear’s leg, please return to Beulah Hann.

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Thursday, 09 June 2011 15:29

10 years ago this week

June 14, 2001

Galen and Susan Todd opened a new family business, “Susie’s Creative Stitches” a home based embroidery business, in May. A 15-needle Tajima computerized machine is the key piece of equipment. The business offers embroidery work on caps, shirts, banners, etc. Galen creates the design and Susan and daughter Sara work on the coloring, pattern details and wording.

At a service at the Methodist Church Sunday six young people were confirmed with one baptism, including Mandi Janicek, Ashley Kitt, Cassy Smith, Katrina Nolan, J.D. Grimes and Matt Applegarth.

Palisade Cemetery board members and spouses helped to install the cemetery directory. Those helping with the project were Richard and Kellie Miner, Fred and Nada Krotter, Jerry and Tami Vrbas and Kenneth Ungles.

Doris Ough returned from Chino Valley, Ariz., where she visited Bill and Kay Ough and Harley. Joining them were Mike Ough of Elkhorn and Rod Ough of Minnesota for Harley’s high school graduation.

Heidi Wright, Luke and Stacee returned home after a two week vacation in California where they visited family and friends and also toured Shasta Caverns at Viron, the Jelly Belly factory and Thompson Chocolate factory.

Sharee Atchison was a delegate to Farmland’s Youth Leadership (FYL) on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo.

Sarah Harrison participated on the West team in Cambridge’s C.S.O. basketball game and was named the West’s MYP.

Krystle Christner was named a delegate to the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI).

Joy Wheeler flew to Marietta, Ga., May 30, returning June 6 after visiting daughter Anita and family, and helping care for the new baby, Abigail.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; to date: 6.54 inches. High for the week: 92° on June 10; low: 46° on June 10.

25 years ago this week

June 12, 1986

Vivid memories of the ’56 flood were still recalled 30 years later.

Pastor Lisle and Mary Mewmaw were honored at the Sunday service upon his retirement with special choir music. He was also presented a tape of the choir and a sofa pillow embroidered with the names of the choir members and leaders. Newly ordained Methodist Minister Randall Smith will be here the 15th.

Eight of the 10 Chase County students who attended the freedom’s foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa., and Washington D.C. presented a program Wednesday evening at the Enders Lake Resort. Joni Travis was one of the presenters. Also making the trip from Wauneta was Matt Green.

Mary Ellen Fanning and Verna Sandman hosted a coffee with birthday cake Wednesday morning at the Steak Out for 36 guests in honor of June McCallum’s birthday.

Glenda Louch of Denver, Colo., spent the weekend with Bill and Ethel Louch. Saturday they, Audra Romine and Mabel Scriven attended the wedding of Jan Salyer and Allen Livingston in Kearney.

A community trail ride, originated by Ed Arenz, Wesley Wheeler and Mike Hanna, was enjoyed Saturday morning by 27 riders through neighboring pastures, with 10 others joining the group for lunch at the creek in Polly’s pasture.

Precip for the week: 1.61 inches; for the year: 7.38 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.37/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.85/cwt.; soybeans-4.81/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 8, 1961

W.E. Skelton and R. R. d’Allemand were elected to three-year terms on the Wauneta Rural High School board, joining Bill Stock, Woodrow Moody, Ralph Gockley and Elwyn Krausnick.

One of several Chase County roads, built under the federal aid program, was completed. The new road travels from the Hugh McCallum farm east to join a Hayes County project connecting Hwy. 17. The road was built at a cost of $9,720 with the federal government paying half of the cost.

Carl Bischoff and daughter Melva of Salem, Ore., arrived for a visit with relatives. A picnic was held at the Wauneta Park Sunday noon in their honor.

A farewell dinner was held Sunday at the Immanuel Missionary Church honoring the Rev. M. L. Hegwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Denker and children, Mrs. Leona Schwenk and Mrs. Ed Denker visited in McCook with Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Buffington and family.

Precip for the week: 1.09 inches. High: 89° on June 3; low: 51° on June 1, 3, 4, 5.

75 years ago this week

June 3, 1936

G. S. Burham was re-elected to serve another three years on the high school board.

The fire department was called to the Harold Williamson home to a gasoline stove fire but neighbors had smothered the flames before the hose cart arrived.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maxfield, Raymond, Emma Jean and Dorothy left Wednesday for Coshocton, Ohio, to visit Mr. Maxfield’s father.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ketler went to Benkelman Sunday to see the new Zephyr on its trip to Denver.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Olmsted were in McCook Friday to attend the graduation exercises of the McCook Junior College. Miss Evelyn was one of the graduates.

100 years ago this week

June 8, 1911

The town board decided at their meeting that the out-buildings and other buildings set out in the alleys in block 1 and 7 must be moved in, fixed up and alleys cleaned up. Order is o.k. but all should be served alike. There are a few hog pens that ought to be looked into.

McCallum’s have painted their store outside and inside, it makes a wonderful change in appearance.

Mrs. Hobbs, a sister of Mrs. Overton, is here from Seattle to make her a visit. It’s over 30 years since they have seen each other.

Mr. Emerick is running a horseless rural mail route — he’s driving mules.

Geo. Williams went to Benkelman Friday to visit his people.

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