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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 20:14

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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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:58

10 years ago this week

Dec. 11, 2003

BWTelcom’s new office building in Wauneta will be open to customers on Monday, Dec. 15. Mindi Dixon will staff the office. The telephone company’s central switch office is also located in the new building.

Chase County Planning and Zoning Administrator DeAnn Doetker was named the NIRMA (Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association) Contact Person of the Year at an Oct. 15 membership meeting in Lincoln.

Daryl Miller and Judy Alderson of Talkeetna and Anchorage, Ala., are visiting Ann Miller and Tom and Sharon Miller with families enjoying a fish fry of fresh Alaskan salmon and halibut at Tom and Sharon’s Monday night.

Esther Einspahr and Rick and Cindy Einspahr and Kayla attended the Doane College’s music department’s Christmas festival where Rogan Einspahr and Trish Fanning participated.

Doris Craig and Elsie Becker flew to Labanon, Ore., where they visited Evelyn and Randy Madison and their families.

Four area youth, Chance Thayer, Jacob Rundback, Kory Kuenning and Brandon Kuenning, represented Nebraska at the 2003 National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 18. They placed 13th out of 34 teams. Their coach was Justin Ellicott.

Five Bronco gridders were earned D1-10 All-District honors. Heading the list was Tanner Bardsley who was chosen the district’s Special Teams Most Valuable Player for his outstanding performance as a punter where he averaged 37.7 yards per punt. Andrew Sandman and Brandon Hansen were named to the All-District Team and Ryan Stepler and Hondo Fanning were Honorable Mention.

No precip. High was 58° on Dec. 7; low: 14° on Dec. 4


25 years ago this week

December 8, 1988

Crews will finish burying a new fiber optic cable this week, weather permitting, connecting the Wauneta and Benkelman telephone companies to a new fiber optic system installed by US West this summer. Presently Wauneta’s system can handle only 60 outgoing long distance circuits at any one time. With the new fiber optic, that capacity will increase to 675 circuits.

Mrs. Joan Green has been signed as a columnist for “Craft Magazine.”

Mr. and Mrs. Rod Wheeler took the train Friday from McCook to Chicago where they visited Anita Wheeler and friend, Todd Colwell. They attended the presentation of “Candlelight Carols” at Moody Church where Anita is a member of the choir.

Mrs. Dan Liebig returned from three weeks spent with her daughters, Roseanne and Bill Benzel, Lacey and Alison at Council Bluffs, Iowa, going on to Williamsburg, Va., to visit Mary Kay and Forrest Lauher and Lindsay.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pursley spent the weekend in Grand Island. Sunday they attended the baptism of Levi Upton at Peace Lutheran Church. His sponsors were Sally and Mitch Mullanix of Everett, Wash., Susan Oberle and Judy Morgan.

Kris Polly is among the student trainers set to participate in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Rat Olympics Dec. 10. Students train genetically identical six-month-old female rats over the course of the semester for the competition which features a five-yard dash, four-foot tightrope walk, weightlifting, five-yard hurdles, long jump and five-foot rope climb.

No precip for the week: for 1988: 17.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.69/bu.; corn-2.37/bu.; milo-3.52/cwt; soybeans-7.04/bu.; oats-2.15/bu.


50 years ago this week

Dec. 12, 1963

C.J. Sutherland, Wauneta School Superintendent, was elected Nebraska State Education Association president at the organization’s annual two-day Delegate Assembly in Lincoln.

Clifford Shackelford was appointed to a five-year term on the Utilities by the Village Board.

Ted Anderson, Francis Drake, Elmer Bischoff and George Louch from the Wauneta Co-op Oil Co were in Kansas City Dec. 4-6 attending CCA’s 35th annual meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost attended an OES Christmas coffee at the home of Mary Lou Ross at Culbertson.

A surprise birthday dinner was given for Mrs. Tona Jackson at her home Sunday. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hallett of Elsie, Mr. and Mrs. John Hallett and family of Imperial, Mabel Maddux, Clara Hamilton and Doug and George Hallett.

Mrs. Gertrude McCallum accompanied her daughter and husband, Dr. and Mrs. Sherbahn of O’Neill, to Mesa, Ariz., where they will spend the winter months.


75 years ago this week

December 14, 1938

Richard Bradley, Lloyd Redden and Rex Lewis of the local boy scout troop were among those in the Frenchman River district given their 2nd class badges in a Court of Honor ceremony at Trenton with approximately 275 parents and other visitors attending. Other boys from Wauneta attending included George Cochran, Vernon Norman, Dean Zarecor and Marvin Stevens.

Two members of the 1938 Wauneta football team received state-wide recognition. Drexel Oyer, Bronk tackle, was placed on Gregg McBride’s all-state honor roll in the Omaha World-Herald. Marvin Athey, halfback, was recognized in the Lincoln Journal and Star. The honor roll is a list of approximately 100 football players who showed outstanding ability during the season out of 4,000 to 5,000 boys who play each season in Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Voorhees and daughters spent the weekend in Hastings.

Josh Johnston returned from a three-day business trip to Omaha Friday.

The Pribbeno male quartette had charge of the song service Sunday night at Prairie Ross.


100 years ago this week

December 11, 1913

The Wauneta Telephone Co. will install a telephone at the depot.

Al Manning has traded his farm to D. Resler for his building and meat shop and takes possession on Monday.

Mr. Bryant will move onto A. H. Manning’s farm.

Winnie Gibson returned from her trip to St. Joe Tuesday.

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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 20:14

10 years ago this week

Dec. 4, 2003

Kent and Sharon Buffington and Megan and T.J. Wiemers and Isaiah spent Sunday with the Barry Emerson family at North Platte, attending Harvest Christian Fellowship Church with them for the dedication service for the Emersons’ baby Zoe.

Tom and Lucille Klima, accompanied by grandson Brett Klima, spent the Thanksgiving week at Farmington, Minn., with David and Tori Klima, Terra and Camille.

Troy and Evelyn Skelton, Colby and Emma had Thanksgiving dinner with Reinhold and Edith Gloy. A special treat was the wild turkey Troy and Evelyn brought.

Verna Sandman went to Heritage Saturday where Melody Kenney on the piano and husband Mike on the guitar provided music for the residents. Jack and Virgil Sandman are both residents. Edie Sandman was also present.

Three W-P Broncos’ 16-8 volleyball squad received GPAC All Conference honors. They included seniors Staci Alberts and Ashley Kitt named to the first team and junior Janae Harris, honorable mention.

No precip. High for the week: 72° on Nov. 29; low: 16° on Nov. 25 and 27.


25 years ago this week

December 1, 1988

Wauneta’s new ambulance, purchased by Chase County at $32,000, has arrived and is now in service for the Wauneta area. Currently there are seven active EMTs for the Wauneta area with three more in training.

Brittany Ann O’Neil was baptized Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Her sponsors were Rochelle Greeley and Gary Wieman. A carry-in dinner followed at the Legion Hall.

Thirty friends and relatives met at The Club Saturday evening honoring Gary and Jan DeWester who soon will celebrate their 25th anniversary. They enjoyed cake and ice cream later in the Laddie Wilson home.

Saturday evening Nov. 26 relatives gathered at the Palisade Legion Auxiliary Hall building for a dinner honoring Mrs. Ethel Pflug on her 90th birthday. The evening was spent visiting and reminiscing.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McKinney, Aaron and Amy spent Friday and Saturday with Patsy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Smith, in Hastings. Her brother, Scott, and family were also guests.

Wauneta landed four players on the Golden Plains All-Conference football team and one player on the volleyball team. Named were Brian Yost, linebacker; Rod Haarberg, kicker; Eric Troudt, punter and Ryan Haarberg, end and Lisa Buffington, first team in volleyball.

Precip for the week: .21 of an inch; for 1988: 17.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.72/bu.; corn-2.37/bu.; milo-3.50/cwt; soybeans-6.76/bu.; oats-2.15/bu.


50 years ago this week

Dec. 5, 1963

Town board members met twice to further the proposed street projects. Members have asked property owners on Wauneta’s main street to participate in a project to curb and gutter Wauneta’s main street. Residents living south of the tracks and west of Highway 6 have also been contacted.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey and daughter Mary of Pierre, S.D., came Wednesday to visit relatives, visiting his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey, and had Thanksgiving dinner with the Hahn families at Imperial.

On Thanksgiving Day the Kitt families held their 39th family reunion at the Ike’s cabin near Enders Lake. Registration count showed 77 present of which seven were guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum were pleasantly surprised Tuesday morning when a knock on their door revealed their two great grandson, Dennis and Kenneth Van Matre, now living in California. Dennis is in the Navy and Kenneth plans to enlist in the near future.

Farmers have been taking advantage of the nice weather to get some corn shelling done. Crews gathered at Leroy Harris’ Wednesday, Jerry Fanning’s Friday and Bert Harris’ Saturday.

Thanksgiving dinner guests of Katie Bischoff were Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Shackelford and Lonnie, Mr. and Mrs. Art Coone and Janice, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bischoff and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jeffries and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bischoff and family and Robert Merklin of Benkelman.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gibbons, Craig and Gary entertained Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Weber and Pat, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Polly and Kip and E. N. Berry at dinner Thanksgiving Day.


75 years ago this week

December 7, 1938

The Krotter & Fitzgerald Lumber Co. are erecting a new warehouse across the tracks south of their elevator so the firm will have storage room for stock brought in carload lots which can be distributed to yards in neighboring towns.

John Keiser, Enders farmer, whose home is in Dundy County, was selected one of the six outstanding Nebraska farmers for 1938. They were honored at the 12th annual Master Farmers Presentation dinner at Lincoln.

Kenneth and Wilma Handel were Thursday guests of their aunts, Rosa and Nora Handel.

Mrs. Cloid Lorance and daughters, Eunice and Margie, called on Mrs. Henry Dicke Sunday morning.

Ben Gauger and family, Beauford Romine and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Gosney were dinner guests at the Elmer Egle home, it being Mrs. Egle’s birthday.

Theo Snider’s windmill blew down Saturday.

Local Markets: cream-.25; eggs-.22; hens-11; springs-.10; wheat-50; corn-.42.


100 years ago this week

December 4, 1913

A large crowd attended the turkey shoot at Fetherston’s Tuesday.

Will Egle and wife are back from California.

J. R. Hunt was helping Frank Ward build a sod hen house the first of the week.

E. Hanna, H. Curry, H. Fanning, E. Fye, C. Nichols with their families, also Mrs. Adamson, took Thanksgiving dinner with Isaac Hannas. They also helped Grandpa Hanna celebrate his 75th birthday.


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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 18:02

10 years ago this week

Nov. 27, 2003

Youngsters at Wauneta school were treated to an early Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings last week. Cooks prepared the meal with parents as guests with some parents donning pilgrim costumes and helping serve the meal.

Janice and Don Hewitt and Kent and Sharon Buffington attended Thanksgiving dinner Saturday noon at Heritage with Alvina Buffington.

Marge Hanna went to Colby, Kan., Wednesday last week to attend the induction of granddaughter Sara Munderloh in to the Colby High School Honor Society.

Richard Christensen of Gaithersburg, Md, spent the past week with Edna Christensen. Craig Schnitzler and brother Rob spent Thursday to Sunday here visiting and doing some hunting.

At the close of the nine-day deer season, Laker’s, the check-in station for Chase County, reported 323 deer bagged by area hunters.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 74° on Nov. 19; low: 4° on Nov. 24.


25 years ago this week

November 24, 1988

Alfred Bartels was guest of honor Sunday, Nov. 20 at a carry-in dinner held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for his 80th birthday. Relatives and friends spent the afternoon visiting, viewing pictures and sharing memories. Alfred’s brothers, Arnold on the violin and Otto on the piano, treated the group with several loved musical numbers.

Kory Kitt and Jolene Gordon participated in the All-State Band and Choir in Omaha the past weekend, Kory performing with the band, Jolene with the choir. They were selected following auditions in Ogallala earlier in the month.

Twenty-one students were recognized as scoring in the top 10 percentile nationally on the SRA Achievement Test. Students included Beau Yoder, Doyl Flaming, Melissa Lytle, Eric Pfeiffer, Jessica Harrison, Stephanie Hefley, Dixi Travis, Bobby Vette, Julie Wilson, Libby Lytle, Brian Majors, Royce Flaming, Courtney Barger, Lisa Doetker, Kerri Pfeiffer, Kris Hartzer, Angie Roschewski, Cory Nordhausen, Joby Lytle, Melanie Roschewski, Aaron McKinney.

George and Jackie Oberhuber of Grants, N.M., spent the weekend with Ora Nordhausen. Lavern, Elinor and Lynn Denker visited Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine went to Abilene, Kan., spending the weekend in the David Wine home and attended the ordination and installation of Allen Vancil as pastor of the Church of the Brethren in Abilene. Vancil was a former minister at the Enders church.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Beneda of Lompac, Calif., have been houseguests in the Dennis Egle home.

Precip for the week: .08 of an inch; for 1988: 17.22 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-3.68/bu.; corn-2.34/bu.; milo-3.58/cwt; soybeans-6.75/bu.; oats-2.05/bu.


50 years ago this week

Nov. 28, 1963

Wauneta is now on a transmission line following construction of Wauneta’s new sub station with power originating from the Bureau of Reclamation, Western Division, in Colorado. A line was built to Imperial and existing connections there. About a mile of pole and line to the REA sub-station which will provide emergency back-up power remains to be constructed. Cost at $198,000.

Forty-three neighbors of Virgil Doetker arrived last Wednesday equipped with corn pickers and scoops to help harvest his crop. Ten neighbor ladies brought and served dinner to the crew of huskers.

Mrs. Grace Oliver was elected treasurer of the newly formed Chase County Historical Society.

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Nordhausen and Donna and their houseguest, Albert Schroder from Mannheim, Germany, were Sunday dinner and supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg. Afternoon and supper guests were Mrs. Dorothea Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Polly and family.

Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Kanost for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Everett Towns of Broken Bow and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pummel of Enders.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Romine and Richard and John Kerns were in Grand Island Thursday and Friday.


75 years ago this week

November 30, 1938

Wauneta took on a holiday appearance as the Christmas lights blinked on for the first time that evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family of Enders and Dr. and Mrs. H.H. Grosbach were Thanksgiving guests of Mrs. Greta Resler. The occasion was also Dr. Grosbach’s seventy-fifth birthday.

A class of eight members was confirmed at St. John’s Catholic church in Wauneta Wednesday afternoon of last week. Confirmed were Patricia Creasman, Robart and Kathleen Kenney, Lois Neverve, Margaret O’Brien, Charlotte Teply, Verna Vlasin, and Frances Voda.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie McBride hosted a Kitt family reunion Thursday.

Shorty Zarecor was named to manage the Wauneta town basketball team at a meeting of interested players Tuesday night. The team plans to purchase new suits this year.

Local Markets: cream-.24; eggs-.22; hens-.10; springs-.09; wheat-.48; cprm-.40.


100 years ago this week

November 27, 1913

The Wauneta Telephone Co. have about all their wires moved into the allies.

H. H. Grosbach and C. E. Johnston autoed to Benkelman Friday to look at some brick buildings.

The chicken social Friday eve netted the Ladies Aid Society about $40.00. Nearly everyone was there and had a good time.

About 30 friends of Harry Fanning tried to give him a surprise Sat. evening but he was “wise.” An oyster supper was served and all report a fine time.

Bud Medlock arrived home from Indiana the first of the week with a wife.

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10 years ago this week

Nov. 20, 2003

Volunteers collected over 80 boxes in the Operation Christmas Boxes at the Hamlet Union Church. The boxes will be shipped overseas to needy countries.

Lois Bley and Lynetta Bley were among those with the group, “Sun Lighters,” who sang at the Cambridge Manor Sunday afternoon. Lois is one of the singers and Lynetta sings and also plays the accordian and the keyboard.

Michelle Harchelroad and Diana Ham spent the weekend in Lincoln and attended the state volleyball tournament where they officiated three games on Friday. They attended the Nebraska-K State game on Saturday.

Nan, Rick and Annie Malcolm spent the weekend with Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik, joined later by Zak. They all attended a surprise 25th anniversary dinner for Kate and Jerry Repass at the Hayes Center hall.

Nadene Brass of Haysville, Kan., spent four days in the Reva Wicke home. Recent visitors have been Glen Lewis of Boonville, Mo., John Lewis, Lloyd and Doris Lewis of Lincoln and Leona Littlejohn.

No precip for the week.

High for the week: 65° on Nov. 10, 11 and 15; low: 29° on Nov. 13 and 16.


25 years ago this week

November 17, 1988

JoAnne Rowley of Imperial became the first paid director of the Wauneta Senior Citizens Center under the Chase County Senior Services. The center, which opened in the Wauneta Legion Hall three years ago, serves lunches two days a week. With Rowley’s appointment, meals will be served three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The United Methodist Women held a Parade of Tables Nov. 10 with tables filled with articles from the families of the church, many over 100 years old. Baked goods and jellies were also available.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maris returned from Vineland, N.J., Nov. 10 where they visited their daughter, Sheila, and Patrick Dargis, helping the Dargises move to a new home, also touring several points of interest.

Friday evening about 30 from the Hamlet Union Church met there to rake leaves, had appetizers at the home of Pastor Gordon, had soup at the home of Betty and Charles Johnson, the main course with Ivan and Delorse Flaming and boys, then to Rod and Joy Wheeler’s and family for dessert, ending by singing choruses.

Fortkamp family members helped surprise Fred Fortkamp on his 80th birthday at a carry-in dinner hosted by Vaunda and Don Hyde, Greg and their foreign exchange student, Lorenzo, and daughter Dawn of Omaha.

Speakers at an American Legion Post and Auxiliary dinner Friday evening included Angi Buffington, Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge; Jennifer Haarberg and Wayne Krausnick, American Legion Law Cadet program; Lisa Wilson, Girls State; Rod Haarberg, Boys State (alternate); Craig True, Boys State. They told of their experiences in the different programs.

Palisade’s volleyball team won their first round game at state against Chester-Hubbell-Byron, falling to Arcadia in the semi-finals. In the finals the Arcadia team fell to a Lawrence team whose assistant coach was Lorrie (Hartzer) Hofstetter, a native of Wauneta.

Precip: .14 of an inch; for 1988: 17.14 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-3.67/bu.; corn-2.38/bu.; milo-3.60/cwt; soybeans-6.80/bu.; oats-2.10/bu.


50 years ago this week

Nov. 21, 1963

Last Saturday, 179 Waunetans had their blood typed with all blood types to be on record at the Chase County Hospital, Dr. Carlson’s office and with the Wauneta Volunteer Firemen. The project was sponsored by the Mrs. Jaycees.

John Green was recognized by the Nebraska Banker’s Association for 50 years of service to commercial banking in Nebraska.

Fourteen Wauneta High School students took part in County Government day at Imperial including Nadine Sexton, Carole Stock and Dennis Kennedy, county commissioners; Joanne Brunkhorst, county clerk; Jane d’Allemand, county superintendent; Ann Arenz, county attorney; Don Polly, county sheriff; Bill Stock, county service officer; Gerold Legg, county assessor; Kenneth Kerchal, county extension agent; Danny Jeffries, county judge; Rod Wheeler, county surveyor; Lloyd Wicke, county treasturer and Karroll Kitt, welfare.

Mrs. Marlin Fortkamp, Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mrs. Herman Nordhausen, Nita Fortkamp and Mrs. Helen Brown and Shirley spent Saturday in Kearney attending the state “Make it with Wool” contest. Mrs. Nordhausen was a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Jim Sutherland, and family.

Bruce Fye and Kirby Kitt found a large buffalo skull on the Fye farm north of Wauneta last week.

Sixty-eight deer were checked at Imperial during the past season.


75 years ago this week

November 23, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wiley celebrated their golden anniversary Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, at their home in Wauneta with 134 signing the guest book. The day began at noon with 15 family members attending a turkey dinner at the Falls Hotel.

Byron Stock, Bill Sturtevant and Winfield Skelton left for Lincoln Friday where they will take a short agricultural course.

The Stock families had their monthly get together at the home of Harlan Stock and wife. A cafeteria dinner was served with games and visiting following.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis entertained the Junior Class play cast Wednesday evening with eight members attending.

Local markets: cream-.21; eggs-.22; springs-.09; hens-.07; corn-.40; wheat-48.; barley-.30; rye-.30.


100 years ago this week

November 20, 1913

The Wauneta mills are doing a big business these days, running early and late.

Higley has a farm bell for sale cheap.

A number of young people attended the party at Geo. Metcalfs’ last Friday evening.

C. E. Johnston was in Hastings the first of the week looking for building material.

Art Nesmith butchered a young porker Sunday p.m.

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