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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 20:19

10 years ago this week

Oct. 9, 2003

Heritage of Wauneta held its annual Community Fall Festival Sunday.

Dr. Paul Grow and Tracy Morehead were honored for their services at Heritage of Wauneta at the annual Nebraska Health Care Association and the Nebraska Assisted Living Association’s annual convention in Lincoln.

Leona Littlejohn celebrated her 85th birthday Sunday, Sept. 28, with a family gathering at noon for dinner, followed by an open house at the Wauneta Senior Center, hosted by sons Garrett and Patti Littlejohn of Manning, Iowa, and Leonard and Bernie Littlejohn of Chappell.

Dean and Charlene Pursley were guests of Teresa Pursley, Abbie, Ellie and Levi over the weekend. They attended Levi’s confirmation on Saturday and the reception at his home.

Edie Sandman, Cindy West, the Kirk, Nik and Derek Sandman families had dinner in the Heritage family dining room Sunday with Virgil to observe the 57th anniversary of Virg and Edie which is on Oct. 6.

Bill and Linda Ham of Las Vegas, Nev., visited Ruby Ham last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Precip for the week: .12 of an inch; for 2003: 20.48 inches.

High for the week: 79° on Oct. 5; low: 34° on Oct. 3.

25 years ago this week

October 6, 1988

Members on the first Falls Club tour enjoyed a trip to Oktoberfest at Sidney Sunday, Oct. 2.

The Church of the Nazarene in Wauneta welcomed their new pastor, Rev. and Mrs. Larry Knudson of Erie, Kan. The church has been without a pastor the past 15 months.

Moe, Linda and Drew Fraunfelder of Alexandria, Va., have spent several days visiting family and friends in Wauneta, including her father, Keith, and Wynona Springer of Lawton, Okla., who were guests in the Gary DeWester home.

Guests of Bill and Hilda Roschewski at The Club on Sept. 23 for Hilda’s birthday were Willie and Leona Littlejohn and Elsie Becker. Danny and Sharla Roschewski and family had taken Bill and Hilda to McCook on the 22nd for their 56th anniversary, eating at the Coppermill.

Virginia Gauger, Twilla Denker and Dottie Gauger attended the baptism of Alexa Ann, daughter of Lisa and Steve Krajewski, at Ogallala Sunday.

Jim McKinney and Aaron delivered pheasants to Riverton Saturday.

Chelsea Haarberg, Theresa Haarberg, Angie Buffington and Amy Maxfield accompanied Miss Bellamy to Kearney to attend a speech clinic. The girls were overnight guests of Miss Bellamy’s parents in Arapahoe Friday and Saturday nights.

Members of the Bronco Marching Band took first place in the Class D field marching competition at the Oktoberfest Saturday at Sidney.

Precip for the week: .46 of an inch; for 1988: 16.92 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.57/bu.; corn-2.60/bu.; milo-4.05/cwt; soybeans-7.49/bu.; oats-2.20/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 10, 1963

Several residents along the rutted street, Wauneta Commercial Club members and Wauneta Jaycees met with the Village Board asking for prompt action on curbs, gutters and surfacing on the road south of the tracks to Highway 6.

Noted Nebraska artist and Wauneta native Nathan Mohler held a one-man art exhibit Friday and Saturday at the Wauneta Breeze Books. Over 400 adults and an unaccounted number of children including three school groups viewed the exhibit. A dinner was hosted by members of his graduating class at the Methodist Church followed by a group tour hosted by Nathan of his art.

Don Polly was selected as the outstanding Explorer of the Sunset Trail Boy Scout District. Don will represent the Sunset Trail District at the Scouting report of state wide activities to be given to the governor in February.

The children and other relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum gathered at their home Sunday to observe their 60th anniversary which was Oct. 3. All of their children were able to be home for the important occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McGarry of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Vera Mellor and Miss Elizabeth Templeton of Limon, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rhodes of Red Oak, Iowa, are houseguests of Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Carlson.

75 years ago this week

October 12, 1938

Football enthusiasts and friends were pleased to learn Leonard Gauger was sent into the Nebraska-Iowa State football game Saturday at tackle for the Huskers. He played approximately seven minutes and made several good tackles against the strong Iowa eleven.

Sunday, Oct. 9 being Virgil Kerchal’s birthday his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Kerchal entertained at a dinner and birthday cake with family attending.

Faye Troxel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Troxel of Wauneta, was one of 299 winners of Nebraska regent scholarships.

Verne Fisher and Bud Johnston are in Colorado this week deer and bear hunting.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cocklin left Monday night for Omaha where Mr. Cocklin attended the state bankers of Nebraska convention.

Virginia Ruth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bartels, was baptized in the English service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Agatha Roschewski and Elsie Becker were sponsors.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.19; hens-.10; springs-.07; wheat-.49; corn-.45; rye-.30

100 years ago this week

October 9, 1913

The B & M have been here this week putting up a new windmill.

The long looked for has arrived in the Blue Ridge neighborhood, in the form of a threshing machine.

The spelling bee at Blue Ridge was well attended.

M. W. Nesmith and wife began housekeeping this week in Wauneta and their grandson Cloyd Nesmith will stay with them and attend school this winter.

Mrs. Thomas and daughter of Exeter and Miss Ada Bricker of Crete arrived Tuesday to visit their brothers, H.H. Geo and Sam Bricker and take in the Farmers Institute.


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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:40

10 years ago this week

Oct. 2, 2003

Members with memberships spanning 50-62 years were recognized during a special service at the Wauneta United Methodist Church Sunday. Those recognized included Bob Walgren, Carol Maddux, Viola Krausnick, Bonnie Hanna, Eunice Bodeman, Marjorie Hanna, Dorothy Baumfalk, Robert Baumfalk, Wilva Harchelroad, Ethel Louch, Doris Ough, Leland DeHart, Ruby Ham, Judy Polly, Verna Sandman, Donnaline Kitt and Bunny Jussel.

Children and grandchildren of Allan and Judi Nordhausen hosted a hog roast for their 40th anniversary Saturday night at the home of Chad and Sunni Nordhausen and family with family and friends attending.

A group of the W.H.S. Class of 1949 met at Jack’s Place in Imperial for lunch Monday noon. Attending were Verl Stinnette, Bob and Sharon Walgren, Marlin Widger, Connie Kuecker and husband Kermit, Iris Large, Ramona Wilcox, Jack Maddux and wife Carol and Donna Maucher.

June Cox, Lorris and Ruth Haarberg of Arapahoe and Gene and Kay Haarberg of Imperial flew from Denver to Sacramento, Calif., attending a Walling family reunion at the home of Iris and Leonard Mandonica with 125 present.

Clark and Donna McMinn and Bob and Jean Heise of Milwaukee, Wisc., attended the 24th Division Reunion at Tucson, Ariz., last week and also did some sight seeing.

Marlin and Lois Wine attended the open house for Pauline Wine’s 99th birthday Friday at The Imperial Manor, hosted by Dallas and Charlotte Wine.

An open house was held in honor of Leona Littlejohn on her 85th birthday at the Wauneta Senior Center Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28.

No precip for the week: for 2003: 20.36 inches.

High for the week: 93° on Sept. 23; low: 37° on Sept. 24, 28.


25 years ago this week

September 29, 1988

Farmers Coop Exchange held their Appreciation Day Friday with a free barbecue feed with beef purchased at the Chase County Fair.

Sixty-five firemen from area towns attended the Frenchman Valley Mutual Aid fire school here Sunday. Lloyd Sinner, former chief of the Wauneta department, was recognized by the Nebraska Fire Service for 27 years of service as chief.

Eleanor McAfoos was honored for her volunteer work at the Wauneta Senior Center. Mary Lou Ferebee presented her with a plaque. McAfoos volunteers five hours of her time each of the three days she is at the center.

Viola Krausnick, Janet Egle and Esther Egle attended the quilt show in Longmont, Colo., Friday and Saturday with Linda Egle of Denver. They stopped in Loveland to see Wendi Nordhausen.

Charlie and Betty Johnson enjoyed a trip to Santa Fe, N.M., last Sunday to Friday.

Tuesday afternoon visitors of Elmer Lewis at the Imperial Manor to help him celebrate his 96th birthday were John and Frances Lewis and granddaughter Sable Barnes, Lois Kanost, Lorene Greeley and Vic and Reva Wicke. Connie Barnes was a later caller.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yonce of Woodburn, Ore., and Mrs. Florence Hagan of Grant were Monday afternoon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ruettimann. Mrs. Yonce is the former Iona Cole Maheffey, formerly of Hamlet.

No precip for the week: for 1988: 16.46 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.58/bu.; corn-2.53/bu.; milo-3.85/cwt; soybeans-7.15.bu; oats-2.15/bu.


50 years ago this week

Oct. 3, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carse entertained Mr. and Mrs. Grey Gardner at dinner for their 40th anniversary. As they are employed by the Hamlet school, Mrs. Doris Schipman baked a cake for their anniversary and they were greeted by teachers and pupils.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield left for Omaha Wednesday where Raymond attended a grain dealers convention and Betty took a course in organ instruction. Son Jim joined them on Thursday.

Chuck Vette was among the CCHS football players at Imperial who went to Denver Sunday where they attended the Denver Broncos and Boston Patriots football game.

Neil Stock of Wauneta, Odd Fellow District representative to the Pilgrimage to the United Nations, spoke to about 30 at the Odd Fellows Hall in Palisade Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens of Los Angeles, Calif., were guests last week in the Keith Kerchal home.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Porter took Mrs. Leo Porter and four children to Denver Tuesday where they enplaned for California, enplaning there to join Leo in Maha, Okinawa. They will be gone 30 months.


75 years ago this month

October 5, 1938

A handkerchief shower was given in the home of Mrs. Fanning in honor of Mrs. G. L. Colbert and Mrs. Walter Wheeler whose birthdays occur on the same day. A lovely lunch concluded the afternoon.

E. E. Krausnick has taken over the management of his filling station south of the tracks and Donald Lee will work for him.

Mrs. Eleanor Frasier and Bud were dinner guests Monday evening of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green.

Mrs. Bertha Theobald arrived home from Illinois where she had been visiting her childhood home for several weeks.

Mrs. Roy Polly was hostess to the Embroidery Club Wednesday.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.18; hens-.10; springs-.09; wheat-.48; corn-.50; barley-.30.


100 years ago this week

October 2, 1913

The telephone company is putting their poles and wires in the alleys this week.

C. E. Johnston left for Omaha on Saturday to buy a car of buggies. He arrived home on Wednesday.

Car of corn on track — 84¢ per bu. F. W. Dick.

Mrs. Ota Fierling has purchased the McCartney property. Consideration $800.00.

Otto Luhrs of 6-37 went to McCook Tuesday to meet Mrs. Luhrs who has been visiting in Mo. for a number of weeks.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 18:48

10 years ago this week

Sept. 25, 2003

St. Paul Lutheran Church celebrated 95 years on Sunday, Sept. 21 with 170 members and guests attending the morning service, noon meal and afternoon program. Rev. Gary Fortkamp of Effingham, Ill., was the guest speaker.

Dirk and Janelle Buffington and family who live in Belize at the River of life Ministry campus returned to Imperial for a visit and will return “home” in November. Speaking engagements have centered on their work and life in Belize.

Duane and Beverly Dinnel returned home Sunday after visits to Nikki Dinnel in Sacramento, Calif., Ryan and Jane Green in Gresham, Ore., friends Jack and Arlene Seeley in Seattle, Wash., Dale Dinnel in Bellingham, Wash., Dirk and Gail Dinnel in Nampa, Idaho and Beverly’s family in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Ray and Vicki Buffington took Laura Buffington to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they helped Laura’s sister, Clara Czeschin celebrate her 90th birthday. Laura’s sons, Roger and Dixi of Farmington, N.M., and Dennis and Connie of Fort Morgan, Colo., also attended the dinner at Guiseppi’s Restaurant, hosted by Clara’s sons.

Lynn and Rhonda Brunkhorst accompanied Bob and Sharon Walgren to Norfolk over the weekend where they attended the “food show.”

No precip for the week. High for the week: 87° on Sept. 15, 17; low: 34° on Sept. 19.

25 years ago this week

September 22, 1988

First State Bank held Flour Day Thursday to recognize the unique flour industry in Chase County. Wauneta has the last family-owned flour mill, Wauneta Roller Mill, in the state and Champion has the last operating water-powered mill in the state.

Michelle Vette was named State Teen Volunteer of the Year by the Nebraska Health Care Association at the association’s convention in Lincoln. Two employees of Heritage Activities Director Betty Brack and Nurse Deb Andrew received association awards for the Southwest District.

Sunday breakfast guests of the Gary DeWester family in honor of Gary’s Monday birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stamm and the Laddie Wilson family. The guests spent the day and were joined by Wynona and Keith Springer of Lawton, Okla., and Darr Fassler.

Mabel Kohne attended a picnic at the Bird City, Kan., park Sunday with daughter Diana Miller and family of Burlington, Colo. A sister, Wilma Fadeley of Sacramento, Calif., came home with her for a week’s visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Haarberg attended Cornhusker Harvest Days at Grand Island Tuesday and Wednesday and were joined by Mr. and Mrs. William Rice of Beatrice and Sid Haarberg of Kearney.

Don and Bonnie Majors attended festivities at North Platte which was observing World War II Canteen Days, seeing the parade and arrival of Bob Hope and his wife at the air field and other activities.

Precip for the week: 1.49 inches; for 1988: 16.46 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.56/bu.; corn-2.52/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt.; soybeans-7.40/bu.; oats-2.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 26, 1963

Early settlers can recall the town of Hudson, the predecessor to Hamlet. Hudson was located southwest of present-day Hamlet. Legend has it that in the early days a gold shipment bound for Hudson, Colo., was delivered to Hudson, Neb., by mistake and the local agent stayed up all night waiting for officials to pick it up. Because of the confusion between the two towns, the Nebraska town was later changed to Hamlet sometime after 1900.

Nathan Mohler, a Wauneta native and an accomplished artist, will have a one-man showing of his artwork on Oct. 4-5 at the Breeze Books.

Palisade will hold a United Fund drive for the first time with the Salvation Army, March of Dimes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Red Cross, Heart Fund, Cancer Fund and the Palisade Community Fund as recipients. A goal of $2,000 has been set.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Denker and family spent Wednesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker. They celebrated the birthdays of Ed Denker and Shelly Denker.

Mrs. Mary Athey, Mrs. Bernice Hohl, Mrs. Dwight Hoff and Mrs. Charles Stowers surprised Mrs. Raymond Maxfield Thursday morning, arriving with a gift and refreshments for the Maxfields’ silver anniversary. It was an enjoyable party with one slight discrepancy - it was the Maxfields’ 24th anniversary not the 25th.

Judy Phares was home from school at Kearney over the weeekend and she, Shirley Brown and Susan Carse modeled their dresses in the style show held at DeGroff’s in McCook Saturday.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 28, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gummere of Tacoma, Wash., were houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Kitt Wednesday and Thursday and visited old friends and neighbors in Wauneta. The Gummeres were residents 27 years ago, Mr. Gummere was employed at the west lumber yard, then the Barr-Hamilton Lumber Co.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church held their annual mission festival Sunday. The morning service conducted in both German and English. Attendance was 284 at the morning service and 293 for the afternoon service.

Junior Berry left Saturday to begin his study of bacteriology at the Chicago University.

Come dance to Mel Pester and his eleven piece orchestra at the American Legion ballroom in Wauneta Sept. 29.

Local Markets: wheat-.52; corn-.50; barley-.22; cream-.19; eggs-.18; hens-.11; springs-.09.

100 years ago this week

September 25, 1913

The Goodrich Tire Co. men were in town Tuesday afternoon and set their guide posts. It is a neat sign and gives the distances to the towns on either side, also to Denver and Omaha.t.

Misses Grace and Edna Kanost attended the surprise party at Martha Trowbridge’s.

M. W. Nesmith and Geo. Smith have been cleaning out the dead trees and trimming the live ones at Calvert. Helps the place considerably.

Notice: On and after Oct. 1 the price of milk will be 6 cents a quart. W. P. Williams.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 20:19

10 years ago this week

Sept. 18, 2003

BWTelcom hosted its back-to-school watermelon feed for students and teachers at the Wauneta Attendance Center last week.

Pastor James Lucas, former pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wauneta, now of Elkhart, Kan., has been called to active duty as an Army Chaplain.

Lynn and Wilma Keiser and Leta Brunkhorst travelled to Colby, Kan., Sept. 4 to see the Big Cooper Barn, Prairie Museum, sod house, church and 1930s farm house and had supper at the Northshore Marina, celebrating September birthdays.

Ed Haarberg of Villa Park, Calif., and Lynn and Darlene Haarberg visited Theresa Haarberg in Lincoln and met Lorris and Ruth Haarberg of Arapahoe for a visit and the game.

Iris Large took Edna Christensen to Lincoln over the weekend, Iris a guest of Leroy and Charlotte Large and Edna a guest of Neil and Diane Christensen. Edna attended an art show at the Kiechel Gallery of Fine Arts where 52 of Neil’s most recent paintings were on display with hors d’oeuvres and lunch served.

Three Chase County youths gained national recognition for their views expressed in essays written for the FFVF trip application. Their essays were among just 34 in the region which includes Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, to receive the George Washington Honor Medal from the national Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge organization. The youth included Abby Barger of Wauneta, Jed German and Jacci Burke, both of Imperial.

The names of two teachers, one from the Palisade Attendance Center and one from the Wauneta Attendance Center, were drawn and were recipients of $50 from the Wauneta Women of Today to use for extra classroom supplies. Teachers included Jan McClatchey at Palisade and Jennifer DeWester at Wauneta. Making the presentation was Gina Strand.

Precip for the week: .57 of an inch; for 2003: 20.36 inches.

High for the week: 83° on Sept. 12; low: 40° on Sept. 13.

25 years ago this week

September 15, 1988

First National Bank of Hayes Center President Van Korell said plans are to open a branch office in Palisade Sept. 19. The bank building has been purchased, along with some equipment and the land with some remodeling completed the past few weeks. Palisade lost its bank in March after the state banking department declared it insolvent.

Palisade’s business community got another boost when Kuglers opened a service station at the location previously operated by Bob Scott.

Jack Kerns of Riverside, Calif., was a guest of his sister, Audra Romine, last week. They were Friday supper guests of Bev and Harold Maris, joined by Mr. and Mrs. Junior Kitt and Donald Donze and had Saturday supper at the cafe with Harlan and Alice Stock.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stretch of Culbertson and Mr. and Mrs. Howard McHarness attended the National American Legion and Auxiliary convention in Louisville, Ky. They heard and saw President Reagan, Vice President Bush and Dukakis.

Dale Wicke and Bonnie Mohling travelled to Mesa, Ariz., last week where Bonnie will make her home.

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Prior and girls of Grand Island were Labor Day weekend guests of Gordon and Ellen Prior.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for 1988: 14.97 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.60/bu.; corn-2.62/bu.; milo-3.90/cwt.; soybeans-8.00/bu.; oats-2.50/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 19, 1963

Grand Openings this weekend — Sinner’s Paint and Body Shop’s 10th anniversary and completion of their new building; Steinert Agency and Breeze Books new offices and the premier showing of the 1964 Plymouth, Valiant, and Chrysler at Hamilton Garage, all held over the weekend.

The Eagle Scout award, the highest in scouting, was presented to Scout John Kitt Sunday morning during the church service at Mt. Zion.

Mrs. Grace Oliver left Saturday for Kimball to visit her son John and family. From there she left for Ontario, Calif., to visit her son, Jim, and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Pennington celebrated their 20th anniversary Saturday by entertaining friends, Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan and Rev. and Mrs. John Brooks.

A potluck supper was held Wednesday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Schmidt on their 45th anniversary. The couple was presented a beautiful cake and a money tree.

The family of Lizzie Busking hosted a reception Sunday on her 80th birthday. Approximately 85 relatives and friends called during the afternoon and evening.

William Duncan of New York City was a Sunday overnight guest of Virgil Doetker. He was an Army buddy of Virgil’s and had just received his discharge at Fort Sill, Okla., and was en route home.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 1938

First frost of the season came Monday night with very little damage.

First football game Saturday night against North Platte Reserves. A squad of 38 boys out this year. Probable lineup: Victor Gestring, LE; Drexel Oyer, LT; Gene Moreland or Bill Kennedy, LG; Bruce Kitt, Center; Mike Gerih, RG; Truman Hohl, or Buster Terry, RT; Harold Maris, RE; Carl West or Jr. Kitt, QB; Marvin Athey, HB; Raymond Purdy, RH; Buster Van Cleave, FB. Others to see action: Vern Krausnick, Robert Bradley, Jack Sandman, Lloyd Harms, Reuben Barley; Edwin Kanost, Bill Benge, Marion Mathes and Lowell Grimm.

Boys tennis team will journey to Sidney Saturday. Jim Johnston, Billy Benge, John McDonald and Raymond Jussel comprise the team.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Dimick and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ough are spending the week fishing in the lakes in the northern part of the state.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roschewski.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.18; hens-.11; wheat-.48; corn-.45.

100 years ago this week

September 18, 1913

Cox Merc. Co have located in the room in the rear of the Falls Bank.

C. E. Johnston has opened up an office in the Bratton building.

Tommy Stock is clerking for Higley.

The new water wheel at the mill is a dandy and a go-getter.

A. E. McCartney and wife arrived in town Wednesday afternoon from Cherry County where they had been viewing the land soon to be opened to settlement. They travel by horseless carriage — mule team.




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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 20:19

10 years ago this week

Sept. 11, 2003

The rural fire board hosted a supper and awards night at Enders Lake Golf Course for the Wauneta Volunteer Firemen and spouses. The Fireman of the Year award was presented to Bob Hamilton and Lloyd Sinner, the second time two have shared the honor.

The work of Wauneta native artist Neil Christensen of Lincoln will be featured at a Lincoln gallery Sept. 12 - Oct. 31. Christensen, a 1966 Wauneta graduate, while in art school, was commissioned to paint the three-paneled mural on the wall of the high school gym in Wauneta depicting Wauneta’s main street, the old Wauneta falls and a farm home.

Rich and Janet Keiser and boys, Kiane Alberts, Elmer and Edna Keiser and Leta Brunkhorst had supper at Tommy’s Saturday, honoring the birthdays of Elmer and Leta.

Beryl Knotwell, Ila Widger and Colleen Goings attended a trunk show quilt demonstration by Pat Knoechel at the Lutheran Church in McCook Friday. She also gave a review of the books written by her sister, Eleanor Burns.

Jim and Naomi Brown came Friday to spend until Monday with Reinhold and Edith Gloy. On Saturday, the 6th, the Gloys observed their 65th anniversary. Dinner guests of the Gloys and Browns were Troy and Evelyn Skelton, Colby and Emma and Pastor Greg and Janet Stuckwisch.

Joe and Kathy Barger and family spent the Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo., visiting Abby Barger and attending several activities at the Air Force Academy.

No precip. High for the week: 92° on Sept. 5; low: 54° on Sept. 3.

25 years ago this week

September 8, 1988

Reinhold and Edith Gloy were honored on their 50th anniversary at an open house Saturday afternoon at the Wauneta Legion Hall with 150 present at the cake reception. A buffet supper followed. Ruth Werner of Grant, who served as a bridesmaid at their wedding, was among those present.

The Gary DeWester family, Laddie Wilsons and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stamm went to Manhattan, Kan., Saturday to see the K. State-O.R.U. volleyball game where Teresa DeWester is on the starting team of O.R.U. of Tulsa.

Wilva and Gene Harchelroad attended the Nebraska-Texas Aggies football game in New Jersey the weekend of the 27th.

Rick and Jolene Heldenbrand and girls and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Redford and family returned to their homes in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, leaving Sunday to resume their seminary studies.

A Mintling reunion was held in Kelly Park in McCook Sunday. Attending from Wauneta were Riley and Betty Mintling and R.J. and Jana Mintling, Ryan and Ros.

No Precip for the week; for 1988: 14.91 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.55/bu.; corn-2.68/bu.; milo-4.10/cwt; soybeans-8.10/bu.; oats: 2.45/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 12, 1963

Capt. and Mrs. Dwayne Decker and family of Tucson, Ariz., were honored guests at a cooperative dinner at the Palisade Park Sunday with relatives and friends attending. The Deckers have been stationed in Tucson for over seven years where he is currently an Aircraft Commander of the B-47 Jet Bomber.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Alberts entertained Sunday honoring her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wittwer, on their 44th wedding anniversary.

Family held a no hostess dinner Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Andy Muths on their 32nd anniversary.

Mrs. Wayne Anderson entertained members of her sewing club Friday evening. Mrs. Sylvia Ziegler showed slides taken during her years stay in Alaska.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Greeley and sons of Lincoln were weekend guests in the Floyd Greeley home.

Karrol Kitt, Connie Dicke and Jerolyn Kitt were among purple ribbon winners in the song contest at the Nebraska State Fair.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 14, 1938

At last the street west from the highway in front of the school is under going a complete tearing up which was so desperately needed. The work is being done with the county machinery supervised by Leonard Hansen. The street will just be a dirt surface but at least can be maintained.

T. R. von Fange of Deshler, Neb., is the new instructor at the St. Paul’s Lutheran School on the South Divide.

Rev. M. W. Rose was returned to Wauneta for the third year as pastor of the Methodist Church.

Dr. R. R. Fitzgerald opened his new office for general practice.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams were honored on their first anniversary Sunday. Guests were Mrs. R.E. Olmsted and Carolyn, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Olmsted, Glen and Ross Druliner and Mildred Anderson of Benkelman and L. B. Glaze of McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Hancock left Sunday for Los Angeles where they will attend the American Legion National Convention. Mr. Hancock was elected delegate at large at the state convention.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.15; hens-.12; springs-.10; wheat-.50; corn-.45.

100 years ago this week

September 11, 1913

At one o’clock Wednesday morning Wauneta suffered its most disastrous fire in its history when Cox Mercantile Co. was ablaze; next door Johnston hardware and furniture also caught fire. There was concern for the printing office next with everything moveable being moved out except for the new electric press. The bank building across the street was injured when the plate glass windows in both stories were cracked by the intense heat.

The new water wheel was put in at the mill this week.

A pledge to do a lot of volunteer work and some cash was raised to fix the road south of town. Commissioner Athey has agreed to have the county put as much work in on the road as the citizens would do.

Ruby Fye, Ralph Metcalf and Myrtle Hanna are attending school in Wauneta, They ride to and from same.

Empire School has seven enrolled, Miss Lamb, teacher.

Blue Ridge School has 22 enrolled, Miss Hall, teacher.

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