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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:16

10 years ago this week

July 31, 2003

A large crowd was present in 110-degree heat to take part in Harvest Fest festivities. The parade drew over 30 entries. Leroy and Bunnie Jussel, Bert Steinert and the late Bernie Steinert, were honored as Grand Marshals for their work in building the nursing home and establishing the Frenchman Valley Development Corporation to fund community improvement projects. The theme was “Using the Past to Build the Future.

HomeTown Agency purchased the old hardware store building earlier in the month and will move their offices to the new location after major renovation is completed, if as planned by the first of the year. B&K Hardware was the last business to operate in the building which was built in 1914.

Bob and Marge Hanna spent a few days last week at Glacier Park in northern Montana.

Lois and Raymond Bley attended the observance of the 50th anniversary of the Korean Cease-Fire in McCook Sunday. Loyd and Karen Christner helped with the open house, attended by about 75 people. Clark and Donna McMinn of Wauneta Post #7996 also attended.

Lucille Klima attended a birthday party in Oakley, Kan., Saturday for her Aunt Esther who is the last of the siblings of Lucille’s late father, Andy Muths.

Beverly and Neil Dailey of Las Cruces, N.M., were visitors of Wilva Harchelroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Nicolaisen of Titusville, Fla., were visitors several days of Letha Sailors.

Brandon and Connor Morgan are guests of grandparents, Rudy and Judy Evers. They visited the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on Thursday and Children’s Museum in Lincoln Friday and spent Friday night with Anita and Mert Smith in Seward.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for 2003: 28.73 inches.

High for the week: 110° on July 25; low: 60° on July 22.

25 years ago this week

July 28, 1988

Harvest Festival set for this Saturday.

Al Wilkins was appointed Wauneta police chief by the village board.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Steinke will celebrate their 51st anniversary Sunday.

Jan DeWester and Sue Todd took Chad DeWester, Seri Sandman and Scott Todd to church camp at the YMCA in Estes Park, Colo.

Onna and Clarence Sandman visited Jack and Verna Sandman Sunday afternoon. Verna and Onna attended the 90th birthday open house for Pearl Stretch. Onna had taught all of Pearl’s three daughters 57 years ago.

Frank and Angi West and family, Garth and Kim West and Montana, Terry Nichols, Marty Fanning, Keenan and Tina Kitt and family spent Sunday evening roping at the Arwyn West home.

The Wauneta Country Club held their July couples outing Sunday evening. After a pot luck supper, 22 couples played a round of scotch doubles golf using nitelite golf balls that glow in the dark.

Precip for the week: .50 of an inch; for 1988: 12.35 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.05/bu.; corn-2.45; milo-3.85/cwt; soybeans-6.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 1, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Stock took Neil to Omaha where he will join the United Nations group of the IOOF Lodge. The group will tour the United Nations, New York, Washington, D.C., and other historical sites.

Raymond Gunderson, Jack Fanning and Mike Ough, members of Wauneta’s Explorer Scouts, Troop 98, left Saturday for North Platte to join a group of other Explorers to Sommers Wilderness Base at Ely, Minn. From there 25 scouts and three leaders will start on a canoe trip into Canada.

Helen Kitt and Marian Gibbs of Helena, Mont., are visiting in the John Kitt home.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hubbard and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nelson and Craig returned home Saturday from a week’s fishing trip at Saskatchewan and Laronge, Canada, reporting a catch of 150 pounds of fish. The round trip covered 3,000 miles.

Glen Athey of Colorado Springs and daughter Athenia were weekend guests of his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey.

75 years ago this week

August 3, 1938

Another soap box derby will be held Aug. 8 on the Krausnick hill east and west 8-10 a.m. Age limit is 15 years. The entry fee is 2¢. Several merchants also donated money for prizes.

Fifteen boy scouts went on an all night hike Monday night.

The Elmer Kanost and Ralph Grosbach families picnicked at Grosbachs’ last Friday.

Visitors at the Kingsley Dam Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maxfield and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Pennington and Barbara Jean. On Tuesday Amil and Harry Hoff, Rev. S. B. Thomas and Homer, Clyde and Dwight Hoff visited the project.

Mr. and Mrs Warren Buffington celebrated their silver wedding Friday.

Temperatures this week have ranged from 95 to 105 most of the time.

Local Markets: wheat-.52; corn-.45; barley-.20; cream-.23; eggs-.14; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

July 31, 1913

The Oliver Dam is about completed.

How about those weeds in the street?

The Burlington will soon put up a new windmill at this point.

L.C. Wiley opened up a shoe repair and harness shop in the Nesmith building.

The central telephone office was moved to their own building opposite Deininger’s Wednesday night.

J. J. Terry and wife left for southwest Kansas in their auto Tuesday to visit relatives.

Editor Prall left for Iowa Monday to take unto himself a wife.

The new drinking law that went into effect July 17 will be strictly enforced by the State Board of Health. It prohibits public drinking cups and all places where water is kept in hotels etc. must be in a covered vessel. If you wish to drink you must have your own cup. It also prohibits the common communion cups at churches.


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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 16:49

10 years ago this week

July 24, 2003

Diane Ready was announced the winner of the Welcome to Wauneta sign design contest. Her entry read

“Welcome to Wauneta, Half Way Between Here and There.”

Loretta and Randall Raile, owners of BWTelcom, made a generous donation of $1,000 to go to the betterment of the Wauneta Ball Park.

Eunice Bodeman recalled happy memories of rural life, growing up on a farm and living married life on a farm as she observed her 90th birthday. An open house was held following a prime rib dinner for family and friends.

Joy Wheeler and her father, A. J. Knickerbocker, flew to Albany, N.Y., then on to Schagnticoke, N.Y., were they attended a Knickerbocker reunion and visited the Knickerbocker mansion that is being repaired, gradually to its original condition when it was established in Colonial days.

Bill and Kay Ough of Chino Valley, Ariz., visited Doris Ough over the weekend.

Guests in the home of Jack and Carol Maddux the past week have been Mary, Eva, Jacob and Jackson Smith of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Sandra Conklin, Rebecca and Luke of North Branford, Conn.

Lois and Clyde Hoff and Beryl Knotwell had steak suppers at Enders Friday evening to observe the Saturday birthdays of Clyde and Beryl.

Pat Gardner of Salem, Ore., and Sheila Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, are houseguests of Margaret Greeley.

No precip for the week: for 2003: 18.67 inches.

High for the week: 108° on July 17; low: 60° on July 20.

25 years ago this week

July 21, 1988

Storms dumped more than five to six inches of rain along with hail over the area causing flooding, washed out roads and ruined crops. Tornadoes were also sighted.

Pearl Stretch reached the 90-year mark this week. Not one to play with dolls, she spent time helping with field work and working with horses. She recalled cooking for threshers, no modern conveniences, driving the Model T Ford and many other good old days memories. Her family hosted an open house on Sunday.

The 50th anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence Showell of Hamlet was celebrated with an open house at the Hamlet Union Church Sunday afternoon. Their three children and all nine grandchildren were all able to attend.

Jennifer Haarberg, Melisa Grams and Renelle Christner attended a music camp at Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Colo., July 10-16.

Ron and Ann Prior and Mark of Boston, Mass., visited Monday to Wednesday with the Homer Hoffs and Gordon Priors.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine attended a picnic at the Imperial park Sunday evening for Al Claassen who will be going to Pennsylvania to enter Mennonite Volunteer Service. He was director of the C.R.O.P. Walk for many years.

Julie Sutherland, daughter of Jim and Veleeta Sutherland of Battlelake, Minn., and granddaughter of C.J. and Vi Sutherland of Las Vegas, Nev., and Herman and Alvina Nordhausen, graduated with high honors from the United States Coast Guard Academy, receiving a hand shake and commission orders from President Ronald Reagan.

Precip for the week: 1.67 inches; for 1988: 11.85 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.35/bu.; corn-2.70/bu.; milo-4.10/cwt; soybeans-7.60/bu.; oats-2.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 25, 1963

Wauneta’s first amateur rodeo, sponsored by the Jaycees, was attended by over 2,000 fans. The rodeo drew 124 contestants sharing $1,110.00 in jackpot prize money. The rodeo was held at the Wayne Smith arena.

Miss Anne McCallum was selected as Harvest Queen during intermission ceremonies at the dance Friday evening. First runner-up was Miss Ann Arenz and second runner-up was Miss Sheila Greeley.

Josh Johnston made a hole-in-one on the local course and two days later sank a hole-in-one again on the same hole. Witnesses were: Presley Kennedy, Henry Denker, Wilbert Denker and Roy Greeley.

Janet Krausnick will enplane Friday from Denver to Hartford, Conn., where she will meet her cousin, Sharon Krausnick, and they will spend two weeks touring Boston, New York and Washington D.C., also Chicago en route home.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Wright, Phyllis and David of Ogden, Utah, came Friday to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Wright and other relatives at Palisade and Imperial.

Rev. and Mrs. Ed Suelflow, Elyse, Denise and Steve have been guests in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, the past two weeks.

75 weeks ago this week

July 27, 1938

Fire destroyed two buildings Monday - the Pennington Garage Monday afternoon and the Jo Dudek Machine Shop at midnight.

Junior Knotwell was the winner of the soap box derby Monday afternoon, staged and sponsored by the kids themselves with Duane Burham as chief instigator and minute man. The race took place on the east and west hill across the track with ten entries. Knotwell beat out Billy Von Stade and Clyde Hoff won second place over Von Stade.

Jay A. Person, Democratic candidate for Congress from the Fourth District, spoke Thursday evening before a home crowd of almost 700.

Miss Maxine and Gladys Grosbach of Enders were visitors at the R. E. Cocklin home last week.

Mrs. Jack Gregory attended the county chorus practice at the home of Mrs. Eunice Trowbridge Friday afternoon. The chorus plans to sing on the Amateur hour at the County Fair.

100 years ago this week

July 24, 1913

The Wauneta central phone office will move about the first of the month. The central man of Hayes Center will have charge.

The city reservoir was cleaned out Tuesday — not much found in it, a few birds and some loose cement. Not a bad idea to clean it out once in a while.

John Whitehead and family arrived from New Mexico Saturday to visit with relatives John Metcalfs and Elmer Fyes.

Guss Eggers and family returned home Tuesday from their visit to the eastern and northern part of the state.

Mrs. J. F. Jones and children arrived home from their extended visit to Iowa Saturday.

Six loaves of bread at the Bakery for 25¢.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 20:15

10 years ago this week

July 17, 2003

Kathleen and Lloyd Wicke spent time last week with Gus and Margie Bartels, helping with harvest.

Viola Krausnick, Phyllis Nordhausen Elfrieda Johnston and Delpha Nordhausen visited Denise Bandel of Reno, Nev., in the home of Gladys Schneider last Thursday. Denise was here helping her father, Glen Schneider.

Everett and Louise Stamm visited Jan and Gary DeWester Sunday afternoon. Wilva Harchelroad joined the ladies, going to the “Christmas in July” display at the Chase County Museum.

Kris and Laura Polly, Caroline and William of Arlington, Va., came Friday to spend a week with Karl and Judy Polly. Kris and Laura went to Johnson Lake Saturday where they met 12 of his fraternity friends and wives.

Terry Greeley of Scottsbluff and Sheila and Jim Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, were last weekend guests of Margaret Greeley.

Alvina and Dallis Breese and Roland and Brenda Broughton and boys attended a Myers family reunion in Imperial Sunday. There were 83 in attendance.

Precip for the week: .12 of an inch. High for the week: 96° on July 7; low: 58° on July 8.

25 years ago this week

July 14, 1988

Lois Smith Roach of Trenton, Ill., was a recent house-guest of Mabel Scriven. Lois, a former teacher in the Wauneta Schools, also visited with friends and fellow faculty members at a coffee in her honor.

On June 25 Reinhold and Edith Gloy were invited by their daughters and families to spend a week on a house boat at Lake Powell for an early 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Attending were Reinhold and Edith, Trudy, Jerry, Luke, Troy, Todd and Monty Skelton and Evelyn Brown and Naomi, Jim, Melissa and Ben Brown.

Helping Bill and Ethel Louch celebrate their 40th anniversary over the July 4 weekend were daughter Glenda of Denver, Colo., sons, Mr. and Mrs. George Louch, Tessa, Mark and Kalyn of Mitchell and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Louch, Ross and Angi of Lincoln. They ate dinner at The Club and entertained relatives and neighbors on July 3.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Prior spent July 4 with Kevin and Jan Prior and girls at Grand Island. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. Vern Corman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Prior and children and Mr. and Mrs. Galen Prior and children. They attended the July 4 celebration at Railroad Town at Stuhr Museum and the evening fireworks at Fonner Park.

Russell and Elizabeth Schmidt of Fresno, Calif., and a friend from Thailand are houseguests of Mrs. Schmidt’s parents, Bill and Charlotte Christner.

Precip for the week: .59 or an inch; for 1988: 10.18 inches. Grain Markets: wheat-3.30/bu.; corn- 2.78/bu.; milo-4.25/cwt.; soybeans-7.90; oats-2.50/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 18, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Smith, publishers of the Wauneta Breeze, announce a new business, a book store, in a building now under construction south of the present printing shop, to be called “Breeze Books.”

In recognition of their 57th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler received a letter of congratulations and a gift package of the “57 Varieties” from the H. J. Heinz Company. They celebrated their 57th anniversary on June 6, 1963.

Mrs. Gertrude Sandman will leave Wednesday for a tour up the Alaskan Highway. She will visit a few days with her daughter and family, and then meet Mrs. Paul Arpke in Grand Junction, Colo., and on to Portland, Ore., to start the tour.

Six Wauneta young people returned Saturday from a week spent at Camp Comeca at Cozad. They were Susan Hoff, Billy Dicke, Carroll Grimm, Ruth DeHart, Kathleen McCallum and Nancy Stock.

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Guthrie celebrated their golden anniversary with an open house Sunday, June 16 with over 250 relatives and friends calling to offer best wishes on the happy occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hummel and Kenny returned home Saturday evening from a two-week vacation spent in Fullerton, Los Angeles, Hollywood and Bakersfield, Calif.

75 years ago this week

July 20, 1937

Harry Hoff and Edra Mae of Phillipsburg were guests Friday night of the Amil Hoff home.

Clyde Hoff celebrated his birthday Tuesday entertaining nine of his friends at a swimming party at Imperial. A weiner roast and watermelon feed finished the happy afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilson, Nancy and Kaye were Sunday dinner guests at the E. F. Van Cleave home.

Local Markets: wheat-.52; corn-.48; barley-.20; cream,-.20; eggs-.13; hens-.12; springs-.14

100 years ago this week

July 17, 1913

Quite a number have gone to McCook by autos and on the train to see the air ships.

Mr. Olmsted has opened a restaurant in connection with his bakery.

M.C. Hartzer and family of South Dakota are here on a visit with his sister, Mrs. A. Deininger and his brother, Wallace.

Andrew Ambrosek’s team ran away with him from Waidley’s shop Tuesday afternoon. They left him and the buggy on top of the hydrant at the Jones’ corner while they went on. They were caught at Elmer Fye’s.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 20:52

10 years ago this week

July 10, 2003

Wheat harvest is at full speed in Southwest Nebraska. By Tuesday 600,000 bushels had been delivered to Frenchman Valley Coop with 500,000 bushels at the Palisade elevator. Light test weights, so-so yields, and high protein levels were common.

The RV Park landscape came to life as new trees, shrubs, and perennials were planted, thanks to donations of memorial moneys from the families of Otis and Lena Vlasin and Eva Polly.

Bobby Miller of Omaha and a 1997 W-P graduate was honored in April as the Omaha Education Association’s Teacher Rookie of the Year. The award is given each year to first year teachers who exhibit outstanding teaching skills and is willing to go the extra mile to touch a child’s life.

Bonnie and Charles Hanna had cake and ice cream Monday for their new neighbor, Danny Richardson, on his birthday. Guests included Jim and Connie Maxfield, Russell Polly, Susan Todd and Joyce and Ted Grimm.

The Brian and Sid Harchelroad families and Wilva Harchelroad went to St. Louis, Mo., where they visited Debbie and Jim Kemp, Philip and Patrick and then went on to Nashville, Tenn., attending the 50th anniversary festivities of Chevrolet’s Corvette.

Veleta and Jim Sutherland of Battle Lake, Minn., and Julie Gahn and Eva of Taklequah, Okla., spent several days with Judy and Rudy Evers, joined also by Mack and Cindy Sutherland, Jessica and Cameron. The Sutherlands went to Kearney where they helped Cal Sutherland celebrate his 90th birthday.

Jack and Carol Maddux hosted their annual “East End Neighborhood Party” July 4, assisted by Pat and Mary Madden, with grills and food furnished by those present and fireworks at dark.

Precip for the year: .15 of an inch: for 2003: 18.55 inches.

High for the week: 103° on July 3; 62° on July 1 and 6.

25 years ago this week

July 7, 1988

The vacation issue featured a story on Virg and Connie Littrel and their custom harvesting business and Iola Pennington and her bird watching.

Littrel started the business 22 years ago and includes wife Connie, son Jasen, 18 and daughter Crystal, 15. Starting in Frederick, Okla., they work their way through Kansas and Nebraska, ending in Montana. Four years ago they joined with the Goings Harvesting crew, Dennis and wife Colleen, sons Brad 16 and Billy 13 and two other men, Larry and Joel Brott. Ron and Josie Lytle join them near Ness City, Kan. The biggest problem is by far Mother Nature — rain which can last days or stops cutting for hours or a day. Moving equipment can also be a challenge. The biggest expense is the cost of liability insurance.

Iola Pennington had been a serious bird watcher for over 50 years. In conjunction with her photography hobby, she has thousands of pictures of birds she has become familiar with through her extensive bird library. Included in her library are tapes and records of the sounds of birds. She has been dedicated to counting birds annually for the Fish and Wildlife Commission for more than 20 years. Her first territory was near Bartley but she is now responsible for territories near Stratton and Benkelman. She has enjoyed trips to South America, Nantucket Islands, Galapagos Islands, Africa, Alaska, Mexico and Europe, providing new bird-watching and photographing opportunities.

50 years ago this week

July 11, 1963

Area attorneys, Guy Curtis of Imperial and Charles Bosley, of Palisade, are working independently to curtail the water flow down the Frenchman River to the Culbertson Canal. Counties and farmers are suffering damage to bridges, roads and loss of land due to the excessive water going down river for irrigation.

Callers during the day, July 4, to help Mrs. Minnie Denker celebrate her birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen, Mrs. Bill Denker, Mrs. Sophie Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Christner and René, Mrs. Richard Greeley and Rochelle, Wendi and Mindi Nordhausen, Alan Nordhausen, Judy Binderup of McCook and Loren Nordhausen.

Mrs. Opal Kerchal was hostess to a group of ladies from her old neighborhood. The ladies brought lunch and showered Mrs. Kerchal with canned goods.

Overnight campers at Enders Lake Wednesday and Thursday to celebrate the 4th were Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Schwenk and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Buffington, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn McBride and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington.

The Palisade swimming pool set an all time high attendance record with 250 enjoying the newly renovated facilities on July 4.

75 years ago this week

July 13, 1938

One of the finest wheat harvests here in years is almost over with 40-50 percent of the crop being stored for higher prices. To date 122 carloads of wheat have gone out on the Burlington. Jay Person and Carl Nordhausen have hauled in the largest amounts. Has been averaging 25 bushels to the acre.

Marvin Athey who was Wauneta’s “Boy Stater” received a letter from coach “Biff” Jones of the University of Nebraska inviting him to return next year as one of 24 selected as outstanding among the 254 there, being an assistant to the junior counsellors.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kitt and Mrs. Howard Stinnette and Wanda left for Chadron where they will be joined by Miss Helen Kitt for a vacation in the Black Hills.

Miss Nora and Rosa Handel left Monday on a trip to Alaska.

Local Markets: wheat-.57; corn-.50; cream-.22; eggs-.14; hens-.08.

100 years ago this week

July 10, 1913

Harvesting is at full blast and hands hard to get.

107 in the shade Monday.

The workers on the Oliver dam are off for a few days on account Lloyd Ough getting his engine to water his potatoes.

Frank McCallum went to Beatrice Wednesday.

Still very dry — no general rains.

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 20:03

10 years ago this week

July 3, 2003

Because of her love of horses and because their horses were aging, Karen Kay Fanning began researching any and all techniques available to be able to help them. Over the past one and a half years she has spent time studying, immersing herself in horse physiology and branching out from equine massage to photonic therapy. She plans to turn her knowledge into a business, helping other people and their animals.

Frenchman Valley Baptist Fellowship now is a formal church and is no longer a mission of the Trinity Baptist Church in Benkelman, following a business meeting to set up the process. New church officers were elected and Rev. Leo Porter was elected pastor.

Several local youth took part in a week-long tour in conjunction with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Among those participating in the tour were Kaitlin Suda, Staci Alberts and Katie Padilla of Palisade and Melissa Long of Wauneta.

Dorothy Brown of Peoria, Ariz., has been a visitor of her daughter, Evelyn, and Troy Skelton, Colby and Emma, going on to Estes Park for the summer.

Charles Christensen and a friend, travelling from Chicago, Ill., to Seattle, Wash., stopped for a visit with Edna Christensen Monday morning.

Jerolyn Spady of Seattle, Wash., was a houseguest of Cliff and Margie Shackelford Sunday to Wednesday.

Les and Janice Houser were among over 200 bikers attending a Region C motorcycle rally at Richland Center, Wisc.

Precip for the week: 3.45 inches; year-to-date: 18.40 inches.

High for the week: 91° on June 24; low: 51° on June 25.

25 years ago this week

June 30, 1988

Champion Mill and pond will celebrate 100 years July 3 with water races/inner tubes, horse shoe pitching, a country music jamboree and an Old Settlers’ picnic.

The children of Rudolph and Zella Kerchal and Merle and Zora Sailors hosted an open house Saturday, June 25 at the Palisade Methodist Church in honor of their parents’ 50th anniversary with 250 guests attending - 15 of whom attended the wedding 50 years ago. The twin sisters and husbands were married at the home of the brides’ parents on June 1, 1938.

Dutch Petsch was honored on his 88th birthday at the home of Dora Ruby with guests: Elsie and Harry Petsch and Maggie Crampton of Palisade, Velma and Pearl Petsch of Hershey and Lee Petsch of McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Louch and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Salyer travelled to Grand Centre, Alberta, Canada, to visit the Salyers’ daughter, Jan, and Allan Livingston.

Art club members, Ila Widger, Ellen Prior and granddaughter Audra, Marjorie Wheeler, Nina Fortkamp and Gladys Hoffmeister spent Saturday sketching the site of Ough, Neb., southwest of Wauneta. They had lunch in Enders.

Brian Yost was among 600 youth attending the Co-op Youth Leadership Conference at William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo. He was sponsored by the Wauneta Coop Oil Company.

Kelly and Tawnia Nichols and boys and Eddie and Donna Nichols spent the weekend with Violet Nichols at her cabin at Lake McConaughy.

Precip for the week: .28 of an inch; for the year: 9.59 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.56/bu.; corn-3.15/bu.; milo-5.00/cwt; soybeans-9.30/bu.; oats-2.90/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 4, 1963

Vacation issue.

75 years ago this week

July 6, 1938

The state railway commission today ordered the Burlington railroad to resume six-day service on the Culbertson-Imperial line effective July 10. Four-day service has been provided the past several months but protest were filed with the commission.

Relatively speaking July 4th was a quiet day in Wauneta. Farmers were busy harvesting. Those craving excitement went to other places where there were celebrations.

Harvest is in full swing with a crop second to none in the past 40 years. Wheat has been testing at 62 or 63. To date 63 carloads have been shipped from Wauneta and harvest is about one fourth over.

E. R. Voorhees went to Hastings to move his family and household goods to Wauneta.Due to illness Mrs. Voorhees remained a few days but daughters Marilyn and Sharon accompanied him back. They will live in the E. F. Wiley house.

Mrs. Wick Wiley, Mrs. Irene Krausnick, Mrs. Mary Gauger and Mrs. Katie Salyer and Wayne were picking cherries at Ben McBride’s Wednesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Dicke and Mrs. W. Walgren were callers at L. Walgren’s Thursday evening and were treated to ice cream.

Local Markets: cream-.22; eggs-.14; hens-.08-.11; wheat-.54; corn-.50.

100 years ago this week

July 3, 1913

It was voted to put in the 11th grade at the school meeting, necessitating the hiring of another teacher as helper to the principal. The sum of $3,500 was voted providing the new levy rate of 35 mills will raise this amount.

The stores will close at 10 o’clock on the 4th.

Picnics at Calvert, Blanche and Hamlet on the 4th. Take your choice.

The past week has been the dustiest, windiest and hottest that we have ever witnessed in this section. According to reports no worse than half or more of the United States..

R. E. Cocklin and family left on Wednesday for a two-weeks visit near Axtell with home folks.

Our folks have been wanting to go over to the beautiful Stinking water, the famous stream lying 6 miles north of our fair city on a fishing trip for a long time. We started out Friday with a crowd of 6 with expectations of bringing back a big catch. The line up was 1 8-inch bullhead, 4 chubs and 39 crawdads.

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