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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 22:21

10 years ago this week

Mar. 6, 2003

Recently formed Chase County Clinic in Imperial opened its Wauneta facility this week in the community’s medical building (across street from mortuary).

High fuel prices stinging at the pump!! Locally, gasoline prices have risen an average of 15¢ a gallon since the beginning of February and 54¢ a gallon nationally since this time last year. Local stations are having to charge $1.69 and up for regular unleaded and $1.75 or more for premium and diesel.

Jon Maris of Page, Ariz., spent Friday to Wednesday with Bev and Harold Maris, coming as a surprise to help Harold celebrate his birthday on the 28th.

Zoey Rae Boos was baptized Sunday morning at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor Keith Wellman. Chad and Sunni Nordhausen were sponsors. Dinner followed the service in the Boos home.

Jean Wach travelled with a busload going to Lincoln to attend the hearing on LB 754.

Ethel Louch hosted cards at the Senior Center following dinner last Wednesday, with the group observing Erma Kitt’s 91st birthday.

Loyd and Karen Christner and René and Jonee Maris had lunch Sunday after church at the Pizza Hut in Imperial to celebrate Jonee’s ninth birthday.

Four FFA teams qualified for state including: Envirothon team of Hondo Fanning, Tabby Christner, Sheridan Wright and Seth Alberts and the welding team of Clif Wright, Nic Top and Chase Nichols, both teams placing first. Also going to state, placing second, were the Livestock Management team of C. Wright, Jess Vapenik, Fanning, Betsy Anderjaska, S. Wright and Andrew Sandman and the Farm Management team of Chris Bartels, Peter Barger, S. Wright and Anderjaska.

No precip. High for the week: 44° on Mar. 1, 2; low: -11° on Feb. 24.

25 years ago this week

March 3, 1988

Al Wilkins completed eight years as head of the Wauneta Police Department. He will continue to maintain full-time patrolman responsibilities. Rick Bodeman recently assumed the role of chief of the local department.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Prior spent the weekend in Davenport and Hastings with family and were honored at a dinner at the Holiday Inn in Grand Island to celebrate their 45th anniversary. Present were the Kent Prior family of Lincoln, Marla and Dave Corman family of Davenport, Galen Prior family of Hastings and the Kevin Prior family of Grand Island. Punch and cake were enjoyed later at the Kevin and Janice Prior home.

Ethel Harpman and Hazel Reiff were visitors in the George Marshall home Friday night to Monday morning. They and the Marshalls went to Florida to attend the Sea Breeze Camp Meeting at Hobes Sound.

Weekend visitors of Grace Oliver were son John Oliver and grandson James of Scottsbluff.

Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Kitt returned from a trip to the south.

Wauneta’s FFA Farm Management team of Judd Houser, Phil Hartzer and Chad Nordhausen took first place at the district contest, qualifying for state.

No precip for the week: for February: .02 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.63/bu.; corn-1.80/bu.; milo-2.62/cwt; soybeans-5.67/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 7, 1963

The Robert Hummel home was the setting for a “Golden Years” coffee Saturday afternoon, honoring 21 of Wauneta’s Senior ladies. It was a happy get-together of old friends and neighbors, a time of reminiscing, a renewing of ties of past years.

Dwight Kline, an employee of Wauneta Coop Oil, is attending an Appliance Service Short Course in Kansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Eickmeier returned home after spending the past month in Texas with their sons, Alfred (Ted) and Lester Jr. (Bud) and families.

Sunday afternoon Trudy, Naomi and Ronald Gloy helped organize the Bronc Buster Horse Club in Wauneta.

Neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Klima surprised them Friday evening, welcoming them to the community. The group included Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Thompson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanna, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanna and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stretch and family. The evening was spent visiting.

75 years ago this week

March 9, 1938

Friday evening at the City Building 21 boys brim full of enthusiasm met to learn about the scouting organization. Arnold Cowles was chosen scout master and Ennis Decker, assistant. To obtain a charter eight boys must pass the test. The first eight boys to do this will therefore be charter members and will be Troop No. 1.

Miss Marjorie Gregory entertained a number of friends at dinner Sunday honoring Miss Emma Seigel, a student at Kearney State Teachers College. Miss Seigel successfully passed the final test and received her naturalization papers Monday at McCook. She was born in Germany and came to America when she was eight years old.

Mrs. Dorsey Resler returned Thursday from Omaha where she had spent the past week.

Mrs. R. E. Olmsted was hostess to the Embroidery Club Wednesday afternoon.

Local Markets: wheat-.76; corn-.12; cream-.24-.25; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

March 6, 1913

The grand opening of The Peoples Bank of Wauneta on March 4 drew a large crowd who were fed by the bank and the Wauneta band filled the air. There were about 500 people at noon with a good number of deposits made.

Our snow is nearly all gone. Now we have mud.

The Trowbridge boys have been cutting and hauling ice the past week.

Geo. Metcalf has commenced the erection of a frame house 26x28 with one room above.

Gus Morrison came in on Friday’s train from Hunter, Okla., to make his mother, brothers and sisters a visit.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 21:30

10 years ago this week

Feb. 27, 2003

WPHS senior Paul Wellman joined the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Court of Honor Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He is a member of Imperial Troop No. 200. His service project involved planning and supervising the construction of an outdoor cemetery directory at St. Paul’s.

Marie Cochran of Bartley was a weekend guest of her daughter, Virginia, and Del Lawson and Teresa.

Family of Knotty and Beryl Knotwell spent time over the weekend to help Knotty observe his 80th birthday. Saturday evening family and relatives gathered at the Enders Lake Golf Course for dinner. Gifts he received each contained 80 items.

Lynetta Wine visited Nina Berry, Pauline Wine, Phillis Mick and Cleo Harrison at The Imperial Manor Friday. Her great aunt, Cleo, had observed her 93rd birthday.

Adam and Lori Cribelli and boys and Laurie and Jeff Maris and boys visited Tony and Jan Cribelli Saturday to observe Tony’s Feb. 13th birthday. They ate at Tommy’s and spent the evening in the Maris home.

After pinning all three of his opponents at the Class D-4 District Meet, Kyle Hansen was the lone Bronco to go to the state wrestling meet. Hansen took fourth place at state ending his season with a 29-7 record.

Precip for the week: .22 of an inch. High for the week: 56° on Feb. 17, 20, 21; low: -12° on Feb 23.

25 years ago this week

February 25, 1988

Bill Bischoff became the newly-elected fire chief last month following the retirement of Lloyd Sinner who has served as Wauneta’s fire chief for 27 years.

AnnaBelle and Ed Vapenik and Marie and Wayne Smith visited the ladies’ sister, Betty, and Jim Stubblefield in Denver, Colo., over the weekend.

Guests of Marvin and Mary Emma Maris for supper on the 12th were Howard and Christy Gauger, Irene and John Pursley, Roger and Beth Maris and Erica to celebrate Christy’s 91st birthday which was Feb. 13th.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ough have returned from a visit in Phoenix, Ariz., with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ough and Harley, followed by a week spent in Hawaii, returning to visit the Bill Oughs before returning home.

Earvin and Shirley Noble of Albion spent the weekend with Steve and Nancy Noble, Cody and Dustin. The two couples ate dinner Saturday evening at the Coppermill in McCook to celebrate Steve’s birthday. Sunday a birthday barbecue was enjoyed at the Noble home.

Jason Christner celebrated his 90th birthday at his home Sunday. Attending were Bill and Charlotte Christner, Don and Pat Bornemier of Murdock, Dorothy and Gene McDonald and Mark and Rosie Gunter, all of Sterling, Colo., Steve and Vicki Christner of Imperial, Donald Christner of Wauneta and Sandi Potthoff of McCook.

No precip. .93 of an inch for 1988.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.64/bu.; corn-1.72/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt.; soybeans-5.58/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 28, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gibbons spent Saturday in Kearney visiting their sons, Craig and Gary, who participated in the College Invitational track meet at Foster Field.

The “Neighborly Neighbors” visited Mrs. Ruby Jones Tuesday afternoon on the occasion of her birthday.

W. R. Barnett, father of Mrs. Jason Christner, celebrated his 94th birthday Feb. 23 in the home of his daughter, enjoying cards and gifts. Birthday cake, baked by Mrs. Christner, was also enjoyed.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill McBride returned home after an extended tour through Missouri, New Mexico, Mexico and Colorado.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson entertained four tables of pitch at their home Monday evening. Guests were employees of the local Co-op.

Mrs. Ollie O’Neil returned to her home Wednesday after spending two weeks in Oklahoma in the Oral Stake home. Mrs. Mabel Taylor and Mrs. Henry Haarberg spent Friday evening at the Ed Denker home, helping Mrs. Denker quilt.

Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Neverve and sons of Westminster, Colo., spent the weekend at the Arnold Bartels home.

75 years ago this week

March 2, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Nesmith celebrated their 40th anniversary Wednesday, Feb. 23 with 47 relatives assembled at the family table for dinner together, followed by an open house.

Mrs. Bert Dimick, Misses Bertha Woodside and Velma Zeigler left Saturday for Lincoln where they attended a Beauty convention to better acquaint themselves with new head dress and beauty facts for their patrons here.

Ivo Pennington, Raymond Rahaak and Leland DeHart accompanied by Lloyd Collins of Imperial attended a welding clinic at McCook Thursday and Friday of last week.

Arnold Bartels and Mr. Roschewski spent Tuesday night at the John Keiser home for a game of pool.

Mrs. Vearl Kitt entertained 23 friends of Miss Verla for her 12th birthday on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 26.

Local markets: wheat-.80; corn-.51-.52; eggs-.11; cream- .23-.24; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

February 27, 1913

Rather winterish — a good snow Thursday. No wind to pile it up. Good sleighing now.

A large crowd attended the hardtimes party at Mr. Haskins. Mrs. Velma Bricker received the prize for being dressed in the best hard times costume of the ladies present and Mr. Haskins was the raggedest man. Mush, milk and corn were served as refreshments.

Jas. Nesmith has to go to McCook the latter part of the week to be on the Grand Jury.

Walter Deininger and wife left Wednesday afternoon for Saskatchewan, Can., where they expect to make their future home.


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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 22:13

10 years ago this week

Feb. 20, 2003

Kevin and Renee Fink and sons Gideon and Eli moved from Scottsbluff to Hamlet where he will be the assistant pastor at the Hamlet Union Church.

Harry and Nola Straub and their family, David and Lori Straub, Brianna, Kelsey and Shawn and Robert and Amy Straub, Kaleb, William and Seth, all of Wyoming, flew from Denver for a nine-day vacation in Florida and the Bahamas. The adventure was a retirement trip for Harry who retired from Texaco, Inc. after 32 years.

Beverly Dinnel and Lucille McBride helped residents at Heritage with their kitchen band Friday morning.

Martin and Erma Fortkamp observed their 52nd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 14 with Mr. and Mrs. Duane Fortkamp and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Swisher and family as guests for a cooperative supper. Evening visitors were Violet Long and Art and Nina Fortkamp.

Wauneta-Palisade eighth grader Allison Ellicott won first place in the Chase County Spelling Bee, topping 31 other contestants.

Virgil and Edie Sandman attended the baptism service of their great granddaughter, Haylee Sandman, at the Imperial Methodist Church Sunday morning. They and Haylee’s parents, Derek and Allison, were among dinner guests of Larry and Anita Kitt of Parks.

Laura Buffington accompanied Ray and Vicki Buffington to Farmington, N.M., where they spent a week with Roger and Dixi Buffington and their daughter, Julie and Bob Kysar, Holly and Clay.

Bronco Booster co-president Cathy Humphrey presented W-P’s coach, Roger Lauhead, with a congratulatory cake for his 200th win (at least) as Wauneta High School and Wauneta-Palisade girls head coach following their win over Maywood Friday night.

Nine Bronco cagers received GPAC all-conference honors including: Emily Humphrey, girls first team; Ashley Fortkamp, second team; Staci Alberts and Ashley Kitt, honorable mention; Matt Wilson and Joe Humphrey, boys first team; Seth Alberts, second team and Matt Klima and Andrew Sandman, honorable mention.

25 years ago this week

February 18, 1988

Wauneta’s local organization, the Wauneta Commercial Club, will now be known as the Wauneta Chamber of Commerce.

Ora and Lenore Gove were selected as the king and queen during the “Home With Heart” festivities at Heritage. The Goves will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary next month.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Denker and Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride had supper and attended the “Baldnobber” musicians show in McCook Thursday evening. They met Donna and Leo Williams, Jack Hunt, Rich Williams and wife there.

Betty Mintling, Lois Greeley and Ora Nordhausen enjoyed breakfast at Enders Cafe Friday morning.

Wauneta men who attended a wood working show in Denver, Colo., over the weekend were Jim McKinney, Bob Nord-hausen, Hank Wicke, Dale Wicke, Bernie Steinert, Gene Bartels, Stuart Bartels and Brice Rueter.

St. John’s Catholic parish celebrated World Wide Marriage Day Sunday, Feb. 14 at mass honoring all married couples, especially those couples married 35 years or more. Honorees were Ray and Velma Hromas, Otis and Lena Vlasin, Ed and AnnaBelle Vapenik, Bernard and Dorothy O’Neil, Merle and Margaret O’Neil and Dan and Joanne Liebig.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch; for 1988: .93 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.73/bu.; corn-1.75/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-5.53/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 21, 1963

Mrs. Will Colby was surprised on her birthday by her two nephews from Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harrison and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harrison, who brought ice cream and cake to help her celebrate.

Grade school students and four mothers went to Lincoln early Saturday morning on a tour sponsored by the Burlington R.R. They visited the Lincoln Air Force Base, toured the capitol building and attended the ice capades. Students were Jimmy Fortkamp, Nick Kanost, Jackie Grimm, Karla Stock, Ricky Heldenbrand, Jerry Arenz, Glen Louch, Rhonda Schwenk, Jon Haarberg, Chris Hoff, Steve and Libby Balius, and mothers, Mrs. Rolland Fortkamp, Mrs. Lowell Grimm, Mrs. Emerson Schwenk and Mrs. Vic Haarberg.

Mrs. Merna Brown, Kimmy and Tammy of Denver and a friend are spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gerih.

Mr and Mrs. Martin Gerhard of Hillsdale, N.J., were Monday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen.

75 years ago this week

February 23, 1938

Boys will soon realize a dream! The American Legion will sponsor a boy scout movement and organization is in the making. Arnold Cowles and Ennis Decker are the prospective scout leaders.

Wowie!! Won’t the Wauneta High School Band look fine in their new uniforms. They will be the school colors — red and white. Hats and coats will be red with a white Sam Browne belt. The boys will wear white trousers and the girls white skirts.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams of McCook at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Olmsted.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Walgren returned home from Omaha Monday and took supper that evening at the W. Dicke’s. Mr. and Mrs. Rob’t. Baumfalk and son were also guests.

Local Markets: wheat-.81; corn-.53-.57; barley-.40; eggs-.12; cream-.24-.25; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

February 20, 1913

The flag for the school house is here and will be floated to the breeze on Saturday, Washington’s birthday. It’s a dandy!

Sam West and wife were over in the sand hills of Dundy County visiting his brothers.

As a result of indulging in too many free lunches at sale, Art Nesmith is suffering with the gout in his big toe.

C. E. Hart and Jas. Nesmith went to Benkelman Monday p.m as jurors.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 21:23

10 years ago this week

Feb. 13, 2003

The Wauneta Senior Center received a USDA Community Facilities Grant of $44,000 to be used to help complete their $126,000 building/extension renovation. Approximately $61,000 has been spent towards the renovation with another $21,000 needed to complete the expansion to the south.

The Wauneta Public Library is the recipient of two Gateway E series computers, due to a grant from the Gates Learning Foundation. The computers are for public access only and must be hooked up to the internet.

Dan and Jackie Kennedy attended the deployment ceremony for the National Guard Unit from North Platte Sunday. Granddaughter Sgt. Christy Kennedy is a member of the unit.

Patricia Hackert attended the confirmation of her grandson, Stephen Hackert, son of Mark and Jane Hackert, Jan. 25 at St. Benedict’s Cathedral in Evansville, Ind.

Alta Keating hosted a birthday party at the Pioneer Cafe Thursday in honor of Dora Malone. Guests included Judy Malone, Charlotte Rundback, Frieda Bush, Leola Alberts, Zora Sailors and Dorothy Geihsler.

Dennis Gockley spent Saturday and Sunday in Greeley, Colo., with his mother, Leona Gockley. Donna Gockley and Charlene Pursley spent the weekend in Omaha with Teresa Pursley and family. They also visited Becky and Steve Erickson and family.

Chuck and Betty Vette recently spent a week in Fort Wayne, Ind., with his mother, Mary Vette, and sister Barbara and Doug McCoy and family.

Precip for the week: .37 of an inch. High was 37° on Feb. 5; low of 1° on Feb. 6.

25 years ago this week

February 11, 1988

Scouts Robert Engel and Steven Todd earned their God & Family award for scouting, presented at the Sunday worship service at the Methodist Church. Rev. Randy Smith served as the ministerial counselor.

Virginia Gauger hosted a coffee Monday morning honoring Margie Kitt’s Feb. 7 birthday. Guests were Lola Alsbury, Erma Kitt, Dorothy Baumfalk, Mabel Dicke and Bev Maris.

The family of Forest Hanna met at the Steak Out the evening of Feb. 2 in honor of his birthday. Present were Robert and Marj Hanna, Mike Hanna, Charles and Bonnie Hanna and Forest and Faye Hanna.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Troudt hosted the Garfield Couples Valentine night out Tuesday evening with party bridge the evening’s entertainment.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Haarberg and Teresa, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greeley and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Petr enjoyed supper together at the Steak Out Wednesday last week.

Edith and Reinhold Gloy and Paul and Elnora Kitt went to McCook Tuesday evening where the men attended barbershop chorus practice and the ladies the Homemakers School.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine attended a C.R.O.P. Walk planning meeting at the Imperial Methodist Church Thursday evening.

Precip for the week: .09 of an inch; for 1988: .91 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.79/bu.; corn-1.77/bu.; milo-2.53/cwt.; soybeans-5.45/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb.14, 1963

Den Mothers were recognized at the Blue and Gold Banquet, including June Skelton, Donnaline Kitt, Anita Hettinger, Dorothy Steckman, Sharon Walgren and Shirley Fanning. Club leaders included Dwight Hoff, pack chairman; Marlin Wine and Cecil Steckman, committeemen; Duane Burham, assistant cub master; Neil Kitt, cub master and Wayne Salyer, institutional representative.

Linda Springer has accepted employment in Washington D.C., where she will serve as a clerk-typist for the Navy Department.

Lee O’Neil of Gardenia, Calif., was a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard O’Neil and Carol Sue Monday evening.

Mrs. Minnie Olmsted of Hot Springs, Ark., is a houseguest of her daughter and family, Mrs. Edwin Kanost.

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Reed and family of Denver were weekend guests of Mrs. Nellie DeHart.

75 years ago this week

February 16, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCallum celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary Sunday. Mrs. Barney Hofer and Mrs. Ethel McFadden of McCook and the D.C. Harvey family were luncheon guests.

Mesdames Edith Krausnick, Frank Ochs, A. Engel, Jas. Gosney, Jas. Burham and Roy Polly were guests at an all day quilting party at the home of Mrs. Albert Krausnick Wednesday.

Mr. William Dudek Sr. was very happy last Friday when his children arrived in the evening to help him celebrate his 74th birthday. The evening was spent playing cards with cake and ice cream served.

Bert Maxfield and family, Cloid Lorance and family and H. E. Dailey and wife spent Sunday at the Mrs. I. L. Burk home.

Local Markets: wheat-.79; corn-.55-.58; Barley-.40; eggs-.11-.12; cream-.23-.24; hens-.12-.13.

100 years ago this week

February 13, 1913

NOTICE is hereby given that you must not throw your ashes in the street. H. H. Grosbach, Mayor.

Mrs. Jasper Skelton visited with her grandmother Kanost Sunday.

The corn shellers were at C. E. Harts Mon. and Tues.

Leonora Moody visited with Helen Skelton on Sunday in the afternoon.

Truman Kitt and family returned home on Tuesday from their visit in Iowa and other points.

Frank Wiley and wife, J. W. Green and family of Wauneta were visitors at C. L. Parker’s Sunday afternoon.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 20:38

10 years ago this week

Feb. 6, 2003

Seventeen people from the Wauneta, Imperial and surrounding counties had a get-together in Mesa, Ariz. Jan. 24. Attending were Cliff and Margie Shackelford, Blanche Cook, Burns and Claudia Bowers, Verlon and Lucille Dinnel, Joe and Gloria Greene, Amalene Spots, Jim and Mary Quince, John and Rose Bishop, Mac McConnell and Charles and Elaine Browning.

Arlan and Lynetta Wine went to Lincoln on the 26th where Arlan attended County Attorney seminars.

Frances Lewis and Berniece Lewis of Wilcox went to Omaha, meeting Sue Mohr of Omaha and Dee Lewis of Beaver City for sight-seeing and all helped Berniece celebrate her birthday.

In a first-ever feat, the Bronco boys’ and girls’ basketball teams grabbed the GPAC conference championships in the same year. The Bronco girls defeated Culbertson 48-46 with the boys winning 48-45 over Hayes Center.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; high: 78° on Feb. 1, low: 21° on Feb. 2

25 years ago this week

February 4, 1988

Four Chase County youth, Angi Buffington, Jennifer Newman, Travis Vires and Misty Brown, earned 80 percent scholarships for the Freedoms Foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa., and Washington D.C. Michelle Peglow and Jennifer Osborn are alternates.

Agnes Burham of Wauneta was honored by her family in Lincoln in celebration of her 90th birthday with her children, Genevieve Eskew and Duane Burham hosting a family dinner at a Lincoln restaurant with a surprise birthday party at the Eskew home following.

Peter Joseph Barger was baptized Sunday at St. John’s Catholic Church with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger, sisters, Teresa, Courtney and Abby; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stevens of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barger and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barger and family attending.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine had guests for pizza and sledding party Sunday afternoon, especially for the Sunday School class of Mrs. Wine. Present were Eric Peterson, Adam Spicer, Chad Oxford, Gary Grosbach, Stan and Jannete Peterson and Angie.

Sunday guests of the R.J. Mintling family for the super bowl were the Tom Allberry, Dennis Wentz and Jim McKinney families.

The Wauneta Broncos won the championship game of the Golden Plains Activities Conference basketball tourney Saturday with a 62-61 overtime win over Beaver City. Derek Andrews was high scorer with 36 points.

No precip. .82 of an inch for January.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.74/bu.; corn-1.74/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-5.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 7, 1963

John Edwards is attending a Basic Petroleum Short Course this week in Kansas City, Mo.

A “going away” party, honoring Jack Hunt was held at the Vearl McBride home Saturday evening. Guests included Bill, Kent and Keith Buffington, Lee Hunt, Lynn McBride of Imperial and Paul Baldonado.

Mrs. Ed Denker, Mrs. Ruby Nordhausen, Mrs. Hilda Nordhausen and Miss Minnie Haarberg were guests of Mrs. Henry Haarberg a couple days last week and helped her work on a quilt.

Three Hamlet girls, Sheila Greeley, Connie O’Brian and Gemmi Carol Hahn, who have been good friends since grade school, were named homecoming queens in their respective schools. Sheila attends school at Wauneta High School; Connie at Hayes County High School at Hayes Center and Carol attends Mapleton High School in Denver, Colo.

75 years ago this week

February 9, 1938

On returning home from church Sunday, Mrs. Eliza Fanning was greeted by her children and their families who came prepared to celebrate their mother’s 71st birthday. Forty-two were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Athey of Ogallala spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey.

About 50 people were present at the C. E. Party Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lewis, the color scheme for Valentine was carried out and each received a Valentine.

About 25 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp Friday evening to surprise him on his 31st birthday. Pinochle was played during the evening with an oyster soup and sandwiches served as refreshments.

Local Markets: wheat-.84; corn-.55-.58; barley-.40; eggs-.10; cream-.25; hens-.11-.14; cox-.06.

100 years ago this week

February 6, 1913

Work on the new bank building is going along very nicely; to open March 4.

C. and Mrs. Woods, H. E. Athey and W. C. Higley attended the good roads meeting at McCook Tuesday, going on the trip in Mr. Woods’ car.

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