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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 20:58

10 years ago this week

Jan. 30, 2003

Marv Athey was honored at a retirement party held at the Chase County Courthouse for his 48 years of service to Chase County as surveyor. He became the county surveyor in 1955 while still working for the city of Imperial. He also did surveying work for other counties.

Ida Bartels was honored on her 85th birthday when Wayne and Donna Bartels, Lee and Lois Glover and Allen, Joyce, Skyler and Zac Bartels brought in dinner to the Ida and Otto Bartels home. Friends came later in the day and enjoyed birthday cake.

Elsie Becker was a guest of Violet Long and Hilda Roschewski at the Senior Center Monday in honor of her birthday. Leona Littlejohn joined them at Elsie’s home. Nancy Johnston, Amanda and Emily were guests for ice cream and cake.

Joyce and Emerson Schwenk, Rhonda, Lynn and Raelyn Brunkhorst and Rich, Aaron and Brennan Keiser had Sunday dinner at the Imperial Manor with Phyllis Theobald to help her celebrate her birthday.

Josh Skelton was among those attending the Hamlet Union Church Super Bowl party at the Kirk Sandman home.

Don and Fredora Harrison of Clinton, Okla., spent the weekend with Don and Carey Harrison.

Precip for the week: .10 of an inch.

High for the week: 67° on Jan. 20; low: 0° on Jan. 22.

25 years ago this week

January 28, 1988

Demolition of the VFW building in Wauneta has begun. Once down the basement will be filled in to provide an adjoining area to the Legion Hall. The building was first used as a church for the Pilgrim Holiness congregation, then sold to the Masons, then bought by the Jaycees who sold it to the VFW. At one time it also housed the library.

Nora Fox, Wauneta’s oldest resident, was guest of honor at a cake reception at Heritage of Wauneta Sunday, observing her 103rd birthday. Special guests were her son and daughter-in-law, Walt and Fern Fox; sister, Edna Maxfield, 99 and brother, Bob, 88.

Jack and Verna Sandman observed their 40th anniversary at an open house Sunday at the Methodist Church hosted by children: Janice and Doug Allen, Jennifer, Eric and Chad of Imperial; Jackie and Terry Dewey, Dani, Nikki and Seth of Kearney; Bill and Deb Sandman, Stacey and B.J. of Kearney, Vicki and Gary Grimes, Ashley and J.D. of Wauneta and Greg and Sandy Sandman of Denver, Colo.

Methodist youth met at the home of Fred and Betty Krausnick, Wayne and Todd for an afternoon of sledding, ping pong, video movies and pizza Sunday. Guests were Pastor Randy Smith, Steve and Bev Applegarth, Jyl and Janel, Danny Taylor, Brenda Breese, Shelly DeHart, Christa Nitsch and Amy Maxfield.

Mick and Joyce Majors and Don and Bonnie Majors attended the National Wheat Growers Convention in New Orleans the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kerchal were guests of Jim and Rita Lonergan in Omaha Jan. 12, going on to Chicago where they visited son Kim and Jane Kerchal, Heidi and Heather. En route home they visited Keith’s sister, Joan and Robert Vicary and Jason in Lincoln.

Precip for the week: .76 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.68/bu.; corn-1.73/bu.; milo-2.40 cwt.; soybeans-5.46/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 31, 1963

Service awards highlighted the annual Wauneta Jaycees Bosses Night. Recognition was made to four first year members, Gene Terry, Dale Bischoff, Bernie Steinert and Dale Salyer, for service, participation, knowledge, orientation and enthusiasm. For the first year an Outstanding Fireman was recognized which went to Harold Anderson; Stan Smith was selected as Boss of the Year.

Family members gathered for a cooperative dinner at noon Sunday at the Henry Fortkamp home to honor them on their 59th anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fortkamp and boys of Santa Rosa, Calif., spent last week in the Fred Fortkamp home. They were also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyde and family of McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Krausnick and girls returned Sunday from a five-day vacation in Denver. While there they attended the Stock Show.

Stuart Kitt who is employed in Lincoln spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bridgman were surprised on their 25th anniversary when the Jolly Janes brought a covered dish dinner.

75 years ago this week

February 2, 1938

On Saturday, Jan. 29 Mr. and Mrs. Dick Steinbeck Sr. celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Fred Nordhausen with about 75 relatives and friends present for the reception and dinner. The Steinbecks were married in Germany. Two boys, Henry and Dick, were born in Germany, daughter Dora was born in Elk Creek.

On Jan. 30 nearly 100 family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Denker gathered at their home to help them celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.

Leland and Erwin Kitt returned home Saturday from Lincoln where they took a short course at the Agriculture college at the university.

The Music Club met at the home of Mrs. D.C. Harvey Thursday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Engelke and Mr. and Mrs. August Otteman of Athol, Kan., came last week to attend the golden anniversary celebration of Mrs. Engelke’s sister, Mrs. Steinbeck.

Local markets: wheat-.83; corn-.56-.60; barley-.40; eggs-.12-.13; cream-.27-.28; hens-.15-16; hides-.03-.04.

100 years ago this week

January 30, 1913

Wanted cobs. Enquire at this office.

The new electric power house is about complete.

Henry Steinbeck and bride arrived on Tuesday. They will go to housekeeping on the Geo. Mitchell farm soon.

Walt and Victor Bergreen helped C. E. Harte pull his pump Monday.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:49

10 years ago this week

Jan. 23, 2003

The Wauneta-Palisade Lions Club donated proceeds from an electric grill raffle to be used towards park projects at Wauneta and Palisade. Accepting the checks were Ted Grimm, Wauneta Park Project chairman and Pearl Andrew, secretary of the Palisade Park Project.

Jack and Verna Sandman observed their 55th anniversary on Saturday, the 18th. Janice and Doug Allen spent the day, taking them to Tommy’s for lunch. Vicki and Gary Grimes spent the evening and they watched old home movies.

Kerry Denker, Ryan Stepler, Kenny Denker, Rex Kerchal and J.D. Grimes put pheasants out and hunted them on the Kitt place Sunday, a week ago.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg, Kent and Elaine Haarberg and Randy Haarberg joined 35 others on a Farmer Trip Jan. 12-16 with Randy as tour host. They visited with Laddie and Anita Wilson and the Kansas City Board of Trade, going on to Illinois and Iowa where they visited John Deere facilities, also the Pioneer Seed and Monsanto facilities and the Claus combine and Orthman facilities in Nebraska.

Vera and Dick Remington celebrated their golden anniversary Sunday at the Country Steak Out in McCook. They were joined by daughter Gloria and Jon Becker and family and son David and eight of Vera’s 10 siblings, family and other relatives.

Youngsters at Valley Bank & Trust’s Looney Tunes Kids Club created handmade Valentines to be delivered to residents at Heritage of Wauneta.

No precip. High for the week: 64° on Jan. 13 and 19; low: 5° on Jan. 16.

25 years ago this week

January 21, 1988

A major storm hit the area Monday, dumping approximately 11 inches of snow with winds picking up by Tuesday turning the area into a full-scale blizzard. Water at Palisade was turned off for several hours Monday night due to a leak by a fire hydrant which was given a temporary fix.

Lois and Clyde Hoff were installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron of the Wauneta Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star for the third consecutive year at the installation of officers Tuesday evening.

Keenan and Tina Kitt and Jeff and Laurie Maris spent the weekend at the Denver Stock Show.

Harley and Jo Ann Ward presented a travel log with slides and pictures of their vacation spent with friends on a houseboat on Lake Powell at the Palisade Service Club’s supper meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cahoj, formerly of Kansas City, have moved to the farm home of Kendi’s parents, Kent and Sharon Buffington.

Andy Brunkhorst of Dillon, Mont., visited relatives and friends in the Wauneta area last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney returned to Wauneta Sunday after spending Dec. 20 to Jan.1 visiting their children in Oklahoma and Texas.

Lavon and Sharon Haarberg spent Friday and Saturday in Denver, attending the stock show on Friday.

No precip. For January: .06 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.67/bu.; corn-1.70/bu.; milo-2.35/cwt.; soybeans-5.52/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 24, 1963

Thirty-two of the 119 Wauneta High School students were on the A-B list with five students, Marlus Prior, Patty Denker, Ronald Prior, Connie Dick and Jo Ruettimann on the All-A list.

Don Polly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Polly, received the coveted Eagle Award, scouting’s highest honor in a special ceremony Sunday morning at the Wauneta Methodist Church.

Mrs. Louise Hartzer returned from an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. William Hayes at Lander, Wyo., and sister, Mrs. Walter Pflum and family at Longmont, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nordhausen spent from Thursday to Sunday in Denver attending the stock show.

Mrs. Clifford McGregor and Mrs. Bob Keating hosted a party at the Legion Auxiliary Hall in honor of their sister, Bonnie, on her 16th birthday. There were 35 guests present.

Kent Haarberg flew to Lincoln Sunday morning and brought back his brother, Lynn’s, car home. Lynn will fly to Europe for a two-week vacation.

The sixth grade class and their teacher, Donna Applegarth, spent Monday afternoon during normal school hours sledding in the west part of town. It wasn’t as bad as it looked — the class had voted to give up recess for three days and study during that time to then spend the time sledding together.

75 years ago this week

January 26, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bischoff, Dick Nordhausen and Ora Denker are attending the stock show in Denver this week. Fred Hillman is doing the work for Carl while they are gone.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke returned from a three week’s visit with his parents in California. On their way home they stopped in Denver and took in the stock show.

Erma Kitt from north of town came down and accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lorance to club Wednesday.

W. Walgren and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Carlson and J. Walgren were 6 o’clock dinner guests Thursday evening at W. Dicke’s.

Harry Gregory of St. Joseph, Mo., was a weekend guest of his mother, Mrs. Stella Gregory and other relatives. Saturday they and Miss Marjory and Mrs. Dale Houser and twins of McCook were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novacek.

100 years ago this week

January 23, 1913

The ice is out of the river.

The high winds last Friday afternoon blew over and demolished Mr. Wine’s silo.

Elmer and Ed. Pribbeno, Will Bischoff and J. R. Hunt filled Mrs. Tibbett’s ice house Wed. and Thurs.

Truman Kitt, wife and daughter left on Thursday’s train for a visit in Iowa and a stop in Omaha as they come home to visit relatives.

Lunch at Epworth League Sat. coffee 5¢, sandwiches 5¢ and pie 5¢.

Easter falls on March 23 this year for the first time in 53 years. Ladies don’t get your hats too large this year or the March winds might make them look like 30 cents.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:50

10 years ago this week

Jan. 16, 2003

2002 will be remembered as a year of record drought. Less than 10 inches of precipitation was recorded during the year compared to the normal annual precipitation of 19.57 inches.

Rick Einspahr stepped down after serving 18 years on the Wauneta-Palisade school board. Brenda Anderson was elected to replace Einspahr.

Holiday guests of Mary Emma and Marvin Maris were Roger and Beth Maris, Erica and Aaron Greene, John Pursley, Robbie and Jodi Hlavka and Kelsey of Schweinfurt, Germany, Stuart and Trisha Rothschadl of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Rod and Janeen Hlavka, Brett and Kelly of Gregory, S.D.

Twilla Denker spent Friday and part of Saturday with Lisa Krajewski and family at Ogallala, taking granddaughter Stephanie out for supper for her 19th birthday before she returned to college classes.

Gilbert and Phyllis Nordhausen visited Vicki and Mike Goings in Lincoln Thursday to Monday a week ago and while there enjoyed a visit to the Durham Western Museum in Omaha.

Leona Paustian and Orpha Maris visited Ed Buffington at Heritage Wednesday on his 95th birthday.

Robert and Ruth Hohl spent the weekend in Loveland, Colo., with Ron, Joni and Alex Hohl.

No precip. High for the week: 66° on Jan. 8; low: 3° on Jan. 10.

25 years ago this week

January 14, 1988

Cleve Anderson was installed as Worshipful Master of the Wauneta Masonic Lodge in ceremonies held Thursday, Jan. 7.

Visitors of Grace Oliver were her granddaughters, Cecelia Ann Blanco and son Aaron of Arizona, Rene Keller and son Chad of Mitchell.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger and girls and Teresa Kennedy and family enjoyed sledding Saturday afternoon. Dan Kennedy joined them later for refreshments.

Alberta and Marion Long and Elsie Becker left Dec. 18 for Oregon to visit their children. The Longs visited their children and families and other relatives in and around Salem and Elsie visited daughter Evelyn and Randy McAfee and grandchildren at Corvallis.

Verna Sandman and Bunny Jussel were Saturday morning breakfast guests of their grandchildren, Ashley Grimes and Faith Jussel. Ashley had spent the night with Faith and with the help of Faith’s mother, Debbie, had made muffins which the girls served along with juice, cereal, fruit and tea.

Sally Altes left Monday for her home in Battle Creek, Mich., after spending two weeks with her parents, Lee and Hattie Hahn.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.60/bu.; corn-1.66/bu.; milo-2.28/cwt.; soybeans-5.32/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 17, 1963

A severe storm hit the community Thursday following “shirt sleeve” weather on Wednesday. Blowing snow Friday and Saturday caused drifting and school closing on Friday. Temperatures plunged to 20 below. Several young people who were unable to make it home spent time with family and friends in Wauneta.

Ivo Pennington was appointed by the Village Trustees to assume the duties of Magistrate Judge. A.O. Ernst, former Magistrate Judge, will continue to serve as Justice of the Peace for the village.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hoff attended the Associated Grocers Convention at the Broad moor Hotel in Colorado Springs this past weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maddux and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nordhausen left Sunday to attend the Stock Show in Denver.

Ray Buffington, Kenny Smith and Fred Krausnick left Sunday morning to attend the Stock Show.

Jim Greeley left Wednesday for Greenland after a 30-day leave, spending 25 days at home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley.

High for the week: 61° on Jan. 9; low: -20° on Jan. 12.

75 years ago this week

January 19, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dudek, pioneers of Wauneta, celebrated their Golden Wedding on Saturday Jan. 1. Many friends called during the day.

Mesdames M. W. Rose, R. E. Cocklin, H. E. Athey and Fred R. Grimm served oyster stew to the men’s chorus last Tuesday evening after practice.

Several news items included those attending the stock show in Denver which included Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Maddux, Chester Stock and wife, Clarence and Onna Sandman, Bert and Edith Lorance and W. H. Pribbeno and family.

Mary Margaret Walker was guest of honor at a 5 o’clock birthday dinner Sunday given by her mother, Mrs. O. E. Walker. Guests were those with birthdays near Mary Margaret’s and included Arlene Walker, Donna Fisher, Caroline Olmsted, Delburn Wilsey, Betty Grimm, Lowell Grimm, Maxine Carpenter and Roger Walker.

100 years ago this week

January 16, 1913

Geo. Smith and Archer Morrison doubled teamed and done their butchering together at Archer’s, also Rev. McGaughey and J.C. Kitt at Kitts’ and Wallace Hartzer and wife helped Ralph Gardner. It was a fine day for that kind of work.

Nellie Nesmith and Mable McGarty visited at Archer Morrison’s Thursday and helped some with the work. Clyde Nesmith and mother and Otis Kreiling helped them Friday to render out the lard, make sausage etc.

The ice men are done but not near the usual amount of ice has been put up. The big house at the lake could not be filled so some of you may not keep cool in 1913.

There is some talk of a brick yard for Wauneta. There is no reason why a man who understands making brick could not make it a success here.

176 killed 5 head of hogs for Nels Christenson on Tuesday and crippled three more.



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Wednesday, 09 January 2013 21:32

10 years ago this week

Jan. 9, 2003

The drought topped the news in 2002. Moisture for 2002 totaled only 9.29 inches with widespread crop failure in dryland fields. Fires also made news with the loss of the contents of an auto body shop and 4,500 acres of grass, trees and fence lines near Hamlet which claimed the life of a Palisade firefighter.

Tim and Cindy McKillip were surprised at a 25th anniversary celebration held in their honor at the Hamlet Union Church Friday evening.

Betty Carey, Elaine Peterson and Lavona Nelson were among those from Southwest Nebraska who attended a Gaither Holiday Music Program in Omaha Dec. 12.

Doris Ough spent Christmas week with Bill and Kay Ough and Harley at Chino Valley, Ariz.

Members of the Wine family families were Christmas Day guests of Marlin and Lois Wine for a cooperative dinner.

Richard and Marcia Comly and Rod Keiser arrived Dec. 25 to spend time with Elmer and Edna Keiser. Supper guests that evening were Wilma and Lynn Keiser and Leta Brunkhorst.

Jack and Verna Sandman attended the CFO Church Sunday to hear the report of the mission team that had returned from Belize. Janice, Aric and Chad Allen were part of the team. A carry-in dinner followed the service.

Precip for the week: .17 of an inch. High for the week: 57° on Jan. 3; low: 13° on Dec. 30.

25 years ago this week

January 7, 1988

Chris Hoff of Bozeman, Mont., spent the Christmas holiday with parents, Clyde and Lois Hoff. They enjoyed Christmas breakfast at the home of Myrtle Hoff who hosted breakfast for 15 family members.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cribelli spent a week in Phoenix, Ariz., and attended the Fiesta Bowl game.

Connie and Les Linscott of Gainesville, Fla., were holiday guests of Bill and Mabel Dicke. They also visited her brother, Bill and Laurie Dicke and family in McCook and enjoyed a ski trip to Colorado Springs with Les’ brother and sister and families.

Those enjoying dinner with Opal Kerchal at Heritage Home Jan. 1 in honor of her 92nd birthday were Keith and Nona Kerchal, Virgil and Frances Kerchal, Leonard and Frona Kerchal, Ramona Nordhausen and Eva Polly.

Helen Rousey was honored on her 80th birthday when her family and Hamlet Union Church families held a carry-in dinner following services with an house hosted by her family from 2-4 o’clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad travelled to Las Cruces, N.M., on the 26th where they visited her sister, the Neil Daileys, going on to Phoenix to attend the Fiesta Bowl game. Brian who had gone with the Nebraska team returned home with them.

Floyd and Margaret Greeley were honored on their 50th anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 27 with family and friends present. They were married on Christmas Day in 1937.

Precip for the week: .47 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.59/bu.; corn-1.60/bu.; milo-2.21/cwt.; soybeans-5.41/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 10, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Wright were honored on their 50th anniversary at their home with family and friends calling throughout the day. The Wrights were married on New Year’s Day in 1913.

Ron Prior was named the winner of the Regent’s Scholarship to the University of Nebraska.

Mrs. Bonnie Hanna was installed as Noble Grand of Rebekah Lodge No. 124 Tuesday evening at an installation ceremony.

Richard Fox left a week ago Thursday for the service and is stationed at Lackland AFB in Texas.

Mrs. C. R. Carlson and Mrs. Russell Bodeman were co-hostesses at a pre-New Year coffee in the Bodeman home Monday, Dec. 31 with a large attendance reported.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman and Vearl McBride called at the Lee Hunt home Sunday afternoon to wish Mrs. Hunt “happy birthday.” They enjoyed a cake baked by Mrs. Sandman.

S/Sgt. and Mrs. Loren Brown, Lorna and Lyle, are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Silvers and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brown, on a 30-day leave after a tour of duty of over three years in Japan.

Marilyn Priest entertained Sunday in honor of her mother’s birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Rousey and Rose Ruettimann.

75 years ago this week

January 12, 1938

Saturday, Jan. 8, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Steinbeck observed their silver wedding. Mr. Steinbeck was recovering from an illness so no celebration was planned. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Nordhausen visited them during the day.

A surprise was tendered Henry Bischoff Monday evening, the occasion was his birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker and family were Sunday guests at the Henry Haarberg home. In the afternoon the young people all went to Enders to skate on the Grosbach lake.

The Stock families held their monthly get-together at the home of Chester Stock last Sunday.

100 years ago this week

January 9, 1913

The ice cutters are now at work on the lake.

Largest snow of the season fell Sunday morning. 17 below 0 Monday morning.

H. E. Athey takes his seat as one of the county commissioners today.

The Merry Makers met at Ashby Morrison’s last Friday night a fine time was reported. Pie, pickles and coffee were served.

Mrs. Phil and Mrs. Wm. Williams and their children returned home Tuesday from a trip to Iowa. Phil’s boys brought him a cattle dog in a cigar box.

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Thursday, 27 December 2012 21:24

10 years ago this week

Dec. 26, 2002

Chase County Community Hospital hopes to open a medical clinic in Wauneta the first week in February when the present Wauneta Family Practice Associates close the last of January. They will locate in the Wauneta Family Practice Associates’ building on East Wichita Street.

Peco Anderson, manager, and Joyce Bley, assistant manager, officially took over management at Co-op Oil. Anderson served as assistant manager under Wyatt Croft and Richard Greeley before Croft. Bley is the first woman named to a management position in the company’s 72-year history.

Millie Deininger hosted a Christmas coffee Wednesday morning for Viola Krausnick, Violet Long, Doris Ough and Edna Christensen in appreciation for their help and thoughtfulness.

Kelly and Jennifer Kitt, Colin and Molly brought Christmas dinner to the Keith Kitt home Sunday. They were joined by Donnaline Kitt.

John and Frances Lewis and Connie Lewis and Sable were Saturday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Lewis at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sandra and Colin Conklin, Luke and Rebecca of North Branford, Conn., and Mary and Matt Smith, Gabriel, Virgil, Jacob, Jackson and Eva of Walnut Creek, Calif., were weekend through Christmas guests of Jack and Carol Maddux.

Hamlet hosted the annual ladies cookies and coffee a week ago Thursday afternoon and in the evening a soup and pie supper and bingo were held.

No precip for the week; for 2002: 9.29 inches. High for the week: 54° on Dec. 16; low: 10° on Dec. 22.

25 years ago this week

Dec. 24, 1987

The Grade School youth’s art work was printed in the Breeze’s Christmas issue with several of the student’s art featured in the local and area businesses’ ads.

Betty Johnson’s Mrs. Clean’s professional service has been utilized in homes and businesses in the area for the past 1 1/2 years. Five ladies currently work for Mrs. Clean with three others having worked in the past.

Susie Graves of Salem, Ore., was an honored guest at a Christmas coffee in the Cecil Steckman home Monday. Friends who came to renew acquaintances were Mabel Scriven, Sylvia Ziegler, Erma Newman, Dorothy O’Neil and Ruby Jones.

Herb and Eulene Busking, Vearl and Lucille McBride and Floyd and Delpha Nordhausen ate out in Imperial Friday evening.

John and Joan Green and Lee Anne of Oxford, Ohio, and Matt of Lincoln were Sunday supper guests of Russ, Lori and Brooke Pankonin.

Esther and Rodney Einspahr, Otis and Beryl Knotwell and Mildred and John Knotwell ate at the Eagles Friday evening as a pre-Christmas get together.

Ted and Carolyn Anderson met the plane in Denver Monday bringing Todd and Cindy Anderson and Tiffany of San Bernadino, Calif., to spend the holidays with family.

No precip for the week: for 1987: 19.64 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.57/bu.; corn-1.61/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-5.27/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 27, 1962

The fourth grade, represented by King Kirby Kitt and Queen Melody Sandman, was announced as the winner in the holiday contest sponsored by the Wauneta Commercial Club Saturday afternoon at Santa’s visit. Five hundred bags of treats were also handed out during the afternoon.

Wauneta FFA members are sponsoring a community service project installing seat belts in community resident’s cars. About 60 seat belts have been sold at $5 each with free installation by FFA members.

Miss Janice Wade of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and fiance Alex O’Laughlin of Eastchester, N.Y., arrived this week to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Justice.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield entertained the mill employees at a Christmas party last Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Henze celebrated their 45th anniversary Dec. 20 with a number of friends coming for coffee and cake. Their south divide neighbors presented them with a gift for their new home. They had lived on the south divide for 36 years, 33 years spent on the same farm where they are still farminåg.

Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sinner and girls Christmas Eve were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sinner, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Littrel and family and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Frecks of Omaha.

75 years ago this week

Dec. 29, 1937

Old Santa with the help of the Commercial Club treated the kiddies royally Thursday afternoon with 800 sacks of candy distributed.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Oliver, Johnnie and Jimmie were Christmas dinner guests at the Hal Fanning home.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hollenbeck of Atwood spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Hollenbeak’s father and grandparents, W. A. Deininger and Mr. and Mrs. A. Deininger.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Burham, Genevieve and Duane spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Osmera in Ogallala.

Mrs. Eleanor Frasier and Bud were Christmas Day guests of the C. R. Frasier family in Gothenburg.

100 years ago this week

December 26, 1912

It was 7° below Saturday morning and 0° Sunday morning.

Skates at Higley’s.

Mrs. Pennington and children have gone to Lebanon to spend Christmas with her folks.

O. E. McCallum and family were down from the Hub to spend Christmas with his folks.

Miss Mary Ryan is home from Denver for the holidays.

The Catholics will soon build a church in Wauneta in the near future. They have secured a lot west of D. Resler’s residence.


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