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Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:48

10 years ago this week

Dec. 19, 2002

New village board members, Al Wilkins, Ann Grasser and Ted Grimm, were sworn in at Dec. 10 meeting. Stepping down were Lloyd Sinner, Otis Knotwell and Marv Hamilton. Tony Cribelli and Rod Rector remain on the board.

Ed and AnnaBelle Vapenik were honored on their 50th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 30 with a dinner and polka dance with all their children and grandchildren in attendance. In addition to the party, their marriage was blessed at Sunday Mass with Father Greg Pawlowski administering the blessing.

Michelle Harchelroad visited Sydnee’s kindergarten class Friday and helped make gingerbread houses.

The James Skeltons, Tony Walkers, Mike Christners and Loran Hurst attended the after-harvest supper at the Loran Wach home Friday.

Jan and Gary DeWester hosted a dinner Sunday in honor of Wynona Springer on her 80th birthday. Guests were Kim and Carla Fassler, Danny and Kelly Fassler and family, all of Culbertson; Brian and Michelle Harchelroad and family, Chad and Jennifer DeWester and Bonnie and Shirley Mullanix.

Judy and Rudy Evers spent Friday to Sunday with Anita and Mert Smith in Seward. They went to see Sarah Harrison play basketball at Concordia College and also attended the volleyball game at the University of Nebraska.

Violet Long, Hilda Roschewski and Betty Fortkamp attended the musical, “Unto Us a Child is Born,” Sunday at Imperial, featuring the combined McCook and Imperial area choirs, the I.G.S. fourth grade choir and combined handbell choir. Wilva Harchelroad, Lucille McBride and Lois and Marlin Wine also attended.

Ron and Nancy Baumfalk were Friday overnight guests of Dorothy and Bob Baumfalk. Saturday they attended the 90th birthday party for Ruby Tatum a Julesburg, Colo.

No precip. High for the week: 72° on Dec. 15; low: 19° on Dec. 9 and 12.

25 years ago this week

December 17, 1987

Merrill and Emma Jean Maris and June Cox were Saturday evening card guests of Erma Kitt. Orla Kitt, Brandie Jo and Marcie of Ogallala were evening callers.

Zora Sailors entertained 12 ladies at a coffee hour honoring Marjorie Fletcher, a long time resident of the area, who will be moving to California.

The young card club group of Blanche had a surprise birthday party for Jack Fanning’s 40th birthday Friday evening held at the Blanche Church. Attending were Linda, Ki and Heidi, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Osler and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Smith and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Hill and family.

The Kitt families’ reunion was held at Wauneta’s Legion Hall Nov. 28 with 82 present enjoying a carry-in dinner, music, games and visiting.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Kennedy attended the Christmas program of Misty, Marcy and Micah, children of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kennedy, in North Platte Sunday evening.

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

Grain Markets: wheat-2.62/bu.; corn-1.64/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-5.09/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 20, 1962

Dale Wicke was selected as the 1963 International Farm Youth Exchange delegate. Mary McHargue of Central City was also selected. The countries to be visited have not been announced. Each delegate sent overseas must spend seven months and must have a farming background.

Airman 1c Jim Greeley of Greenland is home on a 30-day leave and is visiting family in McCook, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley and other relatives.

Mrs. Ruby Kennedy entertained a group of her neighbors at a pre-Christmas coffee Monday afternoon.

Richard Bridgman of York and Gerald Bridgman of Nashville are visiting in the Howard Bridgman home. Howards have moved into their new home and the Bud Main family have moved where the Bridgmans were located.

A birthday surprise for Alvin Bley was held Friday evening in the Bley home. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Jake Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bley and family and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley and family.

Susan Hoff and Ruthie DeHart entertained members of the eighth grade class at a Christmas party in the Dwight Hoff home Friday evening. The evening was spent playing games, followed by refreshments.

Mrs. Kenneth Denker and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor visited Mrs. Bill Denker and Henry Haarberg Sunday afternoon.

75 years ago this week

Dec. 22, 1937

Donations of clothing and toys are welcomed at the library on Dec. 24 and will be distributed.

Worth Kanost and George Metcalf were guests of Dr. J. M. Willis at a McCook Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Wednesday noon at the Keystone Hotel.

Last Wednesday afternoon the Embroidery Club members were entertained at their annual Christmas party at the home of Mrs. L. A. Grimm with 14 children as special guests. Mrs. Nelson Burham and Mrs. J. W. Green assisted.

The Friendship club met last Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Harlan Stock.

Mrs. Kate Prior and family were in McCook Saturday.

J. A. Person attended an Equity meeting in McCook Friday.

Christmas dinner at the Falls Hotel, 50¢.

100 years ago this week

December 19, 1912

All the farmers are shucking corn in this nice weather.

There will be two weeks vacation of school from Monday next.

Ross Ditton and family arrived from Wyoming on Monday’s train. He is figuring of renting a house in town.

Mrs. J. O. Ryan and daughter left for Juniata, Nebr., to visit her sister, Mrs. A. E. McCartney.

It pays to advertise: Eva Hanna found her watch in a cooky barrel in the store just after the paper came out last week.

Shooting match at Geo. Bricker’s Friday, Dec. 20, forty ducks, geese and turkeys.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012 21:39

10 years ago this week

Dec. 12, 2002

Karen Beveridge and Emily Hoffman joined the staff at the Wauneta Breeze replacing David Vrbas who has moved to Grand Island.

The WPHS one-act team took district runner-up honors at the Class C2-7 District Play Production contest in Oshkosh. They tied for first place in overall points but the championship was awarded to Rushville as the team won more first place votes. Cited for outstanding performances were Seth Alberts, Sheridan Wright, Ashley Fortkamp, Cody Egle and Abby Barger.

Richard (Pudge) Hamilton was back as the projectionist at the Chateau Theatre after the theatre was reopened by the Wauneta Chamber. Hamilton started 30 years ago as the projectionist but after the third year he became manager. As the theatre closed and then reopened, Hamilton was called back to help out.

Madison Ray, daughter of Travis and Melanie Miller of Imperial, was baptized in the worship service at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Sponsors were Sherry and Mark Moorhaus of Culbertson and Kerry and Dave Hamilton.

Rick and Cindy Einspahr and Esther Einspahr attended the Doane College choir concert in Crete Sunday where Rogan Einspahr and Trish Fanning are choir members.

Kelsie Skelton attended “The Nutcracker Suite” in Ogallala with her grandmother, Barb Miller.

Leland and Sharon Maris returned Dec. 7 from visits with daughter Sheila and Skip Dargis, Scott and Eric at Vineland, N.J., and daughter Julie and Dan Ashline, Ethan and Eliese at Shelby, N.C.

Dennis and Donna Gockley were Sunday visitors of Taya and Scott Northrup and girls at Stoneham, Colo., and attended Shay’s Christmas program at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Morgan.

Bob and Marge Hanna and Mike and Robin Hanna went to Colby, Kan., Thursday night to see Sam Munderloh’s eighth grade basketball game.

No precip. High for the week: 59° on Dec. 6; low: 20° on Dec. 6.

25 years ago this week

December 10, 1987

Ruby Tatum and her son, Jon, visited in the Les Walgren home to visit with their daughter, Lucille, who was visiting here from Florida. Lucille and Jon were seeing each other for the first time in 30 years.

June McCallum and Ruby Anderson attended the North Platte Festival Bell Choir performance held at the Imperial theater Saturday.

Attending the Christmas performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Congregational Church in Grant Sunday were Kay Kincaid, Shirley Munn and Kathy and Aimee Tubbs.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff returned Saturday from a three-week trip to the east coast. They spent Thanksgiving with daughter Ann and Ron Prior and Mark in Bedford, Mass., and also celebrated Ann’s birthday, then visited Emma’s sister, Irma Propps in Spencer, W. Va.

Al and Emma Carrigan were Wednesday supper guests of Leona and Ralph Gockley for the December birthdays of Al and Emma and Ralph.

Wauneta senior Nikki McBride won one of four awards for outstanding individual recognition of achievement at the U.S. Model House of Representatives political forum at Kearney State College Nov. 24. This is the first time a Wauneta student has won one of the awards, according to teacher Gary Goodchuck.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 13, 1962

Installation of a new dial telephone system is on schedule, according to Robert Bradley. Underground cable was completed this week and a building to house the equipment is under construction in south Wauneta. Phone installation will begin in January with June 2 as cut-over date.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Fortkamp, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jirik and the Frank Stute family surprised Mrs. John Howard Wednesday evening on her birthday.

Mrs. Bob Fye has signed a publishing contract with the “Swanee Song’s Co.” of Concord, Tenn., for the song, “My Daddy,” she wrote in memory of her father.

Students taking part in the Kearney State Teachers College’s production of “The Christmas Vespers” Sunday include area students Linda Handel, Wauneta; Jaunetta Sailors, Hamlet; Karen Fitzpatrick, Imperial; Ronald Troutman, Palisade; and former Wauneta resident, Lois Morgan.

Ted Anderson, Francis Drake and John Edwards of the Wauneta Coop Oil Company attended the Consumers Cooperative Association annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 5-7.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker and family spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greeley.

75 years ago this week

Dec. 15, 1937

Miss Edna Metcalf and Glen Christensen were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Frasier and Gary.

Arch Counce attended a convention of International dealers in Omaha last week.

Floyd Nordhausen, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen, accompanied Dr. Stewart of Stratton to a pure bred hog sale at Marysville, Mo., last Thursday, returning Sunday by way of Omaha.

Mrs. C. B. Berry, Mildred and Mary Lou spent Sunday at the C. M. Ketler home.

Former resident Roy Bowker, now of Caldwell, Idaho, visited friends here from Wednesday to Monday.

100 years ago this week

December 12, 1912

Mr. and Mrs. Gardner were up from Hamlet between trains Monday.

C. C. Greer returned from Denver Wednesday. His dad set him to work at once.

Mrs. Flora Curry planned a surprise on her husband Sunday, it being his birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Griest of Wauneta and E. Hanna and family were present.

Enders visitors Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Haarberg, Mable and Ruth Clark, Mr. Wilson, F. B. Cecil and J. R. Hunt. The members were fixing up the Ash telephone line Tuesday.


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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 21:54

10 years ago this week

Dec. 5, 2002

A wood carving club was formed with the first meeting held Nov. 19 with plans to meet twice a month. Jim McKinney was the organizer with a total of 10 at the first meeting.

A young mother in Palisade learned that there might not be lights on the trees on main street due to the lack of help so called several families with young people. Saturday 18 local youth helped with decorating the trees along with several adults. Helping were Timothy Blomstedt, Joan Blomstedt, Tosha Blomstedt, Kaleia Alberts, Susauna Alberts, Isis Brown, Shay Hansen, Brandon Hansen, Doug Wickizer, Kristina Rogers, Christine Rogers, Teresa Schnoor, Jacob and John, Curtis Kayton, Tyler and Conner, Ryan Rogers, Jim Dyer, John and Frankie Miller and Billy and Beth Smith.

Glenda Bartels spent the Thanksgiving weekend with Gus and Margie Bartels. They had Thanksgiving dinner with Elmer and Tally Case and Annette. Kristine and Randy Orton and Tim of Aurora, Colo., visited during the holiday.

Lola Kennedy of Culbertson hosted a soup and pie supper Saturday evening for Lloyd Stretch, Dennis and Peggy Kennedy of Culbertson, Ellen Prior of Hastings, Ethel Bridgman, Dwayne Stretch family, Eddie Stretch and Les and Mildred Stretch.

JoAnn and Harley Ward hosted the covered dish dinner at the Palisade Methodist Church Sunday prior to the Hanging of the Greens in the afternoon with 25 attending.

Richard Christensen has been a visitor of Edna Christensen during November. They spent Tuesday to Friday in Lincoln with Neil and Dian Christensen where Alvin and Joyce Christensen and most of Edna’s grand and great grandchildren met on Thanksgiving.

Four Bronco volleyball team members were named to the Golden Plains Activities Conference All-Conference including Leah Rundback, first team; Staci Alberts, second team and Janae Harris and Ashley Kitt, honorable mention.

Deer hunters in the area checked a total of 325 deer at Laker’s in Enders this season.

No precip. High for the week: 61° on Nov. 30; low: 11° Nov. 25.

25 years ago this week

December 3, 1987

A crismon dedication was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday morning following the regular service. The evening Ladies Aid group repaired the crismons used in former years and made new ones. They were on display and will decorate the large tree in the sanctuary along with small white lights.

Connie and Gary McAfee of Salem, Ore., have spent the past week with her parents, Al and Emma Carrigan. Nona and Keith Kerchal were Sunday evening visitors.

The Laddie Wilson and Gary DeWester families were Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stamm.

The Rod Wheeler family, Marjorie and Wes Wheeler met Mr. and Mrs. David Wheeler and family of Yukon, Okla., in Garden City, Kan., spending Thanksgiving day to Saturday there.

Bev and Mike Howard and boys of Lexington were weekend guests of Rodney and Esther Einspahr. Rick and Cindy Einspahr and family joined them for Thanksgiving dinner and all had lunch Saturday evening in the Rick Einspahr home.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for 1987: 19.18 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat- 2.53/bu.; corn- 1.65/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-5.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 6, 1962

All the Wauneta Falls Bank folks, Mr. and Mrs. John Green, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green, Grace Oliver, Velma Wade and Lela Kennedy went up to the modern trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sexton and Nadine and surprised them with a house warming.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor went to McCook Sunday to witness the christening of Darla Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor were sponsors.

Saturday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg were Mr. and Mrs. Victor Haarberg and Jon, Harlan Haarberg, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Polly and family, celebrating Jon’s birthday.

Neighbors, including Dwaune Redfield, went to Willis Lorance’s Friday to help pick corn and haul feed as Mr. Lorance has been sick and unable to get the work done.

Those attending the Christmas Shrine program and dinner in McCook Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Price, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Carse, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Eickmeier and Dr. and Mrs. I. P. Lamb.

Mrs. Nora Fox, Harry and Robert Burke of Stratton and Mrs. Edith Lorance visited Mrs. Edna Maxfield Saturday afternoon.

75 years ago this week

Dec. 8, 1937

The fire department was called out on their first fire drill. The results were discouraging as citizens had not obeyed the request made in the Breeze to pull to the curb to make way for the firemen and hose cart and traffic was badly congested for a time.

Several friends gathered at the Krausnick home Wednesday evening and enjoyed an oyster supper for Emil Krausnick’s 80th birthday that day. A presentation of a gold watch chain, compliments of the Commercial Club which he was a member of, was made.

Mr. and Mrs. Omar Kitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green and Miss Emma Seigel were in McCook Monday on business relative to Miss Emma’s naturalization papers.

The Music Club met with Mrs. D.C. Harvey Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. M. W. Rose was a guest.

Mrs. Mary Gibson spent last week in the country with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Kanost.

Local Markets: corn-.50; wheat-.80; eggs-.20-.21; cream-.36; hens-.13-14.

100 years ago this week

December 5, 1912

The Ladies Aid Society will serve an oyster supper in the hall at the back of the bank Friday eve from 5 to 7 o’clock. 25¢ for supper.

Hugh McCallums spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. Mc’s parents, the J.C. Kitts.

Geo. Smith helped shingle a barn at Pearly Bristow’s last Friday.

Quite a number from the Ridgeway community attended the shooting match at Hiawatha Wednesday. Will Bischoff captured a turkey.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:28

10 years ago this week

Nov. 28, 2002

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge scholarships were awarded: 80% scholarships going to Jed German and Ryan Stromberger, both of CCHS. Abby Barger of Wauneta-Palisade is the alternate. Katie Padilla and Sheridan Wright, both of Wauneta-Palisade, were among eight others who had applied and were offered 25% scholarships.

Marvin and Mary Emma Maris and grandson, Kelly Hlavka of Gregory, S.D., accompanied their granddaughter-in-law and little daughter, Kelsey, to Schweinfurt, Germany, where they met Robbie Hlavka who flew in from a tour of duty in Kosovo. Robbie, Jodi and Kelsey will be living in Germany until next June. While in Germany they did some sightseeing.

Kris Polly of Alexandria, Va., spent Saturday to Tuesday with Karl and Judy Polly after attending a meeting in Farwell on Friday. The Kip Polly family were Saturday dinner guests. They joined Eunice Bodeman for church on Sunday and attended the dinner at the Legion Hall.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger were Mr. J. W. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stevens and Mr. and Mrs.Andy Jergian and boys to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Mr. J. W. Stevens.

Tim and Cindy McKillip hosted 30 family guests for an early Thanksgiving celebration over the weekend.

No precip. High for the week: 64° - Nov. 13; low: 19° - Nov. 15.

25 years ago this week

November 26, 1987

There were 102 people served at the Wauneta Senior Center Citizens dinner at the Legion Hall Wednesday.

Leland and Glendene DeHart returned Nov. 16 after spending several weeks travelling through Oklahoma and the Ozarks, then on to Florida, visiting his cousin Frances Whitzell and daughter Pat and Wilbur and Mildred Tuchscher. While there they attended a reunion of Leland’s B-24 crew at Florida Island, Cape Hayes.

Kay Lorance and Denise Lucas were honored as October and November staff members of the month at Heritage of Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ough spent a week at St. Paul, Minn., to visit their son, Rod. they also attended a Viking game in the Metro Dome.

Myra Grimm, Bev Maris, Pat Kitt and Erma Newman attended the Freedoms Foundation’s Christmas House event at Imperial Friday.

Junior Jolene Gordon participated in the All-State Choir at Aurora Nov. 19-21. She joined 450 all-state chorus members in a concert on Saturday and the group joined the all-state band and orchestra in the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

Six Wauneta athletes were named to the GPAC All-Conference teams including Teresa DeWester, first team volleyball; Kirsten Nordhausen, second team volleyball and football on offense: Brian Yost, guard; Rod Haarberg, kicker; on defense: David Bird, end; Brian Yost, linebacker and Jay Bartels, honorable mention.

Precip for the week: .59 of an inch; for 1987: 19.13 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-2.46/bu.; corn-1.62/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-5.15/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 29, 1962

The Wauneta Commercial Club is sponsoring a contest to elect a Grade School King and Queen to reign during the holiday season. Customers receive one vote for every dime spent in participating stores. Grades elected their own candidates. They are: kindergarten: Loren Kanost and Anita Kuntz; first grade: Ricky Einspahr and Denise Krausnick; second grade: John Skelton and Marlene Wine; third: Gene Skelton and Paula Kitt; fourth: Kirby Kitt and Melody Sandman; fifth: Kevin Prior and Cheryl Hettinger; sixth: Melvin Legg and Jackie Sandman; seventh: Keith Kitt and Kathleen Bartels; eighth: Raymond Redden and Vonna Moody.

Clara Trembly was honored on her 85th birthday Thanksgiving day when 51 family members gathered at the Legion Hall. Eight daughters were among those present.

Last Friday night the families of the Shiloh Community gave a surprise party and welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Dick Thompson and family to the community.

The Kitt family held their Thanksgiving dinner at the Issac Walton League cabin near Enders Lake with 62 Kitt family members and two guests: Mrs. Edith Lorance and Mrs. Margaret Polly.

Mrs. Lizzie Busking and Bill were Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Doetker. Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Fortkamp and boys were also guests.

75 years ago this week

December 1, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Stock and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns and Jack, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Hixon, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Browning, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lorance, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sandman, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock and Omar Colson were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair Stock.

Mrs. Kate Prior and family were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Arnold.

Mrs. Christine Hartzer had as her Thanksgiving dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hartzer, Mrs. Peter Peterson, Mrs. A. Jorgensen of Benkelman and Mrs. Blanche Greer.

The lady members of the faculty were entertained at a turkey dinner at the Leo Crowell home Tuesday evening with Miss Beryle Crowell as hostess.

Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Applegarth and Miss Dorothy Sturtevant returned home Monday from Thorenburg, Iowa, where they spent the last two weeks with their sister, Mrs. V. C. Hickman and Rev. Hickman.

Local Markets: cream-.34; eggs-.20; h. hens-.13-.14; l. hens-.10-.11; wheat-.75; corn-.60.

100 years ago this week

November 28, 1912

Who said Wauneta was dead or behind times? All that it lacks is a good Commercial Club and a good band.

The Culbertson ditch company is thinking of building that big reservoir above Wauneta.

They are hauling the brick for the new vault in the new bank.

Mrs. Roy Pence and son went to Lincoln Tuesday for a short visit with friends and relatives.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:07

10 years ago this week

Nov. 21, 2002

Southwest Nebraska RC & D, Southwest Community Builders, Nebraska Development Network, Southwest Region and the Nelson Institute held their annual banquet in McCook with over 80 guests from across the state attending. Ted and Joyce Grimm were recipients of the 2002 Stars of Southwest Nebraska Award and Frank Potthoff received the Distinguished Service Award presented to an outgoing Board of Director serving two or more terms.

Leland DeHart and Knotty and Beryl Knotwell presented a Veterans Day program sponsored by the D.A.R. at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook Friday afternoon. Knotty and Leland demonstrated on folding the flag properly while Beryl read why it’s folded as it is, and closed with Knotty singing “God Bless America.” Sixteen veterans and their wives were among those in attendance.

Joanne Liebig, Lucille Klima and Laura Buffington spent last Tuesday in Imperial on Laura’s birthday.

Dennis and Donna Gockley hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Sunday with guests, Leta Brunkhorst, Bill and Nancy Weir and Joel, Julie, Kale and Lauren Gockley.

Sunday afternoon visitors of Art and Nina Fortkamp were her niece, Mabel Jenson of Sterling, Colo., and great niece, Melissa Bezoni of Houston, Texas.

FBI Special Agent Scott McMillion, Crimes Against Children coordinator out of Omaha, spoke to the junior high/high school students on using caution when going online as the internet is a rich environment for sexual predators and offered tips for safety.

Seth Alberts was named Best Actor and Sheridan Wright was one of only eight players named to the All-Conference cast at the GPAC one-act contest in Wheatland Tuesday. Wauneta-Palisade’s one act team took fourth place after having captured the conference title the past four years.

No precip. High for the week: 64° on Nov. 13; low: 19°-Nov. 15.

25 years ago this week

November 19, 1987

Ed Novacek in celebrating his 90th birthday, recalled the hard times growing up, one of 12 children. He now enjoys and appreciates the luxuries of today. He and wife Hazel will mark 65 years of marriage in March. An open house was held in his honor at the Legion Hall on Saturday afternoon with family gathering for supper and an evening of reminiscing.

Fredi Green hosted a “get acquainted” coffee last Wednesday honoring her new neighbor and wife of the Wauneta Falls bank president, Darlene Doll, with 20 attending.

Performing with the Sweet Adeline chorus in McCook Saturday evening was Sue Grams and performing with the Prairie Statesmen chorus were Paul Kitt, Reinhold Gloy, Al McCrumb, John Thompson and Bernie Steinert.

Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stonacek and Todd of Pierce, John Gustafson, Sid Haarberg, Roy Stacak of Kearney and Rex Kerchal.

Lloyd Kerchal and friend Dennis Plananski of North Platte spent the weekend deer hunting and visiting Nona and Keith Kerchal.

Wauneta Bronocs fell to Wausa Friday in the first round of the state volleyball tournament. Teresa DeWester was among the six named to the D-1 all tourney team.

Precip for the week: 1.08 inches; for 1987: 18.54 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.33/bu.; corn-1.56/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.95/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 22, 1962

Jay Person was elected a member of the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement and attended a banquet honoring the newly elected in Lincoln Monday evening. Attending the program also were wife Mrs. Orba Person, daughter Phyllis Lyons of McCook and son Bruce of Kalispell, Mont.

Mrs. Everett Large, Mrs. Ray Colson, Mrs. Hugo Mohr and son, Mrs. Jim Taylor and Josh, Mrs. Glen Ruettimann and Mrs. Wayne Williams surprised Mrs. Art Bush on her birthday, bringing gifts and refreshments.

Arch Counce of Wauneta and Mark Counce of Escondido, Calif., visited Mrs. Maggie Dawes and her school, District 37, the past week. The men attended the school many years ago when they were boys.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hummel spent the weekend in Lincoln and attended the Nebraska-Oklahoma State football game. They also visited Mrs. Hummel’s sister, Mrs. Glen Phifer and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Widger returned home Thursday after visiting son, Marlin Widger, wife and children at San Manuel, Ariz. They also visited former Mickey Metcalf at Albuquerque and Mrs. Martha Freeland at Tucson and attended a bull fight in Mexico.

75 years ago this week

November 24, 1937

Turkey Day Tuesday afternoon drew a large crowd with school being dismissed. Thirty turkeys were let loose at the athletic field. Men were dismissed this year and youngsters given full sway. Thirty smiling faces carried away their prize.

Toyland will open this Saturday in the basement of the Gibson Pharmacy.

Eighteen old time friends of Mrs. D. G. Wine met at her home to help her celebrate her birthday. The day was spent quilting and recalling many happy incidents of past years. Mrs. Homer Trowbridge baked the beautiful birthday cake.

Mr. and Mrs. John Terry of Holbrook came Sunday to visit his mother, Mrs. Anna Terry. Sunday evening they went to Champion to visit the Amil Munson family.

Turkey dinner at the Falls Hotel Thanksgiving Day, 50¢.

Local Markets: cream-.34; eggs-.20-.21; hens-.10-.13; springs-.14-.15; wheat-.78; cprm-.53-.55.

100 years ago this week

November 21, 1912

Mrs. J. O. Walker went to Palisade on 176 Wed, returning on 175 Thursday a.m.

A few ladies of the neighborhood will meet with Mrs. Art Nesmith Thursday and do some sewing for Grandma Morrison.

Mrs. Eckart had a runaway on the way to town Thursday. The buggy was turned over and her little girl and ten dozen eggs were mixed up together. Mrs. Eckart escaped with a few bruises but the buggy was a total wreck.

Milk is worth 9¢ a quart in Omaha.


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