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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 21:34

10 years ago this week

Nov. 14, 2002

The senior center expansion got underway last Tuesday as crews began replacing the flooring in the former hardware store.

Darlene Haarberg and Kenny and Mary Munson took rolls to have breakfast with Elwyn and Viola Krausnick Saturday on their 64th anniversary. That evening Janet and Dennis Egle, Fred and Betty Krausnick, Kenneth Krausnick and Denise Parrow took in supper, then spent the evening playing cards.

Ken and Cleo Denker went to Hastings last Monday to see Beau Yoder’s Doane College football game that night.

Diana Ham and Joan Burks of Lexington went to Lincoln over the weekend where they met Diana’s daughter, Jeri League of Scottsdale, Ariz., and attended the Nebraska game.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell went to D’s Place in McCook Sunday to attend the 227th birthday of the founding of the Marine Corp where nearly 60 attended the buffet supper and social time to observe the occasion.

Edith and Reinhold Gloy went to Grant Friday to visit Vic and Hulda Pankonin who had observed their 60th anniversary the day before on the 7th and with their daughter Katie Fattig.

Richard Christensen of Gaithersburg, Md., and friend, Howard McNiff of Cook, Neb., spent Thursday to Sunday with Edna Christensen. Jim and Bev Oliver visited Saturday evening.

No precip. High for the week: 73° on Nov. 7; low: 9° on Nov. 8.

25 years ago this week

November 12, 1987

Lincoln Bound — For the second time in four years the Wauneta Broncos will travel to Lincoln to play in the Class D-1 state volleyball tournament. At the number five seed (18-3 record) they will play Wausa (17-2).

The Wauneta Breeze held an open house Friday to recognize the centennial of the Breeze. During the open house Breeze Editor Russ Pankonin explained the different phases of the newspaper production process to those attending.

Lavern Bley and three friends of Yukon, Okla., came Friday to do some pheasant hunting and spend the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley.

Gary Gustafson and Kyle of Woodland Park, Colo., spent the weekend visiting and hunting with the Jim McKinney family.

Joan Maddux and Mary Ann Madden attended a Girl Scout Learning Fair at the McCook college Saturday.

Dennis Graves of Salem, Ore., spent Monday and Tuesday with his aunt, Anna Mae Wach.

Dean, Diane and Darci Widger of Littleton, Colo., Dan Widger and two friends at Concordia College at Seward and Dora Denker of Wauneta spent the weekend with Jim and DeLores Taylor.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vapenik had their four children and spouses and 10 grandchildren home Saturday and they went to Imperial to have a family picture taken, especially for the 35th anniversary of Ed and Anna Belle will be celebrating soon.

Precip for the week: .87 of an inch; for 1987: 17.46 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.30/bu.; corn-1.55/bu.; milo-2.20/cwt; soybeans-4.85/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 15, 1962

The Wauneta Jaycees hosted their annual Settlers Banquet at the Masonic Hall with an estimated 50 senior citizens attending.

To celebrate the birthday of Fred Nordhausen and the 24th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick, a dinner was held in the Fred Nordhausen home Friday evening. Others attending beside the honored guests were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, Mrs. Sophia Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Nordhausen and Donna, E. D. Denker and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen.

Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Garey of Edison were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hanna and family. While here they showed pictures and told of their trip around the world Sunday night at the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Emma Steinbeck went to Englewood, Calif., last week and will spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. Roy Cline.

Mrs. Francis Smith came out from Omaha last week and spent the week hunting pheasants getting plenty of birds as she always does. She was a houseguest of the Willis Hartzers.

Ann Hoff entertained the senior girls at a chili supper Friday night at her home, honoring Susan Hollinger on her birthday.

75 years ago this week

November 17, 1937

Approximately 225 parents and friends attended the Wauneta Public School’s open house last Wednesday.

The 7th annual Turkey Day will be held in Wauneta Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the football field with 35 turkeys to be given away. All you have to do is catch the bird.

Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Christner left Monday for Kampsville, Ill., to visit their daughter, Blanche, for a few weeks before going south for the winter.

J. H. Gibson of Issaquah, Wash., is spending a few days at the homes of Mrs. Mary Gibson and Mrs. Elmer Kanost. He is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Gibson.

Miss Anna Sanstead is spending a few days in Lincoln, Mrs. W. L. Walling is staying with Mrs. Grace Metcalf during her absence.

Local Markets: eggs-.20-.21; cream-.35; corn-.53-.55; wheat-.75; turkeys-.15; springs-.14; hens-.13.

100 years ago this week

November 14, 1912

No school in the Hartzer district Friday. The teacher went to a sale.

Found: A very large chew of gum sticking on the window casing in the young ladies Sunday School class at Mt. Zion Sunday a.m. Owner may have same by calling for it and proving property.

Good has a car of fine apples on the track.

Mrs. C. E. Harte helped Mrs. Art Nesmith paper her sitting room Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Laurence and Beulah Hann were at McCook last Thursday night to see the “Shepherd of the Hill” play.

It was 70 in the shade Sunday afternoon. How’s that for Nov.?

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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 21:18

10 years ago this week

Nov. 7, 2002

After ballots were cast and counted, Ted Grimm, Ann Grasser and Al Wilkins were elected to the Village board to join current members Tony Cribelli and Rod Rector. They replace Lloyd Sinner, Otis Knotwell and Marv Hamilton who declined re-election.

Brenda Anderson was elected to the Wauneta-Palisade school board, replacing Rick Einspahr and joining incumbents Beth Padilla and Kelly Egle, four year terms and Don Suda, two year term.

W-P graduates Clinton Barger and Krystle Christner were awarded their American FFA Degrees at the 75th annual National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Ky., last week with Christner present at the ceremony. Barger could not attend.

Third year pharmacy student Ryan Jones was among UNMC students participating in several projects during National Pharmacy Week including giving immunization shots at several pharmacy locations as well as to UNMC/NHS employees and providing osteoporosis and blood pressure screenings.

Arlan and Lynetta Wine and Gerald and Arlene Wine went to Omaha. While there Lynetta and Arlan’s parents viewed the miniature 60’ wide x 20’ deep model of the White House at the Durham Western Heritage Museum.

The U.M.W. sewing group met at the church Monday and Tuesday and completed 23 ABC quilts.

Jim and Bev Oliver have been visitors of Edna Christensen last week.

Precip for the week: .70 of an inch; for 2002: 9.20 inches. High for the week: 53° on Oct. 28; low: 12° on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2.

25 years ago this week

November 5, 1987

Neighborly spirit was truly alive when nearly 100 neighbors and friends representing six different counties converged on the farm of the Bill McCoys’ Monday to harvest 390 acres of corn for them as Bill had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Glen Coleman of Elsie, Jim Thompson of Wauneta, Dean Mitchell of Imperial and Henry Vedder of Wallace spear headed the picking bee which included 14 combines, 11 grain carts, 29 trucks including five semis, five augers and 75 men and women working in the field and 25 women preparing lunch.

The Community Service Club sponsored an old fashioned Halloween night Saturday putting on a party for about 70 kids.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Yost, assisted by many of the family, moved from their home on the Maddux Ranch to Wauneta over the weekend.

Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik and Wayne and Marie Smith attended Polka Days at Utica Saturday and Sunday.

John Maddux and Ken Schlemmel of Chicago, Ill., arrived at the Jack and Carol Maddux home Thursday night and enjoyed duck hunting during their weekend stay. Carol’s mother, Mrs. Fay Smith of Omaha, was also a weekend guest.

Many friends and relatives stopped to see Myrtle Hoff Tuesday to wish her “Happy 90th Birthday.” She received many calls and over 100 cards.

Janice Large and Sherry Coleman hosted a Halloween party Saturday evening at the Blanche Church with 54 enjoying games and lunch. Costume winners were Virginia Unzicker, Lawrence Shill and Lindsey Smith.

Precip for the week: .48 of an inch; for 1987: 16.59 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.29/bu.; corn-1.52/bu.; milo-2.15/cwt; soybeans-4.61/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 8, 1962

A dinner was given at the Milton Hegwood home at Culbertson Sunday, honoring the 37th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harrison and the birthday of Raymond Bley. Attending were the honored guests, Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bley and family and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hegwood and family.

Glenn Fye and Otis Knotwell left Friday morning for Chadron to go deer hunting. Both got their deer Saturday morning, returning home Sunday.

Mrs. Margaret Premer was honored as a 50-year member at the meeting of the Palisade Order of Eastern Star.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan, Miss Maude Cocklin and Mr. and Mrs. Gary McAfee of Omaha attended a family dinner to celebrate the birthdays of Roy Cocklin and Edwin Rose in the Roy Cocklin home.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fischer and family were hosts to an anniversary dinner Tuesday evening honoring Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Andy Brunkhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst and Elmer and Rinehardt Lunzman.

75 years ago this week

November 10, 1937

Monday, Nov. 8 marked the beginning of mail service on the branch line via truck. Protest was made along the way by business men and clubs. Burlington service has been excellent since railroad officials and businessmen met in conference early last spring. The only reason we can see for the change is that Uncle Sam is trying to balance the budget.

One hundred friends gathered Friday evening to welcome Rev. Martin and family to the Mt. Zion Church and community.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald were guests at a venison dinner at the C. E. Johnston home Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bunker of Kansas City were weekend guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns.

A new all-time attendance record at the home field in Lincoln was established when the Cornhuskers beat Indiana 7-0.Turning the turnstiles were 39,360 persons, beating the old record of 37,106, not counting the ushers, program sellers and band members.

Local Markets: wheat-.70; corn-.53-.55; barley-.35; eggs-.21; cream-.37; hens-.13; springs- .14.

100 years ago this week

November 7, 1912

Martha Trowbridge is absent from school, helping her mother cook for threshers.

Mrs. R. H. Trowbridge and Master Warnes spent election day with Mrs. Everett Smith; there being no school because election was held in the school house.

A. W. Ady has purchased his brother’s shoe shop, etc.

H. H. Grosbach is building an addition to the drug store.


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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:37

10 years ago this week

Oct. 31, 2002

Twenty-nine representatives of Southwest Nebraska Senior centers visited area centers Thursday and Friday with the group touring Wauneta’s center Friday morning.

Wauneta-Palisade homecoming king and queen, Shawn Flaig and Leah Rundback, were crowned following the Hyannis-WP football game. First attendants were Kyle Hansen and Stacey Yost with Seth Alberts and Sabrina Ward, second attendants. Crownbearers were Sydnee Harchelroad and Caleb Isom.

Leatha Sailors returned Sunday after spending six days at Branson, Mo., attending several shows there. She also went through the caverns at Springfield and toured Silver Dollar City.

Gary Polly and friend Kirk visited Eunice Bodeman. While here, they also went hunting.

Donna Jesch and Shirley Hudson spent Monday with their sister, Wilva Harchelroad.

Attending the Imperial High School musical, “All American,” Sunday evening were Charlene Pursley and Annie Pursley and Adrianne, also Ray and Donna Swanson.

Lynn and Charlene Fanning and a friend visited Russell and Viola Fanning over the weekend. Lynn and friend spent time hunting.

Precip: .28 of an inch. High for the week: 61° on Oct. 26; low: 20° on Oct. 23.

25 years ago this week

October 29, 1987

This week’s issue included the Centennial Edition - celebrating 100 years of the Wauneta Breeze. The 40-page edition took nearly two years of preparation. The first issue was published by John Hann on Jan. 17, 1887.

One avid reader of the Wauneta Breeze was Edna Maxfield who continued to read the Breeze at the age of 99 years. She recalled the many changes that have occurred in her life time - her early years, school years, growing up, marrying and raising three children, Ray, Emma Jean and Dorthy.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine spent the weekend in Norfolk where Lois attended a young children education conference. While there they visited with Sue McConnell, Kelly and Tim, former Wauneta residents.

Jesse West, son of Frank and Angie West, was baptized at Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday. A dinner was hosted in his honor at the Lavon Haarberg home. Guests beside Lavon, Sharon, Chelsea and Benji were Tracy Haarberg, Frank and Angie West, Jesse and Casey, Mrs. Garth West and Montana and Theone Draper.

Patty Kitt, Casey and Carrie of Schyler spent the weekend with Beryl and Knotty Knotwell. The ladies and Carol Muths attended a bazaar and soup and pie supper at Elsie where Colleen Goings was helping.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman were weekend guests of Greg and Sandy Sandman in Denver and attended an exhibit on Ramses II on Saturday.

The Wauneta junior and senior high band participated in Band Day at the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs Saturday.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for 1987: 16.11 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.38/bu.; corn-1.54/bu.; milo-2.15/cwt; soybeans-4.66/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 1, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker and Evelyn went to Chugwater, Wyo., Thursday to visit their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. D. Craig and Monica, On the return trip they stopped in Bayard to visit the Ken Morgans.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson and sons and Mr. and Mrs. William Roschewski returned Friday from a two week vacation to Memphis, Tenn., where they visited the Walter Jones family.

Jim Gauger returned to Fort Sill, Okla., Saturday after spending a ten-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gauger.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stute Jr. were coffee guests of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Schwenk and Vicki and Pam Nordhausen were guests of Rhonda.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Moody and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McCallum and their families went to Boulder, Colo., Saturday to see the Colorado-Nebraska football game.

Palisade homecoming king and queen were Robert Strayer and Sonya Main. His honor attendant was Gary Carr and senior attendant Hugh Houchin.

Her honor attendant was Judy Phares and senior attendant was Janibeth Hood. Junior attendants were Pamra Mintling and Gregg Stinson; sophomore attendants: Diane Werschke and Boyd Bechtold; freshmen attendants: Gwenie Main and Robert Stinson. Steven Post and Becky Hughes were crown bearers.

75 years ago this week

November 3, 1937

At a special meeting of the village dads a volunteer fire department was organized. Nelson Burham was made fire chief, Arch Counce assistant fire chief and Dale Theobald, secretary and treasurer. The department will meet once a month for instruction and to hold fire drills.

Mrs. Anna Brannon celebrated her 80th birthday on Saturday. A number of friends came to help her commemorate the occasion.

Miss June Nesmith entertained a number of friends at a Halloween party last Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Cox entertained friends at a Halloween masquerade party Friday evening.

Junior Lewis, Bernard Polly, Omer Troxel and Gordon Deininger spent Saturday and Sunday in Omaha and Lincoln attending the Nebraska-Indiana football game Saturday.

Evelyn Hoff spent Wednesday night and Thursday with Arliss Counce.

Elmer Pribbeno made a business trip to Kansas City last week.

Local markets: cream-.35; eggs-.22; hens-.13; wheat-.83; corn-.58.

100 years ago this week

October 31, 1912

This issue not available.


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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:37

10 years ago this week

Oct. 24, 2002

Ray and Vicki Buffington took Laura Buffington to Colorado Springs over the weekend to visit Laura’s sister, Clara Czeschin. A surprise to Laura was having son Roger and Dixie Buffington of Farmington, N.M., and daughter Sherri and Richard Kimball of Denver and their daughter who competed in a gymnastic meet in Colorado Springs present, also Tony and Barbara Godec and Bev and Carol Godec.

Tony and Jan Cribelli went to church in Cambridge Sunday where grandson Bo was among a group of 20 being confirmed. Lunch was served at the church for the youth and their families.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger and family attended a hog roast hosted by the Brian Wright family.

Lonnie Lewis and children of Colorado Springs were Monday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis. Eric and Mia will spend the week with their grandparents.

Alvin Christensen of Allen, Neb., and grandson Preston Schnitzler of Gibbon were guests of Edna Christensen Wednesday to Monday.

Guests of Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler Friday for supper were Rodney and Joy Wheeler, A.J. and Ann Knickerbocker and Marty and Renee Wheeler to observe Joy’s birthday.

No precip. High for the week: 73° on Oct. 18; low: 28° on Oct. 14.

25 years ago this week

October 22, 1987

Myrtle Hoff, nearing her 90th birthday on Oct. 27, shared early childhood memories and her interest in education. Her early teaching days started at Shiloh, a country school, then she taught at Estelle. Following marriage, children and move to Kansas, she returned to teach at the Maddux school, Zell and at Shiloh. Once son, Dwight, purchased the local grocery store, she spent 32 years helping there.

Ervin Kitt and Clyde Hoff were recognized for their years of service on the Wauneta Coop Oil board. Kitt served for 29 years as a board member and one as an associate member. Hoff served for 33 years and two more years as an associate member.

Mrs. Howard Gerih and June Cox left Oct. 5 by Amtrak, going to California where they visited their sisters, Fern Duhm, Nellie Haarberg and Gladys Grose, all at Turlock, Calif. Brother Glen Walling of Bakersfield also joined them.

Phyllis Yoder of Sedalia, Colo., visited Nancy and Steve Noble and boys over the weekend, celebrating on Saturday Cody’s fourth birthday and Phyllis’ birthday which are both on the 20th.

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Harris were Sunday dinner guests of Wilma Relph at Oberlin, Kan., at the Frontier Cafe. The ladies are twin sisters and were celebrating their birthdays.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baumfalk accompanied their son, Dick, and Mary Jo Baumfalk, on a trip to Missouri and Arkansas, then going on to visit relatives at Nowata, Okla.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch; for 1987: 16.06 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.31/bu.; corn-1.53/bu.; milo-2.10/cwt; soybeans-4.56/bu.

50 Years ago this week

Oct. 25, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hummel arrived in Wauneta Tuesday after completing his tour of duty with the army, spending the last 18 months in Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke went to Seward, visiting Nola who is attending nurses training and Donald who is attending Concordia High in Seward.

Doug Satchell from Denver and Linda Satchell from Cheyenne, Wyo., spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Satchell.

Mrs. Tom Stinnette and her sister, Mrs. Fanning of Imperial, went to North Platte to see the mums at the Experiment Station.

Sgt. and Mrs. Willis Cushing and family of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cushing of Stratton visited Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kitt and family.

Ethel Putnam and Eunice Thompson drove to New Castle, Wyo., last week to bring their sister, Mrs. William Pinkerton, home with them for a visit with relatives.

75 years ago this week

October 27, 1937

Chase County farmers attending the Senate Committee investigation possibilities for a suitable farm program at Sioux City were Max Hoffmeister, Pearl Kimberling, Obed Pflum, Ed Langin, Geo. Burtis, Homer Browning Jr., Herbert Hughes and D. E. Malcolm. Farmers testified on crop loans, ever normal granary, production control, sound land use and curbing speculation.

Several from Wauneta drove to McCook Friday evening to hear Bohumir Kryl and his orchestra and world famed opera singer Mary McComic. Attending were Mrs. D.C. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Walker, Mary and Roger, Mrs. L. A. Grimm and Betty, Mrs. May Walker, Junior Berry, Mrs. Russell Bodeman, Miss Jane Ernst, Miss Sylvia Mashek, Miss Marjorie White, Lester Raumbaugh and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier.

Family and friends surprised Mrs. Carl Bartels at a birthday party Monday evening. The evening was spent with cards and music.

Mrs. J. A. Person accompanied Mr. Person to the Senate Agricultural sub-committee meeting at Sioux City. At the close they attended the National Royal Stock Show in Kansas City.

G. M. Porter, field representative for the Nebraska Children’s home society, was in town Monday.

Local Markets: cream-.33; hens-.13; wheat-.85; eggs-.17; corn-.56-.58; barley-.50.

100 years ago this week

October 24, 1912

No school in the Calvert community, the teacher had threshers to cook for.

There will be a chicken pie social at T.B. Carpenter’s Friday night. All invited. Proceeds to go towards buying new song books for the church.

There will be a temperance program at Mt. Zion Sunday night.

Joe Dudeck and wife are back from Red Cloud.

Jim Anderson is building a blacksmith shop south of the depot.

A band of gypsies camped in town Wednesday night.


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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 20:38

10 years ago this week

Oct. 17, 2002

Drought conditions continue into last quarter of 2002. Total moisture at end of September was 7.88 inches. Normally a little over 2 inches of moisture is received during the last three months. According to National Weather Service records dating back to 1948, the driest year in Wauneta was 1976 with 11.83 inches recorded.

W-P Principal Rod Ready announced that Abby Barger was named a commended student in the 2003 National Merit® Scholarship Program.

Trudy and Jerry Skelton of Phoenix, Ariz., are visiting Reinhold and Edith Gloy and other relatives at Wauneta and McCook.

On Monday, Oct. 7, Lois and Marlin Wine observed their 51st anniversary by loading their bikes, driving to Ogallala to ride 20 miles on the north side of Lake McConaughy.

A surprise barbecue was held at the Jeremy Bley home Sunday for the birthday of Katie Weigel. Among the attendees were Sharon Miller, Kerry and Shelby.

Veleta Sutherland of Battle Creek, Mich., and Julie Gahn and Eva of Tahlequah, Okla., were Tuesday and Wednesday houseguests of Judy and Rudy Evers. They also visited Alvina Nordhausen at Heritage.

No precip. High for the week: 82° on Oct. 11; low: 35° Oct. 12.

25 years ago this week

October 15, 1987

David Doll was named the new president of Wauneta Falls Bank.

Grace Oliver was honored for 24 years of service as treasurer of the Chase County Historical Society at their annual dinner held at the Church of the Brethren. She was presented an engraved bell and received a standing ovation.

Dorthy Dudek hosted a card party in honor of her mother, Edna Maxfield’s 99th birthday Saturday afternoon. On Sunday a dinner was held at the Raymond Maxfield home in her honor. The Jim Maxfield family and Darrin Harpham of McCook were guests.

Elwyn and Viola Krausnick went to Denver, Colo., to pick up Matilda Krausnick of Marburg, Germany, who will be visiting them.

Joy Wheeler, Delores Flaming, Sandy McKillip and Deb Lawson attended a Ladies Retreat at Columbus Friday to Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Teply were honored by their children and grandchildren with a reception for their 40th anniversary at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday with approximately 200 in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Buffington hosted an outdoor bonfire wiener roast Sunday evening for 18 youth of the C.Y.O. Church and their sponsors.

No precip.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.38/bu.; corn-1.55/bu.; milo-2.23/cwt; soybeans-4.68/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 18, 1962

Kenny Smith and Sheila Greeley were crowned homecoming king and queen at half time ceremonies of the Wauneta-Trenton football game. Attendants were Ron Prior, Dennis Gockley, Evelyn Becker and Dorothy Smith. Crownbearers were Denise Krausnick and Bobby Ham.

The children of Mrs. J. J. Christner gathered in Wauneta Sunday to help her celebrate her 87th birthday. The family attended morning worship service at the Methodist church together and members of the Lydia Circle served a 1:00 o’clock dinner.

Mrs. Lloyd Pflum Jr. entertained Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pflum Sr. at a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of the two men’s birthdays which fall on the same day.

Thursday morning coffee guests to wish Louis Blobaum a happy birthday were Mrs. Emma Steinbeck, Mrs. Edith Krausnick, Bunnie Jussel and Myrtle Hoff.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Applegarth returned from a 2,000 mile trip to the east and south Thursday. They visited son Blaine and family at Gradstone, Ill., his sister in Locust Grove, Okla., and her sister in Ponca City, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Fortkamp were godparents for Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fortkamp’s baby in McCook Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Keating entertained family at dinner Sunday in honor of their son, Deon’s, baptism.

75 years ago this week

October 20, 1937

With Main Street and part of the side streets paved with old matting, our town has taken on a nifty appearance. Main street looks fifty percent better and the residential streets have benefitted by the coat of oil.

The Wauneta Cooperative Exchange will build a new modern elevator in the near future. Work of tearing down the old one has already begun.

Mrs. O. E. Walker entertained at a musical hour Friday evening at her home. Ten guests enjoyed an hour of musical discussion and singing after which refreshments were served.

Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Roy Keech entertained at a pheasant dinner. Guests were Wm. Dudek Sr. and Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. William Dudek Jr. and Joyce Elaine, Fred Dudek, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Ele, Jackie Harvey, Wm. Brykit and Mary Dudek of Lincoln.

Four high school students, Maxine Carpenter, Faye Troxel, Clifford Jussel and Junior Berry were chosen on the basis of scholastic standing, personality and health to participate in the County Young Citizen’s Contest.

Local Markets: cream-.35; eggs-.17; hens-.14; wheat-.84; corn-.60.

100 years ago this week

October 17, 1912

The Wauneta Mill now has a nice office room fixed up at the mill.

Fred Grimm left Saturday for Lincoln to attend the agricultural college there.

Mrs. Cox’s mother and sister are making her a visit.

Art and James Nesmith and Peter Durkin helped Geo. Smith stack wheat Monday, getting ready to thresh the latter part of the week.

Prof. West, Nellie Dick and Gladys Harvey attended the teachers’ meeting at Imperial Sat., G. G. Athey taking them up.

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