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Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:14

10 years ago this week

Aug. 8, 2002

This year’s Chase County Fair marks the observance of the centennial of 4-H.

A Denker reunion, descendants of William and Sophia Denker, was held Saturday evening in Syracuse, with 80 in attendance. It was hosted by Wayne and Darlene Schulte and Orville and Irene Schulte and their families.

Ted and Sharon Travis observed their 40th anniversary when they and their family spent the weekend at cabins at Niobrara State Park. Sunday they went to Albion to see children of Joel Travis ride in their parade.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell, Carol Thompson and Colleen Goings returned from a trip to Branson where they attended a reunion of the family of Knotty’s grandmother Knotwell, the Twidwell family. About 60 attended.

Marjorie Wheeler, Elwin and Gerietta Morse, Lee and Myrth Morse of North Platte took dinner to their sister, Esther Lytle, Sunday after church for her 80th birthday. In the afternoon they took her to the Hamlet Church where the congregation surprised her with an open house.

Rich Bardsley and others made a recent bike trip to Canada and Alaska.

Staff of Heritage of Wauneta held a picnic at the park.

Precip for the week: .80 of an inch. High: 108° on July 31; low: 64° on July 31.

25 years ago this week

August 6, 1987

Heat wave blasts area as temperature have peaked at 90 degrees or better since July 19.

The Wearhouse Clothing Store closes its doors.

Mildred and Eugene Steinke celebrated their 50th anniversary Friday, July 31 with a special day on Sunday. Family and friends gathered at the park for a picnic dinner. Many joined later for cake and punch with 70 signing the guest book.

Mr. and Mrs. DeWayne Fanning and family returned Saturday from a trip to Yellowstone. They also visited cousins Kim, Kon and Kammy Kunnemann at Billings, Mont.

Joseph Bartels, son of Kathy and Stuart Bartels, was baptized Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Lavern Brack officiating. Glenda Bartels and Kathleen Wicke were sponsors. Margie and Gus Bartels hosted a dinner following the service.

Sharon Travis attended a mini-class reunion at Jack’s Place in Imperial Thursday. Present of the Imperial Class of ’61 were Sharon, Susie Doetker, Sharon Haarberg, Sue Heinz of Alaska, Joyce Hill, Lorna Kunnemann and Linda Meeske of Champion.

Precip for week: .29 of an inch; for 1987: 12.91 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.10/bu.; corn-1.50/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-4.79/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 9, 1962

School opens Sept. 4.

Clean up continues after last week’s flooding conditions.

Mrs. Fay Smith of Imperial visited her daughter Mrs. Jack Maddux and Mr. Maddux last week coming Tuesday and couldn’t get out on account of the high water so made a more extended visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman and Greg drove to Camp Comeca Wednesday to bring home son Bill, Charles Steinke, Jeff Maxfield and Susan Hoff who had attended church camp.

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Polly accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Weber and Patty to Tukiuilla, Wash., to visit relatives and attend the Worlds Fair.

Gary, Nancy, Bonnie and Connie Malone left this week for Seattle, Wash., where they will attend the World’s Fair.

Visitors and Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Clara Trembly and Ethel Putnam were Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Thompson of Imperial and Capt. and Mrs. Blaine Rust, Carrie and Mike from Denver, Colo.

Tuesday afternoon Laverna Fanning, Arlene Peters, Eunice Polly and Jill Fanning called on Mrs. Walter Wheeler. Later Mrs. Kate Prior and Mrs. Ernest Morrison came over, bringing sweet rolls and coffee to serve, making it a party for all.

75 years ago this week

August 4, 1937

112 degrees Sunday sets new high record.

Wauneta’s brand new business firm, the Wauneta Clothing Co., will hold their grand opening Aug. 7. The new business is located in the building recently vacated by the Rudisils, directly south of the Grimm Bros. Hardware.

Rev. M. L. Hegwood is the new pastor at the Immanuel Missionary Church, taking the place of Rev. R. E. Drown.

Several girls surprised Miss Marjorie Gregory with a picnic supper and theatre party at Imperial on her birthday Tuesday. Present were Misses Sylvia Hromas, Josephine Kitt, Margaret Emerick, Emma Siegel and Phyllis Green.

Mrs. Albert Donze was honored Sunday, Aug. 1 when her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered at her home to help her celebrate her 75th birthday. Everyone brought a basket dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Olmsted and family left Thursday for Grangeville, Idaho, and other points west on a ten day vacation.

Local Markets: wheat-.95; corn-.80; cream-.28; eggs-.12; hens-.11-.12; springs-.16-.17.

100 years ago this week

August 1, 1912

We are endeavoring to raise a fund to purchase a good flag for the schoolhouse. It will take from $8 to $10 to get a good large flag that won’t fade. If every scholar will give us 10¢ we can secure it by the time school opens. Amount last week: $1.60. This week the list includes Edith Burham, Dade Fierling, Chancy Fierling, Orville Kline, Minnie Kline, Effie Kline, Milton Kline, Walter Kline, Kenneth Cox, Ruth Nesmith and Vera Nesmith, each contributing 10¢.

C. E. Hart, wife and son visited in Wauneta Tuesday, besides doing some trading for themselves and some of their neighbors.

Henry Steinbeck and Tom Downey fixed L. Rueter’s well last Tuesday.

Clara Kitt helped Mrs. Carl Selby cook for harvesters Saturday.

Abe Duncan who lives in Hayes County about 16 miles northeast of Wauneta had the first load of new fall wheat on the market Tuesday. Tested 49 lbs. Krotter was the buyer at 70¢.

 
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Thursday, 26 July 2012 14:35

10 years ago this week

Aug. 1, 2002

Wauneta: The Heartbeat of America — Harvest Fest, July 26-29.

Violet Long hosted a backyard picnic on the 24th for relatives from Champion, McCook and locally. Special guests were Darrin Roschewski of the Air Force from California and Dennis and Linda Leitner and Andrea of Springfield, Mo.

Debra and Jim Kemp, Patrick and Phillip are visiting Wilva and Gene Harchelroad and the Brian and Sid Harchelroad families.

Lucille McBride returned home after spending nine days with Vaughn and Dee McBride at New Castle, Del., enjoying many sightseeing trips. She flew out of Denver, going to Denver and back on the Dash-About.

Esther Einspahr went to Portales, N.M., and with Mike and Bev Howard flew to Buffalo, N.Y., where they were guests of Dale and Edna Howard, taking in many sights while there. Mary Smith, Jacob, Jackson and Eva of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Sandra and Colin Conklin, Rebecca and Luke of North Branford, Conn., are spending the week with Jack and Carol Maddux.

James Skelton, Josh and Jesse went tubing down the Niobrara with the Hamlet Union Church youth Wednesday and Thursday.

Edna Christensen visited the Neil Christensen family in Lincoln and also with a former 1932 classmate Nathan Mohler over the weekend and also attended the Sandman-Neal wedding. She accompanied the Kirk Sandmans.

Trace of moisture recorded. High for the week: 103° on July 25; low: 62° on July 23.

25 years ago this week

July 30, 1987

Harvest Fest - Saturday, July 25. Theme: “Wauneta, Hub of Southwest Nebraska.” Mabel Scriven and Walter Fox were grand marshals.

Construction began on the gym’s new wood floor with completion hoped by Aug. 17, opening week of volleyball practice.

Joy and Roxey Wheeler and Ted and Sharon Travis and Dixi took Judith Czuk Vel Ciuk and Phillippe LEROY to North Platte where they will join other students from France to return home.

Attending a picnic at the Emma Jean and Merrell Maris home Sunday evening were Eunice and Budd Crow, Margie and Junior Kitt, Gary Ketler, Dorthy Dudek and June Cox.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCoy and family and Mr. and Mrs. Hop Vedders of Wallace travelled by canoe from Keystone to Paxton Sunday afternoon.

Guests to help Effie Kennedy celebrate her 86th birthday with cake and ice cream Saturday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Don Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Kerchal, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kennedy and Cody of Culbertson, Mr. and Mrs. Kerlyle Kennedy and Lavella Terry and Barb Hollingshead of Denver, Colo.

Sunday guests of Elmer Lewis at a cooperative dinner were Vera and Dick Remington, Reva and Vic Wicke, John and Frances Lewis and Lonnie, Lorene Greeley and Lois and Worth Kanost. There was cake and ice cream for Reva’s Sunday birthday and also for Lorene, Lois, Vera, John and Frances who also have July birthdays.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley spent a week in Fort Morgan, Colo., with their children. Highlight of the week was attending three Billie Graham evangelistic services in Denver.

Precip for the week and July: 1.81 inches; for year: 12.63 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.10/bu.; corn-1.57/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-5.11/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 2, 1962

The rampaging Frenchman River threatened Waunetans Monday and Tuesday following two storms which dumped a total of 5.29 inches of rain, flooding the area around the bridge. Torrents of water from the south watershed flooded basements and wrecked roadways. Store doorways were sandbagged Tuesday following reports of more flooding. Wednesday flooded basements were being pumped with village crews clearing the log jams which accompany high waters.

Donald Polly and Jack Fanning joined 10 other scouts at McCook, leaving by auto for the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico where they will participate in hiking, assisting archaeologists in excavating artifacts, panning for gold horseback riding and other outdoor activities.

Mrs. Emma Walbridge, 101 years old, rode on a float in Palisade’s Old Settler’s Parade. Mrs. Mary Romine was also in the parade.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Newman left Tuesday morning to attend the World’s Fair.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost spent Thursday to Sunday at Cheyenne, Wyo., attending Frontier Days and visiting brother Don Kanost and family.

75 years ago this week

July 28, 1937

Van’s Lunch, “The Spot to Eat,” moved from the Falls Hotel building to the new theatre building.

Pauline Ruettimann left for Denver Saturday evening by bus to spend her vacation with Josephine Hahn.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family left Saturday for their cabin in the mountings of Wyoming.

The wheat market took a tumble during the week and on Monday were paying less than one dollar. By Tuesday forenoon prices started upward when $1 was paid.

Local Markets: wheat-1.00; corn-.90; barley-.50; cream,-.28; eggs-.11; hens-.12-.13; springs-.16-.17.

100 years ago this week

July 25, 1912

Wish we could realize it — “Cool as a cucumber.”

Farmers are still busy in the harvest fields.

Henry Field, the Shenandoah, Ia., seed man, went through town Mon. with his family on a trip to the mountains and praised our auto road and says its good and marked plain. He saw Mr. Rowley’s garden and made many complimentary remarks about it.

Frank McCallum and wife and Miss Gladys Harvey leave in their auto for the mountains tomorrow.

Ralph Gardner and wife took dinner and spent the p.m. with Carl Selby and wife Sunday after S.S..

 
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Thursday, 19 July 2012 14:50

10 years ago this week

July 25, 2002

Harvest Fest this weekend!

Last Monday evening the Enders Church of the Brethren hosted overnight 20 youths and sponsors from Missouri and Arkansas on their way to a Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference in Fort Collins, Colo. Joel Grosbach joined the group.

Patti Kitt of Schuyler spent the weekend with parents, Beryl and Knotty Knotwell. Patti, Colleen Goings and Carol Thompson helped Beryl celebrate her birthday.

Brooklyn Nordhausen was the top money collector during the Valley Bank & Trust sponsored Bike-A-Thon, raising $165 and riding 10 miles. Finishing the race didn’t come easy for her. During the first of the race, Miss Nordhausen lost a tooth and had to go show mom and then she finished the last lap on a flat tire.

Forty-six 4-H youth took part in the 2002 Citizenship Washington Focus trip including Elisha Madden, Aaron Keiser, Grant Dixon, Melissa Long and Abby Barger of Wauneta and Cody Egle and Leah Rundback of Palisade. Heidi Wright served as one of the sponsors.

Tony Cribelli participated in the Cornhusker Games in Lincoln Sunday.

Les and Janice Houser were among a group of people motorcycling to Durango, Colo., for a GWTA Rally - Gold Rush. They left Saturday and returned the following weekend.

No precip. Moisture to date: 5.07 inches.

High for the week: 106° on July 19; low: 65° on July 19.

25 years ago this week

July 23, 1987

Harvest Fest gets underway Saturday!

Descendants of Frank and Eliza Fanning will receive the Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Farm Family award during the Harvest Fest activities. The award honors families whose land has been in the family for 100 years or more. Family members will hold a celebration in Wauneta over the weekend and plan to appear in the parade. Frank and Laverna Fanning now own the farm.

Rev. Gary Fortkamp was among 22 alumni at graduation exercises at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., to be presented the Servus Ecclesiae Christi (Servant of Christ) Award. The award recognizes alumni who are faithful models of the pastoral ministry and through their god-given abilities have made a significant contribution to Christ’s Kingdom. Fortkamp has served as pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Ill., since 1974.

Joe Rietsch Jr. and Sara of Grand Blanc, Mich, and Marilyn Luce, Karen and April of Lakewood, Calif., came early in the week to help their father Joe Rietsch celebrate his 85th birthday. Dr. David Luce, Marc and Dan came Friday. Sunday Alma McBride, Ken and Barbara Smith, Maressa and Jodi, Elmer, Edna and Marcia Keiser, Rodney Keiser of Aurora, Colo., Rich and Janet Keiser and Aaron and Henry and Leta Brunkhorst joined the family for a picnic at Enders Lake.

Verna Sandman entertained her bowling team at a coffee Thursday. Present were Ruth Justice, Edie Sandman, Gladys Schneider and Jackie Kennedy.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Neil, Mr. and Mrs. Don O’Neil and Mr. and Mrs. Rich Greeley were ice cream and cake guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Troudt Sunday evening following a day at the lake and golfing.

Elvera Mullanix, Julie Stahr, Charlene Pursley, Annie Pursley and Shirley Mullanix spent Saturday at St. Francis, Kan., and other locations, having lunch and visiting antique shops to celebrate the birthdays of Charlene and Shirley.

Precip: .42 of an inch for the week: for July: 1.81 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.06/bu.; corn-1.55/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt.; soybeans-4.97/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 26, 1962

Work to begin on an all-new telephone dial system with the arrival of underground cable as the entire system will go underground. According to Robert Bradley, the anticipated completion date is June 2, 1963.

Jo Ann Stock is among 72 high school juniors and sophomores who left Omaha on the U.N. Pilgrimage for Youth trip to New York City, sponsored by Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges in Nebraska.

Mrs. Goldie O’Neil and children left Tuesday morning for their home in Canooga Park, Calif., after 10 days with relatives here.

Mrs. Dorthea Haarberg returned to her son’s home, the Henry Haarberg’s. Rev. and Mrs. Schmidt visited her Monday. Rev. and Mrs. Suelflow from Milwaukee, Wisc., spent a few days with her parents, the Henry Haarbergs.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith and Stanley and Elwyn Krausnicks attended the calf roping at Imperial Sunday.

75 years ago this week

July 21, 1937

A new business started up this week in the form of a lemonade stand in Dr. Rider’s front lawn operated by Masters Rodger Lewis and Eugene Rider and Miss Evelyn Hoff. They were kept busy selling ice cold lemonade and orange nectar at 1¢ a glass. The highlight of the experience was when a California car pulled up and insisted on paying 2¢ a glass.

Wednesday, July 14, Mrs. Mantie E. Bride celebrated her 90th birthday. The Sisterhood class of the M.E. Church and friends honored her with a party at the church parlors.

“Dad” Trowbridge left Wednesday for Missouri to visit with Glen Trowbridge and family.

The Dudek families enjoyed a large picnic dinner at the Ray Keech farm Sunday.

100 years ago this week

July 18, 1912

Harvesting is on in full blast.

The Hann’s are enjoying applesauce from apples off their trees.

C.E. Hart is wearing a black eye as a result of being struck by a handle of a cream separator.

Miss Parnell Harvey has secured the Hanna school.

Mary and Louisa McBride visited with Alice Morrison Sunday.

 

 

 
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Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:55

10 years ago this week

July 18, 2002

Families of the children of August Vlasin held a reunion at a park in Denver July 6 with 150 in attendance. Attending from here were Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik, Wayne and Marie Smith, Kenny and Barb Smith and Dotty Bartels.

Wheeler Ranch hosted an after harvest supper at the Palisade Cafe Friday with Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler, Rod and Joy Wheeler, A.J. and Ann Knickerbocker, Ray and Donna Swanson, Matt Plunkett, Josh Hoffman and Marty and Renee Wheeler and Tommy, grandson of Katie and Tom Weigel attending.

Eunice Bodeman and Judy Polly attended the birthday dinner at the Senior Center Wednesday. Eunice observed her 89th birthday on the 17th.

Veleta Sutherland spent Sunday to Friday with Judy and Rudy Evers. Anita and Mert Smith of Seward came on Monday.

Ethel Louch had Sunday dinner with Evelyn Salyer and her daughter, Jan, and Allen Livingstone and Ben of Cold Lake, Canada.

Deanna Schutte, Judy and Gary Malone of Palisade and Michelle and Caine McCormick, Danny, Shania and Tristan of Imperial had dinner in Imperial Sunday for an early celebration for Harley and Dessa Phares’ 65th wedding anniversary. Following dinner, Deanna, Judy and Gary and their parents returned to Heritage of Wauneta for a specially decorated cake and iced tea, joined by Jenene Smith and a few friends.

Ila Widger and Beryl Knotwell presented the program, “Hidden in Plain View” on the underground railroad with a video and quilt blocks to demonstrate the story at the Crazy Quilt Guild in Imperial Saturday. Attending also were Nola Straub and Orpha Maris.

No precip. High for the week: 108° on July 9; low: 62° July 14.

25 years ago this week

July 16, 1987

Swimming lessons began at the Wauneta pool Monday with 145 swimmer registering.

Attending junior high cheerleading camp at Kearney Saturday were Renelle Christner, Angi Roschewski, Sarah Haarberg, Theresa Barger and Jyl Applegarth, accompanied by Sharla Roschewski. Nan Malcolm, Karen Christner, René Maris, Jayden and Randi also attended.

Mark and Kirk Kelcher of Dallas, Texas, were houseguests of grandparents, Vic and Kathleen Haarberg, going on to visit Brenda Pfeiffer and family in Omaha.

Elsie Becker and daughters, Doris Craig of Wiggins, Colo., and Evelyn Madison of Corvallis, Ore., returned Thursday after attending a Becker reunion held in the yard of the farm home of Alvie and Jeanette Kirby at Plainfield, Iowa, with over 50 families attending..

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley hosted a dinner Sunday for his father, Jacob Bley, on his 92nd birthday. Other families attending were Alvin and Nadene Bley, Ervin and Elaine Bley, Alvin and Lois Bley and grandson Terry Bley.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stransky and Dorothy Vlasin, all of Madrid were Sunday visitors of the ladies’ aunts, Agnes Burham and Opal Kerchal.

Precip for the week: .39 of and inch; for 1987: 12.21 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.14/bu.; corn-158/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-4.90/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 12, 1962

Near perfect weather for the 1962 wheat harvest! Yields varied from 20 to 45 bushels. Junior Ough delivered the first load to the Krotter Elevator July 5; Albert Doetker brought in the first load to the Farmers Cooperative Exchange July 4.

The Village budget was set at $29,100 for the coming year - $400 more than required last year with increases of $200 each for insurance and the fire maintenance fund.

Mrs. Florence (Wiley) Byng of Lewiston, Idaho, daughter of former village marshal, Les Wiley, visited her hometown of Wauneta for the first time in many years. She was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Green.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer and Mike of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Marie Ackzinger of Greeley, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg visited Tuesday evening in the Dick Nordhausen home.

Mrs. Gail Rowley and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Weiss and girls surprised their mother, Mrs. Dan West, on her birthday July 9, enjoying a beautifully decorated cake and ice cream and gifts.

Those enjoying a picnic at the lake July 4 were Mr. and Mrs. Dolan Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Amil Hanson of Madrid, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Large, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy, Lela Marie Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Teply and family of Champion.

75 years ago this week

July 14, 1937

Wauneta will soon have paved streets, this decided at the Board of Trustees meeting July 6. Paving of main street from extreme north end to railroad tracks 62 feet wide and Cox filling station to highway, bank corner to highway, Equity corner to highway and hotel corner east to river bridge 40 feet wide. Estimated cost: $2600.

Wheat pouring into local elevators - Henry Haarberg brought in the first load last Friday which averaged 61 and 62 lbs. and averaged 43 bushels to the acre. The wheat brought $1.07. Wednesday local markets were paying $1.10.

Mrs. Leon Athey is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hahn, in Hamlet.

Mrs. Lloyd Ough and Mrs. Bert Dimick went to Rock Creek Saturday night and were joined Sunday by Bert and Lloyd and Junior for some good fishing.

Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Darnell of Enders were Friday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ketler.

Local Markets: wheat-1.10; corn-1.10; barley-.50; springs- .14; hens-.11; cream,-.27; eggs-.13.

100 years ago this week

July 11, 1912

Clara and Vearl Kitt, Emma Dettmer, Nervie and Tom Downey spent the 4th at Steinbeck’s.

Howard Pribbeno came up from McCook and spent a few days visiting friends and relatives.

Miss Edna Kanost is home from Missouri.

Miss Emma Dettmer who has been visiting in the German neighborhood on the south divide left for her home in Kensington, Kan., Friday.

 
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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 20:56

10 years ago this week

July 11, 2002

Lucille McBride spent July 4 in Shelton with Lynn and Janie McBride and their daughters, Mikki and Jim Bear and Lori and Ken Janke and eight grandchildren who had spent the previous week with their parents who observed their 40th anniversary June 24.

Dan and Joanne Liebig had family here to help with wheat harvest including Roseanne and Bill Benzel of Waynesville, Mo., Paul Liebig of Kearney, Thom Liebig of Denver and Spencer Smith of Lincoln.

Boy Fyfer of South Africa, William Callies of Wisconsin, Ivan and Delores Flaming and Royce and Duane and Beverly Dinnel enjoyed Sunday dinner at the Senior Center.

Jon Polly came home July 4 to Sunday morning as a surprise to Karl and Judy Polly. He and Judy visited also with Kay Polly and girls and with Eunice Bodeman. The family had a cookout at the creek picnic area Saturday.

Lois and Marlin Wine went to Benkelman Sunday to visit Virginia Jensen at the Hester Home and joined others to celebrate her 95th birthday.

Chase Nichols, a junior this fall at Wauneta-Palisade, competed at the Nebraska High School Rodeo Championships at Valentine in the steer wrestling event.

Jamie Harris, a senior this fall at Wauneta-Palisade, competed at the Queen City National Speech Contest in Charlotte, N.C., June 15-21, competing in the oratory or persuasive speaking competition.

Precip for the week: 1.51 inches; high for the week: 102° on July 1; low: 65° on July 5.

25 years ago this week

July 9, 1987

Leland DeHart was recognized for his volunteer service, serving the past 15 years on the Wauneta Rescue Squad and with the Wauneta Fire Department from 1953 to 1968. He received the Imperial Eagle’s Shafer-Browning award which recognizes outstanding service of rescue squad, fire and law enforcement personnel in Chase and Dundy Counties and the Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars as the outstanding emergency medical technician in the state.

Two French students arrived in Wauneta through the NACEL exchange program. Judith Czuk Vel Ciuk is staying with the Rod Wheelers and Philippe LEROY is a guest of the Ted Travis family.

Dewey Hill was honored Saturday, June 27 on his 89th birthday by his children, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Blankenship of Pender, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanna of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Collins of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hill of Waverly and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ball of McCook with a pig roast held at the Ag Complex Building in McCook with 82 attending.

Sixty members of the Hahn and Egle families gathered at the Bob and Esther Egle home in Enders to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary.The 6 o’clock dinner buffet was hosted by daughter Linda and four sons, Loren, Norman, Dennis and Duane and wives.

Henry and Leah Wicke were guests of honor at a family dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday, June 28 in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The couple’s six children include Dale and Hank Wicke of Wauneta, Nola Musser, Donald Wicke and wife Sue, all of Mesa, Ariz., Bonnie Mohling of Hastings and Lloyd Wicke and wife Kathleen of Denver.

Ryan Jones and Susan Jones enplaned to Los Angeles, Calif., and spent a week visiting their Aunt Jane Kaufman and her daughter Kaye and son Jess and also other family.

Helen Rousey, Marilyn Walker and Orla, Brandie and Marcie Kitt returned home June 27 from Regina, Sask, Canada where they were houseguests of the Rick Heldenbrand family.

Precip for the week: 1.64 inches; for 1987: 11.82 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.19/bu.; corn-1.58/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-4.94/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 5, 1962

An estimated 300 persons took part in the second Sabin program Sunday as there wasn’t enough vaccine for everyone at the first one. Counting both programs, nearly 1,250 persons received the vaccine in Wauneta.

Dale Bischoff, chairman of the Jaycee building committee received the key to the old Masonic Building from OES Kennsington President Carolyn Kanost. The main street building will be used for a meeting place and social activities. Members present for the presentation included Marlin Fortkamp, Jerry Jackson, Bill Crapson, Loren Egle, Gary Nordhausen, Neil Kitt, Clint McCallum and Bischoff.

Twenty-five riders and horses joined together for an overnight camping trip from the Elwyn Krausnick farm to the Ike’s building at Enders Lake.

270 youngsters signed up for swimming classes.

Miss Jan Wade of White Plains, N.Y., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Justice. She is studying at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in the IBM Corp., and will return there to work after her vacation here.

75 years ago this week

July 7, 1937

The new Chateau Theatre drew capacity crowds at the opening and during the weekend with a waiting line Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sandman, Gary and Virgil were in Geneva last Sunday to attend the silver wedding anniversary of a sister.

Mr. and Mrs. John Green, Phyllis Green, Margaret Emerick, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wiley Green, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Good of Denver, Mrs. Nova Good of Ogallala and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier and Bud enjoyed a picnic dinner at the McCook city park Sunday. Some remained to attend a pageant given there, “The Life of Christ.”

Local Markets: wheat-1.05; corn-1.00; barley-.65; eggs-.13; cream,-.27; hens-.11-.12; springs-.14-.15.

100 years ago this week

July 4, 1912

Swat the fly!

The Ridgeway team played the Wauneta high school team at Wauneta Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. S. Gardner and Mable Foye visited the Devil’s Den last Tuesday.

John Lamb left for Denver last week on the train and rode a horse home that his son had made him a present of.

 

 
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