10 years ago this week
October 14, 2004
The county sheriff and staff were honored for their years of service at the Nebraska Emergency Services Communications Association fall conference in Kearney. Awarded service pins were Chuck Eberhardt for 10 years, dispatcher/jailer; Sandra Kelly, 15 years, dispatcher/jailer and Sheriff Tim Sutherland, 30 years.
Six Wauneta-Palisade students were inducted into the Frenchman Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society. Students included Luke Wright, Stephanie Padilla, Kiane Alberts, Andrew Isom, Susauna Alberts and Allison Ellicott. Other members include Cody Egle, Brad Licht, Autumn Alberts, Joe Bartels, Peter Barger, Jenna Britten, Betsy Anderjaska, Janae Harris and Sheridan Wright.
Former members of the Eden Sunshine Club, Virginia Gauger, Verna Sandman, Lucille McBride, Violet Long and Sharon Maris, were lunch guests of Jean Hardy of McCook Friday. The afternoon was spent visiting and looking at the club’s history, minutes, pictures and scrapbook since the club’s beginning in 1920.
Bonnie Hanna of Lafayette, Colo., Esther Einspahr, Phyllis Nordhausen and DeLores Taylor spent Tuesday to Saturday taking a bus tour to Branson, Mo., enjoying many shows and a visit to the University of The Ozarks.
Arvin and Athenia Michel of Colorado visited Thursday afternoon with Lynn and Darlene Haarberg and Fred Krausnick.
Mary Gage and Cheri Wallace attended the Class B District Softball Tournament in Gering where Marissa Wallace participated with the McCook team, pitching in the championship game where McCook won 1-0. McCook will advance to the state tournament in Omaha.
Precip for the week: .70 of an inch. High for the week: 78° on Oct. 7; low: 45° on Oct. 8.
Grain markets from Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-2.99; corn-1.97; milo-1.58; sunflowers-9.30; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-2.99; corn-1.81; milo-2.86; soybeans-4.58.
25 years ago this week
October 12, 1989
Another dry hole but Howard Kaler of Gainesville, Texas, will continue his efforts to find oil in the Wauneta area.Drilling a wildcat hole just north of the Rod Wheeler farm was completed Friday, making five Kaler has drilled in the area this year.
Construction of a new service station and store for Crossroads began this week. The new station will be located just east of the present Crossroad’s location. Completion of the new facility is expected before the end of the year, according to owners, Kent and Karen Steckman.
Tina Kitt, representing the Chase County Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge chapter, attended the national volunteers’ conference this week at Valley Forge, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley and Jacob Bley spent Sunday in Hastings visiting Jacob’s cousin, Nettie Linndemann at a retirement home. They hadn’t seen each other for 60 years. Nettie is 89 and Jacob is 94.
Lori Pankonin’s uncle, Bob Christensen from Australia and Elna Johnson joined the Pankonins for supper last Tuesday. While here Christensen called Norma Denker who was a high school classmate in Colorado.
Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for 1989: 14.09 inches.
Grain Markets: wheat- 3.69/bu.; corn-2.08/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt.; soybeans-4.90/bu.; oats-1.20/bu.
50 years ago this week
Oct. 15, 1964
Wauneta “dehorned” the Imperial Longhorns Friday night, 12-7. The win brings to Wauneta the traveling trophy, “Ye Olde Feed Bag” for a year.
Three local ladies, Mrs. Louis Grimm, Mrs. Edith Krausnick and Mrs. Jessie Kitt, took a scenic trip across the state, going to Fort Robinson and Toadstool Park and the Scottsbluff National Monument, to Valentine and Smith Falls, then to Brownville on the Missouri River, to Nebraska’s first homestead, the Daniel Freeman home at Beatrice and House of Yesterday in Hastings and Pioneer Village at Minden.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Walgren celebrated their 40th anniversary at their home in Cheyenne, Wyo. Attending from Wauneta were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum, Mrs. Vella Walgren, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baumfalk and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dicke and Connie.
Mrs. Alvin Knepper, Mrs. Henry D. Haarberg, Mrs. Floyd Nordhausen and Mrs. Jim Taylor attended the LWML meeting in Cheyenne last Tuesday and Wednesday. They especially enjoyed the speaker, Dr. Oswald Hoffman, well-known radio Lutheran Hour minister.
Round About Club members Mary Ellen Fanning, June McCallum, Estella Murray, Eva Widger, Mabel Maddux, Lois Kanost and Clara Hamilton enjoyed an outing to McCook Thursday afternoon and evening.
75 years ago this week
October 18, 1939
The Wauneta O.E.S. Kensington purchased the Pilgrim Holiness Church located on the north end of main street. The building will be used as a lodge room by both the Eastern Star order and the Masonic Lodge.
An open house will be held Saturday for the Sanitary Bakery Cafe. Mr. d’Allemand will operate the cafe in connection with his bakery which has been remodeled for the new business.
Three Wauneta Scouts, Rex Lewis, Dean Zarecor and Lloyd Redden, were awarded first class badges and two scouts, Duane Burham and Vernon Norman, were awarded second class badges. Scoutmaster Arnold Cowles and Al Carrigan, troop committee chairman, took the boys to Trenton.
Nancy Burham and Martha Jussel won first and second place, respectively, in the girl’s division of the “Young Citizens” county examinations at Imperial. Raymond Jussel won first in the boy’s division while Delbert Crowell tied for second place with Junior Mead of Imperial.
The Wauneta team and Palisade team will meet in an unusual contest Friday night, half played by 11-man squad and half by six-man squad. Palisade switched to six-man football when their enrollment dropped. Palisade has won all but one game this season and was the 1938 Frenchman Valley six-man champions.
Local markets: wheat-.70; corn-.55; cream-.24; eggs-.15; h.hens-.08; l. springs-.08; l. hens-.06; l. springs-.06; cox-.04.
100 years ago this week
October 15, 1914
Mr. Henry Denker and family of Cook, Nebr., are here visiting her folks, Wm. Haarbergs and other relation.
Mrs. Dougherty left on Monday for Crab Orchard, Nebr., to make her sister a visit.
Wauneta Farmers Institute, Oct. 19-20.
The train will be held at Wauneta next Tuesday until 6 p.m. to accommodate passengers from McCook, Palisade and immediate points to those wishing to attend the Farmer’s Institute, Stock Show and Agriculture Display. If anything happens so the regular cannot wait, a special will be sent up.
I wish to warn parties who continue to spit on the office floor, that such practice cannot go on. There is a fine for so doing and some one will have to pay it. Yours for a clean office. W.C. Higley, P.M.