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Thursday, 05 January 2012 15:41

10 years ago this week

Jan. 10, 2002

2001 brought a lot of changes including: opening of Tommy’s Sports Club by Tommy and Katie Weigel, purchased from Marlin and Norma Fortkamp. Rich Romine took over management of the Good Times Bar from Rich and Lavina Bardsley. Mindi and Bob Goings moved Advanced Auto to the main street and expanded the business. Gloria Beekhuizen and Bob and Marilyn Top opened Topnotch Bargains. Susie’s Creative Stitches offered customized embroidery work. Palisade Coop Oil remodeled their business to include groceries and snack food items. The SWNCBC house project was completed. Improvements were made to the gazebo on main street and the ball field and park. New homes or homes moved and remodeled included those of Lisa Haskins, Rory and Lisa Kerchal and Charlie and Deb Andrew.

Christmas Day guests of Leta Brunkhorst were Barbara, Kenny, Maressa and Jodi Smith, Elmer and Edna Keiser and Dean and Charlene Pursley.

Meeting at the Country Kitchen in Ogallala for their annual Brown family New Year’s Day get-together were Delpha Nordhausen, Margaret Greeley, Mick and Gwen Brunkhorst, Andy and Jan Brown and girls of Chappell, Jean Brown, Alan and Mabel Brown and Brant Brown, all of Ogallala.

Jan and Tony Cribelli were part of a tour going to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl parade, game and other sights.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis and Megan Barnes took Eric Lewis to his home in Colorado Springs Dec. 30. Eric has spent two weeks with his grandparents while his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Lewis, were in China, adopting a little girl to be part of their family.

No moisture for the week; high was 54° on Jan. 3; low: 0° on Jan. 3.

25 years ago this week

January 8, 1987

Attorneys Terry Savage and Joel Burke of Imperial opened a office in Wauneta in the newly remodeled building at 54 West Wichita.

Former exchange student Rob Buitenkamp of Delfzijh, Holland, returned for a two-week stay with his former host family, the Kent Haarbergs. He had spent the 1982-83 school year here and this was his first return to the U.S.

Lee Anne Green was installed as Honored Queen the International Order of Job’s Daughters, Bethel #43 of Wauneta.

Opal Kerchal was honored on her 91st birthday Jan. 1 when her children, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Polly, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kerchal, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Kerchal and Rex, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kerchal and Ramona Nordhausen brought a carry-in dinner to help her celebrate.

Saturday afternoon Arlene Large hosted a get-acquainted coffee for Sandra Large.

The Keith Buffington family were guests of Dirk Buffington in Chadron Wednesday to Saturday. They all spent two days skiing in South Dakota.

Precip: .02 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.12/bu.; corn-1.30/bu.; milo-2.14/cwt; soybeans-4.28/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 11, 1962

Brice Rueter has been awarded a Regents scholarship from the University of Nebraska.Alternates are Kathy Haarberg, Loren Nordhausen and Kenneth Krausnick.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stute entertained Sunday at their annual pheasant dinner at the Harold Moon farm where they recently moved. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Wilson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Johnson and family, all of Benkelman, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bernard and family of Parks. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kappleman and family of Max were afternoon visitors.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nelson were honored on their 25th anniversary by their daughters, Karen of Lincoln and Gloria of Denver, at an open house Jan. 7 held at the Palisade Methodist Church.

Callers in the Minnie Haarberg home Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bischoff of Imperial and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Denker.

Mrs. Doris Wilson was hostess to the Sob Sisters Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Bill Louch and Glenda and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cowles and Peggy were coffee guests of Mrs. Wayne Salyer Saturday afternoon.

75 years ago this week

January 6, 1937

A sheep herder’s wagon belonging to the Milt Morelands was destroyed by fire Tuesday forenoon. The sheep are being pastured in the canyons five miles east of town on the Grimm farm and the fire started while the herder was out tending the sheep.

Several young people were entertained at a New Year’s Eve party at the Roy Grimm home east of town. A variety of games were played. Mrs. Grimm, assisted by her sister Miss Anna Sanstead, served lunch at the midnight hour.

Miss Phyllis Green entertained the Misses Martha Rose Resler, Phyllis Ann Peterson, Marjorie Gregory, Evelyn Olmsted and Beatrice Lewis at her home Wednesday afternoon. Monopoly was the diversion of the afternoon. At the close Mrs. Wiley Green served a very nice lunch.

100 years ago this week

January 11, 1912

Only 29 below zero Saturday morning. It was so cold Saturday that the icemen had to quit work.

The ice that was being put up is 18 inches thick.

Ray McCallum is now cashier at a bank in Eustis, having quit the railroad work.

Grover Deininger and Frank Ryan returned to Grand Island Saturday to take up their school work.

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Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:51

10 years ago this week

Jan. 3, 2002

Wauneta graduate Marv Athey recalled his days as a Nebraska Cornhusker and Nebraska’s first Rose Bowl game.

After three years at Heritage, administrator Barry Emerson is leaving to take on administrative duties at the Linden Court Manor in North Platte.

Holiday guests of Jack and Carol Maddux were Mary and Matt Smith, Gabriel, Virgil, Jacob and Jackson of Walnut Creek, Calif., Sandra and Colin Conklin, Rebecca and Luke of North Branford, Conn., and friend Kris Corey, Megan, Andrew and Katie of Vacaville, Calif. John Maddux and Lowell and Myra Grimm joined them on Christmas Eve and Day.

Jane Dinnel returned Christmas Eve after spending a week in Italy with a music group from Frontier School of the Bible. Duane and Beverly Dinnel and Jane and Roberta Townsend and Anthony spent time around Christmas with Zeke and Andrea Zakis and Steve and Vincent Zakis in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Craig Kitt of Manhattan, N.Y., drove to Nebraska Dec. 21 to 26th, visiting sister Paula in Kansas City and parents, Paul and Elnora Kitt, at Wauneta.

Joni and Ken Tilford and Jenae, Dick Travis and Rusty Wellman came on the 21st and joined Ted, Sharon, Dixi and Skye Travis. Joel Travis and daughters, Agnes Mather, Judy and Mike McElroy, Ann and Andy joined them Christmas.

Christmas Eve guests of Betty and Fred Krausnick after the Methodist Church service were Elwyn and Viola Krausnick, Delpha Nordhausen, Ruth and Harold Speicher and Ron and Joyce Bley.

Moisture for the year: 14.58 inches. High for the week: 52° on Dec. 26; low: 7° on Dec. 29 and 30.

25 years ago this week

January 1, 1987

The first grade class of Sharon Travis, assisted by the second graders, presented a Christmas program at the nursing home Dec. 23. They al-so read books to the residents.

Christmas Eve guests of Myrtle Hoff will be Dwight and Gladys Hoff, their children and families and Eddie Wilcox. The same group will have their annual Christmas morning breakfast with Myrtle.

Members of the St. Paul Lutheran choir, their spouses and children and Pastor and Mrs. Brack went to the home of Chris and Annie Pursley and boys on the 17th after practice, enjoying hot cider and snacks and a time of fellowship.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad spent the weekend in Kearney, meeting son Brian there. He left on Dec. 23 with the Nebraska University football team as a member of the red shirt scout team, traveling to New Orleans for the New Year’s day Sugar Bowl game.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bodeman visited Gary and Diane Polly and Lori in Aurora, Colo, the weekend of Dec. 6, attending the annual Christmas party of the Mountain States Tire Dealers Association where Gary was installed as president of the association.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 4, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wicke entertained at three tables of cards in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greeley who are leaving for Fort Lewis, Wash., where Richard is stationed.

Supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee in honor of their 51st anniversary were Mrs. Mabel Stephenson, Miss Lilly Ruby, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cox and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Anderson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bischoff and daughters.

Mrs. Art Newman entertained at a coffee for her daughter Colleen Gage of Dunning. Approximately 25 ladies and children were present.

Miss Judy Baxter was installed as Honored Queen of Job’s Daughters Bethel No. 43, Wauneta.

Forty-eight guests attended the New Year’s coffee Saturday afternoon given by hostesses Ruby Anderson, Ilo Gage, Doris Robertson and Gladys Hummel. Out of town guests were Mrs. Margaret Decker and Mrs. Lee Dinnel of McCook, Mrs. Lyle Robertson of Elsie and Mrs. Del Thompson of Imperial.

75 years ago this week

Dec. 23 & 30, 1936

Eight hundred sacks of candy and nuts were distributed by Santa. Happy faces of children were everywhere as they got the first glimpse of the old fellow.

Mrs. Fred Nordhausen was pleasantly surprised last Sunday by relatives and friends, the occasion being her birthday. Cards were the diversion of the evening. A nice lunch was served at evening’s end.

Miss Dolores Theobald of Lincoln spent Christmas in Wauneta with her mother, Mrs. Bertha Theobald.

Woodrow Moody drove to McCook Monday evening to meet his sister, Dolly of Lincoln, who came to spend her vacation with her parents.

Local Markets: eggs-.20-.21; cream-.30; wheat-1.18; corn-1.08.

100 years ago this week

Jan. 4, 1912

It was 12 below 0 Monday night and 15 on Tuesday night. Some the thermometers registered 20.

The editor worked all day Tuesday thawing out water pipes at his home with lanterns, blow torches and hot water. Some town people haven’t gotten their’s thawed out yet.

The Burlington water tank was frozen on Saturday so it was impossible to get water for the engine. The town hose cart was gotten out and the engine was given a drink from the hydrant. About that time the water tank got busy and ran out a lot of water before it could be shut off.

O. E. McCallum and family moved to Imperial on Monday. He takes up his duties as county clerk next Tuesday.

Ice cutting commenced on Monday. It is 12 inches thick and of good quality. There is no reason why everyone should not be able to keep cool next summer as there will be plenty of it put up.


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Thursday, 22 December 2011 16:41

10 years ago this week

Dec. 27, 2001

Chase County property valuation increased $14.4 million over the previous year. The increase, according to County Assessor Dotty Bartels, was adding school lands to the tax rolls. This is a first time occurrence with legislation adopted in 1999.

Chamber drawing winners: Stacy Troutman, computer system; Darlene Haarberg, the 21-inch John Deere lawn mower; Nidia Ramirez and Annette Long, yearlong movie passes; Dave Kagemann, outdoor grill and Kent Kitt, holiday basket. $20 Chamber bucks winners were Sunni Nordhausen, Violet Long, Kelly McCallum and Josie Lytle.

This issue is the Vacation Issue. Readers were encouraged to take the Wauneta Breeze along on their vacation and snap a picture with it. Readers travelled to many of the states and also vacationed and toured in many far away places such as Alaska, Hawaii, Italy, South Africa, China and England.

No moisture: high for the week: 63° on Dec, 17; low: 13° on Dec. 19.

25 years ago this week

Dec. 25, 1986

An open house was held Dec. 18 for businesses occupying the newly-remodeled office building which formerly housed Farmer and Rancher Irrigation. Businesses include Rick Einspahr of Northwestern Mutual, Don Norman of Multi-Insurance Services, GPA Gary Bergmeier and Attorneys Savage and Joel Burke. Savage and Burke will establish office hours early in the new year.

Arlan Wine opened a new law office in Wauneta with plans to specialize in Chapter 12 bankruptcies. His office is located in the former Immanuel Missionary parsonage.

Wiley Green was honored for his 50 years in the banking business at an open house at the Wauneta Falls Bank last Wednesday.

The family of Dora Denker spent Monday, the 22nd, with her, helping her observe her 84th birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Littlejohn ate supper in Imperial Tuesday night to celebrate Reinhold’s birthday and Willie’s upcoming birthday. They returned to the Gloy home to spend the evening.

Trent Minneman, a senior at WHS, was nominated for an appointment to the Merchant Marine Academy by Sen. Ed Zorinsky.

Steven Todd received word he was the top salesman in the Cub Scout Tri-Trails Council, selling 200 buckets of popcorn. He will receive a 13-inch color television with remote control as his prize.

Precip for December: .21 of an inch; for 1986: 18.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.20/bu.; corn-1.50/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.31/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 28, 1961

Mrs. Kenneth Sailors baked a cake and Mrs. Ewald Werschke helped her decorate it to use in the “Birthday for Christ” program at the Palisade Methodist Church. The cake was a gift for Jesus and the children placed their gifts on the tree as their gift for the Methodist homes for children. The cake was taken to the rest home in Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wicke were honored on their 40th anniversary Nov. 5. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Vern Wicke and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tepley and Mary Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wicke, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wicke and daughters, Fred Duhm, Mrs. Emma Buonside, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Brunkhorst and twins, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Hamilton and boys, Pastor and Mrs Schmidt and Miss Karol Lee

Jody and Kip Engell spent Thursday evening with their Grandmother Gregory making Christmas cookies. Mr. and Mrs. Delman Engell called later in the evening.

Coffee guests in the Lavern Denker home on Christmas Eve following the program at the church were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Denker, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greeley and Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Engel.

Guests for an oyster supper in the Dwight Hoff home on Christmas Eve were Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hoff and Chris, Mr. and Mrs. Amil Hoff, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Acton and Randy, Mrs. Albert Scriven, George McGooden, Mrs. Myrtle Hoff, Mrs. Eddie Wilcox and Rick and Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Hayes of Hawthorne, Calif.

E. N. Berry and J. B. Jussel were Christmas Eve dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jussel and boys.

75 years ago this week

December 16, 1936

Mr. and Mrs. Verne Fisher have moved into their property in west Wauneta which they recently renovated and modernized.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker were Benkelman visitors Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schultz and family of Culbertson spent Sunday afternoon at the Frank Lee home.

The Misses Florence Turner, Viola Nordhausen and Marjorie Gregory were Sunday dinner guests at the A. Engel home.

Miss Olga Rueter, Frank Rueter and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier went to Norton, Kan., Sunday and spent the day with Bud Frasier.

Local Markets: cream-.30; eggs-.20-.21; wheat-1.13; corn-1.10; mixed corn-1.06; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

December 28, 1911

4 below 0 Tuesday morning, 7 below Wednesday morning and 10 below Thursday morning.

Earl Skelton is home from Lincoln on his vacation.

A.C. Grimm went to Lincoln Tuesday where he will visit relatives.

John Johnston and wife went out to Wayne’s Monday to eat their Christmas.

Some of the boys ran down a jack rabbit in town on Monday and caught it.

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Thursday, 15 December 2011 16:13

10 years ago this week

Dec. 20, 2001

Tommy’s Sports Club, under new owners Tom and Katie Weigel, opened this week after an extensive renovation. For the present they will be open on a limited schedule until after the first of the year with a limited menu.

The gift of literacy was celebrated at the Wauneta Attendance Center as students and teachers joined together for “Read for 2002” activities. Kindergarten thru fourth grade met in the grade school hallway at noon on Friday for 2002 seconds of reading. Wauneta cheerleaders, Faith Jussel, Katrina Nolan, Hope Jussel and Stacy Yost, took turns reading to the group.

The children and grandchildren of Reinhold Gloy were present over the weekend to help celebrate his 90th birthday. The group gathered at the Troy and Evelyn Skelton home Friday, had a soup supper at the Gloy home Saturday, attended church Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with dinner at the Senior Center followed by an open house in the afternoon.

Lois Bley joined Joyce Roesener, Jean Kirwan, Jennette Heckenlively and Peg Ekart at the M & M Cafe in Imperial for a surprise coffee and rolls for her sister, Beulah Harris.

Bob and Marge Hanna, Mike Hanna, Robin Miskey, Dave and Cathy Hanna and sons and Nancy and Doug Munderloh met in Bird City, Kan., Saturday evening for dinner to observe December birthdays.

Kip and Kay Polly and girls and Eunice Bodeman were Sunday guests of Karl and Judy Polly. The girls helped decorate the Christmas tree.

Aaron Keiser took third place honors in the District Voice of Democracy competition with Seth Alberts placing second and Cody Noble, third, on the local level.

Trace of moisture. High for the week: 55° on Dec. 14; low: 15° on Dec. 13

25 years ago this week

December 18, 1986

Stockholders of the Wauneta Co-op Oil voted against merging their co-op and the Hayes Center Co-op with the Farmers Cooperative Exchange in Wauneta. A two-thirds vote was required by both co-ops with the Hayes Center Co-op stockholders approving the merger and Wauneta Co-op Oil stockholders falling short by nine votes.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney attended a presentation by Dr. Samuel Doctorian who spoke aided with a video tape on a “Tour of the Holy Land” at the Friends Church in Benkelman. Those present had taken the Holy Land tour.

Sunday Henry and Leta Brunkhorst, Joe and Linda Rietsch and Elmer and Edna Keiser ate dinner in Imperial in honor of the Brunkhorsts’ 44th anniversary.

Lloyd and Kathy Kerchal visited parents Keith and Nona Kerchal Saturday on their return to North Platte following a ski trip to Dillon, Colo. Others on the trip were Kevin and Laurie Kerchal, Loren and Nancy Wach and Tim and Cindy McKillip.

December’s precip: ,21 of an inch; for 1986: 18.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.18/bu.; corn-1.51/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 21, 1961

To date more than 62 blankets have been collected at the Methodist Church. A plea for blankets was made by the Church World Service and endorsed by Methodist Pastor Art Ernst. The blankets will be shipped to Denver and then sent to various parts of the world. The blanket program was part of their Christmas observance.

Chamber’s $5 gift certificate winners: Suzanne Salyer, W.B. Buffington, Ed Voda, Rodney Ough, Carol Stock, Jim McBride, Norma Fortkamp, Mike Ough, Beverly Polly and Rose Lauenroth.

An estimated 600 persons were guests of the Farmers Co-op Exchange in Wauneta Tuesday during the annual John Deere Day. This was the largest crowd yet, according to Manager Alvin Knepper.

S/Sgt. and Mrs. Leo Porter and children of Lincoln are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Porter, and grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Landmark.

Jim Carlson of the Naval Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., and Miss Mary Margaret Fraser of Long Beach arrived to spend the holidays with Dr. and Mrs. C. Rob’t Carlson.

Pfc. Virgil Doetker arrived home Sunday from Fort Sill, Okla., to spend a 10-day leave with parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Doetker. Sunday dinner guests of the Doetkers were Mrs. Lizzie Busking and William.

Miss Verdonna Colby was chosen to be the Madonna in the Christmas pageant at Colorado Women’s College in Denver. The part of the Madonna is traditionally reserved for outstanding students at CWC.

75 years ago this week

December 9, 1936

According to the McCook Gazette, Wauneta placed two on the selection of an all-star football team - Buffington at end and Kitt at halfback.

The box social at the Prairie Rose school house brought in $66.70 and will be used to buy a piano for the school.

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Johnston and family and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bischoff and Richard were guests at a turkey dinner at the Gene Stewart home last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrison and daughter Wilma spent Sunday at the Ed Miles home.

Mr. and Mrs. John Donze and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ellison called at the Fern Nichols home Monday evening.

100 years ago this week

December 21, 1911

A sleet storm Sunday night. A snow storm set in Tuesday evening and Wednesday bringing 8 to 12 inches of snow.

Nearly all the men in the Calvert neighborhood were fixing telephone wires and posts Monday that were broken in the heavy sleet Sunday night.

The young people of the German-Lutheran church met Wed. and Fri. evenings last week to practice for the Christmas entertainment.

C. E Harte and wife visited at Art Nesmith’s Wed. C. E helped butcher and the Mrs. helped in the house. Geo. Smith and Archer Morrison also helped butcher.

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Thursday, 08 December 2011 15:59

10 years ago this week

Dec. 13, 2001

Wauneta-Palisade captured the Class C2 State Play Production title in Kearney, performing “A Piece of My Heart.” WPHS teams made two previous state appearances - the first in 1997 with “The Lark” and the second in 1999 with “Postlude” — earning D1 State Runner Up in both appearances.

Longtime Palisade and Wauneta-Palisade science teacher Tom Moss will retire at the end of the school year.

Jan and Gary DeWester and her parents, Everett and Louise Stamm ate dinner Saturday evening in Stratton for the Stamms’ 61st anniversary.

Esther Einspahr, Phyllis Nordhausen, Sharon Walgren, Leta Brunkhorst, Charlene Pursley and DeLores Taylor attended Imperial’s “Feast of Carols” Sunday afternoon and also the Bed & Breakfast open house.

Rod and Joy Wheeler flew from Omaha to Marietta, Ga., Nov. 28 to visit Anita and Todd Colwell and daughters, spending a night with Roxey and fiancé Matt in Omaha on their return trip.

Gus and Margie Bartels attended the open house at Timber Creek Homes in Stratton Sunday, then visited Edna and Leland Dicke. Leland and Sharon Maris also attended the open house.

Five Bronco football players were named to the Class DI, District 9 football squad - Shelby Anderson as offensive running back and Seth Alberts, Kallan Kitt, Steven Humphrey and Cody Noble, honorable mention to the All-District Team.

Junior Emily Humphrey was the only Bronco volleyball team member voted to the GPAC All-Conference team and was named honorable mention. Julie Long and Ashley Fortkamp were named to the Academic All-State team. Long made the team with a 4.0 grade point average and Fortkamp with a 3.38 GPA.

No moisture. High: 64° on Dec. 9; low: 20° on Dec. 9.

25 years ago this week

December 11, 1986

Wauneta’s two newest entrepreneurs, Kathleen Haarberg and Donna Nichols, have begun a candy-making venture. They began looking into the venture in March and seriously started in September. Their business, Don Leen Specialty Candies, features six specialties: peanut brittle, pecan crunch, caramels, chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge and divinity; also suckers of many flavors.

Palisade Grocery became Sailors Market Monday when Keith and Ruby Sailors purchased the grocery business from Bill and Martha Lawless.

Gene Justice experienced a rare honor when chosen as one of four Nebraskans to place a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C’s Arlington National Cemetery. He and wife Ruth were among a group of Nebraskans on a bus trip to Nova Scotia.

René Maris, Jayden and Randi were Sunday dinner guests of the Loyd Christners. The ladies attended the “Messiah” in the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cribelli returned Monday after spending the Thanksgiving holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cribelli of Las Vegas, Nev.

Moisture for the week: .21 of an inch; for 1986: 18.43 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.20/bu.; corn-1.54/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.35/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 14, 1961

Marlus Prior, Norma Fortkamp, Bill Crapson, John Edwards, Mrs. Marvin Maris, Goldie Parsons, Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mrs. Omer Stretch, Mrs. Richard Bardsley and Oren Hopkins were winners of the $5 gift certificates in the Wauneta Commercial Club’s holiday event.

The Hamlet Homemakers Club met in the home of Mrs. Virgil Sandman for their Christmas party. Mrs. Frank Graves and Mrs. Burdette Melchert were co-hostesses.

Mrs. Cecil Maddux, Mrs. Hugh McCallum, Mrs. Mary Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Crowell, Mrs. Carl Widger and June McCallum attended the annual Extension Board meeting Thursday evening at Imperial. Don Siffring, a 1961 IFYE, showed slides and told of his eight month stay in Germany.

Mrs. Ed Novacek and Mrs. Delman Engell were hostesses at a Christmas coffee Tuesday afternoon held at the Engell ranchhouse.

Precip for the week: .36 of an inch; high for the week: 58° on Dec. 6; low: -2 on Dec. 10.

75 years ago this week

December 2, 1936

The Kitt families ate turkey dinner at the Lee Kitt home. There were 59 present. Miss Charlene Johnston and Dale Theobald were also guests.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff and family and Miss Ruth Thomas were guests at the Harry Hoff home at St. Francis, Kan., Thanksgiving Day.

Bud Frasier, who is linotype operator for the Norton Champion at Norton, Kan., spent Thanksgiving Day at home.

Lyle and Leland Petsch, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boyce and Everett, and Mr. and Mrs. John Donze and family attended an oyster supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Athey were dinner guests of their mother, Mrs. Mary Athey.

Local Markets: cream-.30; eggs-.25 - .27; wheat-1.05; corn-1.10; barley-.60.

100 years ago this week

December 14, 1911

A number of men held a husking bee for Lawrence Rueter last Friday. They husked 30 acres. Present were Frank Oaks, George Morrow, Sherman Gardner, Truman Kitt, Charles Raichart, Rev. Andreas, Henry Steinbeck, St. Clair Stock, C. E. Harte, Art Nesmith, Chester Stock, Lee Kitt and Melvin Judd.

Lee Kitt took his brother Vearl to Wauneta Monday morning where he is going to school.

Mrs. Johnson of Callaway, Neb., is here. She is a sister of Mrs. R. Moody and Mrs. J.C. Wheeler.

Mrs. B. E. Smith was in town last Thursday and took dinner with her brother, F. O. Nesmith.

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