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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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Thursday, 01 December 2011 16:02

10 years ago this week

Dec. 6, 2001

WPHS one-act team took first place at the District C2-7 Play Production Contest at Mid-Plains Community College, advancing to state competition in Kearney. Under the direction of Matt and Toni Heimes, the team performed “A Piece of My Heart,” a play based on experiences of combat nurses in Vietnam. Cast members Julie Long, Jessica Long, Ashley Fortkamp, Abby Barger, Jamie Harris and Ashley Kitt all received Outstanding Performer nominations.

Frank Potthoff of Palisade was honored as the recipient of the 2001 Southwest Nebraska Community Builder Award at the organization’s annual banquet.

Leland and Sharon Maris travelled to the eastern states, visiting Ilo and Wayne Mosiman and Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Mosiman and family in Abilene, Kan., going on to the home of Sheila and Skip Daris, Scott and Eric in Vineland, N.J., and then visited Julie and Dan Ashline, Ethan and Eliese in Shelby, N.C.

Visitors of Dale and Virginia Krausnick before Thanksgiving were Lowell and Myra Grimm and her brother, Glen, and Marian Krausnick of Canada.

Lavern and Elinor Denker attended the 92nd birthday party for their aunt, Ella Winkelman, in Imperial Saturday.

No moisture. High for the week: 60° on Dec. 2; low: 3° on Nov. 28.

25 years ago this week

December 4, 1986

The Chateau Theatre will close during January and February due to basketball games and poor attendance and to save on heating costs.

Electrical lines were downed Sunday and much of Monday as an ice storm hit the area. Southwest Public Power lost between 100 and 125 poles.

Four foreign students attending the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Atsuko Suzuki, Keiko Matsuura and Yoko Miwa, all of Nagoya, Japan, and Myrna Alik of Majuro Island of the Marshal Islands were house guests over the Thanksgiving holiday of Norm and Thelma Lucas. Jennifer Lucas and Keiko are roommates. They experienced their first traditional Thanksgiving dinner; the pumpkin pie being their favorite.

Mabel Scriven entertained Mr. and Mrs. Worth Kanost, Lue Carlson, Kenneth and Lois McGooden of McCook and Neva Kanost of Arapahoe Thanksgiving Day.

Guests of Bob and Jean Hardy Tuesday to Sunday were their son, Steven Hardy, and a friend, Shenghui Hu of Nanchang, China, both graduate students at the University of Nebraska. Friday evening the Hardys entertained Leland and Sharon Maris, Dennis and Janet Egle, Michael and Jennifer at a complete Chinese meal, prepared by Shenghui.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Neil, Rochelle Greeley and Gary Weiman were pizza guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greeley Friday evening.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for November: .21 of an inch; for 1986: 18.22 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.23/bu.; corn-1.49/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt.; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 7, 1961

Charles Johnson, Wauneta, Leonard Nelson, Hayes Center and Virgil Sandman, Wauneta, were elected supervisors of the Palisade Soil and Water Conservation District.

Elmer Bischoff, Ben McBride and Ted Anderson attended the 33rd annual Consumers Cooperative Association meeting in Kansas City Nov. 28-30. The Wauneta Co-op Oil won a plaque for their record in distributing a million gallons of Co-op refined fuels.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sailors were pleasantly surprised when 14 of their neighbors and families came to help them celebrate their 30th anniversary. The party was planned by daughter, Mrs. Harley Ward.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vette and Chuck left Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with relatives, visiting Mary’s brothers and sisters and families in Wellington, Kan., and on Saturday attended a Vette family gathering at Colby.

Elmer Medlock observed his 90th birthday on Dec. 1. Enjoying his birthday cake and ice cream were Mr. and Mrs. Orval Bressie, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lentz, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ochs, Mrs. Carrie Kellie, Keith Lewis and Mrs. Metta Smith.

Mrs. Carl Widger, Iva Crowell and Bernice Hohl went to McCook Sunday evening to the “Messiah” given by the McCook Community orchestra and chorus.

75 years ago this week

November 25, 1936

A home economic course for Wauneta High School was one of the topics of discussion at the regular meeting of the high school board.

Don’t forget the Turkey Day game. Culbertson and Wauneta at Wauneta.

Bert Dimick, Junior Ough, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Thompson and Colleen were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Counce Sunday at a wild goose dinner. Arch brought home three geese from the north country one day last week.

Cloyd Nesmith is the new employee at the Wauneta Equity Exchange.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boyce visited Mrs. Boyce’s mother, Mrs. Rowley, in Wauneta Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kline of Benkelman were Sunday guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Higley and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Kline.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shoemaker and family and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Sailors and family of Hamlet were entertained Sunday at a turkey dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Moody.

100 years ago this week

December 7, 1911

Wauneta will have a Christmas tree and entertainment.

Dad McCallum is having a fireplace put into his house.

John Metcalfs called Sunday evening on Adamsons.

Art and Roy Pollys ate Thanksgiving dinner with John Lambs.

Archer Morrison and Henry Steinbeck helped Carl Selby butcher a hog Monday.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011 22:04

10 years ago this week

Nov. 29, 2001

Winter weather hit the area bringing .85 of an inch of moisture with cold temperatures near zero and highs in the 20s, causing icy roads and whiteout conditions.

Descendants of John C. and Sarah Kitt and their nine children gathered for a Kitt Thanksgiving Day reunion at the Legion Hall with nearly 50 family members present.

Elmer and Edna Keiser, Leta Brunkhorst and Rich and Janet Keiser and boys visited Richard and Marcia Comly at Boulder, Colo., several days through Thanksgiving. Rod Keiser of Denver, Marilyn and David Luce of Wisconsin and Mark Luce of Omaha joined them Thanksgiving Day.

Gene Decker and friend Mark of Loveland, Colo., were Saturday and Sunday guests of the Fred Krausnicks, doing some hunting.

Richard Baxter was honored at a dinner for the Palisade Rural Volunteer Fire Department for his 46 years of service to fire fighting and prevention.

Sunday guests of Dennis and Janet Egle were Robert and Esther Egle, Duane and LeAnn Egle of Gretna, Loren and Pat Egle and Linda Egle. They observed the 85th birthdays of Robert and Esther.

Jane Dinnel and friend Mia Commett from Frontier School of the Bible and Zeke and Andrea Zakis of Cheyenne, Wyo., were visitors in the Duane Dinnel home for the holiday.

Moisture recorded last week: .85 of an inch; high for the week: 73° on Nov. 21; low: 21° on Nov. 19 and 20.

25 years ago this week

November 27, 1986

Eva Terry observed her 90th birthday on Monday and has seen extensive changes over the years - from electricity, appliances, automobiles and continued automation. Her family honored her at a covered dish dinner on Nov. 23 at the Legion Hall with a cake, coffee and punch reception in the afternoon.

Anita Wheeler attended the annual all-state music clinic in Hastings Nov. 20-22, participating with the 465-voice choir. This is the second year she has been chosen for the honor. She auditioned earlier in the year at Ogallala. Music instructor John Thompson also attended.

Three members of Wauneta High School’s advanced computer class captured first place in their division at the University of South Dakota computer contest. Kelli Kitt, Rod Haarberg and Eric Broadbent joined together to finish atop the contest’s small school division. Cermit Brown is the instructor. Thirty schools competed.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moss and Jennifer attended the graduation of Pvt. Thomas Moss Jr. at Fort Sill, Okla. He spent a week at home before going to Fort Ord, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cribelli joined Dr. and Mrs. Roger Minneman Saturday evening in Ogallala for supper.

Kathy Barger, Betty McCallum, Eleanor Petr, Sharon Haarberg, Marilyn O’Neil, Jackie Kennedy and Kay Goings went to North Platte for the Garfield Club’s “Ladies Day Out.”

Precip for November: .15 of an inch; for 1986: 18.16 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.22/bu.; corn-1.46/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.38/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 30, 1961

Eugene and Ruth Justice announced plans to operate a service station in Wauneta located on the Hamilton corner. It will be known as Mobil Service.

A group of Mt. Zion people and close neighbors met at the Kenneth Romine home Tuesday to lend a helping hand with some of their farm work, hauling in feed and putting fence around a field. Serving dinner were Alvina Buffington, LaVina Bardsley and Burneta Pflum.

Student Council officers: Dennis Egle, president; Juanetta Sailors, secretary; Dennis Gockley, vice president. Members: Sylvia Yost, Donald O’Neil, Tommy Heldenbrand, Vaughn McBride, Dennis Goings, Marcia Rueter, Don Morgan and Beverly Hunt.

The Kitt families gathered at the Isaac Walton Cabin at Enders Lakes Thursday for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Applegarth and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Polly, Gary and Donnie were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mrs. Della Fanning.

75 years ago this week

November 18, 1936

Tom Whitehead of Tacoma, Wash., came Friday to visit his sister, Grace Metcalf. Mr. Whitehead was one of the first settlers in this territory and takes great pleasure in visiting old familiar spots about town.

Howard Vest, Gene Stewart and Buck Ryan attended the turkey shoot at Trenton last Sunday and all returned with turkeys.

Mrs. Gregory was a weekend visitor at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Novacek.

Rev. and Mrs. D. G. Wine and family and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Conklin of Wauneta were entertained Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns and Jack and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hartzer took dinner at the Harry Lowe home Sunday.

Local Markets: cream-.26; eggs-.25-.28; wheat-1.02; corn-1.05; barley-.50.

100 years ago this week

November 30, 1911

A petition is being circulated to have a free delivery mail service to go into the Ed Seward neighborhood, going by the Woods ranch and returning by the south divide. It’s a good thing, pass it along.

It was zero weather Monday morning and 8 above Tuesday morning. Warmed up considerably on Wednesday.

Mrs. J.O. Walker of Hamlet was in town between trains on Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. McCallum autoed to Eustis on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with his brother, Ray.

C. L. Barnes took his scalps to Imperial Monday (coyote scalps) 9 in number. So many howlers less.

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Thursday, 17 November 2011 15:56

10 years ago this week

Nov. 22, 2001

2000 Wauneta-Palisade graduates David Wolcott and Marty Wheeler are the newest recipients of the American FFA Degree. Wolcott, along with parents, Kim and Lisa Wolcott, made the trip to Louisville, Ky., to receive his award. Both Wolcott and Wheeler’s fathers received state FFA degrees, Kim Wolcott in 1976 and Rod Wheeler in 1965.

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge students were selected with Andy Ohlson and Carli Schultz, both of Imperial, chosen for the top two scholarships. Abby Barger of Wauneta was chosen alternate for the 80 percent scholarship.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell, Carol and Steve Thompson, Barb Hinrichs and Patti Kitt went to Branson, Mo., Thursday to Tuesday seeing a couple of shows and the Veterans Day parade on Sunday.

Vaughn and Dee McBride of Grandview, Wash., were Friday to Monday visitors of Lucille McBride.

Brian Majors of the U.S. Navy is spending leave time with his parents, Mick and Joyce Majors. He has been attending nuclear schooling in New York state.

Ruby Ham visited in the home of Sylvia and Roger Hanousek and boys and attended the Grandparents Day program with Don and Ryan at their rural school.

No precip. High for the week was 72° on Nov. 15; low: 32° on Nov. 14.

25 years ago this week

November 20, 1986

Girl Stater Joni Travis and Boy Stater Kelly Kitt gave their reports at the Legion and Auxiliary’s annual Boy and Girl Stater dinner Nov. 11.

Ed Novacek celebrated his 89th birthday Saturday when evening dinner guests of Ed and Hazel were Virginia Jesser and grandson David Jesser of Denver, Mindi Young of Cozad, Marj and Ike Engell and Ed and Jo Arenz and girls.

Sunday supper guests of René and Joe Maris, Jayden and Randi were Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Christner and Renelle, Sophia Nordhausen, Bev and Harold Maris and Laurie and Jeff Maris in honor of Joe’s birthday.

Visitors of Virgil and Eunice Bodeman last week were his sister, Maxine, and Jess Pickens of North Platte, also doing some pheasant hunting in the area.

Leland and Glendene DeHart have returned from a three week visit with daughter, Ruth DeHart, at Spokane, Wash. They visited Mike and Camille Zarecor in Spokane.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Graves helped sponsor the Palisade High School marching band to Lincoln Saturday for the annual Marching Band Festival. Palisade received an excellent rating. There were 16 bands in Class D and 53 bands in all.

Six Bronco football players and two volleyball players received all-conference honors. Senior Kelly Kitt and Sophomore Rod Haarberg received double honors - Kitt named as first team quarterback and Haarberg, all-conference kicker and both received honorable mention as a defensive line backer. Other sophomores named were Jay Bartels, defensive guard and David Bird, defensive end; Brian Yost, first team offensive guard and Joe Rahmer, honorable mention, guard. Junior Teresa DeWest-er was named first team in volleyball and Sammi Martin, second team.

No precip for the week: for November: .15 of an inch; for 1986: 18.16 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.24/bu.; corn-1.44/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt.; soybeans-4.32/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 23, 1961

Miss Janice O’Neil was one of two Colorado State College band members to receive the Cline Trophy, an award presented for outstanding service to the band, at the annual awards banquet. She also received the gold key award presented to six members for being outstanding members of the band for two years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Holland and girls entertained at a birthday dinner for Mrs. Holland’s mother, Mrs. Charles Herbert, of Palisade. Mr. Herbert and Verlene were also guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg returned home Saturday from a trip to Wisconsin where they visited their daughter, Rev. and Mrs. Ed Suelflow and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Romine entertained at dinner Sunday honoring Charlie’s mother on her 84th birthday. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Anderjaski, McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Romine and Cindy and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Williamson and Junior.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novacek and Mindy Hummel were guests for a birthday dinner in the Jim Arenz home honoring Eddie Arenz. In the evening, members of the eighth grade class were guests at a roller skating party at the Krausnick building in Eddie’s honor.

75 years ago this week

November 12, 1936

The Wauneta Cooperative Exchange is making an added improvement to their property on South Main. The new part being added to the rear will be used for a display room, warehouse and office.

The demonstration of the newest model Skelgas stoves put on by the Grimm Bros. Hardware drew a record breaking crowd. Pancakes were baked and served all day with 1,600 cakes served.

A trip to the Luther Barnes farm five miles west of town will be well worth your time. There you will see 1,400 turkeys, fattening up and getting ready for the eastern market.

The program and box supper given at the Blue Ridge house was well attended. The program was well rendered and the boxes well filled and sold by that silver tongued auctioneer Delman Engell, assisted by ringman Glen Christensen. Proceeds was $22.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.27-.31; wheat-$1.01; corn-$1.00

100 years ago this week

November 23, 1911

John Metcalf’s spent Tuesday at Homer Brannon’s.

Grandpa Hanna’s and little Freda spent Sunday with Clarence Fannings.

Carl Bartels is plastering his fine large house this week.

Clifford Woods, R. M. Pence and J. W. Shrigley were at Palisade on Tuesday on lodge work.

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10 years ago this week

Nov. 15, 2001

Hilda Roschewski observed her 90th year, recalling early years of the Fortkamp family, working side by side with husband Bill to build a farm and raise a family. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1982.

Joel Travis, Lauren, Shelby and Sierra and David and Tony Krohn were weekend guests of Ted and Sharon Travis. On Friday Joel, Lauren, Shelby and Tony visited the second grade class of Sharon Travis at the Palisade school. Sharon’s class and Lauren and Tony’s second grade class in Albion have been corresponding as “Pen Pals” and on Friday met to get acquainted.

Orville and Ila Widger were Tuesday overnight guests of the Sam Widger family in Kearney. They attended the school program of Megan and Zach, a “Fall Hoe-Down.”

Diana Ham and Michelle Harchelroad attended the state volleyball tournament in Lincoln over the weekend where they helped officiate lines and shag balls. They attended the Nebraska and K-State football game on Saturday.

Dee and Doris Craig visited Elsie Becker Thursday to Sunday. On Saturday Doris and Elsie went to St. Francis, Kan., to visit Ada and Gene Siegfried.

Ruth Hohl and Linda Young attended a Bob Ross painting class in McCook Wednesday.

.20 of an inch of moisture was recorded for the week. High for the week was 77° on Nov. 5, 6, 7; low was 24° on Nov. 9 and 11.

25 years ago this week

Nov. 12, 1986

Mrs. Orley Troxel was honored on her 85th birthday Thursday, Nov. 6, at an open house held at her home, hosted by daughters, Norma Bodeman and Nola Straub and Nola’s son Robert with many family and friends attending.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Kitt were Howard and Fern Stinnette who were enroute to their winter home in Florida. Other guests were Ervin and Joan Kitt and Ken and Jerolyn Spady, Karri and Chad of Ogallala.

Donna Nichols and Cindy Nichols and Chase hosted a surprise coffee for Violet Nichols on Nov. 6. Twelve ladies enjoyed the coffee and wished Violet a happy birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney hosted a fish fry Tuesday evening at their home. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Ough and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman.

Nell and Everett Terry of Nashville, Tenn., were Saturday overnight guests of Floyd and Margaret Greeley.

Over 180 people including several out-of-town guests helped Bob and Sharon Walgren celebrate their 35th anniversary at a dance Saturday evening held at the Legion Hall with everyone enjoying refreshments, dancing and visiting.

Precip for the week: trace; for 1986: 18.16 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.15/bu.; corn-1.41/bu.; milo-2.20/cwt; soybeans-4.37/bu.;

50 years ago this week

Nov. 16, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Polly and Donnie spent Saturday in North Platte where Wendell and Donnie attended a meeting and banquet of “The Order of The Arrow,” an organization of the honorary Boy Scout Campers of America.

Mrs. Hugh McCallum, Mrs. Walter Wheeler, Mrs. Martha Teply, Mrs. Ruby Collins, Miss June McCallum, Ila Widger and Mrs. Leo Crowell were guests of Mrs. Carl Widger Wednesday. They spent the day quilting.

Sunday Mrs. Doris Bartels, Walter Bartels and Mrs. Otto Becker spent the day at St. Francis, Kan., visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winkelman.

Bill Stinnette and Randy of Hastings came out to Wauneta for their annual “first day of the season pheasant hunt,” spending time in the Bob McBride home. Other guests of the McBrides on Sunday was the Peco Anderson family.

The Elwyn Krausnick family and Mrs. Edith Krausnick were Sunday dinner guests of the Dale Krausnicks. The Nordhausens and Krausnicks traded girls Saturday and Sunday when Dianna Krausnick stayed with Vicki Nordhausen and Pam stayed in the Krausnick home with Dwana.

75 years ago this week

November 4, 1936

Mrs. Cloyd Nesmith and Mrs. Ray Kitt attended the state convention of W.C.T.U. at Columbus last week. Mr. Nesmith accompanied them.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Krausnick were hosts at a 6:30 dinner Thursday evening when covers were laid for twelve. Halloween suggestions were carried out in the decorations. Pinochle was the diversion of the evening.

Thirty neighbors and friends gathered at the Jim Ross farm last Thursday and husked a 60-acre field of corn for him. Mr. Ross has been in poor health for two years. The ladies of the community served dinner which was served at the farm now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Guy West.

Roast chicken and roast beef dinner at the Methodist Church Saturday, Nov. 14. Price 35¢.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.25-.28; wheat-$1.00; corn-$1.00.

100 years ago this week

November 16, 1911

It was 4 degrees below zero Saturday morning.

We have only one barber shop in Wauneta now. Mr. Yant bought Poush out on Tuesday.

Frank McCallum and wife autoed to Benkelman Tuesday forenoon to hear Bishop Hartzel. From there they went by train to Yuma to visit Geo. Dodds for a few days.

Mrs. Geo. McGooden and baby visited at John Retter’s last Sunday p.m. while George went over to Wm. Trembly’s on business.

Hamlet is headquarters for quail hunters now and it keeps the cows, quails and landlords busy dodging around to keep from being shot.

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