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Thursday, 09 June 2011 15:29

10 years ago this week

June 14, 2001

Galen and Susan Todd opened a new family business, “Susie’s Creative Stitches” a home based embroidery business, in May. A 15-needle Tajima computerized machine is the key piece of equipment. The business offers embroidery work on caps, shirts, banners, etc. Galen creates the design and Susan and daughter Sara work on the coloring, pattern details and wording.

At a service at the Methodist Church Sunday six young people were confirmed with one baptism, including Mandi Janicek, Ashley Kitt, Cassy Smith, Katrina Nolan, J.D. Grimes and Matt Applegarth.

Palisade Cemetery board members and spouses helped to install the cemetery directory. Those helping with the project were Richard and Kellie Miner, Fred and Nada Krotter, Jerry and Tami Vrbas and Kenneth Ungles.

Doris Ough returned from Chino Valley, Ariz., where she visited Bill and Kay Ough and Harley. Joining them were Mike Ough of Elkhorn and Rod Ough of Minnesota for Harley’s high school graduation.

Heidi Wright, Luke and Stacee returned home after a two week vacation in California where they visited family and friends and also toured Shasta Caverns at Viron, the Jelly Belly factory and Thompson Chocolate factory.

Sharee Atchison was a delegate to Farmland’s Youth Leadership (FYL) on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo.

Sarah Harrison participated on the West team in Cambridge’s C.S.O. basketball game and was named the West’s MYP.

Krystle Christner was named a delegate to the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI).

Joy Wheeler flew to Marietta, Ga., May 30, returning June 6 after visiting daughter Anita and family, and helping care for the new baby, Abigail.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; to date: 6.54 inches. High for the week: 92° on June 10; low: 46° on June 10.

25 years ago this week

June 12, 1986

Vivid memories of the ’56 flood were still recalled 30 years later.

Pastor Lisle and Mary Mewmaw were honored at the Sunday service upon his retirement with special choir music. He was also presented a tape of the choir and a sofa pillow embroidered with the names of the choir members and leaders. Newly ordained Methodist Minister Randall Smith will be here the 15th.

Eight of the 10 Chase County students who attended the freedom’s foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa., and Washington D.C. presented a program Wednesday evening at the Enders Lake Resort. Joni Travis was one of the presenters. Also making the trip from Wauneta was Matt Green.

Mary Ellen Fanning and Verna Sandman hosted a coffee with birthday cake Wednesday morning at the Steak Out for 36 guests in honor of June McCallum’s birthday.

Glenda Louch of Denver, Colo., spent the weekend with Bill and Ethel Louch. Saturday they, Audra Romine and Mabel Scriven attended the wedding of Jan Salyer and Allen Livingston in Kearney.

A community trail ride, originated by Ed Arenz, Wesley Wheeler and Mike Hanna, was enjoyed Saturday morning by 27 riders through neighboring pastures, with 10 others joining the group for lunch at the creek in Polly’s pasture.

Precip for the week: 1.61 inches; for the year: 7.38 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.37/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.85/cwt.; soybeans-4.81/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 8, 1961

W.E. Skelton and R. R. d’Allemand were elected to three-year terms on the Wauneta Rural High School board, joining Bill Stock, Woodrow Moody, Ralph Gockley and Elwyn Krausnick.

One of several Chase County roads, built under the federal aid program, was completed. The new road travels from the Hugh McCallum farm east to join a Hayes County project connecting Hwy. 17. The road was built at a cost of $9,720 with the federal government paying half of the cost.

Carl Bischoff and daughter Melva of Salem, Ore., arrived for a visit with relatives. A picnic was held at the Wauneta Park Sunday noon in their honor.

A farewell dinner was held Sunday at the Immanuel Missionary Church honoring the Rev. M. L. Hegwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Denker and children, Mrs. Leona Schwenk and Mrs. Ed Denker visited in McCook with Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Buffington and family.

Precip for the week: 1.09 inches. High: 89° on June 3; low: 51° on June 1, 3, 4, 5.

75 years ago this week

June 3, 1936

G. S. Burham was re-elected to serve another three years on the high school board.

The fire department was called to the Harold Williamson home to a gasoline stove fire but neighbors had smothered the flames before the hose cart arrived.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maxfield, Raymond, Emma Jean and Dorothy left Wednesday for Coshocton, Ohio, to visit Mr. Maxfield’s father.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ketler went to Benkelman Sunday to see the new Zephyr on its trip to Denver.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Olmsted were in McCook Friday to attend the graduation exercises of the McCook Junior College. Miss Evelyn was one of the graduates.

100 years ago this week

June 8, 1911

The town board decided at their meeting that the out-buildings and other buildings set out in the alleys in block 1 and 7 must be moved in, fixed up and alleys cleaned up. Order is o.k. but all should be served alike. There are a few hog pens that ought to be looked into.

McCallum’s have painted their store outside and inside, it makes a wonderful change in appearance.

Mrs. Hobbs, a sister of Mrs. Overton, is here from Seattle to make her a visit. It’s over 30 years since they have seen each other.

Mr. Emerick is running a horseless rural mail route — he’s driving mules.

Geo. Williams went to Benkelman Friday to visit his people.

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Thursday, 02 June 2011 15:59

10 years ago this week

June 7, 2001

Twenty new planters have been placed on main street by the Wauneta Chamber and merchants, continuing with ongoing beautification projects by the Chamber. Landscaping at the main street gazebo continues and a vinyl fence and large rocks have been added at the back of the lot by Ted and Joyce Grimm.

Palisade will celebrate its 20th annual Pioneer Days this weekend beginning with co-ed softball Friday evening, ending with a community picnic Sunday at noon followed by a songfest at the Church of Christ.

A group from Wauneta and Palisade returned from a four-day whirlwind trip to New York. While there they took in Broadway performances of “The Lion King,” “Kiss Me Kate” and The Producers” and took sightseeing trips to the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Central Park. Attendees were Aaron Keiser, Cody Noble, Justin Kerchal, Jeff Steckman, Rod Ready, Seth Vapenik, Shawn Flaig, Danny Schluckebier, Mandi Janicek, Julie Long, Amy McKinney Rozelle, Ashley Fortkamp, Jan McClatchey, Jennifer Kearns, Meikyn McClatchey Shuler, Janet Keiser, Connie Hood, Cassy Smith, Ashley Kitt, Dawn Hyde, Nancy and Steve Noble, Patsy McKinney and Toni and Matt Heimes.

Karla and Karlene Herley of O’Neill and Shelly and Brooke Meyer of Hastings spent the weekend with Clint and Betty McCallum. Clint, Betty and Karla attended their 50th, 40th and 10th class reunions.

Orville and Ila Widger went to Grant Saturday to attend a 90th birthday celebration for Beryl (Crowell) Beilins, held at the home of her brother-in-law, J. A. McCormick.

Meeting at Jack’s Place Tuesday evening for supper were Lynn and Darlene Haarberg, Kerm and Connie Kuecker, Rusty and Colleen Kinder, Ralph and Lucille Burtis, Carolyn Corder and Lila Fullerton.

Clinton Barger has been named a delegate to the Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute (NAYI) to be held on the east campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in July.

Precip for the week: .46 of an inch; total to date: 6.47 inches; high: 81° on June 1; low: 43° on June 1.

25 years ago this week

June 5, 1986

Elsie Counce was given special recognition at the Hayes Center alumni banquet for having graduated 70 years ago from Hayes Center High School.

Walt and Fern Fox were Sunday dinner guests of Don and Donna Berggren in honor of their 60th anniversary.

Art and Frieda Bush returned from a trip to Portland, Ore., where they visited Pauline and Artie Bodeman. They attended the Expo ’86 in Vancouver, B.C., and visited an aunt, Kathy Vaughn, in Tacoma, Wash., they hadn’t seen for 38 years.

Frank and Ardith Stute of Imperial were guests of Mick and Gwen Brunkhorst and family Sunday in celebration of their 40th anniversary. Other guests were the Stutes’ other daughters, Donna and Janice, and families and Hazel Stute of Benkelman. The Larry Stute family of Benkelman were afternoon callers.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg and family hosted a Memorial Day picnic at the Kent Haarberg cabin. Others present were the Kent Haarberg family, Lynn, Darlene and Theresa Haarberg, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Haarberg, Rad and Angie and Casey Haarberg.

Precip for the week: .67 of an inch; for May: 3.47 inches; for 1986: 5.77 inches.

Wheat-2.50/bu.; corn-2.46/bu.; milo-3.90/cwt.; soybeans- 4.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 1, 1961

Karen Moon of Hastings is spending a week with parents Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moon. Other visitors have been the Frank Stute family, Sadie Busher and Mary Romine.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Anderson attended commencement exercises at Harding College in Searcy, Ark., for their son, Richard.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bishop and daughter are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Ferguson. They recently returned from Tokyo, Japan, and on their way to South Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McBride, Mrs. Bill Buffington and Sharon Hewitt went to Cozad on Memorial Day to watch the midwest AUU Track tournament. Kent Buffington was a performer running with a team sponsored by the McCook Jaycees.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fanning and Jim Crapson were Saturday evening supper guests in the Bill Crapson home.

Precip for the week: .13 of an inch. High: 89° on May 29; low: 34° on May 26.

75 years ago this week

May 27, 1936

Did you know that last Friday was straw hat day? Time to doff the felt and don the straw.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bunker of Kansas City, Mo., spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns. Mrs. Bunker was formerly Miss Audra Kerns.

Mrs. John Metcalf was pleasantly surprised Monday afternoon by a few of her friends, it being her birthday.Mrs. Grace Walling served ice cream and cake at the close of the afternoon.

Sixteen neighbors and friends pleasantly surprised Mrs. Cleo Fanning Wednesday evening on her birthday, the event planned by her husband who proved himself a gracious host.

Mrs. E.L. Evens, Psychic healer, will be at the Imperial hotel. No consultation charge.

100 years ago this week

June 1, 1911

A very severe wind storm here last Thursday evening! It partly unroofed Wayne Johnson’s sod house and blew down his windmill. It also tore down a number buildings - especially chicken coops - on the South Divide.

Grandpa and Grandma Green came up from McCook today.

Queen Harrison’s barn was damaged by lightning last Thursday but luckily it was not set on fire.

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Thursday, 26 May 2011 15:01

10 years ago this week

May 31, 2001

The fourth veterans’ monument at Wauneta’s Riverside Cemetery was dedicated during Memorial Day services.

Six members of the Class of 1931 celebrated their 70th reunion during alumni festivities. They were Della Decker Merrill, Eunice Fanning Polly Bodeman, Walter McBride, Russell Polly, Onna Stock Sandman and Lawrence Rueter.

Raymond and Lois Bley were guests of Christopher Bley for noon lunch in McCook on the 25th for their 40th anniversary. They were joined by Arlan, Lynetta, James and Jeralyn.

Julie and Dan Ashline, Ethan and Eliese of Lawrenceville, Ga., spent Friday to Thursday with Leland and Sharon Maris. Ann Vrana, Alex and Evann were Sunday afternoon visitors. Julie and Ann attended their 20th class reunion at Stratton.

Joanne Liebig spent the weekend in Hastings where she met her brother, Frank Weston, and wife; sister Mary Jo Fitzgerald, her husband and daughter, Joe and Pat; and nieces and nephews. They toured Pioneer Village and the Arch at Kearney and family plots at the cemetery.

Roxie Wheeler and friend Matt of Lincoln were weekend guests of Rod and Joy Wheeler and Marty. Sunday dinner guests included A.J. and Ann Knickerbocker, Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler and Renee McCoy.

Moisture to date: 6.01 inches; high for the week: 78° on May 26 and 27; low: 35° on May 24.

25 years ago this week

May 29, 1986

The Wauneta Alumni Association hosted 218 people at this year’s banquet.

After 20 years as Wauneta Public Schools superintendent, Bill Matthews will be leaving for Arizona where he will continue administrative duties in Litchfield Park where he will served as K-8 superintendent. His tenure at Wauneta marks the longest of any superintendent in the school’s history.

Alma McBride of McCook called on Joe and Linda Rietsch and their houseguests, daughter Marilyn Luce and her daughter, Karen, of Lakewood, Calif., Saturday.

Mrs. Gaylin Hartzer took Philip to Culbertson Thursday evening to his grandmother, Mrs. Carl Reiger. They then joined the Reiger family cutting wheat in the south.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maris attended a retirement party Saturday evening for Glen Jurgens, a teacher at the Ag College in Curtis. Glen and Harold were Army buddies.

Wauneta athletes placed in three events at the state track meet in Omaha over the weekend. Todd Barnard took second place in the Class D pole vault clearing 12’6”. Theresa DeWester finished fifth in the log jump with 16’1.75” and sixth in the high jump, clearing 5’2”.

Dee and Doris Craig of Wiggins, Colo., were honored at a reception at the home of her parents, Otto and Elsie Becker, on their 25th anniversary.

Precip for the week: .36 of an inch; for May: 2.80 inches; for 1986: 5.10 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.64/bu.; corn-2.46/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt; soybeans-4.70/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 25, 1961

The grand opening of Jussel’s Champlin Service was held this week at the all-new service station located in downtown Wauneta. Loren Egle will be assisting at the station.

Wauneta’s new swimming pool was filled for the first time Wednesday but wouldn’t hold water as several cracks were found in the floor of the pool.

Mrs. Emma Walbridge celebrated her 100th birthday. An open house was held at the Warrie Walbridge farm home in Hayes County. She is survived by five children: Earl of Lexington, Warrie, Mrs. Guy Sailors and Mrs. Earl Smith, all of Palisade and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen of Wauneta, 15 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. One grandson and one great grandson share her birth day of May 25.

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Stretch and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Christner drove to Sidney Sunday and were dinner guests of Mrs. Fauneil Davis. In the afternoon they attended the open house at the Sioux Ordinance Deport in observance of Armed Forces Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hamilton and Doug were Sunday dinner guests in the Cecil Maddux home.

Precip for the week: 1.45 inches; high: 71° on May 17; low: 40° on May 18.

75 years ago this week

May 20, 1936

The Wauneta Public Library celebrated its 13th anniversary with cake and coffee served at the library Saturday.

Baccalaureate service was held Sunday evening, the annual class night Wednesday evening and graduation Thursday evening for 27 seniors. Murlin Decker won a gold medal for winning first place in scholarship with a grade average of 92.54 for four years. Maxine Hartzer won the Regents scholarship with a 91.25 average; Raymond Maxfield the Nebraska State Teachers College scholarship with 91.25 and Leland Kitt the McCook Junior College scholarship with 87.45.

Mrs. Eleanor Frasier attended a birthday dinner Sunday for Mrs. Pete O’Brien at the Hoffmeister ranch near Champion.

Miss Edna Metcalf and Glen Christensen were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Frasier.

100 years ago this week

May 25, 1911

The city dads should extend the water main a block west of Dimick’s if possible and give the people in the hill section a chance to get the city water. They deserve it.

Dora Steinbeck called on Minnie Bischoff Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Dimick took dinner at Hartzers Sunday.

J. A. Dick has put in an irrigation plant to irrigate his ‘tattrs.

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Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:59

10 years ago this week

May 24, 2001

Concrete work at the pool was completed over the weekend. Brian Yost, a 1989 WHS graduate, and owner of BK Yost, a construction company in Omaha and longtime friend Steve Kerchal of Culbertson, a 1982 WHS graduate, and owner of Osmose Inc., a utilities contracting company, “gave back” to the community, volunteering themselves and seven members of their work crew. Prep work was done by Barry Hackney and Kelly Doetker, utilities superintendent. Cost to the village was an estimated $6,000 for the cement. Donation of time and labor by the workers was estimated at $14,000.

Twila Carter, then 14 years old, recalled hearing of the bombing of Pearl Harbor where two of her brothers, Irvin (Jack) and Cleo (Dutch) were stationed at the time. Five other brothers, Merle, Dale, Carroll, Donald and Dean, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Clifford Ferguson of Palisade, also went on to serve in WWII. During the proceedings of the 78th United States Congress on April 12, 1943, special recognition was given to the Ferguson family by District I Nebraska U.S. Representative Carl T. Curtis. Their names will also be placed on the new WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.

Gloria Beekhuizen, formerly of Littleton, Colo., opened Wauneta’s newest business, Topnotch Bargain Center, an antiques, collectibles shop.

Tabby Christner, Abby Barger, Stacey Yost and Leah Rundback were inducted into the Frenchman Valley Chapter of National Honor Society and join members Krystle Christner, Terrin Barnard, Sarah Harrison, Chris Manker, Brian Britten, Julie Long, Eric Padilla, Jessica Long and Clinton Barger.

GPAC Conference Academic Recognition awards were presented to gold medalists (ACT scores 27 or higher) Clinton Barger, 32; Brian Britten, 29; Eric Padilla, 28; Chris Manker, 28 and silver medalist Joy Wolcott, 26.

Two Bronco boys medaled at the State Track Meet. Kallan Kitt took fifth in the high jump at 6’3” and Jeff Steckman third in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 40.55.

Industrial Tech Fair winners were: Chris Manker, outstanding project with his roll top desk and outstanding project for his computer desk; Cody Noble second place outstanding project with his foosball table, Shelby Anderson second place outstanding construction for the bar and cupboard he designed and built for his family’s kitchen and Stacey Yost, the People’s Choice Award for her baby cradle.

25 years ago this week

May 22, 1986

Nineteen graduates took part in baccalaureate and commencement exercises Sunday afternoon. Debra McGregor was valedictorian and Donald Morgan, salutatorian. Captain John Green of the U.S. Navy also announced Donald’s acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy.

J. Wiley Green was honored with the 50-Year Banker Award at the Nebraska Bankers Association convention.

Graduation exercises were held Sunday, May 18 for 11 seniors at the Palisade School Gym. Tammy Fritsch was named valedictorian and Jeanette Gove was salutatorian. Others receiving awards and scholarships included Robbie Kravig, Kim Krumm, Veronica Brown and Tom Moss Jr.

Over 200 people attended the annual Arts Fair. The outstanding project went to Scott Grams for his round oak table; second place to Todd Cox on his china cabinet; first place for outstanding construction to Rick Taylor for his gun cabinet; second place to Deb McGregor for her grandmother clock and ingenious trophy to Shelly DeWester for her full-length oval mirror.

Wauneta qualified 10 athletes for the state track meet including Mark Decker in the 100- and 200-meter dash; Kelly Rowley, long jump and triple jump; Derek Andrews, high jump and Todd Bernard and Doug Terry, pole vault. Girls include Shelly DeWester in the 100 meters and 100 meter hurdles; Jennifer Haarberg, 300 meter low hurdles, Teresa DeWester, long jump and high jump and the 1600 meter relay team (Haarberg, T. DeWester, Linn Hendrix, Kala Barnard).

Jill Leonard was one of 18 applicants across the nation to be accepted into the Parliamentary Internship Program. She will spend 10 weeks in London as a full-time research assistant to a member of Parliament. She is a 1984 graduate of WHS and attends Creighton University in Omaha.

Precip for the week: 1.95 inches; for May: 2.44 inches; for 1986: 4.74 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.79/bu.; corn-2.50/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt.; soybeans-4.74/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 18, 1961

New swimming pool to open June 15. Rodger Gage will be the pool manager and Roger Deininger, life guard. Two pro-jects remain to be completed by pool opening: posts and cable set and graveling of the parking lot and a spectator walk around the pool. One of the major additions to the park system is the new and permanent ball diamond with backstop erected.

A dinner was held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church May 14 for Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Haarberg in honor of their 25th anniversary. There were 85 relatives attending.

Mrs. Frank Rider entertained at a neighborhood coffee in her home Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Dwight Egle who is moving to Illinois and Mrs. Bill Hardwick who is moving to Benkelman.

75 years ago this week

May 13, 1936

Ray, Francis, Ella and Ettamay Stinnette were dinner guests at the J.P. Stinnette home.

Mrs. Wm. Denker attended the wedding last Thursday of her granddaughter, Alvina Denker.

100 years ago this week

May 18, 1911

Krotter & Co. are tearing down their coal sheds and will rebuild them on a larger scale.

Mrs. Grace Daniels, a former school teacher here, is here on a short visit with Mrs. Geo. McGooden.


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Thursday, 12 May 2011 15:36

10 years ago this week

May 17, 2001

Commencement exercises were held Sunday for 19 seniors, the second smallest class to graduate from the consolidated district since the Class of 1994 which graduated 16. Co-valedictorians were Chris Manker and Brian Britten, finishing with a perfect 4.0 grade point average and Clinton Barger as salutatorian. Commencement speaker was Jack Maddux, a 1949 graduate of Wauneta High School.

Several awards were made at the Athletic banquet with the Bronco Boosters presenting the first Booster of the Year Award to the Walgren family — Bob and Sharon Walgren, Rex Walgren and Scott Walgren. Other awards and recipients included: Defensive Player of the Year award to Steven Humphrey; the Character and Pride award to Justin Baker, the Offensive Player of the Year to Eric Padilla. Co-presidents Frank and Beth Padilla’s term of office expired this year and Brenda Anderson and Cathy Humphrey will join co-presidents Jim and Annette Long for the next year.

Five track athletes qualified for state including Stacey Yost, Jessica Long, Cassy Smith, Jeff Steckman and Kallan Kitt. Three relay teams also are heading to state including the girls 1600 meter (Smith, Staci Alberts, Long and Yost), the boys 1600 meter (Steckman, Justin Baker, Shane Gerhartz, and Eric Padilla) and the boys 3200 meter (Seth Alberts, Gerhartz, Baker and Padilla).

Dale and Edna Howard of Delfast, N.Y., visited friends in Hamlet Thursday and Friday.

Irene Modrell of Cambridge spent last week with daughter Bunnie and Leroy Jussel. Friday she observed her 93rd birthday when Bunnie hosted a “tea party” with 12 guests present.

Tammy and Jerod Wach, Joel and Adam, Vance and Ronda McCoy, Tyler, Tanner and Merideth, Mike and Tiffany Bley, Renee McCoy and Marty Wheeler and Margaret McCoy had a cookout at Enders Lake Sunday evening for Mother’s Day.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 89° on May 13; low: 45° on May 8.

25 years ago this week

May 15, 1986

Dallis Breese, Connie Maxfield and Dotty Jones were elected to the Village board in Tuesday’s primary election.

The Palisade schools will continue with a four-day school week during the 1986-87 term with students, staff and parents overwhelmingly favoring the shorter week.

Laurie Johnson of Wauneta and Clara Moreland of Imperial were honored as the newest and oldest mothers by the Imperial Right to Life Organization. Laurie was chosen as the newest mother closest to Mother’s Day when she and husband David welcomed new son, Hans Martin. Clara, 98, will celebrate her 99th birthday next month.

Herman and Alvina Nordhausen were honored on their 50th anniversary at an open house at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church May 10. Serving as best man was Dick Nordhausen, maid of honor was Linda Keiser Rietsch, flower girls were Charlene Nordhausen Pursley and DeLores Denker Taylor and organist was Elsie Bartels Becker.

Dave Eberhardt was chosen to participate in the 1986 Junior Law Cadet program.

Matt Green has been selected as one of 10 young men to serve as a junior counselor at the 1986 Boys State.

Precip for the week and May: .49 of an inch; year-to-date: 2.79 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.10/bu.; corn-2.55/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt.; soybeans-4.82/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 11, 1961

Baccalaureate services were held Sunday, May 7 in the high school auditorium with commencement exercises on Monday, May 8. Twenty-two seniors received their diplomas. Elaine Anderson was valedictorian, Marc Rueter, salutatorian and Kathy Einspahr was third.

Kenneth Lewis, a member of this year’s graduating class, is the last child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lewis to attend a Wauneta school. For the past 32 consecutive years the Lewises have had a child in the Wauneta schools, the first child (one of ten) starting school in 1929.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bley celebrated their 40th anniversary Sunday, April 30, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley and family with family and relatives attending the special event.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thompson and girls were among the Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Roesener and family of Grant in honor of Mrs. Thompson’s brother Bill who has just returned from 28 months spent in England.

Mrs. Willis Hartzer returned Thursday from a week’s visit spent with Mr. and Mrs. Ace Hartzer and family, making the acquaintance of the twins.

A farewell dinner honoring Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rose and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Creasman was held Sunday at St. John’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Jim Arenz showed a film on her European trip.

75 years ago this week

May 6, 1936

Mrs. R. E. Conklin and Maxine and Maxine Grosbach left for Lincoln Friday to attend the recital given by Miss Neva Conklin.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haarberg, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Haarberg and family, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Grose and family, Wardie Walling and wife and Miss Emma Haarberg helped Ward Walling Sr. celebrate his birthday April 28.

Howard Stinnette, Donald Cox and Gerald Wade spent Friday in Trenton.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gauger and little daughter Twilla Ann took dinner Sunday at the Anna Gauger home.

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols and Mr. and Mrs Clarence Schermerhorn visited at the Sam Rowleys’ Friday evening and were treated to ice cream.

100 years ago this week

May 11, 1911

Elmer Pribbeno’s new house is finished and he will move from the old shack this week.

There was no service at Mt. Zion Sunday on account of measles and small pox in the community which everyone is busy dodging.

Archer Morrison and Warren Buffington made a business trip to Benkelman Saturday.

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