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Thursday, 02 September 2010 15:06

10 years ago this week

Aug. 31, 2000

Teachers and students returned to the classrooms on Aug. 22 with the daily schedule being shortened to 1:10 p.m. due to the high temperatures. Enrollment of K thru 12 totalled 304, last year’s was 317 and 1998 there were 313. Largest class is the freshmen class with 31, the smallest is the kindergarten class with 19. New teachers are Melissa Duvel and Tamara Klock.

John and Elizabeth Bornman of Champion spent a couple of days with Joan and Wayne Daniel while waiting to move into their new house.

Roger and Sylvia Hanousek, Don and Ryan spent the weekend with Ruby Ham. Bill and Linda Ham and Kenny and Diana Ham joined them Saturday evening for a birthday supper for Kenny when Kenny and Diana were called home as the cows were out. When they arrived home the yard was full of cars and people for a surprise picnic to celebrate Kenny’s 40th birthday.

Ron and Jean Wach, Gary and Ricky Wach and family of Farnam and Jerod and Tammy Wach and boys of Ogallala attended a candlelight dinner at the Premier Estate in North Platte as guests of Anna Mae Wach.

BWTelcom purchased $3,000 worth of tickets to the Chateau Theatre to use as appreciation gifts to customers.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad and family, Gene and Wilva Harchelroad and Dillon Harchelroad went to Arapahoe Sunday and attended the Methodist church service and dinner following, helping Bill and Sandra Williamson observe their 50th anniversary.

Precip for the week: .09 of an inch; for 2000: 8.69 inches. High for the week: 101° on Aug. 25; low: 60° on Aug. 22.

25 years ago this week

September 5, 1985

First day of school was Aug. 26. Enrollment fell by 21 students to 242 students with 165 in grades K-8 and 77 in high school.

Wednesday to Saturday was the grand opening for the Like New Shop in the Wearhouse store. The shop will carry used clothes on consignment, according to store owner Ida Bartels, enabling people to purchase good clothes at a reduced price and provide a place for people to sell clothes they no longer need.

Nellie Haarberg of Turlock, Calif., and Lucille and Ralph Burtis of Tracy, Calif., are visiting relatives and friends. A coffee was held for Nellie and Lucille by sister June Cox with 30 friends attending. Nellie also spent a few days with sister Irene and Joe Gerih.

Debra Stock returned to Kearney after visiting parents, Bill and Bernice Stock. All had visited Karen and Doug Satchell and boys at Bozeman, Mont., and spent time in Yellowstone and the Black Hills.

Jim Oliver of Ontario, Calif., son of Grace Oliver, is a regular participant in the Police Olympics in the pistol and skeet competitions and recently won a silver medal in the World Games.

Elvira Mullanix, Charlene Pursley, Hilda Nordhausen, Donna Gockley, Taya and Stacey went to Lincoln over the weekend, visiting Julie and Greg Stahr and attending the State Fair. Taya had a dress on exhibit, having won the honor through her 4-H clothing project in Dundy County.

August precip: 1.0 inches; for 1985: 10.99 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.58/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.65/cwt; soybeans-4.62/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 1, 1960

Marshall Elby Ungles plans to enforce regulations concerning use of school driving permits. No “joy riding” is permitted and students caught will be subject to loss of the permit.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gauger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maris and boys, and Larry, Bobby and Davey Forch enjoyed a hamburger fry at Enders Lake Sunday evening.

Mrs. Martha Teply was guest of honor at a birthday dinner in her home Sunday. Attending guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson and family of Hayes Center and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fanning and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bush entertained Saturday evening at supper for Mr. and Mrs. Don Stroh and boys of Bedord, Ore., Mrs. Zumhingst of Frankfurt, Germany, mother of Mrs. Hugo Mohr, Gus Mohr, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Mohr and sons.

Mr. and Mrs. George Innes and Mrs. Mary Innes of Lon Marada, Calif., Mrs. W. G. Briggs of Omaha and Jim Carlson of the Naval Hospital Corp at Long Beach arrived Saturday and are houseguests of Dr. and Mrs. C. Rob’t. Carlson.

75 years ago this week

August 29, 1935

School to open Sept. 2, from 8:40 to 12 and 1 to 3 o’clock.

Rev. C. Harold Ripper and family of Winfield, Kan., visited at the Walter Wheeler home Tuesday and Wednesday. Miss Marvel who had been visiting in Kansas and eastern Nebraska returned with them.

The Girl Scouts, chaperoned by Beatrice Lewis, picnicked at Stony Point Friday afternoon.

“Tip” Ward is greeting friends and making a short visit with relatives in Wauneta.He is stationed at the Veterans Conservation Camp at Columbus.

Wiley Green of North Platte spent the weekend with parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green.

Local Markets: cream-.20; eggs-.18; springs-.15; hens-.14; wheat-.88.

100 years ago this week

September 1, 1910

Frank Lapour sold his fine half section of land for $40 per acre. He expects to leave shortly to hunt up a location.

Lee Kitt took dinner with the Humphrey’s boys Sunday. They attended the baptizing in the afternoon.

Homer Grosbach has gone to Denver to work at his trade.

Our teachers are Horace Bixler, as principal, Miss Cox as intermediate, Miss Nellie Dick, primary.

Chase County Fair, Sept. 15, 16 and 17th. The train will be held at Imperial the last two days until 5 o’clock.

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Thursday, 26 August 2010 15:14

10 years ago this week

Aug. 24, 2000

Wauneta-Palisade agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor Dan Andrews has been nominated to receive the National FFA Organization’s highest national honorary award, the Honorary American FFA Degree. He will receive the degree at the general session of the 73rd National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 27. Andrews is beginning his 23rd year as ag instructor at Wauneta.

Derek Gentert spent six weeks as an intern in the Washington D.C. office of Nebraska’s 3rd District Congressman Bill Barrett. Betty Whiting, a resident at Heritage of Wauneta, will turn 100 years old on Aug. 28 and will have a small celebration at Heritage. She was born in England, coming to the United States in 1904. She and husband James David had six children and upon his death, lived with her son, Robert.

About 32 people attended a farewell picnic at Wauneta’s park Saturday for Christina and Christopher Bley and Ellen Gafford who were leaving for school or college.

Nola and Harry Straub were honored at a 40th anniversary party held at the Isaac Walton Building at Enders with sons and families, relatives and friends enjoying the weekend.

Guests of Ted and Joyce Grimm and Lisa Haskins were Dawn Beacham, Michelle Beacham, and Dan and Peggy Hay, all of Colorado, all enjoying trips to the fair.

Ken and Cleophia Denker and Phyllis Yoder were Sunday supper guests of Shelly and Randy Yoder and sons as a birthday and going away party for Beau who was leaving for Doane College.

Trace of moisture. High for the week: 102° on Aug. 14; low: 57° on Aug. 18.

25 years ago this week

August 29, 1985

The 1985 100th year celebration of the Chase County Fair drew over 55,000 people during the eight-day event.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Moody attended the 8th reunion of the 843rd Avn. Eng. Bn. in Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst spent Monday afternoon with Henry Fischer at Heritage. It was his 82nd birthday.

At the Order of Eastern Star meeting Monday Ethel Pflug was honored for 62 years as a member.

Trinity Lutheran Church of Palisade had a dinner Sunday in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Rudolph Gehle of Grand Island. Rev. Gehle was a minister at Trinity for several years.

Kurt Denker of Albuquerque, N.M., has been a visitor of his parents, Don and Joan Denker. He also visited his grandmother, Leona Paustian.

Four over-50 year members were honored Tuesday evening at the Triple Link Rebekah Lodge meeting. The four members were Bernice Hohl, Agnes Burham, Mabel Scriven and Ruby Jones.

Precip for the week: .21 of an inch; for August: 1.0 inch; for 1985: 10.99 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.55/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.65/cwt; soybeans-4.70/bu.

50 years ago this week

August 25, 1960

An estimated 3,000 people attended the Grand Opening of Hoff’s Market Friday and Saturday.

Ninety-seven youngsters entered the Jaycee sponsored pet parade held Saturday. The top ten winners were Judy Anderson, Sandra Legg, Gary Hewitt, Annette Kitt, Billy Donze, Kip Engell, Ann Harvey, Dwana Krausnick, Danny Hill and Jimmy Shores. Each child entering received 25¢. The top winners received $1 and everyone was given an ice cream bar, courtesy of the Coop Food Store.

Mrs. Della Fanning and Mrs. Myrtle Hoff motored to McDonald, Kan., where they were joined by Mrs. Flora Wallace. From there, they went to Denver and continued by plane to Othello, Wash., to visit another sister, Mrs. Harold Freeland.

A picnic was held in the Wauneta Park Sunday noon celebrating the birthdays of Terry, Gayla, Marcia and Dee Fortkamp. There were about 50 in attendance.

Elwyn Krausnick and Fred, Mrs. Edith Krausnick and Clinton Nordhausen went to Burlington, Colo., Friday where they met the Keith Krausnick family and all attended the Arabian Horse Show being held there.

75 years ago this week

August 21, 1935

The Wauneta Light & Power Co. are now comfortably located in their new office building adjoining the ice plant. They have for the past year been located in the old Peoples bank building.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ochs left Sunday for the mountains. Ross Coleman is the new marshal during the absence of Mr. Ochs.

Last Saturday Mesdames Fred Grimm and A. W. Hoff were hostesses at the weekly ten cent lunch served at the library. Proceeds of $3.90 will be used to purchase books.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Trembly and daughter left Sunday for New Castle, Wyo.

Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Lorance helped with threshing at the Burk home last week.

100 years ago this week

August 25, 1910

School begins Sept. 5.

Elbert Moody brought in a load of watermelons Tuesday.

DeGarmo’s are threshing at Eighmey’s and Medlocks this week.

Frank McCallum and wife, Hugh McCallum and wife, G. G. Athey, Joe Dudeck and wife, Mrs. Omar Kitt, Dick Robertson, Willard Mitchel left Tuesday morning for Cheyenne in autos to attend the frontier days celebration. The Woods and Dr. Smith left Monday afternoon.




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Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:38

10 years ago this week

Aug. 17, 2000

The family of Irene Gerih hosted an 80th birthday party in her honor at the Wauneta Senior Center Saturday afternoon. Her children, Merna and Jim Brown of Biloxi, Miss., Joe Gerih of Denver, Colo., Barbara and Herb Castolina of Gulfport, Miss., and Randy and Jan Gerih of Aurora, Colo., and other relatives were present.

All the families of Paul and Bonnie Yost spent time with them the first part of August, including Jan and Steve Satterlee, Deidra and Jenai, Paula Luce and three daughters, and Peg and Mike Vlasin, Brett and Kristanis of Wray, Colo., and Roger and Alice Yost and family.

Gene and Wilva Harchelroad returned from a six-day cruise on the French and Italian Riviera. Points of interest were the Palace at Monaco, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Portofino, Portovenere and St. Tropez.

Visitors of Margaret Greeley from Tuesday to Saturday were daughters, Patricia Roth of Portland, Ore., and Sheila Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

About 90 attended a reunion of the descendants of Austin Earl and Mary Elizabeth Mosher Redden Saturday at the park in Palisade. Hosts were Minnie Allacher, Robert and Linda Brown and Pat and Berniece Redden, all of Palisade.

Art and Nina Fortkamp went to Loveland, Colo., Saturday to attend a Sculptural Invitational. While there they saw Norman and Linda Egle and her sculptures. They spent Saturday night in Estes and toured the mountains Sunday.

Sunday afternoon Charlene Pursley, Leta Brunkhorst, Dorene Mohr and DeLores Taylor attended the musical, “Grease,” in Imperial.

Precip for the week: .10 of an inch. High for the week: 103° on Aug. 8; low: 58° on Aug. 7 and 8.

25 years ago this week

August 22, 1985

Wauneta Public Schools will open Monday, Aug. 26.

A picnic was held at the Barnett Park in McCook honoring Floyd Maris on his 88th birthday. All of his children were present along with 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Jerry and Bev Graves went to Estes, Colo., last week and met ten other people to raft 16 miles down the Colorado River. They put in around Kremmling, Colo., and rafted through the Gore and Red George canyons.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield and Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Grimm attended the centennial church service Sunday and later the Grimms were dinner guests of the Maxfields in honor of their wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Schardt, Steven, Dennie and Susan and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Schardt and Matthew, all of Elk Creek, were Saturday visitors of Dick and Ora Nordhausen.

Herman and Bonnie Bley hosted a pizza party Saturday evening at their home for youth who will be leaving for college or work. Attending were Matthew and Michelle Gordon, Mike Maris, Donald and Charley Christner, Terry Bley and Trina Cooley.

Paul and Donna Applegarth returned from a 10-day Canadian Crossing Tour. They visited many points of interest, including many in Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls.

Precip for the week: .76 of an inch; for August: .79 of an inch; for 1985: 10.78 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.56/bu.; corn-2.46/bu.; milo-3.70/cwt; soybeans-4.58/bu.

50 years ago this week

August 18, 1960

Wauneta Schools to open Aug. 29.

Hoff’s grand opening of their new store will be this weekend, Aug. 19-20.

On Sunday, Aug. 14, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Knotwell observed their 40th anniversary. A 12:30 dinner was served to 50 relatives and close friends by daughters Mrs. Rodney Einspahr and Miss Betty Knotwell. The afternoon was spent socially.

Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren, Rex and Scott, Steven Burham and Gene Skelton enjoyed fishing and picnicking at Enders Lake, helping Rex and Scott celebrate their birthdays.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost and family spent last week in Denver, Colorado Springs and Cheyenne visiting his sister, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. VanDiver in Denver and his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Don Kanost and children at Cheyenne. They were Sunday dinner guests of the Leslie Walgrens in Cheyenne.

The 4-H Riders Club and their families enjoyed a hamburger fry at the Bill Buffington home Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Howard and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jirik enjoyed a fishing trip and picnic at Lake Enders last Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Skelton, Jerry and Gene spent a few days last week in the Black Hills.

Precip for the week: .43 of an inch; for the year: 19.09 inches. High for the week: 93° on Aug. 14 and 15; low: 54° on Aug, 10, 11 and 13.

75 years ago this week

August 14, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver, Walter Oliver, Miss Mae Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Frasier and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frasier left Tuesday forenoon for the mountains.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moon left Monday for the San Luis Valley and the mountains where they will visit Mr. Moon’s sisters.

Otto Nordhausen and Henry Brunkhorst left Sunday for Hildreth.

Alfrieda Nordhausen spent Friday and Saturday with Elinor Engel.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley and sons, Russell and Rodney, and Steve Hayward and family visited at the John Green home Sunday afternoon.

John Donze and family attended the rodeo southwest of Imperial Sunday.

Local Markets: cream-.18; eggs-.16; hens-.12; springs-.12; wheat-.83.

100 years ago this week

August 18, 1910

C. A. Nesmith and family and Grandma Morrison visited at Ashby Morrison’s Tuesday afternoon.

Truman Kitt would have finished his threshing Wednesday if it hadn’t rained.

Mrs. Pennington returned from Labanon on Thursday where she had been visiting her folks.

Get a good meal and a clean bed at the brick hotel.

Carrie Brown and Hilda Seward are attending the county institute at Benkelman this week.

D. Resler went down the line on Monday.

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Thursday, 12 August 2010 15:36

10 years ago this week

Aug. 10, 2000

New Veterinarian Stephen and Shannan Pollmann hosted an open house and barbecue at their new Southwestern Vet Clinic Saturday east of Wauneta with over 100 people from several communities in attendance.

Henry Wicke observed his 99th birthday with cake at the Senior Center.

The eighth triennial Nordhausen reunion drew a total of 230 people. The event was hosted by the families of Dora Denker, Carl, Dick and Herman Nordhausen and Adele True. Herman Nordhausen was recognized as the oldest present, Elwyn and Viola Krausnick, the longest wed couple and young Josh Johnson who celebrated his first birthday Saturday.

Mike and Kathy Neverve, Robin and Linda Neverve and Danielle of Kansas City were Sunday afternoon visitors of Jack and Verna Sandman. They came to attend the Neverve reunion.

Miriam and Charles Allen of Des Moines, Iowa, were July visitors of her sister, Betty, and Raymond Maxfield.

Caid Doetker, infant son of Jed and Deann Doetker, was baptized by Pastor Richard Brian at the Sunday morning service at the Methodist Church. Sponsors were Cindy and George Hallett. A dinner was held later in the home of Jed, Deann, Jordyn and Caid.

Harry and Elsie Petsch went to El Dorado Manor in Trenton Sunday afternoon to visit Maggie Crampton. They also attended the 100th birthday party for Ruby Post.

Precip for the week: .18 of an inch; for 2000: 8.50 inches. High for the week: 96° on Aug. 1 and 4; low: 58° on Aug. 5

25 years ago this week

August 15, 1985

Virginia Gauger was honored with a surprise birthday coffee Friday. Helping her celebrate were Dorothy Oldom, Twilla Denker, Marlis Gauger, Bev Maris, Margie Kitt, Donna Nichols and Mabel Dicke.

Sunday evening Shelly Yoder and family brought pizza, ice cream and cake to the Ken Denker home in honor of Cleophia’s birthday and also for Beau Yoder’s fourth birthday.

Visitors of Bob and Willa McBride this past week have been Johan Godderis of Gent, Belgium, Rick Hull, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Springer, Kevin O’Neil, and friend Ramona, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Clara McBride was guest of honor at a birthday dinner, hosted by her brother, Vearl Kitt, at the Steak Out Tuesday evening. Guests were both sides of the family, including Darlene Bellus, Elaine Ashfal, her husband and two children, Bernice Hohl, June McCallum, Doris Webber, Paul and Elnora Kitt, Junior and Margie Kitt, Kenneth and Erma Kitt, Donnaline Kitt, Maybelle Kerns, Donna and Leo Williams, Norma and Ike Denker.

Dora Denker and Elise Haarberg, hosted a dinner Monday at the Steak Out for Helen Thomas, Anita Talbot, Alicia Thomas of Broadville, N.Y., Erma Suelflow, Milwaukee, Wisc., Viola Krausnick and DeLores Taylor.

Precip for the week: .03 of an inch; for July: 4.57 inches; for 1985: 10.02 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.56/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.75/cwt.; soybeans-4.61/bu.;

50 years ago this week

August 11, 1960

Dinner guests Sunday of Mrs. Della Fanning were her sisters, Mrs. Flora Wallace of McDonald, Kan., and Mrs. Myrtle Hoff. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fanning and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fanning and girls and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Applegarth and boys were callers.

The Vlasin families held their annual picnic Sunday in the Wauneta park with over 100 in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Egle, Dennis, Duane and Linda and Henry Egle of Palisade returned from a ten-day vacation in Montana and Wyoming. Robert had charge of the Quarter Horse races at the fair in Great Falls, Mont. They also did some sightseeing.

Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan took Connie to Sidney where she left by train for Los Angeles, Calif., to visit her grandmother.

Sunday evening guests for a picnic supper of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hoff and family were Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Acton and Randy.

Precip for the week: .10 of an inch; for 1960: 18.66 inches. High for the week: 102° on Aug. 3; low: 60° on Aug. 8.

75 years ago this week

August 7, 1935

The 10¢ lunches at the library are proving to be popular and are incidentally swelling the fund for new books. Last Saturday Mrs. Dorsey Resler and Mrs. A. W. Epp were hostesses, taking in $4.70.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kitt and son Howard left Friday for Red Cloud where they were guests of Mrs. Kitt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Howard.

Misses Myrna Athey, Phillys Person and Dorothy Sturtevant are attending the Epworth League Institute this week at Curtis.

Local Markets: wheat-.83; cream-.18; heavy hens-.12; light hens-.10; springs-.12; eggs-.16.

100 years ago this week

August 11, 1910

The young people’s singing class met at O. W. Pflum’s Sunday eve.

Byron Wonders of Omaha is here to visit E. Hanna, an old time friend and visit his old stomping grounds. He is the son of Gale Wonders who had the sheep ranch a number of years ago and left here when he was two years old.

Mr. Griest of Blanche sold 22 head of cattle on our market Monday that brought him $400.00.

A few of the neighbors helped eat ice cream at Mr. Humphrey’s Saturday evening.

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Thursday, 05 August 2010 15:09

10 years ago this week

Aug. 3, 2000

Descendants of the late Bert and Edna Maxfield were honored as the grand marshalls at Harvest Fest. Family members present were Raymond and Bette Maxfield, Dorthy Dudek, Merrell and Emma Jean Maris, Jim and Connie Maxfield and Bert, all of Wauneta; Mary Dudek of Estes Park, Colo., Heidi and Mark Southard, Nathaniel and Rachel and Amy Maxfield of Kearney. A large crowd enjoyed the three-day event with more then 700 people served at Saturday evening’s barbecue.

Nelle and Everett Terry of Placid, Fla., Annabel Pump and Alan, Linda Churda and Jackson of Lincoln, Margaret Greeley and Delpha Nordhausen left Friday to attend a Brown reunion at the Ponderosa Retreat at Larkspur, Colo.

Reva Wicke, Vera and Dick Remington of McCook and Lois Kanost spent Friday with Lorene Greeley at Lamar, celebrating the July birthdays of Lorene, Reva, Vera and Lois.

Wilma Bartels attended the baptism of her great grandson, Conner Nekola July 16 at the Sheridan Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Conner wore the christening gown made by his great, great grandmother Mary Brandl in 1912 and worn by his great grandmother Mary Nekola, grandfather George Nekola and father Jeff Nekola.

Esther Einspahr, DeLores Taylor and Charlene Pursley met Lucille Newman of Leesburg, Fla., at The Sweet Shop Friday for a visit.

.20 of an inch was reported for the week; 8.32 inches for the year. High temp was 98° on July 24, low: 59° on July 30.

25 years ago this week

August 8, 1985

The Eva Maddux family were honored as the grand marshalls at Harvest Fest Festivities with “Farming: our Heritage” as the theme. The festivities also included the grand opening of Champion Auto Parts where more than 200 people stopped at the new business. The Saturday evening barbecue drew more than 1,200 people.

Four generations of the descendants of the Dorthea (Wicke) and Dietrich Nordhausen gathered for the third annual Nordhausen Happening. The Nordhausens were parents of 12 children with five surviving members of that generation present including Elise Haarberg, Dora Denker, Dick and Herman Nordhausen of Wauneta and Adele True of North Bergen, N.J. There were 226 relatives registered.

Harold and Bev Maris returned from a 10-day trip through the southern states. They accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ruppert of Culbertson and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wallmuth. Kenneth and Harold attended an Army reunion of the 227 A.A. Kessimnee, Fla., where they had been stationed at 42 years ago.

Rhonda and Bryon Ridlen attended the “Youth Congress 85” in Washington D.C., joined by area high school youths from Thursday to Tuesday.

Laurie and Lary Trautwein and Jill Leonard, all of Salina, Kan., were weekend guests of their parents, Juanita and Don Leonard and guests, Gabi and Michael Reiners of Essen, West Germany. Gabi, an exchange student who made her home here with the Leonards, will visit until Sept. 5. Michael will visit his American family in Illinois.

No precip. For July: 4.54 inches; for 1985: 9.99 inches.

Grain Markets: whea-2.48/bu.; corn-2.50/bu.; milo-4.00/cwt; soybeans-4.85/bu.

50 years ago this week

August 4, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Al Boll and sons of Springbrook, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Romine were Wednesday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Romine, Charlene and Cheryl.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donze and Mr. and Mrs Ivan Brunkhorst sponsored an overnight camp out at Enders Lake for members of the Busy Bee 4-H Club Wednesday night. Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Worth Kanost, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lewis and Kenneth and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wicke took ice cream and cake to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wicke to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Victor Wicke.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Don Egle, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neuenschwander and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley celebrated their wedding anniversaries which all occur on the same day, Aug. 1 at Ed’s Grill in McCook, followed by an evening of bowling. The Carpenters were celebrating their 24th anniversary, Herman Bleys, their 14th; Egles, 10th; Neuenschwanders, 5th and Ervin Bleys, 4th.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman and children are vacationing in Oregon where they will visit his brother, Richard Sandman and family.

No precip for the week: for the year: 18.56 inches; high: 100° on July 27, 29; low: 54° on July 30.

75 years ago this week

July 31, 1935

A ten-cent lunch will be served at the library again Saturday. Friends are asked when coming to exchange books or to buy lunch to bring a gift to the library. Small articles are needed such as a dust mop, towel rack, hand towels, dish towels, laundry soap, toilet soap etc. Fifty guests were served last week, bringing in $5.00 to purchase new books.

Miss Mabel McGooden entertained eight girls at a one o’clock luncheon last Thursday complimentary to Miss Maxine Steggs, student nurse at the Clarkson Hospital at Omaha, who was home on vacation. The afternoon was spent embroidering linen handkerchiefs for the guest of honor.

Esther Lee spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee.

Local Markets: cream-.18; eggs-.17; hens-.11; springs-.12; wheat-.86; corn-.75; barley-.30.

100 years ago this week

August 4, 1910

E. Hanna was the first to thresh in his neighborhood. His fall wheat yielded 15 1/2 bu. per acre, the spring wheat not so good.

C. E. Johnston and wife went to McCook last Saturday, returning home Monday afternoon by auto buggy.

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