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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 20:19

10 years ago this week

Sept. 11, 2003

The rural fire board hosted a supper and awards night at Enders Lake Golf Course for the Wauneta Volunteer Firemen and spouses. The Fireman of the Year award was presented to Bob Hamilton and Lloyd Sinner, the second time two have shared the honor.

The work of Wauneta native artist Neil Christensen of Lincoln will be featured at a Lincoln gallery Sept. 12 - Oct. 31. Christensen, a 1966 Wauneta graduate, while in art school, was commissioned to paint the three-paneled mural on the wall of the high school gym in Wauneta depicting Wauneta’s main street, the old Wauneta falls and a farm home.

Rich and Janet Keiser and boys, Kiane Alberts, Elmer and Edna Keiser and Leta Brunkhorst had supper at Tommy’s Saturday, honoring the birthdays of Elmer and Leta.

Beryl Knotwell, Ila Widger and Colleen Goings attended a trunk show quilt demonstration by Pat Knoechel at the Lutheran Church in McCook Friday. She also gave a review of the books written by her sister, Eleanor Burns.

Jim and Naomi Brown came Friday to spend until Monday with Reinhold and Edith Gloy. On Saturday, the 6th, the Gloys observed their 65th anniversary. Dinner guests of the Gloys and Browns were Troy and Evelyn Skelton, Colby and Emma and Pastor Greg and Janet Stuckwisch.

Joe and Kathy Barger and family spent the Labor Day weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo., visiting Abby Barger and attending several activities at the Air Force Academy.

No precip. High for the week: 92° on Sept. 5; low: 54° on Sept. 3.

25 years ago this week

September 8, 1988

Reinhold and Edith Gloy were honored on their 50th anniversary at an open house Saturday afternoon at the Wauneta Legion Hall with 150 present at the cake reception. A buffet supper followed. Ruth Werner of Grant, who served as a bridesmaid at their wedding, was among those present.

The Gary DeWester family, Laddie Wilsons and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stamm went to Manhattan, Kan., Saturday to see the K. State-O.R.U. volleyball game where Teresa DeWester is on the starting team of O.R.U. of Tulsa.

Wilva and Gene Harchelroad attended the Nebraska-Texas Aggies football game in New Jersey the weekend of the 27th.

Rick and Jolene Heldenbrand and girls and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Redford and family returned to their homes in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada, leaving Sunday to resume their seminary studies.

A Mintling reunion was held in Kelly Park in McCook Sunday. Attending from Wauneta were Riley and Betty Mintling and R.J. and Jana Mintling, Ryan and Ros.

No Precip for the week; for 1988: 14.91 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.55/bu.; corn-2.68/bu.; milo-4.10/cwt; soybeans-8.10/bu.; oats: 2.45/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 12, 1963

Capt. and Mrs. Dwayne Decker and family of Tucson, Ariz., were honored guests at a cooperative dinner at the Palisade Park Sunday with relatives and friends attending. The Deckers have been stationed in Tucson for over seven years where he is currently an Aircraft Commander of the B-47 Jet Bomber.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Alberts entertained Sunday honoring her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wittwer, on their 44th wedding anniversary.

Family held a no hostess dinner Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Andy Muths on their 32nd anniversary.

Mrs. Wayne Anderson entertained members of her sewing club Friday evening. Mrs. Sylvia Ziegler showed slides taken during her years stay in Alaska.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Greeley and sons of Lincoln were weekend guests in the Floyd Greeley home.

Karrol Kitt, Connie Dicke and Jerolyn Kitt were among purple ribbon winners in the song contest at the Nebraska State Fair.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 14, 1938

At last the street west from the highway in front of the school is under going a complete tearing up which was so desperately needed. The work is being done with the county machinery supervised by Leonard Hansen. The street will just be a dirt surface but at least can be maintained.

T. R. von Fange of Deshler, Neb., is the new instructor at the St. Paul’s Lutheran School on the South Divide.

Rev. M. W. Rose was returned to Wauneta for the third year as pastor of the Methodist Church.

Dr. R. R. Fitzgerald opened his new office for general practice.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams were honored on their first anniversary Sunday. Guests were Mrs. R.E. Olmsted and Carolyn, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Olmsted, Glen and Ross Druliner and Mildred Anderson of Benkelman and L. B. Glaze of McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Hancock left Sunday for Los Angeles where they will attend the American Legion National Convention. Mr. Hancock was elected delegate at large at the state convention.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.15; hens-.12; springs-.10; wheat-.50; corn-.45.

100 years ago this week

September 11, 1913

At one o’clock Wednesday morning Wauneta suffered its most disastrous fire in its history when Cox Mercantile Co. was ablaze; next door Johnston hardware and furniture also caught fire. There was concern for the printing office next with everything moveable being moved out except for the new electric press. The bank building across the street was injured when the plate glass windows in both stories were cracked by the intense heat.

The new water wheel was put in at the mill this week.

A pledge to do a lot of volunteer work and some cash was raised to fix the road south of town. Commissioner Athey has agreed to have the county put as much work in on the road as the citizens would do.

Ruby Fye, Ralph Metcalf and Myrtle Hanna are attending school in Wauneta, They ride to and from same.

Empire School has seven enrolled, Miss Lamb, teacher.

Blue Ridge School has 22 enrolled, Miss Hall, teacher.

 
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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 22:13

10 years ago this week

Sept. 2, 2003

BWTelcom is in the final stages of their fiber-optic project in the Wauneta area with about 80 percent of the project completed.

Sy Michael Northrup, son of Scott and Taya Northrup, was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Aug. 31 by Pastor Keith Wellman. Greg and Julie Stahr served as sponsors. A brunch was held following service.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad attended weekend activities for former members of the university football team. Over 800 lettermen, including Brian, participated in the “Husker Nation Celebration,” held before the Nebraska-Oklahoma State football game.

Lois Johnson of Sargent, Garland and Ann Wood of Grand Island and Laurel Wood and Ann Wood and Rusty and Lisa Wise and Brianna of Holdrege brought a surprise carry-in dinner to Gerold and Norma Bodeman Sunday. Nola and Harry Straub were later callers.

Helen Dinnel of Imperial and Dale Dinnel of Bellingham, Wash., were Saturday guests at the Duane Dinnel home.

Ted and Sharon Travis spent Saturday to Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Joel Travis and family at Albion. They were joined by Joni and Ken Tilford and Jenae.

Precip for the week: .53 of an inch; for 2003: 19.79 inches.

High for the week: 96° on Aug. 25; low: 52° on Aug. 29 and 30.

25 years ago this week

September 1, 1988

Opening day of school at Wauneta Public School totalled 217 students, remaining almost the same as last year’s enrollment of 220 students.

Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre schedule has been changed to Saturday and Sunday nights to avoid conflict with the Friday night sports schedule.

Maxine and Marvin Kimble of Georgia have been houseguests of her parents, Les and Lillian Walgren, also visiting other family and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerold Bodeman returned from a trip to Washington. They were honored there on their 45th anniversary at a dinner at The Crossing, attended by 21 relatives.

The Jim McKinneys hosted a cookout Tuesday evening to help Jim celebrate his “over the hill” birthday. His mother, Virginia McKinney, and sisters, Linda Rasmussen and Ruth Wurteman of Dix, were among the 32 guests.

Art and Freida Bush met Laural Bush at the Lincoln air port last week. She is on a one year leave from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and has been accepted for graduate study in English at the University of Nebraska.

Sam and Amanda Richardson of Mobeetie, Texas, spent a few days with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Troudt.

A Richards family picnic was held in the Stratton Park Sunday. Attending from Wauneta were Jack and Verna Sandman, Leah and Henry Wicke, Bonnie Mohling, Virgil and Edie Sandman and their houseguest, Dick Holderby of Pacoima, Calif.

Precip for the week: 1.37 inches; for 1988: 14.87 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.27/bu.; corn-2.46/bu.; milo-3.70/cwt.; soybeans-7.15/bu.; oats-2.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 5, 1963

School is underway at the Wauneta school system with a total of 364 students enrolled in the 12 grades and kindergarten.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fortkamp of Springfield, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shafer and family of Gays, Ill., were weekend guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp. A Fortkamp family picnic was held in their honor at Wauneta’s old park.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan entertained at a cookout Monday for Mr. and Mrs. Gary McAfee and Mr. and Mrs. Cocklin. The McAfees left Tuesday for Okmulgee, Okla., where Mr. McAfee is attending school.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Morgan and Judy were Wauneta visitors last week. Also visiting were son Jim who is attending the University of Nebraska and Miss Lana Norris, originally from McCook.

Truman Hohl of Mercury, Nev., came Friday to spend a few days visiting his mother, Mrs. Bernice Hohl and brother Robert and family.

George Metcalf and his daughter, Mrs. John Howie, are spending the next six weeks in England and Scotland, visiting relatives and touring historical sites.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Athey of Colorado Springs visited his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey and other relatives and friends Sunday to Tuesday. Monday evening dinner guests of Mrs. Athey and her guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McCallum and Anne.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 7, 1938

School commenced in Sunny Side District Monday. Miss Glee Butler is teacher.

School started in District 9 Monday with Miss Justine Sutton of Max, teacher.

Elmer Egle and family and Miss Ethel Hayward took their son, Doyle, over to play over the radio Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kline of Benkelman spent the weekend with their parents here. On Sunday the Klines and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Higley were McCook visitors.

Ralph Sandman and wife left for the state fair Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock were also state fair visitors.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sandman and Byron Stock returned Sunday forenoon from the western slope of Colorado where they spent the past two weeks.

Local Markets: wheat-.48; corn-.45; cream-.22; eggs-15; hens-.12; springs-.12.

100 years ago this week

September 4, 1913

The band was gotten together Monday evening and rendered some good music. That’s the stuff.

Miss Freeda Christenson won out on the Wauneta high school scholarship and received a year’s tuition at the Franklin Academy. She left for that place on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. McCallum had a golden wedding anniversary Wednesday afternoon. A large number of relatives were present.

Earl Trowbridge has gone to McCook to help his grandfather with the haying.

 
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 21:15

10 years ago this week

Aug. 28, 2003

A Harrison family reunion was held at the Community Building in Trenton Aug. 9 with over 40 in attendance.

Weekend guests of Dan and Joanne Liebig were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebig of Kearney and Thom Liebig and Laura to help Dan observe his Aug. 27th birthday.

Marge Hanna and Nancy, Sarah and Hannah Munderloh went to Hastings last week where they met nieces of Marge’s Garey family for a “girls day out.”

Mary Harvey and granddaughter, Ranie Harvey, of Burlington, Colo., spent the weekend with Clint and Betty McCallum.

Sheila and Jim Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, were weekend guests of Margaret Greeley. Gary and Dawanna Greeley of Imperial were Saturday callers.

The Thompson and Goings families brought supper to Knotty and Beryl Knotwell Monday on their 57th anniversary.

Precip for the week: .16 of an inch; for 2003: 19.26 inches.

High for the week: 103° on Aug. 20; low: 59° on Aug. 19 and 20.

25 years ago this week

August 25, 1988

Wauneta schools open Monday, Aug. 29; Palisade schools opened last Wednesday, Aug. 24. Dennis Wentz is superintendent at Wauneta with Stan Kravig beginning his first year as Palisade school superintendent.

Approximately 100 people attended the community dinner Friday night to honor the Richard Finley family. Finley has been superintendent at Palisade schools for 21 years, serving the last seven years at both Stratton and Palisade.

An open house was held Sunday to honor Bruce McCallum on his 80th birthday. Spending the weekend in the McCallum home were son Doug and Barb McCallum and three children, daughter Kathleen Schroeder and Lindsay, all of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wilkens of DeWitt and Mr. and Mrs. Curt Hawkinson of Hebron.

A mini-reunion of the class of ’82 was held at the Ted Travis home last Tuesday night. Guests for a cookout were Joel Travis, Dave Klima, Curtis Christner, Tracy Haarberg, Dena Lucas and Traci Cox.

Guests of Lois and Marlin Wine for a mid-morning brunch Friday were Harry and Karen Pickering of England and her mother, Lois Oltman; Sharon Travis and Dixi. Sharon and Karen were classmates at Imperial.

Russell and Vicki Bohlke of San Francisco, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Maris, Roberta Maris of McCook were Sunday dinner guests of Ron and Jean Wach and other relatives. Later they joined others for a picnic at Barnett Park in McCook in honor of the Bohlkes.

Lucille and Vearl McBride ate out in Ogallala Thursday evening and attended the Front Street show to observe their 49th anniversary.

Precip for the week: 1.37 inches; for 1988: 14.87 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.27/bu.; corn-2.46/bu.; milo-3.70/cwt.; soybeans-7.15/bu.; oats-2.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 30, 1963

The new segment of Highway 6 from Wauneta to Enders is rapidly taking shape as crews level the hills and fill the low areas in preparation for the new highway.

Hamlet school opened Monday, Aug. 26 with teachers, Mrs. Susie Graves, Mrs. Roberta Ekholm and Merl Cox in charge. The new cook is Mrs. Doris Schipman.

A farewell dinner was held Sunday at the Hamlet Union Church basement in honor of Mrs. Doris Lapp and Beverly who left Monday morning for St. Paul Bible Institute where she will be employed as a cook.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt entertained at dinner Sunday honoring her uncle, Harry Burk, on his 82nd birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burk and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Burk, Mrs. Nora Fox, Mrs. Edna Maxfield, Mrs. Edith Lorance, Annette Kitt and the honored guest.

The Wauneta Volunteer Firemen and their families enjoyed their annual get-together Sunday at Enders at a picnic and barbecue. Approximately 60 attended.

Guy Sims of Louisburg, Mo., left Saturday for his home after visiting relatives and friends in the Benkelman and Wauneta area. He had attended a reunion of his old Regiment of the Spanish-American War at Denver Aug. 11. He reports only 41 were left out of his regiment of 1,400.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kitt and family of LaMesa, Calif., and Mrs. Harry Laguerquist of North Platte arrived Tuesday morning to visit in the Ray Kitt home.

75 years ago this week

August 31, 1938

Superintendent Vernon Hungate will begin his ninth consecutive year with the Wauneta school system - first two years as coach, next three years as principal and last three years as superintendent. School registration is Sept. 5 with school starting Sept. 6.

Friday night closed the kittenball tournament here when Gauger’s team won over Imperial 18-0. Free lemonade and wiener sandwiches were served to a crowd of 900 by the Commercial club assisted by their wives. The game was also free with parking space at a premium.

On Monday, (grandpa) J. M. Johnston celebrated his 90th birthday. He was a dinner guest of his son, C. E. Johnston and a supper guest at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. McCartney.

Junior Lewis, Sylvia Hromas, Marjorie Gregory and Ike Engel attended the air races in McCook Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maxfield spent Sunday at Cloid Lorance’s.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Dicke and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baumfalk and son enjoyed a picnic at the Dicke lake Sunday.

Local Markets: wheat-.51; corn-.45; barley-.25; cream-.18; eggs-.15; hens-.11; springs-.11.

100 years ago this week

August 28, 1913

School starts next Tuesday.

Tuesday was simply hot. Wed. simply hotter.

Threshing machines are busy in the rural areas.

Roy Polly and wife, Harve Selby and wife, Mary Burtet and Buck Widger visited at J. A. Seward’s Saturday evening.

Miss Marion Lamb will teach in the Kanost district.

 
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:22

10 years ago this week

Aug. 21, 2003

Transport bus planned for Wauneta! A new transit bus is to be awarded to Imperial and the Chase County Commissioners have decided the present bus should be passed along to Wauneta to establish a transit service. If all goes as planned, the service should be up and running by next summer.

Descendants of Henry and Margarethe Fortkamp gathered for their fifth reunion Aug. 10 at the Legion Hall with 95 relatives and seven guests in attendance.

The James Skeltons, Loran Wachs, Loran Wachs, Kevin Larges, Tim McKillip and Jarod Cole had supper together at Enders Lake Friday and most camped overnight.

Judy Polly accompanied Kris Polly and Caroline to Hawaii Aug. 7-13 where they enjoyed sightseeing and attended the Hawaiian wedding and reception of Ted and Nicole Case.

Houseguests of Edna Christensen Tuesday to Thursday were Richard and Judy Christensen of Gaithersburg, Md.

Guests of Lois and Marlin Wine Monday to Wednesday were her brother, Loren and Evelyn Frantz of Harrisburg, Pa., who were returning from a trip to Alaska.

Tim and Cindy McKillip, Amber, Ashley, Austin and Jessica returned home Tuesday after vacationing in Philadelphia, Pa., and New York City.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 98° on Aug. 16; low: 55° on Aug. 11.

 

25 years ago this week

Aug. 18, 1988

Families of the children of John and Minnie Bischoff held their first reunion Saturday evening, Aug. 13 with 86 attending the carry-in dinner held at the Wauneta Legion Hall. They are parents of nine children and have 29 grandchildren.

Henry and Leta Brunkhorst hosted a cooperative picnic last Tuesday evening especially for Lon and Joan Shackelford and Kristen of Charlottesville, Va. Guests included Hilda Nordhausen, Dean and Charlene Pursley, Elvera Mullanix, and the Dennis Gockley, Chris Pursley and Mike Pursley families.

Betty Johnson of Wauneta, Ruth Borowski of Grant, and Elenna Firme of Haxtun, Colo., members of the Rocky Mountain Cut-ups, attended a meeting of the Cookie Cutters Collector’s Club at Boulder, Colo., Saturday.

Visitors of Beryl and Otis Knotwell were Barb Hinrichs and J. J. Teply of Lexington coming on Thursday and Joan Thorman and Richelle of Denver, Colo., on Saturday. They helped Beryl display her dishes at the museum on Sunday. Colleen Goings also displayed dishes and Carol Muths took care of registration.

Donna Gockley and Stacey, Charlene Pursley, Elvera Mullanix and Sharon Rhoades ate Sunday supper out in honor of Donna’s birthday, then attended the play, “Irene,” given by the Clif Dwellers at the natural outdoor theater in the bluffs on the east edge of Wray, Colo.

Matt Buffington returned Saturday night from his summer spent at Rockville, Md.

Jim and Veleta Sutherland of Battle Lake, Minn., spent Wednesday to Saturday with her parents, Herman and Alvina Nordhausen.

Precip for the week: .97 of an inch; for 1988: 13.50 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat- 3.35/bu.; corn-2.54/bu.; milo-3.95/cwt.; soybeans-7.90/bu.; Oats-2.75/bu.

 

50 years ago this week

Aug. 22, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Smith, publishers of the Wauneta Breeze, opened Breeze Books, Wauneta’s newest business, this week in a new building adjoining the Breeze office. The store will feature all types of accepted literature with emphasis on children’s titles as well as office supplies and machines.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Beard and family moved to Wauneta from Greeley, Colo. He is the new football coach and will live in the house owned by Mrs. Emma Blobaum.

The Herman Bley family and Mrs. Martha Egle returned home Thursday from a three-week trip to Philadelphia, Pa., and Indiana and other points east. They attended the 25th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Egle in Indiana.

A Grimm family picnic was held at the Enders Lake recreation area Sunday evening honoring Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and family of Atlantic, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Kopsa and sons of Cuba, Kan. Others present were the Louis Grimms, Lowell Grimm and Raymond Maxfield families.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Embree and family of Colorado Springs, Colo., were visitors Friday of LaRue Gunderson. Don will be remembered as the son of Rev. Robert Embree, pastor at the Methodist Church for several years. Don and LaRue were classmates.

Donna Nordhausen received the grand champion award and Jo Ann Brunkhorst, reserve grand champion, at the Dundy County 4-H Dress Revue.

 

75 years ago this week

August 24, 1938

School to open here Sept. 5 at 8:40 o’clock.

Nine boy scouts with scoutmaster Arnold Cowles and assistant Ennis Decker went to Camp Hayes Sunday for a few days outing. Those making the trip were Robert and Richard Bradley, Lowell Grimm, Rex Lewis, Dean Zarecor, Lawrence Philpot, Lloyd Redden, Don Anderson, Vernon Norman and George Cochran. Highlight of the trip was a visit to the Hayes Center airport and broadcasting station.

A reunion of the Donze family was held Tuesday at the John Kitt home honoring the Louis Donze family from Illinois who have been visiting here the last two weeks.

Fred Hohl and family and Truman Kitt and family spent Sunday in New Raymer, Colo., visiting William Kitt and family.

The Egle families met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Egle for dinner Sunday in honor of their sister, Mrs. Zimmerman and children who are visiting from the east.

Local Markets: wheat-.50; corn-.48; cream,-.19; barley-.25; eggs-.15; hens-.10; springs-.10.


100 years ago this week

August 21, 1913

Issue not available.

 
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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 19:45

10 years ago this week

Aug. 7, 2003

Four area youth were among nine people who travelled with the group Operation Mobilization, a mission organization based in Georgia, to Uruguay. The four, Ane and Tami Sandman, Sarah Harrison and Ashley McKillip, have been on four or five mission trips over the past summers. They spent time working with children, handing out gospel tracts, performing mimes and dramas and singing.

Around 300 descendants of Dietrich and Dorthea (Wicke) Nordhausen gathered in Wauneta for the ninth tri-annual Nordhausen “Treffen” (reunion). The first reunion was held in 1979.

Adult Bible Class met at the Methodist Church on the 29th for the study of Acts, led by Pastor Laing. Ted and Sharon Travis treated the group to homemade ice cream as they were celebrating their 41st anniversary.

Teresa Pursley, Abbie, Ellis and Levi Upton, Becky and Steve Erickson, Ruthanne and Carl, all of Omaha, and Mike Pursley of Wisconsin were among those who spent Tuesday and Wednesday with Dean and Charlene Pursley, camping at Enders Lake at the Ike’s Building at Enders Lake to celebrate the Pursleys’ 50th anniversary.

Robbie Hlavka and Kelsie of Laramie, Wyo., spent the weekend with Mary Emma and Marvin Maris. They attended the steam engine show at Bird City, Kan., on Saturday and lunch in the park Sunday with Erica and Aaron Greene.

Otis Knotwell and Lavern Denker attended the antique machinery show at Bird City, Kan., Saturday.

Precip for the week: .11 of an inch; for 2003: 18.84 inches.

High for the week: 96° on July 31; low: 57° on July 27.

25 years ago this week

August 4, 1988

Harvest Festival a success! Russ Polly and Wiley Green served as Grand Marshals in recognition for their service to the community over the years. A new event added was mud volleyball. The parade drew 44 entries.

Work began on the new fiber optics system for the Wauneta and Benkelman Telephone Companies. The new system will improve the quality and clarity of long distance calls, enabling the new service to carry up to 675 long distance circuits at one time compared to 60 at this time.

Nancy Noble became Wauneta’s newest business owner when she opened doors to her shop, The Country Clipper and Country Charm.

John Oliver of Scottsbluff was an overnight guest of his mother, Grace Oliver, en route to and from the Babe Ruth baseball playoffs in Omaha.

Jody Howard, Tara French, Barb Williams, Meikyn McClatchey, Dennis Ferguson, Brett Monnahan, Jeff Krumm, Sean McClatchey, and Colyn Suda left Sunday morning for Lincoln with sponsors, Dennis and Shirley Ferguson and Derek, to attend the Nebraska Council of Youth for three days.

Edie Sandman entertained her bowling team at a coffee Thursday afternoon for an organizational meeting. Present were captain Verna Sandman, Jackie Kennedy, Gladys Schneider and Ruth Justice.

No precip for the week: for 1988: 12.35 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.22/bu.; corn- 2.62/bu.; milo-4.20/cwt.; soybeans-7.50/bu.; oats-2.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 8, 1963

Pet parade here Saturday.

Charles Ingold, Karrol Kitt, John Kitt, Jerolyn Kitt, Susan Ham and Joyce Daniel were among 1,000 rural youth taking part in the 35th annual summer session of the American Institute of Cooperation held at the University of Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Polly observed their 25th anniversary Saturday evening when relatives and friends came to spend the evening.

Mrs. Fae Harvey returned Saturday from a four-week European tour which took her through 11 countries.

Mrs. Ella Terry celebrated her 91st birthday last Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Moody who hosted a birthday dinner, cake and ice cream in her honor. Guests included Mrs Woodrow Moody and Vonna, Mrs. Metta Smith and Mrs. Eva Maddux.

75 years ago this week

August 10, 1938

The street east of the bridge has been receiving some needed improvements. It has been smoothed and graveled.

The second soap box derby was held Monday morning at 10 a.m. on the Gerih hill. Entry fee was 2¢ with eight entries made. First place was won by a streamline soap box auto in partnership by Rodger Lewis and Duane Burham, second by Donald Jeffries and third by Billie Benges’ “Little Snuffy.” Cash prizes donated by merchants were $2.00, $1.50 and $1.

Obed Walker has purchased the grocery store in Hamlet, formerly owned by Clyde Gardner. The Walkers have moved to Hamlet to make their residence.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald entertained four couples Sunday at a pot-luck dinner in their home with the couples celebrating their anniversary dates within two weeks of each other. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stahley of Stratton and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Carpenter, observing their third anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter, second and the newly weds, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Egle. The Theobalds were celebrating their first.

Misses Nora and Rosa Handel returned home Saturday morning from their Christian Fellowship tour to Alaska.

Local Markets: wheat-.46; corn-.48; barley-.20; hens-.11; eggs-.14; cream-.19.

100 years ago this week

August 7, 1913

The central telephone office is now in good working order in their own building. The plug board was moved last Thursday night and in connecting up they rang several of the stockholders.

R. E. Cocklin is finishing off the upper part of his house.

W. C. Higley and wife left in their auto Saturday for Mitchell to visit his sister for a week.

Frank Wiley and wife returned from their wanderings on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 
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