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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 19:55

10 years ago this week

June 26, 2003

Two donations were made to Park Committee members, Willa McBride and Ted and Joyce Grimm at the Wauneta Chamber meeting. A check for $8,296 to go for the construction of an addition to the existing shelter was received from the Frenchman Valley Development Corp. and a check for $1,000 was received from BWTelcom owners, Randall and Loretta Raile, towards the park fund.

Several adults and 26 youth spent 10 days in Mexico building homes and helping with other construction projects. The group is sponsored by Ivan and Delores Flaming. Making the trip this summer were Aaron and Sara Behrends, Annette and Christina Case, Duane Dinnel, Lane and Cody Egle, Delores, Doyl and Ivan Flaming, Daniel and Michael Gardner, Jenny Hamilton, Janae Harris, JoAnn Hoover, Lichelle Large, Tyson Menke, Caleb Morgan, Jessie and Seri Neal, Ian Reagan, Andrew Sandman, Joshua Skelton, Solomon Barret, Kyle Steinke and Jennifer Sydow. The group built 11 homes this trip.

Antique tractor and farm equipment buffs from as far away as Mississippi, Kentucky, Arizona, Indiana and Canada and a writer from “Successful Farming” magazine were drawn to the Marvin and Mary Emma farm over the weekend as more than 300 pieces of vintage farm machinery hit the auction block.

Ken and Cleo Denker were among guests at a party hosted by Kent Steckman Sunday evening honoring Kerry Denker for 30 years as an employee at Crossroads.

Last weekend Don and Jackie Kennedy attended the Loretta Lynn concert at Rosebud, S.D. En route home they visited Dan and Theresa Kennedy at Purdum and attended a yard party at the Jim Lantis home at Hershey.

Paul and Elnora Kitt travelled to Pocatello, Idaho, June 12 - 16, visiting Fern Stinnette Barb and Jim Koetter and their daughter, Jill Latimer.

Precip for the week: 2.57 inches; for 2003: 14.95 inches.

High for the week: 89° on June 22; low: 55° on June 18.

25 years ago this week

June 23, 1988

Dewey Hill celebrated his 90th birthday Monday. His pride and joy are his children: June Blankenship of Pender, Bonnie Hanna of Wauneta, Delores Collins of Lincoln, Tom Hill of Waverly and Shirley Ball of McCook. He farmed for several years, then moved to town where he worked at the Wauneta Light and Power Company for over 17 years and then spent 10 years at the Wauneta Roller Mills.

Charles and Bonnie Hanna took Dewey Hill out for supper Monday for his 90th birthday.

Lois and Clyde Hoff spent Wednesday to Sunday at Copper Mountain Resort especially to observe their 40th anniversary.

Last Thursday Ruth Potter of California visited Harry and Josie Keller. Donna Maucher of Imperial brought Ruth to visit. Ruth was Josie and Wilma Hill’s teacher in 1925 at the Garfield School.

John Maddux of Philadelphia, Pa., spent Saturday overnight with his parents, Jack and Carol Maddux, after attending a wedding in Garden City, Kan., on Friday.

Rick Einspahr scored a hole-in-one on the second hole at the Enders Lake Golf Course during regular league play Wednesday.

Ed Fye, formerly of Wauneta, won first place in the Lincoln Decathlon Saturday and Sunday, scoring 6,974 points.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.50/bu.; corn-3.02/bu.; milo-4.65/cwt; soybeans-9.40/bu.; oats-2.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 27, 1963

Wheat harvest came to Southwest Nebraska along with farmer-dread of shattering following three days of hot, drying winds. Vernon Nordhausen brought in the first load to the Farmers Cooperative Exchange, followed by Robert Hohl and Milo Smith Monday afternoon.

A pot-luck supper and pound social was held at the Methodist Church Wednesday evening to welcome the new minister and his wife, Rev. and Mrs. John Brooks who succeeds Rev. A. O. Ernst as pastor.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jeffries celebrated their 55th anniversary Sunday with 30 present for dinner. All their children except Mrs. Ralph Chapman who moved to California were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad and family were dinner guests Sunday of Mrs. Elizabeth Harchelroad in honor of Wilva’s birthday.

75 years ago this week

June 29, 1938

The 31st annual meeting of the Enders Co-operative Supply Company was held Saturday afternoon with an estimated crowd of 100. The Enders co-op. organization is one of the oldest such groups in Southwest Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach were fishing near North Platte last week, returning home Sunday. The Grosbach children spent Sunday at the Rev. Wine home.

Mrs. Katie Steggs spent the weekend in Alliance with her son and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Barnes attended school for Nebraska State Poultry Inspectors the first of the week in Lincoln.

Local Markets: wheat-.58; corn-.50-.52; cream-.21; eggs-.14; h. hens-.11; l. hens-.08.

100 years ago this week

June 26, 1913

The Nebraska girl’s club has been organized in Wauneta through the agency of the Commercial Club. The club is part of the University extension work and meets on Wednesday afternoons. Miss Parnel Harvey is the leader. There are 15 girls enrolled.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lamb, Miss Mirian Lamb and Miss Grace Kanost visited at J. A. Seward’s Sunday evening. They were delightfully entertained with the splendid graphiphone music.

An ice cream social was held at Mr. Blakeley’s Friday evening. A large crowd and a good time had.

E. L. Wiley and wife and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Parker started for the mountains Monday in their auto. Will be gone for 10 days to two weeks.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 18:59

10 years ago this week

June 19, 2003

The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department is exploring options of expanding the present fire hall or perhaps constructing a new building because of the need for more space.

Glenda Bartels spent the weekend with Gus and Margie Bartels. Joining them for Father’s Day dinner and on the 88th birthday of Gus were the Stuart Bartels family and Elsie Becker.

Wilva Harchelroad, Delpha Nordhausen and Lucille McBride attended the “Hymn Sing” at the Church of Christ in Palisade’s Pioneer Days.

Lloyd and Durenda Bley attended the celebration at the Faith Church in Mitchell, S.D., over the weekend for Pastor Lyle Howard honoring his 50 years at that church. He was Lloyd and Christopher’s pastor when they attended school there.

Rhonda, Lynn and Raelyn Brunkhorst, Rich and Janet Keiser, Brennan and Aaron, Kiane Alberts and Leona Paustian spent Sunday with Joyce and Emerson Schwenk observing Father’s Day, Emerson’s Friday birthday and the Schwenk’s 54th anniversary.

Ane and Tami Sandman of Texas have been visiting in the Kirk and Cindy Sandman home and with the Derek Sandman family. Their friend, Kara, joined them for a few days.

Paul and Jan Liebig of Kearney spent Saturday and Sunday with Dan and Joanne Liebig. They observed their parents’ anniversary Saturday and also Father’s Day.

Precip for the week: .23 of an inch. High for the week: 89° on June 11; low: 51° on June 13 and 15.

25 years ago this week

June 16, 1988

The Chateau Theatre will reopen later this month after being closed the past year due to continuing deficits.

Ray Hromas was elected Village chairman at the reorganizational meeting. New board members Gary DeWester and Rodney Einspahr join Connie Maxfield and Dallis Breese. Ed Arenz and Dale Wicke did not seek reelection.

Four Boy Scouts received awards at the Court of Honor held Sunday at the Wauneta Park. Scoutmaster Ardell Enterline presented awards to Scott Todd, Matt Rockwell, Phillip Enterline and Jimmy Enterline.

Jodi Smith, Renea Haarberg and Brian Majors were among 190 students from 29 Nebraska and Kansas schools participating in the Crackerjack Program at the McCook Community College.

Kirsten Nordhausen and Janel Applegarth took their grandmothers, Ora Nordhausen and June Cox, out to eat Friday noon for their birthdays.

Lutheran youth from area churches visited Mt. Rushmore, the Black Hills and the Passion Play in South Dakota. Attending from Redeemer: Kelly Brunkhorst, Shannon and Shaun O’Neil, Melanie Roschewski and Chelsea Haarberg; from St. Paul: Renelle Christner, Taya Gockley, Kirsten Nordhausen and Julie Jessee; from Zion: Theresa Haarberg. Sponsors were Rev. Jim Lucas, Annie Pursley and Iva Fritz.

Wauneta Country Club hosted an outing Sunday with 14 couples enjoying a round of golf. Harold and Jan Nordhausen were the winners.

Eleven rigs of the Over-the Hill Campers breakfasted in Ogallala and went on to tour Halsey State Park Monday to Thursday. Wauneta campers included Ruth and Gene Justice, Harlan and Alice Stock and Eunice and Virgil Bodeman.

Precip for the week: .41 of an inch; for 1988: 9.31 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.30/bu.; corn-2.37/bu.; milo-3.50/cwt; soybeans-8.05/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 20, 1963

Postmaster Russell Polly announced Wauneta’s new zip code, 69045.

Lt. and Mrs. Frank Crapson and daughter of Weatherford, Okla., Mrs. Ed Fanning and Jim Crapson were Friday dinner and afternoon guests in the Roy Crapson home at North Platte.

The Webelos Cubs and their leader, Duane Burham, were Saturday night guests of Scout troop 98 at their camp east of town. They cooked supper, spent the night and had breakfast. Members of the group were Rex Walgren, Ricky Heldenbrand, Lynn Salyer, Doug Brown, Karl Hoff and Steven Burham.

Miss Emma Haarberg, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen, Mrs. Sophia Nordhausen, Mrs. Loyd Christner and René visited Sunday evening with Mrs. Minnie Denker and Ivan.

Thursday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum were Mr. and Mrs. Don Kanost and children of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Vella Walgren.

75 years ago this week

June 22, 1938

Mesdames Omar Kitt, Roy Polly, Arnold Cowles, and Delbert Thompson will be hostesses at the Library Saturday and will serve a 10¢ lunch. Last Saturday nearly 80 persons were served.

Marvin Athey returned home Monday from Lincoln where he was a member of Boy’s State at the University.

The Boy Scouts went on a hike Friday night to the Harvey ranch where they cooked supper and played games.

Mrs. Eleanor Frasier and Bud attended a Frasier reunion in Ogallala Sunday.

Miss Esther Lee of Hastings was a weekend guest of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee.

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Bradley and sons spent Sunday in Palisade.

Local Markets: wheat-.65; corn-.48-.50; cream-.19; eggs-.14; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

June 19, 1913

There was a large crowd at the ice cream social at E. Krausnick’s Friday night. Almost nineteen dollars was cleared. Everyone had a good time and the night was fine. The Mt. Zion boys played a game of ball Saturday afternoon with the Ridge team. They went home with the low score.

Victor Ady reports new potatoes from his garden this week.

Mrs. Lizzie Fanning returned from her trip to Kans. and eastern Nebr. Thursday.

E. G. Pribbeno and family were Sunday visitors at Mrs. A. Person’s.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:49

10 years ago this week

June 12, 1003

Pastor Mike Laing was welcomed back for another year at the Methodist Church Sunday. A fellowship dinner followed the morning service.

Mary Kay and Forrest Lauher, Dean, Lindsay, Lauren and Eric of Houston, Texas, are visiting this week with her parents, Joanne and Dan Liebig. They met Paul Liebig and family of Kearney in McCook Monday evening for dinner and a visit.

Terah Smith, Dillon and Christian of Overton spent Monday to Wednesday with AnnaBelle and Ed Vapenik.

Les and Janice Houser ate at Jack’s Place Saturday evening to observe their 44th anniversary.

Norm Fanning left June 2 for Australia where he will visit a friend for several months.

Arlan Wine was among members of the Prairie Statesmen who sang at Norris Park Tuesday night as the finale for those taking part in the torch run from Imperial to McCook. They performed the “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.”

Twilla Denker spent May 31 to June 2 visiting Scott and Ellen Denker and family at Rose Hill, Kan.

Precip for the week: .63 of an inch. Moisture to date: 12.15 inches.

High for the week: 80° on June 2; low: 42° on June 7.

25 years ago this week

June 9, 1988

Elsie Counce observed her 90th birthday on May 26 and greeted 100 friends and 65 relatives at an open house held in her honor at the home of Virgil and Edie Sandman May 29.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kennedy, Suzanne and Cody were hosts at a surprise party at their home in Culbertson for his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Karlyle Kennedy’s 45th anniversary, with relatives in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hahn were indeed “surprised” when their four children came to honor them on their 40th anniversary. Friends and relatives gathered at the Hamlet Union Church Sunday afternoon May 29 for an afternoon surprise cake reception. Children include Roger and Dorothy Hahn, Jonathan and Matthew of Oklahoma City, Okla., Susan Hayes, Ryan and Jackie of Redmond, Wash., Larry and Juanette Hahn, Stephanie and Kavin of Oklahoma City and Sally Altes of Battle Creek, Mich.

Ellen McCallum attended her 50th year class reunion at DeWitt on the 28th and the 100th anniversary of DeWitt High School on the 29th.

Chad Nordhausen, J.D. Bartels and Maressa Smith took part in the high school rodeo activities held in Burwell, Ord and Taylor.

Bill and Irma Neverve of Kansas City spent the Memorial weekend with Jack and Verna Sandman and attended their of ’48 meeting.

Vi and Al Piva of Coram, Mont., spent Friday to Sunday with her brother, Don, and Bonnie Majors, visiting family and friends.

Precip for the week: .70 of an inch; for 1988: 8.90 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.29/bu.; corn-2.26/bu.; milo-3.30/cwt; soybeans-7.95/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 13, 1963

Irving Skelton and Ervin Kitt were re-elected for another term on the Wauneta Grade School District 31 Board of Directors.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Thursday, June 6 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wheeler with family members attending.

Rev. and Mrs. A. O. Ernst and family will be leaving Wauneta as he has been assigned a church in Lincoln. Rev. Ernst has pastored the Wauneta Methodist and Mt. Zion Churches for the past three years.

Three Wauneta boys, Jack Hunt, Everett Keiser and Dennis Gockley, now of the USMC at San Diego, had the experience of seeing President Kennedy when he visited the base at San Diego. He reviewed one of the classes they were attending and watched them on the drill field.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moran and Bernard of Palisade, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen and Neil, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Christensen and family were guests of Mrs. Grace Oliver at a barbecue supper Saturday evening in honor of her son, John, and family of Kimball.

Monday several went to the R. L. Gloy farm and helped with cleanup after the tornado. Those helping were Jerry and Lynn Fanning, Marvin Large, George Whitman, Chester Kuskie and Colleen, Irving Skelton, Elvin Weber, Howard, Gary and Craig Gibbons, Robert Kennedy and Lavon Haarberg.

75 years ago this week

June 15, 1938

A small tornado hit along with a terrific dirt storm. A barn was twisted off its foundation, windmill flattened and a threshing outfit overturned on the Fern Nichols’ place and at the Amil Hoff farm the buildings with the exception of the house were badly damaged.

Sunday, June 12, being the 17th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrison, her mother, Mrs. E. C. Miles, invited in a host of relatives and friends, 67 present to help them celebrate.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Dicke and their families came home and helped Mr. Dicke celebrate his birthday.

Miss Edna May Hoff of Phillipsburg, Kan., is a guest of her cousin, Evelyn Hoff, this week.

Mesdames Forest Hanna, Colson, Gladys Greeley and Wendell Polly will be hostesses at the library and serve lunch from 2 to 5.

Local Markets: wheat-.70; corn-.50-.52; cream-.18; eggs-.13; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

June 12, 1913

The Commercial Club will decide at their meeting July 8 on whether they will endeavor to secure a park or not. Every tax payer is invited to be present.

Saturday is Flag Day.

Wauneta has decided not to celebrate but to have a big doings at the two day farmer’s institute in the fall.

H. E. Watson stopped in town Tuesday night. He travels by auto.

The Calvert Rough Riders crossed bats with the Eden boys Sat. p.m. Score 20 to 6 in favor of the home team. (Calvert news)

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Wednesday, 05 June 2013 19:43

10 years ago this week

June 5, 2003

WPHS graduate Ryan Jones began his pharmacy clerkship at Adams Drug in Imperial. He will spend four weeks at 10 different locations in South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska in hospitals, clinics and urban pharmacies learning practical pharmacology. In May he will graduate, then take his boards.

The Class of 1948 met Saturday, for their 55th class reunion at the Enders Lake Club for a noon luncheon. Fourteen classmates from a class of 35, spouses and guests enjoyed lunch and an afternoon of visiting and reminiscing.

Hilda Roschewski, Emil and Opal Fortkamp, Martin and Erma Fortkamp and Rolland Fortkamp ate at the Imperial Senior Center on May 28 with Art and Nina Fortkamp to help Art observe his 80th birthday.

Rod and Joy Wheeler went to Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday to Sunday, bringing their four granddaughters, Alecia, Audrey, Anna and Abigail Colwell back with them for a three-week visit.

Mike and Melva Murphy of Salem, Ore., were Sunday afternoon visitors of Leta Brunkhorst. Melva is the daughter of Helen Bischoff and the late Carl Bischoff, former residents.

Esther Einspahr, DeLores Taylor and Charlene Pursley met Lucille Newman of Leesburg, Fla., at the Senior Center Thursday for coffee and stayed for lunch.

Lois and Raymond Bley and Jim and Marlies Gauger were supper guests of Lloyd and Durenda Bley and Christopher on the 26th to observe Lois and Raymond’s 52nd anniversary.

Precip for the week: .42 of an inch; for 2003: 11.52 inches.

High for the week: 99° on May 29; low: 46° on May 30.

25 years ago this week

June 2, 1988

Jim Johnston, a WWII veteran, gave the Memorial Day address at the Riverside Cemetery Monday. Johnston served in the U.S. Marine Corp and fought in several Pacific campaigns and was wounded twice.

Ted Anderson stepped down after 30 years with Wauneta Co-op Oil, 28 years as manager.

The Mick Brunkhorst family, Jon Haarberg family and Monte Nordhausen family attended a dinner Sunday at the Benkelman Senior Center for the ladies’ grandmother, Hazel Stute, in honor of her 80th birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Herb Busking of Palisade were surprised on their 40th anniversary May 30 with relatives arriving in the afternoon. Lunch and a special cake and ice cream, brought by daughter Joyce, was enjoyed by Joyce and Del Richter, Brian and Marc, John and Lena Doetker, Norma Fortkamp, LeeRoy and Clairene Weimer, Nancy Anderson, Ivan and Lorene Brunkhorst and Diana and Bob Rowe, Justin and Danae of North Platte.

Bill and Kay Ough and Harley of Phoenix, Ariz., are spending the week with parents, Lloyd and Doris Ough and attended his 1968 class reunion.

Erma Propp of Spencer, W. Va., is a houseguest of her sisters, Elinor Denker and Emma Hoff. Glee Butler of West Virginia companied her to Wauneta to attend her 50th year class reunion.

Members of the Hamlet Rural High School class of 1938 met for dinner and a social evening May 29 at the Chief Restaurant in McCook for their first class reunion with 11 of 13 class members present.

Precip for the week: .78 of an inch; for 1988: 8.20 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.92/bu.; corn-1.97/bu.; milo-2.80/cwt.; soybeans-7.15/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 6, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Ungles observed their 58th anniversary Monday. Married in 1905 they are parents of nine children with four being present: Mrs. Paul Butter and children of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ungles of Palisade and Mr. and Mrs. Elby Ungles and Laverne Ungles of Wauneta. About 75 neighbors, relatives and friends called throughout the day.

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Sloan of Salem, Ore., are houseguests in the Everett Large home this week.

Confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade Sunday were Laurel Bush and Joyce Busking. A basket dinner at the hall followed.

A tornado hit the Gloy farm Friday night destroying some trees and a sheep quonset, cattle shed and some fences; also at the Chester Kuskie farm, destroying a brooder house and chickens.

The Warren Buffington family attended the Little “Britches” rodeo in North Platte Saturday and Sunday with three sons and a daughter participating. Don took 2nd in steer riding; Ray 2nd in bareback riding; Dick 2nd in bull riding and Connie 3rd in goat-tail tying. Kenny and Stan Smith and Sonny Maddux also participated with Sonny second in calf roping.

75 years ago this week

June 8, 1938

Seventy-five stock holders met at the Co-operative Oil Co. building Tuesday evening for their annual meeting. Present directors were re-elected: Dan Egle, H.H. Bricker, Truman Kitt and Glen Fye with John Kitt presiding and Chester Stock, acting secretary. Following talks from Murlin Miller, Consumer Cooperative in Kansas City; E. R. Voorhees, Federal Loan Assoc., and Carl Person, Attorney from White Plains, N.Y., lemonade, ice cream bars and cigars climaxed the program.

Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Adamson celebrated their 40th anniversary Thursday evening, June 2 with their daughters and families as guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCallum left Sunday for Evergreen, Colo., for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. D. R. McCallum will occupy their house during their absence.

Local Markets: wheat-.58; corn-.52-.54; cream-.18; eggs-.13; hens-.13; springs-.14.

100 years ago this week

June 5, 1913

Rain storm Monday evening with heavy wind and plenty of electricity. Considerable amount of hail fell on the North Divide.

Krotter Company is building their coal sheds, 90 foot long, 16 wide, 14 high and has nine bins.

H. E. Athey left for Kansas City via Stratton Monday to attend the millers convention.

The boy scouts met with Everette Harte Thursday. Howard Morrison is one of them now.




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Wednesday, 29 May 2013 20:14

10 years ago this week

May 29, 2003

Chase County Community Hospital purchased the Wauneta medical clinic building. Doctors will continue to staff the clinic three days a week. The Wauneta Community Foundation is discussing plans for a new medical facility.

A historical photo tour will kick off Palisade’s Pioneer Days. Frank and Betty Potthoff donated more than 2,000 glass plate negatives taken by William L. Bostock to the Nebraska State Historical Society. The collection will be unveiled during Pioneer Days with the Historical Society seeking information on the people and events in the photos.

Donnaline Kitt was honored at an open house held at the school after classes were dismissed for the year for serving 31 years as the school secretary.

Heritage of Wauneta hosted its Senior Prom last Thursday evening. Calvin Pierce and Letha Long were crowned king and queen.

The family of Edith Gloy held a 90th birthday celebration Sunday, May 18, at the Senor Center in Grant. Approximately 65 were in attendance.

Becky Erickson, Carl and Ruthanne of Omaha spent the weekend in the Dean Pursley home. Chris, Annie, Caleb and Adrianne Pursley also were Saturday guests. Saturday evening they all ate out at Front Street for Dean and Charlene’s 50th anniversary.

The Class of 1948 met Saturday at Enders Lake Club for their 55th class reunion with 14 classmates, spouses and a guest attending from a class of 35 members.

Industrial Arts Fair project winners were Tanner Bardsley, outstanding project for his oak table; Stacey Yost, outstanding construction for her oak bed; Grant Dixon, instructor’s choice for his china hutch.

Art show winners: Abby Barger, first place on painting of guitarist under the stage lights; Valarie Werner, second with painting of a dragon; Eric Scarbrough, third with frosty mountain scene; Ashley Fortkamp, People’s Choice award with her painting of an Eskimo child. Honorable mentions for People’s Choice were Travis Rotter and Clif Wright.

Bronco girls took first at State in the mile relay and third in the 2-mile relay. Mile team members were Emily Humphrey, Cassy Smith, Stacey Yost and Melissa Long. 3,200 meter relay members included Cassy Smith, Melissa Long, Betsy Anderjaska and Stephanie Padilla. Humphrey took fifth in the 300 m. hurdles and sixth in the 100 m. hurdles.

Bronco boys medaled in three events. Shawn Flaig took sixth in both the 3,200 meters and 1,600 meters. The 4x800 relay took third with Flaig, Kyle Hansen, Seth Alberts and Andrew Sandman.

Precip for the week: .47 of an inch; for 2003: 7.19 inches.

High for the week: 76° on May 24; low: 34° on May 19

25 years ago this week

May 28, 1988

Elsie Counce observed her 90th birthday. She was a teacher for many years, then worked several years at Hoff’s Grocery, Brown’s Clothing Store and Jackson’s Variety Store. She was married to Arch Counce for nearly 60 years.

The 1988 Wauneta High School graduates left Monday morning for Denver on their class trip, with Al and Marilyn McCrumb, bus drivers, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Andrews, Jon Broadbent and Betty McCallum, class sponsors.

Palisade High School graduation was held May 14 with eight graduates. Robin Suda was named valedictorian and Kim Fritsch was named salutatorian.

Eighteen eighth graders received their grade school diplomas May 27. “Teacher of the Year award was presented to Gary DeWester.

Cleophia Denker, Sharla Klima, Sheila Pfeiffer, Viola Krausnick, and Arrie Anna Bentz bowled in the state tournament in Hastings over the weekend.

Confirmed at the Methodist Church Sunday were Aimee Tubbs, Michelle Vette, Todd Krausnick, Pat Taylor, Heidi Fanning and Jyl Applegarth. by Pastor Randy Smith.

Redeemer Lutheran confirmation was held Sunday with Melanie Roschewski and Shannon O’Neil confirmed by Rev. James Lucas.

High jumper Derek Andrews completed a perfect year Friday, clearing 6-5 at the state track meet taking the gold. Doug Terry pole vaulted 12-8 to claim second place in Class D.

Precip for the week: 2.81 inches; for 1988: 7.42 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.92/bu.; corn-2.90/bu.; milo-2.75/cwt; soybeans-7.00/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 30, 1963

Wauneta’s new dial telephone system is in operation. Manager Robert Bradley reported the system’s cost neared $100,000, $12,000 more than the $89,000 estimated cost. The system will serve approximately 500 local and rural subscribers.

Several ladies were guests of the Learn’ Do Extension Club at a style show held at the Howard Legg home. Two modeling sessions were held with refreshments served at the conclusion.

Mrs. Emma Walbridge, mother of Mrs. Fred Nordhausen, celebrated her 102nd birthday Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Guy Sailors in Palisade. All of her children were present.

Confirmation services were held Sunday, May 26 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Those confirmed were Naomi Gloy, Ronald Gloy, Dennis and Diane Brunkhorst, Mickey Majors, Loren Doetker, and Sandra Bischoff. A dinner was served following by the parents to over 100 relatives and friends.

75 years ago this week

June 1, 1938

Members of the J.J. Christner family held their annual reunion in a grove east of town Tuesday, May 31.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt and family, Mrs. Dale Theobald, Charline Johnston and Leland Kitt enjoyed a picnic and fishing at Camp Duke Alexis Memorial Day.

Local Markets: wheat-.56; cream-.18; corn-.50-.52; eggs-.15; h. hens-.13.

100 years ago this week

May 29, 1913

If it don’t rain soon it will get quite dry.

Friday is decoration day but no effort has been made to observe the day in a fitting manner.

Rev. Wine left for Chicago on Tuesday to attend the conference of his church at a point near there.

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