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Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:50

10 years ago this week

Jan. 16, 2003

2002 will be remembered as a year of record drought. Less than 10 inches of precipitation was recorded during the year compared to the normal annual precipitation of 19.57 inches.

Rick Einspahr stepped down after serving 18 years on the Wauneta-Palisade school board. Brenda Anderson was elected to replace Einspahr.

Holiday guests of Mary Emma and Marvin Maris were Roger and Beth Maris, Erica and Aaron Greene, John Pursley, Robbie and Jodi Hlavka and Kelsey of Schweinfurt, Germany, Stuart and Trisha Rothschadl of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Rod and Janeen Hlavka, Brett and Kelly of Gregory, S.D.

Twilla Denker spent Friday and part of Saturday with Lisa Krajewski and family at Ogallala, taking granddaughter Stephanie out for supper for her 19th birthday before she returned to college classes.

Gilbert and Phyllis Nordhausen visited Vicki and Mike Goings in Lincoln Thursday to Monday a week ago and while there enjoyed a visit to the Durham Western Museum in Omaha.

Leona Paustian and Orpha Maris visited Ed Buffington at Heritage Wednesday on his 95th birthday.

Robert and Ruth Hohl spent the weekend in Loveland, Colo., with Ron, Joni and Alex Hohl.

No precip. High for the week: 66° on Jan. 8; low: 3° on Jan. 10.

25 years ago this week

January 14, 1988

Cleve Anderson was installed as Worshipful Master of the Wauneta Masonic Lodge in ceremonies held Thursday, Jan. 7.

Visitors of Grace Oliver were her granddaughters, Cecelia Ann Blanco and son Aaron of Arizona, Rene Keller and son Chad of Mitchell.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Barger and girls and Teresa Kennedy and family enjoyed sledding Saturday afternoon. Dan Kennedy joined them later for refreshments.

Alberta and Marion Long and Elsie Becker left Dec. 18 for Oregon to visit their children. The Longs visited their children and families and other relatives in and around Salem and Elsie visited daughter Evelyn and Randy McAfee and grandchildren at Corvallis.

Verna Sandman and Bunny Jussel were Saturday morning breakfast guests of their grandchildren, Ashley Grimes and Faith Jussel. Ashley had spent the night with Faith and with the help of Faith’s mother, Debbie, had made muffins which the girls served along with juice, cereal, fruit and tea.

Sally Altes left Monday for her home in Battle Creek, Mich., after spending two weeks with her parents, Lee and Hattie Hahn.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.60/bu.; corn-1.66/bu.; milo-2.28/cwt.; soybeans-5.32/bu.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 17, 1963

A severe storm hit the community Thursday following “shirt sleeve” weather on Wednesday. Blowing snow Friday and Saturday caused drifting and school closing on Friday. Temperatures plunged to 20 below. Several young people who were unable to make it home spent time with family and friends in Wauneta.

Ivo Pennington was appointed by the Village Trustees to assume the duties of Magistrate Judge. A.O. Ernst, former Magistrate Judge, will continue to serve as Justice of the Peace for the village.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hoff attended the Associated Grocers Convention at the Broad moor Hotel in Colorado Springs this past weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maddux and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nordhausen left Sunday to attend the Stock Show in Denver.

Ray Buffington, Kenny Smith and Fred Krausnick left Sunday morning to attend the Stock Show.

Jim Greeley left Wednesday for Greenland after a 30-day leave, spending 25 days at home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley.

High for the week: 61° on Jan. 9; low: -20° on Jan. 12.

75 years ago this week

January 19, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dudek, pioneers of Wauneta, celebrated their Golden Wedding on Saturday Jan. 1. Many friends called during the day.

Mesdames M. W. Rose, R. E. Cocklin, H. E. Athey and Fred R. Grimm served oyster stew to the men’s chorus last Tuesday evening after practice.

Several news items included those attending the stock show in Denver which included Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Maddux, Chester Stock and wife, Clarence and Onna Sandman, Bert and Edith Lorance and W. H. Pribbeno and family.

Mary Margaret Walker was guest of honor at a 5 o’clock birthday dinner Sunday given by her mother, Mrs. O. E. Walker. Guests were those with birthdays near Mary Margaret’s and included Arlene Walker, Donna Fisher, Caroline Olmsted, Delburn Wilsey, Betty Grimm, Lowell Grimm, Maxine Carpenter and Roger Walker.

100 years ago this week

January 16, 1913

Geo. Smith and Archer Morrison doubled teamed and done their butchering together at Archer’s, also Rev. McGaughey and J.C. Kitt at Kitts’ and Wallace Hartzer and wife helped Ralph Gardner. It was a fine day for that kind of work.

Nellie Nesmith and Mable McGarty visited at Archer Morrison’s Thursday and helped some with the work. Clyde Nesmith and mother and Otis Kreiling helped them Friday to render out the lard, make sausage etc.

The ice men are done but not near the usual amount of ice has been put up. The big house at the lake could not be filled so some of you may not keep cool in 1913.

There is some talk of a brick yard for Wauneta. There is no reason why a man who understands making brick could not make it a success here.

176 killed 5 head of hogs for Nels Christenson on Tuesday and crippled three more.