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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.