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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.