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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:16

10 years ago this week

July 31, 2003

A large crowd was present in 110-degree heat to take part in Harvest Fest festivities. The parade drew over 30 entries. Leroy and Bunnie Jussel, Bert Steinert and the late Bernie Steinert, were honored as Grand Marshals for their work in building the nursing home and establishing the Frenchman Valley Development Corporation to fund community improvement projects. The theme was “Using the Past to Build the Future.

HomeTown Agency purchased the old hardware store building earlier in the month and will move their offices to the new location after major renovation is completed, if as planned by the first of the year. B&K Hardware was the last business to operate in the building which was built in 1914.

Bob and Marge Hanna spent a few days last week at Glacier Park in northern Montana.

Lois and Raymond Bley attended the observance of the 50th anniversary of the Korean Cease-Fire in McCook Sunday. Loyd and Karen Christner helped with the open house, attended by about 75 people. Clark and Donna McMinn of Wauneta Post #7996 also attended.

Lucille Klima attended a birthday party in Oakley, Kan., Saturday for her Aunt Esther who is the last of the siblings of Lucille’s late father, Andy Muths.

Beverly and Neil Dailey of Las Cruces, N.M., were visitors of Wilva Harchelroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Nicolaisen of Titusville, Fla., were visitors several days of Letha Sailors.

Brandon and Connor Morgan are guests of grandparents, Rudy and Judy Evers. They visited the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on Thursday and Children’s Museum in Lincoln Friday and spent Friday night with Anita and Mert Smith in Seward.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for 2003: 28.73 inches.

High for the week: 110° on July 25; low: 60° on July 22.

25 years ago this week

July 28, 1988

Harvest Festival set for this Saturday.

Al Wilkins was appointed Wauneta police chief by the village board.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Steinke will celebrate their 51st anniversary Sunday.

Jan DeWester and Sue Todd took Chad DeWester, Seri Sandman and Scott Todd to church camp at the YMCA in Estes Park, Colo.

Onna and Clarence Sandman visited Jack and Verna Sandman Sunday afternoon. Verna and Onna attended the 90th birthday open house for Pearl Stretch. Onna had taught all of Pearl’s three daughters 57 years ago.

Frank and Angi West and family, Garth and Kim West and Montana, Terry Nichols, Marty Fanning, Keenan and Tina Kitt and family spent Sunday evening roping at the Arwyn West home.

The Wauneta Country Club held their July couples outing Sunday evening. After a pot luck supper, 22 couples played a round of scotch doubles golf using nitelite golf balls that glow in the dark.

Precip for the week: .50 of an inch; for 1988: 12.35 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.05/bu.; corn-2.45; milo-3.85/cwt; soybeans-6.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 1, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Stock took Neil to Omaha where he will join the United Nations group of the IOOF Lodge. The group will tour the United Nations, New York, Washington, D.C., and other historical sites.

Raymond Gunderson, Jack Fanning and Mike Ough, members of Wauneta’s Explorer Scouts, Troop 98, left Saturday for North Platte to join a group of other Explorers to Sommers Wilderness Base at Ely, Minn. From there 25 scouts and three leaders will start on a canoe trip into Canada.

Helen Kitt and Marian Gibbs of Helena, Mont., are visiting in the John Kitt home.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hubbard and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nelson and Craig returned home Saturday from a week’s fishing trip at Saskatchewan and Laronge, Canada, reporting a catch of 150 pounds of fish. The round trip covered 3,000 miles.

Glen Athey of Colorado Springs and daughter Athenia were weekend guests of his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey.

75 years ago this week

August 3, 1938

Another soap box derby will be held Aug. 8 on the Krausnick hill east and west 8-10 a.m. Age limit is 15 years. The entry fee is 2¢. Several merchants also donated money for prizes.

Fifteen boy scouts went on an all night hike Monday night.

The Elmer Kanost and Ralph Grosbach families picnicked at Grosbachs’ last Friday.

Visitors at the Kingsley Dam Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maxfield and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Pennington and Barbara Jean. On Tuesday Amil and Harry Hoff, Rev. S. B. Thomas and Homer, Clyde and Dwight Hoff visited the project.

Mr. and Mrs Warren Buffington celebrated their silver wedding Friday.

Temperatures this week have ranged from 95 to 105 most of the time.

Local Markets: wheat-.52; corn-.45; barley-.20; cream-.23; eggs-.14; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

July 31, 1913

The Oliver Dam is about completed.

How about those weeds in the street?

The Burlington will soon put up a new windmill at this point.

L.C. Wiley opened up a shoe repair and harness shop in the Nesmith building.

The central telephone office was moved to their own building opposite Deininger’s Wednesday night.

J. J. Terry and wife left for southwest Kansas in their auto Tuesday to visit relatives.

Editor Prall left for Iowa Monday to take unto himself a wife.

The new drinking law that went into effect July 17 will be strictly enforced by the State Board of Health. It prohibits public drinking cups and all places where water is kept in hotels etc. must be in a covered vessel. If you wish to drink you must have your own cup. It also prohibits the common communion cups at churches.