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Thursday, 10 April 2014 16:47

10 years ago this week

April 8, 2004

Scouts of Troop 1 held their Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday evening which also included the pinewood derby races. Members of the different packs raced against each other and then winners of each pack raced. The overall winner was Jacob Maris, second place went to Landen Lawless and Cody Critchfield was third. Best overall looking car honors went to C. J. Hackney.

Josh Hoffman of Wauneta-Palisade joined seven Chase County High School students at a FFVF Banquet in Imperial last week. Each student talked on their experiences on their trip to Valley Forge, Pa.

A. J. and Anna Knickerbocker were dinner guests of Rod and Joy Wheeler Monday which was their 59th wedding anniversary.

A Dedication Service was held at the Hamlet Union Church Sunday. Couples having their babies dedicated were Robin and Mike Hanna with son Garrett; Renee and Marty Wheeler and Maycee; Tiffany and Mike Bley with Kendra and Sarah and Aaron Behrends with Olivia. A dinner followed the service.

Brennan Keiser and Cade Burrell were confirmed in the Sunday morning service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. A pot luck dinner for them and Aaron Keiser who will be a high school graduate followed the service with family and friends attending.

Ila Widger, Doris Ough, Lucille McBride and Ruby Ham accompanied Diana Ham to Stratton Sunday evening to attend the Easter Cantata, “Walk Worthy,” presented by singers from community churches held at the Christian Union Church.

No precip. High for the week: 77° on April 2; low: 29° on March 29.


25 years ago this week

April 6, 1989

Lots of laughs and good times stand out most in the memories of Lue Carlson as she looked back over her past 90 years. Born in Iowa she recalled early school days, graduation, attending Boyles Business College and working. She and her husband, Dr. Robert Carlson, moved to the area in 1925 where he worked with Dr. George Hoffmeister in Imperial and then to Wauneta in 1926 when he bought Dr. Farr’s practice. They raised three children: Minnie Ellen, Roberta Lee and James.

WHS students won grand champion honors in their division at the Mid Plains Community College Inter-High Contest March 28. This is the second year in a row Wauneta has claimed the top place. Earning first place were Janel Applegarth, Dan Taylor, Brenda Breese, Rod Haarberg, Cindy Cameron, Wayne Krausnick, Lisa Wilson and Kory Kitt.Some also placed second and third in other tests.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock returned Friday from their winter home in Apache Junction, Ariz.

Judy and Rudy Evers and Anita and Mert Smith of Seward attended the Ak-Sar-Ben performances of Henry Mancini and Rich Little in Omaha over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney returned from a visit with the Richard Baney family at Longview, Texas, and the Dalend and Rocky Baney families in Tulsa, Okla. Delorse enjoyed a quilt show where one display consisted of 100 quilts made by one lady with a quilt for each of the states among them.

Mr. and Mrs. Mick Brunkhorst and family, LeeRoy Weimer and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Brunkhorst attended the confirmation service for Brian Vogler at Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade Sunday. The Lynn Brunkhorsts, Joyce and Del Richter, Brian and Mark were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Busking.

Precip for the week: .43 of an inch; for 1989: 1.60 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.88 bu.; corn-2.32/bu.; milo-3.50/cwt.; soybeans-6.52/bu.; oats-1.70/bu.


50 years ago this week

Apr. 9, 1964

E. N. Berry, Dwight Hoff and Jack Maddux were elected to the Village Board Tuesday with 195 Waunetans going to the polls.

Wauneta was host to the second meeting of the Chase County Historical Society with 57 members attending.

In spite of muddy roads, 153 friends and relatives helped Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gauger celebrate their 25th anniversary at an open house held at the Legion Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Worth Kanost, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wicke surprised Mr. and Mrs. Paul Greeley of Lamar on their wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kitt, went to Broken Bow and attended the Outstanding Young Farmers Banquet Saturday evening.


75 years ago this week

April 12, 1939

Carl Bartels left April 1 for Elk Creek, Neb., to attend a reunion at the Lutheran Church of the confirmation classes of 1871 to 1896. Mr. Bartels was a member of the class of ’82. A large crowd attended the service.

Mrs. Joseph Vlasin Sr., celebrated her 79th birthday on Easter Sunday at the home of her son, Frank Vlasin, and family with family and friends in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Mohler of Rocky Ford, Colo., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Mohler and Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stinnette at Julesburg.

The senior class observed “Sneak Day” Monday, driving to Greeley, Colo., where they spent the day. The class was accompanied by sponsor Ted Holtz.


100 years ago this week

April 9, 1914

Cold all week - Tuesday night was only 12 above, ice forming each night, causing the coal dealers to smile.

The village election passed off very quietly Tuesday with the following elected: H. E. Athey, B. G. Bailey, James Burham, H. R. Collins and W. H. Brannon.

Henry, William and Minnie Bischoff spent Sunday with Wm. Haarbergs.

John Bischoff and family took dinner with Henry Schuttes Sun.

Wauneta high school baseball team journeyed to Hamlet last Saturday where they were trimmed by the Hamlet team.

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Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

April 1, 2004

Six local FFA members received their state FFA degrees at the state convention in Lincoln. Earning their state degrees were Nic Top, Clif Wright, Grant Dixon, Jess Vapenik, Chase Nichols and Aaron Keiser. Nineteen FFA members making up seven teams qualified for state along with eight junior high members.

W-P students claimed medals and plaques at the GPAC music contest including Staci Alberts and Jenna Britten, first place vocal duet; Cody Egle first in brass and first in boys vocal, Josh Hoffman third in boys vocal and Ashley Kitt third in girls vocal.

DeLores Taylor and Esther Einspahr hosted a coffee Tuesday at the Taylor home for Bonnie Hanna who will be moving to Colorado. Guests were Phyllis Nordhausen, Judy Evers, Ruby Ham, Lucille Klima and Lucille McBride.

Sharon Maris and granddaughter Breann spent Saturday in McCook for their “day out” for Breann’s 11th birthday.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 83° on March 24, 25; low: 32° on March 27, 28.


25 years ago this week

March 30, 1989

Wauneta Village Clerk Beryl Knotwell was selected as the “Outstanding Clerk of the Year” for Nebraska cities with populations from 100 to 800. The award was made during the annual banquet of the Nebraska Clerk’s Association in Grand Island. Husband Otis and daughters Carol, Colleen, Barb and Patti joined her for the presentation.

Boys’ and Girls’ Staters were announced by the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary.Kory Kitt was selected as Boys’ Stater and Matt Fekkers, alternate, with both okayed to go. Girls’ stater selected was Shelly McCallum with Shana Wilson, alternate.

Mabel Scriven and Willie and Leona Littlejohn are among 76 individuals in Nebraska and Iowa to receive Ak-Sar-Ben’s Good Neighbor award for neighborly acts and unselfish deeds performed in 1988.

In keeping with the Easter atmosphere last Thursday several ladies wore Easter bonnets at dinner at the Senior Center.

Ike and Marge Engell were honored on their 50th anniversary Saturday, March 25 at an open house held at the Masonic Temple hosted by their children and grandchild.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley attended the Easter sunrise service at the home of Don and Iola Egle in McCook.

Rod Haarberg was the only Wauneta player named to the first team boys’ Golden Plains all-conference basketball team.

No precip for the week: for March: 32 of an inch; for 1989: 1.17 inches.


50 years ago this week

Apr. 2, 1964

Steven Bailey, junior at Palisade High School, was chosen to attend Cornhusker Boys’ State by John L. Sullivan Post No. 318, the American Legion.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fye and Ethel Collins had a surprise coffee for Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fye on their 39th anniversary Sunday. Seventy-six friends and relatives came to congratulate the Fyes.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp arrived home Saturday morning from California after spending the last month with son Floyd and family and daughter Mary at Santa Rosa and a weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haarberg at Turlock.


75 years ago this week

April 5, 1939

It would hardly be right to say that Wauneta went to the polls since so small of the citizentry availed themselves. Only 128 votes were cast. A. R. d’Allemand is newest member of Village board along with A. W. Hoff and B. E. Maxfield. Arch Counce, E.M. Carpenter and Glen Maddux are holdovers. For school board: Dr. Rob’t Carlson and A.W. Hoff by a draw over E. E. Rudisil, joined holdovers H. G. Ferguson, H, E, Athey, B E. Maxfield and E. M. Carpenter.

E. E. Flory returned home Saturday from Hawaii where he spent the winter. He visited the San Francisco Fair before coming home.

Robert Buffington returned to Denver after spending two weeks with parents Mr. and Mrs. Warren Buffington.


100 years ago this week

April 2, 1914

Boost the Hall.

The round trip from Nebr. to the San Francisco exposition will be $50.00.

J. A. Dicke autoed up to Venango last Friday to bring Miss Nellie home and took her back Sunday. Miss Nellie is principal of the school and has been offered the place for next year.

Amil Hoff closed his school in the Lewis district Friday, March 27 with 39 present for the program and big dinner prepared by the ladies.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

March 25, 2004

A reception/open house was held Friday honoring Ted Travis and Dallis Breese on their retirement from the Wauneta Coop Oil.

Members of the Falls Club enjoyed a prime rib dinner Thursday evening at the Wauneta Senior Center. Entertainment for the evening was Brian McElvain, a magician from Kearney.

Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scout Troop 506 and several adults attended a Tri-City Storm hockey game in Kearney over the weekend.

Beverly Dinnel and Jane Greene attended a scrapbook retreat at Miranatha Bible Camp Friday through Sunday with friends from Cheyenne, Wyo.

David and Kathy Smukler of Castle Rock, Colo., spent Friday to Monday with Ed and Jo Arenz.

Former Wauneta Methodist Church and Mt. Zion pastor, Rev. T.J., and Virginia Frasier of Seward were Saturday overnight guests of Ila and Orville Widger, visited with several in Wauneta, attended the Methodist Church service and dinner following on Sunday.

Several attended a cello recital Tuesday evening performed by Travis Bruns of Hartford, Conn., at the Palisade Methodist Church. Bruns is the grandson of Maxine Scott.

Judy and Karl Polly spent March 11-15 in Arlington, Va., visiting Kris and Laura Polly, Caroline and William.

No precip for the week: high for the week: 87° on March 19; low: 23° on March 21.


25 years ago this week

March 23, 1989

Dr. Doug Fairbairn announced Tuesday that the Wauneta Family Practice medical clinic will close March 30 due to the additional patient load and lack of coverage when Dr. Bryce Shopp closed his Imperial practice.

Cash prices for wheat broke the $4 level this week.

Jo Arenz, new president of the Wauneta Chamber, took over duties earlier this year from immediate past president Dale Bischoff.

Five were confirmed by Pastor Jim Lucas at the Palm Sunday service at Redeemer Lutheran Church including Stacy Andrew, Sarah Haarberg, Jason Weeder, Levi Fanning and Kim Brunkhorst.

Confirmation service was conducted Palm Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by Rev. LaVern Brack. Confirmed were Patricia Bartels, Jonathan Nordhausen and Cory Nordhausen.

Barlow, McClatchey & Thompson VFW and Auxiliary hosted a dinner Saturday evening honoring the Voice of Democracy winners. VOD winners were Audrey Kravig and Melissa Blomstedt.

Ken and Willa Houser of Lamar and Dick Barnard of Wauneta attended the monthly dinner of the Nebraska Club in Green Valley, Ariz. The club is made up of Nebraska retirees in the area.

Rod Ough arrived from St. Paul, Minn., to spend several days with his parents, Doris and Lloyd Ough.

Precip for the week: .17 of an inch; for 1989: 1.17 inches.


50 years ago this week

Mar. 26, 1964

A spring rain began Wednesday evening and as Thursday progressed winds increased and the rain turned to snow, turning into a full scale blizzard. Extensive losses of livestock were reported.

Della Fanning was honored as the “Athletic Mother of the Year” Thursday evening at the Quarterback Banquet. She was presented a corsage and received a standing and heartfelt ovation. Her children also presented her with a bouquet. She has had children attending school for 50 years - begining with son Virgil in 1918, ending with grandson Jay in 1968. E.N Berry also received a plaque for his continued interest in the athletic programs and Vaughn McBride was elected the most outstanding Senior Athlete and received a traveling trophy-plaque.

Wauneta High School freshman Nik Sandman won top honors and a medal in General Science at the Inter-High School contests Saturday in Kearney. Billy Stock placed 12th in American History and was in the upper 10 percent of students taking the test.

Marge and Ike Engell were honored on their 25th anniversary at an open house held at the Masonic Temple in Wauneta following a dinner served to 39 by the Kensington ladies.

Frank Ochs observed his 90th birthday Monday. On Sunday a quiet family dinner marked the occasion with several friends calling on Monday to wish him well.

Mrs. Mae Grimm and Mrs. Edith Krausnick co-hosted a birthday dinner Sunday at the Grimm home in honor of Mrs. Lowell Grimm on her birthday. Besides the guest of honor and her family, other guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Brandt and family of Imperial.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Person will leave this weekend for Los Angeles to spend a week or so.


75 years ago this week

March 29, 1939

A heavy wet snow fell Monday bringing over one inch of welcome moisture. The return of Old Man winter was too much for the American Legion ballroom as the roof collapsed with the weight of the heavy snow.

Waunetans mourn the death of Dr. H. H. Grosbach. He served the community for over 50 years. In June, 1935 the Wauneta community joined in a celebration marking his 50 years of service.

Mrs. Carl Ketler was surprised on her birthday anniversary when friends dropped in to spend the evening. Refreshments followed an evening of Chinese checkers.

Reinhold Bartels was reminded of his birthday when 30 friends came to help him celebrate. Games and group singing were enjoyed followed by a midnight lunch.

Local Markets: wheat-.52; corn-.35-.37; cream-.20; eggs-.13; h. hens-.13; hides-.04.


100 years ago this week

March 26, 1914

Wauneta will observe March 29 as everybody go to church Sunday. Everyone is urged to attend some church and then keep it up.

Grace Kanost closed her school in Dist. 4 Saturday, March 14 with a nice program and big dinner. Each pupil received a nice treat of candy, nuts and an orange.

Mrs. Olive Selby closed her school in the Hartzer dist. also on March 14.

A number will put in city water this spring. The proper thing to do.

Mrs. J. W. Hann went to McCook Wednesday to attend the district conference.

Fishing season opens 12:01 (midnight) March 31. Some people have already opened it.

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Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

March 18, 2004

Otto Bartels observed his 101st birthday Saturday, the 13th. Those gathering for dinner, ice cream and cake at Otto and Ida’s home were Lois and Lee Glover, Wayne and Donna Bartels, Robert and Bo Dunham of Texas, Gus and Margie Bartels and Elsie Becker.

Alexa Sandman, daughter of Derek and Allison Sandman, was baptized at the Imperial Methodist Church by Rev. Schmechel with family members present. All were dinner guests of Larry and Anita Kitt following the service.

Dennis and Donna Gockley and Joel and Julie Gockley, Lauren, Brit and Kale returned home Saturday evening from a trip to San Diego, Calif., enjoying many local attractions and the San Diego Bay. Dennis and Donna also visited Henry and Elizabeth Meyer and Mike Meyer.

Sharon Maris visited her mother, Mary Kerchal, taking a cake for Mary’s 90th birthday.

Leland and Sharon Maris, Bill and Martha Lawless and Loyd and Karen Christner were among those attending the party for the 100th birthday of Betty Keating at El Dorado Manor.

Sharon Miller, Ann Miller and Shelby Hamilton spent Thursday to Saturday with Bobby, Kari and Emma Miller in Omaha.

No precip for the week: high for the week: 69° on March 8; low: 27° on March 10 and 11.


25 years ago this week

March 16, 1989

Larry Cox is the new controller/office manager at the Farmers Co-op Exchange. Cox comes to Wauneta from Hiawatha, Kan. Another managerial change was Rick Vlasin becoming the new manager of the Co-op’s fertilizer department. Vlasin began his duties in early December.

Dr. Bryce Shopp announced plans to close his Imperial Medical Clinic offices on the 13th, establishing a new practice in Estes Park, Colo.

Levi and Luella Mohler, now of Boise, Idaho, celebrated their 80th birthdays with 65 friends attending a party in their honor. A special guest was Gerald Wheeler, formerly of Wauneta, who had been a fourth grade student in the one-room Empire School in 1929-30, Mrs. Mohler’s first year as a teacher. Wheeler was a music instructor for many years in Boise, now retired.

Many family members helped Mrs. Jim Harrison celebrate her birthday at The Steak Out on March 2, especially for her birthday.

Karen Nordhausen and Judi Nordhausen spent Monday to Thursday with Wendi Nordhausen at Loveland, Colo., and attended a gift-mart in Denver.

Precip for the week: .15 of an inch; for 1989: 1.00 inch.


50 years ago this week

Mar. 19, 1964

Co-op Day in Wauneta next Thursday, Mar. 26 as the Farmers Cooperative Exchange will hold an open house. Extensive remodeling has been completed in the existing offices and the parts and display rooms expanded into the building formerly occupied by the IGA grocery store. The new combination fertilizer blending and anhydrous ammonia plant is nearing completion. Free gifts and coffee and donuts!

Nebraska Football Coach Bob Devaney will be the speaker at a banquet hosted by Wauneta’s Quarterback Club at the high school auditorium this evening.

Fifteen scouts and their scoutmaster, Floyd Wilcox, assisting scoutmasters Duane Burham, Bob Walgren and Bill Louch, hiked to Stony Point Friday evening and cooked their suppers, then hiked back to town.

Mrs. Ed Novacek was hostess at a coffee Monday forenoon in honor of Mrs. Tillie Arenz of LaCrosse, Wisc., with ten ladies present. Mrs. Arenz is visiting her son, Jim Arenz, and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Hixon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dinnel of Enders, returned last week from a 33-day tour through, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Mrs. Art Newman and Mrs. Bob Kitt were co-hostesses at a dessert luncheon Monday for OES Kensington members at the Kitt home. A St. Patrick’s Day theme was carried out.


75 years ago this week

March 22, 1939

Construction began the past week on a new service station in Wauneta by the Ogiers company of McCook. The station is located south of the railroad tracks on the west side of Highway No. 6.

Wiley Green left Saturday night for a week’s stay in Chicago.

Bruce McCallum, Robert Bradley, C.L. Grovert, Marvin Athey and James Johnston attended the National A.A.U. tournament at Denver over the weekend.

Raymond Maxfield returned from Lincoln to Wauneta last weekend and expects to remain and will assist his father at the Wauneta Roller Mills. Raymond has been a student at the University of Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Walgren were supper guests at Harry Tatums’ Thursday evening in honor of the Walgrens’ 35th anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum were also guests.


100 years ago this week

March 19, 1914

Everybody Go To Church Sunday, March 29.

Saturday, March 14 being the 20th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bricker, about 70 friends and neighbors came with dinner prepared by the ladies at home. Sides were chosen for a ball game and other outdoor games were played. The ladies prepared a basketfull of good things for Mrs. Eighmey and a plate for H. Benard.

The train struck a horse of A. C. Grimm coming up Wednesday and it had to be put down.

Dad Overman went down the line last Wednesday, going on to Lincoln.

Now on the track, Ohio potatoes, $1.00 a bushel. Phone E. F. Wiley or Cox Merc. C.



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10 years ago this week

March 4, 2004

NTV’s “Road Less Travelled” made a stop in Hamlet. Ora Ruettimann was interviewed by NTV anchor Colleen Williams. Williams, Ruettimann and cameraman Jared Gaedke moved on to the Town Hall in Hamlet where others also shared pictures and history.

Bob and Sharon Walgren and Bob and Pat Kitt returned from a 2 1/2 week trip, visiting Brandi Kitt in New Orleans, taking a five-day “Big Band Era Cruise and then visited Lucille and Bob Newman and daughter Jackie and family in Leesburg, Fla., and Maxine and Marvin Kimble and their families in Leesburg, Ga.

Chuck and Betty Vette attended the Frenchman Valley Riders anniversary banquet at Jack’s Place Saturday night.

Erma Kitt enjoyed dinner out for her 92nd birthday with Bob and Pat Kitt.

Two Wauneta-Palisade FFA teams qualified for state after wins at district. The team of Nic Top, Chase Nichols and Clif Wright placed first in welding and the environthon team of Luke Wright, Peter Barger, Joe Bartels, Cody Egle and Allison Ellicott tied for second place overall in the NRD-sponsored contest and took first place in the forestry division.

Wauneta-Palisade took home the Division 2 plaque at Inter-High Day held at McCook Community College Feb. 18. Sheridan Wright won first in Algebra 2 and first in Computer Information Technology; Janae Harris was first in Sociology and Joe Bartels, second in Computer Information technology.

Precip for the week: .82 of an inch. High for the week: 62° on Feb. 26; low: 20° on Feb. 24.


25 years ago this week

March 2, 1989

Ruby Jones was surprised on her 80th birthday when guests, brother Jay and Noma Martin of Broomfield, Colo., daughter Carman Ruzicka and Justin of Omaha, granddaughter Angela and Michael Hausman and Lindsey of Yutan arrived for the weekend. Sunday afternoon 52 friends enjoyed an open house held in her honor.

Family of Don and Bonnie Majors hosted a carry-in dinner Sunday, Feb. 19 in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.

Roxey Wheeler and Kory Kitt received outstanding musicianship awards for performances with the Wauneta Jazz Band during competition held in Denver. Wheeler was selected for her performance on the bass synthesizer and Kitt for solos on the alto sax.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for 1989: .85 of an inch.


50 years ago this week

Mar. 5, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Lovitt observed their 66th anniversary Tuesday with a quiet family dinner at the home of daughter Mrs. Robert Kennedy. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dolan Carter and granddaughter Mrs. Evelyn Hanson of Elsie. Their five children include Floyd, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. John Teply of Champion and Mrs. Lloyd McCoy of Washington state.

Mrs. Wayne Williams and Kathleen and her mother, Mrs. Lee Softley, attended the Mother-Daughter banquet in Madrid Wednesday evening.

Mrs. Katie Steggs had a birthday surprise Tuesday when Mrs. Edith Krausnick invited her to dinner and she found other guests there to help her celebrate. Other guests were Louise Hartzer, Maggie Polly, Mary Athey and Bernice Hohl.

Friday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shores were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Plienis and girls. The men enjoyed coon hunting later in the evening.


75 years ago this week

March 8, 1939

Harlan Stock purchased the lunch room, known as “Tip’s Lunch” the past week. Glen Dunbar will be in charge.

Mr. and Mrs. Nels Christensen observed their 53rd anniversary Saturday, March 4 quietly at their home due to both having been ill of late.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fye and Bobby and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knotwell and daughter of Indianola were Sunday dinner guests at the E. E. Fye home, the occasion being Mr. Fye’s birthday.

Wilma Stinnette, Charline Neverve and Nancy Burham were first place winners at the Wauneta high school declamatory contest and Neoma Troxel, second, Monday night and will enter the sectionals to be held in Palisade. The one-act play with its cast of Vera Hall, Opal Parsons, Marvin Athey and Rueben Bartels will also go to sectionals.


100 years ago this week

March 5, 1914

Patrons of the Calvert, Nuding and Lewis school districts met at the church Monday night to discuss plans for consolidating the three and have a graded school but the Lewis district wouldn’t come in. A petition will be circulated and sent to the county superintendent to have the Nuding and Calvert districts consolidate.

School closed in the Prairie Rose Wed. and box social was given in the evening. A good program and a large crowd.

Miss Emma Haarberg was surprised on her 18th birthday Wednesday evening with Dick and Dora Steinbeck, Emma and Fred Nordhausen, Henry, Fred, Willie, John and Minnie Bischoff, Henry and Fred Kuhlman, Minnie, Louisa, Fred and Dick Haarberg arriving to help her celebrate.

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