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Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

10 years ago this week

July 21, 2005

Community support key to Wauneta Senior Center’s success. Started in 1985, the center now serves 30-40 people daily with up to a dozen deliveries to homebound people. Other activities at the center include aerobics and exercises classes, card games and bingo. Phyllis Yoder is director with Mary Gage, cook. Among the volunteers are Lucille Klima and Laura Buffington. The meals-on-wheels crew includes Jim and Eleanor Crabb, Leland DeHart and Carl Williams.

Karl and Judy Polly went to the Denver air port, picking up Jon who flew in from Los Angeles. Saturday they hosted a 92nd birthday party for Eunice Bodeman. Guests for grilled hamburgers and a pot luck dinner were Kenneth and Dorinda Polly, David and Karla Polly, Elise and MacKenzie, Jeff and Elaine Polly and Julia, all of McCook; Sarah Hoehner, Nicole and Kelsie of Kearney, Gary and Diane Polly of Erie, Colo., Kip and Kay Polly, Abbie, and Annie and Jon Polly.

Lavona Nelson, Laveta Sailors, DeWinta McDowell and Phyllis Myers joined Zora Sailors Monday, July 18 at the Pioneer Cafe in honor of Zora’s 94th birthday.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad spent Wednesday to Saturday at Sioux Falls and Spearfish, S.D., attending a corvette rally, joined by Brad and Tanya Doell, Brad Baney and son Brayden.

Francis Lewis was among a group who went to Denver to watch the show, “Menopause,” Saturday.

No precip. High for the week was 95° on July 15, 16; low: 60° on July 17.

Grain Market from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-3.04; corn-2.10; milo-1.88; sunflowers-9.50; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.00; corn-2.13; milo-3.38; soybeans-6.33.


25 years ago this week

July 19, 1990

Ivan and Delores Flaming and Cindy Cameron were among 10 Nebraskans who spent a week in Mexico during June helping to build a chapel and share God’s love with the Mexican people. The Flamings had sponsored a group the year before. This year they went through the Mexican Medical program based out of San Diego, Calif. Communication through words was hard because of the language barrier but they were able to show love and affection through hugs and touching.

Sunday dinner guests of Stuart and Kathleen Bartels were George and Wilma Gengenbach and Gus and Margie Bartels to observe grandson Joe’s birthday. In the evening Stuart, Kathleen and Joe visited in the Joe Rietsch home where they celebrated Joe’s third birthday and Joe Rietsch’s 88th birthday.

Houseguests of Betty and Riley Mintling have been Polly Carse of Los Osos, Calif., and Penny Smith and Lisanne of Winters, Texas.

Herman and Bonnie Bley hosted a birthday dinner Sunday for Jacob Bley on his 95th birthday. Guests were Ervin and Elaine Bley, Alvin and Nadine Bley, and Raymond and Lois Bley. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bley and family and Mr. and Mrs. Arlan Wine and family were afternoon visitors.

Thursday morning coffee guests of Pauline Grosbach were her daughter, Anita Rediger and boys of Geneva, Ind.; mother Florence Forsythe and sister Marjorie Forsythe, both of Beatrice; Pauline’s sister Rosanna of Lincoln and her sister Lois Sharp of Enders. Others joining them were Lois Wine, Janette Peterson, Alta Dart, Melissa Moran, Alberta Grosbach and Lois Oltman.

Glendene and Leland DeHart took Bill and Ethel Louch to Imperial to eat on their anniversary Friday evening.

Girl Scouts attended a fun night hosted by the Champion Girl Scouts. Attending were Julie Maddux, Jennifer Maddux, Brandy Thornton, Diane Lucas and Joan Maddux.

No precip for the week.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.56/bu.; corn-2.56/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt.; soybeans-5.54/bu.; oats-1.00/bu.


50 years ago this week

July 22, 1965

The Farmers Co-op Exchange of Wauneta celebrated its 50th anniversary last Saturday with an open house at its three subsidiaries, the Exchange, Lumber Department and Super Market. Door prizes, free carnival tickets and merchandise were given away. Respects were given to Fred Nordhausen, Henry Bischoff, Leo Crowell, Dick Steinbeck, Chester Stock, Walter Wheeler, Vearl Kitt, Elmer Schermerhorn, Lee Kitt, Phillip Person and Ray Kitt in the form of 50 year pins for charter membership, being the only charter members left to enjoy that honor.

The Wauneta Jaycee Harvest Festival held last weekend drew over 4,000 attendees over the Saturday and Sunday festivities. Ninety-four contestants registered and participated in the rodeo. Beverly Polly was crowned Rodeo Queen.

Thursday afternoon the Krotter and Ward Lumber Yard, a Palisade landmark, was leveled by a fire. At present the building had been used for storage and was used as a cabinet shop by LaWarren Ekholm.

Esther Einspahr, Twila Nordhausen and Leah Wicke left Sunday  to attend the LWML International Convention in San Diego, Calif.

Rev. and Mrs. Suelflow, Elyse, Denise and Steve are spending their vacation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg and have visited in the Kenneth Polly, Vic Haarberg and Earl Woods homes.

Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver and family of Kimball are visiting in the home of his mother, Mrs. Grace Oliver, and with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moran in Palisade.


75 years ago this week

July 17, 1940

The 1940 harvest will end this week. According to reports little wheat is being sold with farmers who have storage are holding it for future sale. Two-thirds of the wheat is testing as No. 1 wheat  and is averaging 15 bu. per acre.

The Wauneta and Palisade scout troops held a Court of Honor and Rally Monday evening at the City Park with a fair sized crowd attending. The Palisade boys built a bridge and the Wauneta troop, a signaling tower with logs and rope, no nails were used in the structures.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stock left Saturday for Niagara Falls, N.Y., and other eastern cities. They will visit Mr. Stock’s father and brother and take in the World’s Fair in New York and visit the Amos Berry family in Indiana.

The Fred Haarberg family, Wm. Haarberg family, Carl Duhm family, Mrs. Mary Corwin, Earl DeGarmo and Margaret Elaine were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Grace Walling.

Mrs. Stella Gregory returned from Ogden, Utah, Tuesday where she had been a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Dale Houser, for several weeks.

Local Markets: wheat-56¢; eggs-11¢; cream-22¢; h. hens-10¢; h. springs-15¢.


100 years ago this week

July 22, 1915

Harvest is in full blast and by the end of the week very little grain should be standing if the rain doesn’t interfere.

The Equity Merc. Exchange has purchased the coal business of F. W. Dick and will take possession Aug. 14.

A surprise party was held on Mrs. Ray Kitt Sat. night. All report a fine time.

Mrs. Nichols has had hands more than full cooking for harvesters. They are running two binders with 4 or 5 men following up shocking.

Mrs. Rose McCallum has returned home from her visit to Illinois.

Wauneta Markets: wheat- $1.00; corn-.60; barley-.50; hogs-6.25; eggs-.12 1/2; butter-.18.


125 years ago this week

July 17, 1890

Hot! Hotter! Hottest!

Cooked thermometers at half price.

Several were baptized at the quarterly meeting held here yesterday by Rev. Amsbury.

G. W. Snider and wife came down from Madrid Wednesday.

J. W. Hann and wife were at Imperial Monday.



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Friday, 17 July 2015 21:54

10 years ago this week

July 14, 2005

Stephanie Padilla was selected as Wauneta-Palisade High School’s representative to Cornhusker Girls State in June where she was elected to the office of state auditor.

Laurel Bush of Helinski, Finland, was a houseguest of Vonna Moody Saturday to Tuesday and visited her father, Art Bush, at Heritage.

Bill and Laurie Dicke of Lincoln and Connie Linscott and Will of Gainesville, Fla., were at the Dicke Farm for the wheat harvest in early July.


25 years ago this week

July 12, 1990

Wheat harvest best in recent years! Test weights averaged around 62 pounds per bushel and yields averaged in the mid-40s. The Wauneta elevator received about 900,000 bushels; Enders Elevator about 300,000 bushels and about 800,000 bushels at the Palisade Elevator with about 500,000 bushels on the ground. At Wauneta July 3-4 they handled nearly 400 trucks each day or an average of about one completed scale ticket every 2.25 minutes, the most scale tickets ever issued in a day.

Eva Klink is serving as the interim pastor at the Enders Church of the Brethren.

Shannon O’Neil and Michelle Schutte were among youth attending the Co-op Youth Leadership Conference at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.


50 years ago this week

July 15, 1965

The July 4-5 flood damage not as bad as in past. Water was three to four feet deep on north main street early Monday morning with several helping sandbag to help business owners. A harvest crew parked in the trailer park had two new pickups and two trailer houses damaged with one trailer being swept 1/4 mile down river.

Eddie Arenz was selected to represent Wauneta at the American Institute of Cooperation at Columbia, Mo., Aug. 8-11. Patty Denker was selected as alternate.

Eight families of the Hamlet Union Church held a housewarming in the new home of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Walker Friday evening. A social evening was enjoyed.


75 years ago this week

July 10, 1940

Harvest has started in earnest. Orval Bressie brought in the first wheat at the Wauneta Equity, tested 60 and ran 40 bu. to the acre. Art Luhr hauled wheat to the Enders Elevator which went 50 bushels and tested 62. Ivan Littrel brought his first load to Krotter and Fitzgerald, testing 62.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fye celebrated their 45th anniversary Sunday. Dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fye and son, Rosetha and Tersa Knotwell of Indianola, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Counce and Mrs. Collins.


100 years ago this week

July 15, 1915

The weather is hot and the flies are bad for the men and horses in the field.

New potatoes and fryers are large enough to eat.

W. Hartzer and family and Anthony Johnson spent Mon. evening at Art Nesmith’s and had quite a celebration with fireworks and violin music.


125 years ago this week

July 10, 1890

The Fourth of July celebration at this place was an exeedingly enjoyable affair with an immense crowd in attendance. The parade was good, the music, both vocal and instrumental was excellent, the speech by Rev. Southwell was a good effort. Minor details, such as horse racing, dancing, swimming, swinging, boating etc. were all attended with a vim.

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Thursday, 09 July 2015 20:01

10 years ago this week

July 7, 2005

Wheat from the Don Harrison farm south of Wauneta was the first load hauled to town, kicking off the wheat harvest. Wheat prices closed at $2.99/bu. on Friday but took an upward swing to $3.09 on Tuesday.

Visitors of Lois and Raymond Bley last Wednesday were Paul and Caroline Roser of Fort Wayne, Ind., Caroline’s sister, Sharon and Jack Keeling of Georgia and Cliff Reynolds. Paul and Raymond were Army buddies in Italy during the Korean War.

Vicki and Gary Grimes, Ashli and Toby Cox and Kyler, J.D. Grimes and Verna Sandman ate at Tommy’s Friday evening on the Grimes’ 25th anniversary.

Gus Bartels celebrated his 90th birthday June 15 and almost 82 of those years has been involved with farming. He has seen the great changes in farming from combines pulled by tractors to air conditioned tractors and combines today. He as the seventh of nine children born to Carl and Doris Bartels. He and Margie have three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Fred Baldonado of St. Charles, Ill., spent a couple of days with Lynn and Darlene Haarberg.

Attending the biennial Mathews Reunion at the Enders Lake Golf Course were Phyllis Nordhausen, Mike and Vicki Goings and Monte and Deb Nordhausen. There were 68 present from six states.

No precip recorded. High for the week was 101° on June 29; low: 57° on June 30 and July 1.

Area grain markets from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-3.09; corn-2.04; milo-1.80; sunflowers-9.50; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.09; corn-2.04; milo-3.21; soybeans-6.72.


25 years ago this week

July 5, 1990

Harvest got underway with the first activity on June 26, progressing steadily throughout the week.

Billy Smith of Palisade completed the year as Commander of the Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars. Smith became involved in the VFW in 1977 when a new post was established in Palisade. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1975 after a 23-year career and had served with the Coast Guard in the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam in 1970-71.

Mildred and Gordon Deininger were honored on their 50th anniversary at an open house Sunday afternoon at the Masonic Hall, hosted by their grandchildren with over 100 in attendance.

An open house was held for Pastor Jim Lucas Sunday, honoring him on his 10th year of ordination.

Ron and Ann Prior and Mark of Boston, Mass., are visiting parents, Gordon and Ellen Prior and Homer and Emma Hoff. Kevin Prior and Audra of Grand Island visited over the weekend.

Rudy and Judy Evers visited her sister, Veleeta, and Jim Sutherland at Battle Lake, Mich.

Seven girl scouts were among 80 sixth grade Junior Girl Scouts and 10 sponsors from the Goldenrod Girl Scout Council who spent Friday at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo. The local scouts went to Kearney where they boarded two big buses for the trip to Kansas City. Scouts going were Roz Mintling, Becky Bley, Brandy Thornton, Jennifer Maddux, Courtney Arenz, Raenelle Walgren, and Diane Lucas. Sponsor was Joan Maddux and Peg Walgren was a driver.

No precip for the week: for 1990: 10.10 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.78/bu.; corn-2.68/bu.; milo-4.15/cwt.; soybeans-6.05/bu.; oats-1.00/bu.


50 years ago this week

July 8, 1965

Vacation Issue.

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Voorhees were honored at a dinner on his retirement from the Wauneta Federal Land Bank Association.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler and guests, Mrs. Ripper and Mrs. Darlene Farmer of Bethany, Okla., visited in the Fred Miller home in Imperial Tuesday and in the Keith Wheeler home in Culbertson on Wednesday.


75 years ago this week

July 3, 1940

Stores will close Thursday, July 4.

The new Burlington busses, known as the new diesel liners, are nifty looking cars and are the latest in comfort, began travelling through on Highway 6 Saturday.

Mrs. W. A. Braillier of Outlook, Wash., and Mrs. Alta Lapp of Grandview, Wash., daughters of the late Mr. Bailey, are visiting relatives in this community.

Roger Walker left Monday for Fort Crook where he will enter Citizen’s Military Training Camp for the month of July. The camp is available for a limited number of young men ages between 18 and 24.

Several neighbors and friends in the Enders Community went to the home of Tom Smith Tuesday afternoon to help Grandma Smith celebrate her 84th birthday.

Evelyn Hoff and Joyce Dudek left on the zephyr Thursday night for Lincoln for a 10 day stay, Evelyn at the Rev. S. B. Thomas home and Joyce at the Wm. Brykit home.

Local Markets: wheat-.65; corn-.65; eggs-.11; cream-.22; h. hens-.11.


100 years ago this week

July 8, 1915

The corn rows filled up with water again Sat.

The 3rd of July celebration wasn’t much of a celebration. Heavy rain set in about 7 a.m., let up about noon. The speaking events were attended by only around 200. No sports, ball games, or street parade occurred but about 700 people tried to make the best of the day. A good display of fireworks and the motion pictures was a good evenings entertainment. Three that took too much old “Kentucky” were run into the cooler and few others were told to shake the mud off their feet and head home which they did.

F. C. Krotter will commence to erect an elevator at Enders. It will be a cribbed building with automatic scales and every convenience to make it an up-to-date elevator. 18,000 capacity.

Amos Rowley, wife and son returned from their auto trip to David City Wed. night.

Wauneta markets: wheat- $.90; corn-.60; barley-.50; hogs-6.80; eggs-.12 1/2; butter-.18


125 years ago this week

July 3, 1890

4th of July tomorrow. We celebrate!

The bridge east of town will be ready by the 4th.

The frame of Hardin Miner’s new house is up.

A herd of ranch horses are here for sale.

S. W. Tannehill and J. J. Poole are engaged in building boats for Lake Wauneta.

Ira Crossin went to Stratton yesterday, returned today.

Miss Annie Ibbitson returned from Colorado on Wednesday.