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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:35

10 years ago this week

October 28, 2004

Several ladies of the local Red Hatters attended the Christian Womens Club meeting in Wallace Saturday. Attending were Beryl Knotwell, Doris Ough, Ila Widger, Lois Hoff, Jackie Kennedy, Ethel Louch and Betty McCallum. Lucille McBride furnished music during the brunch and parade of red hatters.

Laveta Howard of Palisade and Marilyn Walker of Ogallala were among the group, “Southwest Nebraska Fun Timers,” going with Shorty’s Tours on their annual tour to Branson, Mo., the first week in October.

Ted and Carolyn Anderson observed their 46th anniversary on the 19th. They and Verna Anderson enjoyed supper at Imperial.

Lela Hamilton hosted a surprise birthday celebration at the Senior Center on the 20th for Phyllis Yoder’s 75th birthday with friends bringing cards and enjoying cake and coffee. Lela also observes a birthday on the 20th. Phyllis also received a cake delivered from daughter Melody and had lunch with daughter Nancy, son Randy and son Rocky of Russell, Kan., who surprised her. She spent the weekend in Russell with Rocky.

Aaron McKinney of Omaha and Amy and Jon Rozelle, Kelsey, Austin and Alexa of Sidney spent the weekend with Jim and Patsy McKinney. Jim, Aaron and Jon went turkey  hunting.

Precip for the week: .25 of an inch. High for the week: 74° on Oct. 22; low: 37° on Oct. 24.

 

25 years ago this week

October 26, 1989

Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre will close after the weekend shows. The decision was made due largely to expenses exceeding income. It was uncertain whether the chamber would reopen it.

The local Brownies, leaders and some family members undertook a community service project Saturday afternoon, picking up trash along a 2-mile route in Wauneta.

Jan DeWester, Louise Stamm, Erma Wallace and Ruby Anderson travelled to Oklahoma, Oct. 11-17. Erma visited Barbara and Leigh Gage at Yukon, Ruby visited granddaughter Kathy Anderson at Duncan and Jan and Louise visited Teresa DeWester and Shari and Tony Brubaker at San Marcos and Wynona and Keith Springer at Lawton.

Bill Cooper went by chartered bus from McCook to Stillwater, Okla., Friday to attend the Nebraska-Oklahoma State game, returning Sunday evening.

Zora Sailors and Zella Kerchal attended the 4th annual State Twin Association convention in York Oct. 21-22. They won third place for being the oldest in their category of the 76 who registered.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad visited daughter Debbie and Jim Kemp, Phillip and Patrick in St. Louis Oct. 8-15.

No precip for the week: for 1989:14.15 inches.

 

50 years ago this week

Oct. 29, 1964

Bill Winscot was elected president of the Wauneta Commercial Club; Don Majors, vice president and LeRoy Jussel and Wilbur Larson, board members.

Dennis Gockley returned to Okinawa early in October after nearly two months on stand-by alert in a convoy of ships anchored off the coast of Viet Nam. After returning to Okinawa he was among a group chosen to spend five days at the Olympics in Tokyo.

Family of Mrs. Minnie Christner gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Bowersox in Palisade to help her celebrate her 89th birthday. Attending were Mrs. Blanche Suhling and husband of Kampsville, Ill.; Rev. and Mrs. Ben Christner, Boulder, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Clint Bowersox; Mrs. Ruth Schwenk and husband, Hastings; Mrs. Greta Lapp and husband, El Cajon, Calif.; Mrs. Erna Pietenpol and husband, Lincoln, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob McBride.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley  accompanied their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Starr back to their home in New Beach, Calif., for an extended visit.

Palisade homecoming royalty: king and queen: Merrell McClatchey and Dianne Werschke; honor attendants: Doris Silver and Boyd Bechtold; senior attendants: Lynette Carter and Bob Wright; junior attendants: Judy Curtis and Alan Phares; sophomore attendants: Joyce Busking and Craig Spencer; freshman attendants: Barbara Phares and Riley Mintling.

Miss Nola Wicke, a nurse at the Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis, is spending her vacation with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke.

 

75 years ago this week

Nov. 1, 1939

Except for soapy windows, misplaced signs, there was very little damage Halloween night.

About 35 friends and neighbors of Truman Kitt gathered at his farm Tuesday afternoon with teams, trucks and willing hands to gather in corn, stack his cane and top his milo.

A pheasant hunting safari trekked into the wilds of Perkins County last Thursday for an all-day hunt at the Hal Fanning ranch. The party included Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bodeman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grimm, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. John Green and Mr. Walter Oliver. They enjoyed a picnic dinner after tramping the fields and returned home with several birds.

About 25 friends and neighbors gathered at the Josh Johnston home Monday evening for a house warming. Chinese checkers were played after which lunch served. The Johnstons were presented a gift.

Scoutmasters, assistant scoutmasters and committeemen entertained 20 boy scouts at a pheasant dinner Tuesday evening at the church parlors.

 

100 years ago this week

October 29, 1914

The Burlington crew is here erecting the new water tank.

John and Geo. Metcalf’s father died in England Sept. 13 and they received word Oct. 22.

Fannings are threshing this week. Mrs. Tom Stinnette is helping Mrs. Fanning cook for threshers.

Pribbeno Bros. are hauling corn to Enders this week. 91¢ per bu.

C.E. Johnston went to Omaha Saturday to buy a car of buggies.

 
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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:44

10 years ago this week

October 21, 2004

Five candidates are running for two village board seats at the upcoming November election. Tony Cribelli and Rod Rector hold the board seats with Rector opting not to seek re-election. Cribelli will join Lynn Brunkhorst, Kenny Lawless, Lloyd Sinner and Carl Williams on the ballot.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell and daughters Barb and Patti flew from Omaha to Washington D.C. on the 7th, being met by Kris Polly who drove them to several different sites. They were supper guests of Kris and Laura and family Thursday evening and on Friday took them to visit several places on Capitol Hill. The group returned home on the 12th.

Marie Smith was guest of honor Sunday when ladies she had worked with through the years, friends and family, came to help her observe her 80th birthday..

Derek Andrews and daughter Deslyn of Green Bay, Wisc., spent several days with parents Dan and Shirley Andrews.

Stormy Dawn Nordhausen was baptized during the Sunday morning services at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor Keith Wellman. Family and friends enjoyed a cookout at the Heath Nordhausen home following the service.

The 2004 homecoming royalty was Jenna Britten, queen, and Cory Flaig, king. First attendants were Jake Rundback and Janae Harris and second attendants were Courtney Schneider and Hondo Fanning. Crown bearers were Miranda Behrends and Brody Nordhausen.

With a 54-28 win over Hitchcock County Friday night the Broncos captured the D1-10 district football championship. With the win the Broncs improve to 5-2 on the season and 4-0 in district play.

Precip for the week: .67 of an inch; high for the week: 72° on Oct. 12; low: 33° on Oct. 13.

 

25 years ago this week

October 19, 1989

Ruby Jones, Dorothy Baumfalk, Ann Rueter and June McCallum visited Beth Harchelroad at Heritage Home Saturday, taking birthday cake and serving coffee with it for Beth’s 91st birthday.

Jennifer Egle, daughter of Dennis and Janet Egle, and Greg Brennan were crowned queen and king at Stratton at Friday night’s football game. Attending locally were Robert and Esther Egle and Elwyn and Viola Krausnick.

Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Christner and Curtis and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maris attended the homecoming game in Stratton Friday night where Randi Maris, daughter of Joe and René Maris, was crownbearer.

Marvin and Arlene Large, the Joe Large family, Kevin Large family, Dale Large family and Dean Large family attended the annual Large reunion at Front Street in Ogallala Sunday. The Arnold and Terri Bernatchy family was hosts.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; 14.15 inches for 1989.

 

50 years ago this week

Oct. 22, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Brunkhorst were honored on their 25th anniversary by a host of friends and relatives at a pot luck supper Saturday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Keiser of Omaha who served as bridesmaid and best man were present.

Last Tuesday, friends and neighbors of Jack Sandman gathered at the farm to cut 150 acres of milo and truck it to town. Jack is on crutches due to a truck accident. Combines belonging to Dan Liebig, Ervin Kitt, Marvin Maris, Kenneth Romine and Vic Wicke were used with Dale Wicke operating Jack’s combine. Trucks were brought by Wayne Romine, Wayne Richards, Paul Kitt, Ivan Brunkhorst, Virgil Sandman, Henry Wicke and Marvin Maris. Mrs. Bill McBride, Mrs. Dan Liebig and Mrs. Kenneth Romine assisted Mrs. Sandman with lunch.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Kiefer of Knielingen, Germany, and their son-in-law Ned Pilling of Griswold, Iowa, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Engel. Mrs. Kiefer was a guest of Mrs. Engel while the men went deer hunting in Wyoming.

Don Polly and Ann Arenz were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday night. Larry Fanning and Lloyd Wicke were the other king candidates and Jerolyn Kitt and Jane d’Allemand, queen candidates.

Cub Scout Den 4 met Tuesday at the Robert Hanna farm for a fishing party and picnic, attended by 15 boys and their sponsors, Mrs. Ed Vapenik, Mrs. Irving Skelton, Jack Romanek and the Hannas.

 

75 years ago this week

October 25, 1939

Construction of the new bank building will begin Nov. 1 with the contract awarded to Carl Thoren, local contractor. The new building will be built on the site of the old building with the bank moving into the renovated and redecorated Pence building next door. The old bank vault will be used until the new vault is completed with money kept on hand reduced to a change basis. Anyone desiring to draw a large sum of money should notify the bank so the same can be shipped in.

In an exhibition game with Palisade last week with one half played in 6-man football and the other half in 11-man, results of the game were Palisade winning the 6-man game 14-0 and Wauneta winning the 11-man, 9-0.

A number of friends surprised Vern Krausnick Tuesday evening on his birthday. After the party was over the young people charivaried Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield.

 

100 years ago this week

October 22, 1914

Farmers Institute — more than 2,000 people in town, over 100 autoes - some from a long distance. A special train left here at 6 p.m. in the evening to take people home down the line. Display of produce - simply immense, some displays larger than at the county fairs.

No school Calvert School, no school at Empire. Everyone at the Farmer’s Institute.

Pumpkin social Halloween at the Calvert parsonage. Supper in a pumpkin. Ladies bring a pumpkin full of supper. Gentleman bring your pocketbooks. Proceeds: lights for the church.