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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.

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Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00

10 years ago this week

October 14, 2004

The county sheriff and staff were honored for their years of service at the Nebraska Emergency Services Communications Association fall conference in Kearney. Awarded service pins were Chuck Eberhardt for 10 years, dispatcher/jailer; Sandra Kelly, 15 years, dispatcher/jailer and Sheriff Tim Sutherland, 30 years.

Six Wauneta-Palisade students were inducted into the Frenchman Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society. Students included Luke Wright, Stephanie Padilla, Kiane Alberts, Andrew Isom, Susauna Alberts and Allison Ellicott. Other members include Cody Egle, Brad Licht, Autumn Alberts, Joe Bartels, Peter Barger, Jenna Britten, Betsy Anderjaska, Janae Harris and Sheridan Wright.

Former members of the Eden Sunshine Club, Virginia Gauger, Verna Sandman, Lucille McBride, Violet Long and Sharon Maris, were lunch guests of Jean Hardy of McCook Friday. The afternoon was spent visiting and looking at the club’s history, minutes, pictures and scrapbook since the club’s beginning in 1920.

Bonnie Hanna of Lafayette, Colo., Esther Einspahr, Phyllis Nordhausen and DeLores Taylor spent Tuesday to Saturday taking a bus tour to Branson, Mo., enjoying many shows and a visit to the University of The Ozarks.

Arvin and Athenia Michel of Colorado visited Thursday afternoon with Lynn and Darlene Haarberg and Fred Krausnick.

Mary Gage and Cheri Wallace attended the Class B District Softball Tournament in Gering where Marissa Wallace participated with the McCook team, pitching in the championship game where McCook won 1-0. McCook will advance to the state tournament in Omaha.

Precip for the week: .70 of an inch. High for the week: 78° on Oct. 7; low: 45° on Oct. 8.

Grain markets from Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-2.99; corn-1.97; milo-1.58; sunflowers-9.30; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-2.99; corn-1.81; milo-2.86; soybeans-4.58.

25 years ago this week

October 12, 1989

Another dry hole but Howard Kaler of Gainesville, Texas, will continue his efforts to find oil in the Wauneta area.Drilling a wildcat hole just north of the Rod Wheeler farm was completed Friday, making five Kaler has drilled in the area this year.

Construction of a new service station and store for Crossroads began this week. The new station will be located just east of the present Crossroad’s location. Completion of the new facility is expected before the end of the year, according to owners, Kent and Karen Steckman.

Tina Kitt, representing the Chase County Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge chapter, attended the national volunteers’ conference this week at Valley Forge, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley and Jacob Bley spent Sunday in Hastings visiting Jacob’s cousin, Nettie Linndemann at a retirement home. They hadn’t seen each other for 60 years. Nettie is 89 and Jacob is 94.

Lori Pankonin’s uncle, Bob Christensen from Australia and Elna Johnson joined the Pankonins for supper last Tuesday. While here Christensen called Norma Denker who was a high school classmate in Colorado.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for 1989: 14.09 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat- 3.69/bu.; corn-2.08/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt.; soybeans-4.90/bu.; oats-1.20/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 15, 1964

Wauneta “dehorned” the Imperial Longhorns Friday night, 12-7. The win brings to Wauneta the traveling trophy, “Ye Olde Feed Bag” for a year.

Three local ladies, Mrs. Louis Grimm, Mrs. Edith Krausnick and Mrs. Jessie Kitt, took a scenic trip across the state,  going to Fort Robinson and Toadstool Park and the Scottsbluff National Monument, to Valentine and Smith Falls, then to Brownville on the Missouri River, to Nebraska’s first homestead, the Daniel Freeman home at Beatrice and House of Yesterday in Hastings and Pioneer Village at Minden.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Walgren celebrated their 40th anniversary at their home in Cheyenne, Wyo. Attending from Wauneta were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum, Mrs. Vella Walgren, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baumfalk and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dicke and Connie.

Mrs. Alvin Knepper, Mrs. Henry D. Haarberg, Mrs. Floyd Nordhausen and Mrs. Jim Taylor attended the LWML meeting in Cheyenne last Tuesday and Wednesday. They especially enjoyed the speaker, Dr. Oswald Hoffman, well-known radio Lutheran Hour minister.

Round About Club members Mary Ellen Fanning, June McCallum, Estella Murray, Eva Widger, Mabel Maddux, Lois Kanost and Clara Hamilton enjoyed an outing to McCook Thursday afternoon and evening.

75 years ago this week

October 18, 1939

The Wauneta O.E.S. Kensington purchased the Pilgrim Holiness Church located on the north end of main street. The building will be used as a lodge room by both the Eastern Star order and the Masonic Lodge.

An open house will be held Saturday for the Sanitary Bakery Cafe. Mr. d’Allemand will operate the cafe in connection with his bakery which has been remodeled for the new business.

Three Wauneta Scouts, Rex Lewis, Dean Zarecor and Lloyd Redden, were awarded first class badges and two scouts, Duane Burham and Vernon Norman, were awarded second class badges. Scoutmaster Arnold Cowles and Al Carrigan, troop committee chairman, took the boys to Trenton.

Nancy Burham and Martha Jussel won first and second place, respectively, in the girl’s division of the “Young Citizens” county examinations at Imperial. Raymond Jussel won first in the boy’s division while Delbert Crowell tied for second place with Junior Mead of Imperial.

The Wauneta team and Palisade team will meet in an unusual contest Friday night, half played by 11-man squad and half by six-man squad. Palisade switched to six-man football when their enrollment dropped. Palisade has won all but one game this season and was the 1938 Frenchman Valley six-man champions.

Local markets: wheat-.70; corn-.55; cream-.24; eggs-.15; h.hens-.08; l. springs-.08; l. hens-.06; l. springs-.06; cox-.04.

100 years ago this week

October 15, 1914

Mr. Henry Denker and family of Cook, Nebr., are here visiting her folks, Wm. Haarbergs and other relation.

Mrs. Dougherty left on Monday for Crab Orchard, Nebr., to make her sister a visit.

Wauneta Farmers Institute, Oct. 19-20.

The train will be held at Wauneta next Tuesday until 6 p.m. to accommodate passengers from McCook, Palisade and immediate points to those wishing to attend the Farmer’s Institute, Stock Show and Agriculture Display. If anything happens so the regular cannot wait, a special will be sent  up.

I wish to warn parties who continue to spit on the office floor, that such practice cannot go on. There is a fine for so doing and some one will have to pay it. Yours for a clean office. W.C. Higley, P.M.