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Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:18

10 years ago this week

April 21, 2005

Community members turned out in large numbers for the Valley Bank’s hamburger feed Friday night as a fundraiser for Wauneta’s medical clinic. The community more than met the Bank’s $5,000 matching challenge with a total of $5,361 raised through a grill raffle, barbecue set raffle, donations and a donation from the Winscot family in memorial gifts given for the late Bill Winscot.

Father Greg Pawloski of St. John and St. Patrick’s Catholic Churches returned from a three month sabbatical program for spiritual renewal. He was based at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He and two friends also travelled to the Holy Land.

Donna and Robert Whiting spent the weekend in North Platte where they helped with the 11th annual train show held at the D & N Event Center. Robert is a member of the McCook and North Platte railroader groups.

Dan and Joanne Liebig flew from Omaha to Denver and on to Lake Tahoe recently for a week of sightseeing.

Lee Roy and Clairene Weimer attended the opening of the Korean War Memorial in Oxford and then had lunch with Kathy Winscot. Clark and Donna McMinn and Becky and Weldon Taylor of Denver also attended the opening celebration.

Travis Rotter and Janae Harris were crowned Prom 2005 king and queen at the conclusion of Saturday night’s promenade. Attendants were Jake Rundback and Megan Wilson and Courtney Schneider and Sheridan Wright.

Wauneta-Palisade’s Future Business Leaders of America members, Joe Bartels, Peter Barger and Sheridan Wright, took third in state in Network Design at the State Leadership Conference. Bartels also took second Java and Wright took fourth in business math.

No precip for the week; high  for the week: 81° on April 17; low: 31° on April 11.

Area grain markets: from Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-2.85; corn-1.85; milo-1.59; sunflowers-9.70; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-2.84; corn-1.82; milo-2.80; soybeans-5.83.


25 years ago this week

April 19, 1990

Wauneta and Imperial students returning from the Freedoms Foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa., and Washington D.C., will present a program on their trip at the general meeting of the Chase County Freedoms Foundation chapter Monday. Wauneta students are Kerry Beldin, Jon Polly, Janel Applegarth, Karla McCallum, Heidi George and Theresa Haarberg.

About 50 people attended the Methodist Church’s sunrise service held at the church due to the early morning rain. Devotions were held in front of the church with a service by the Jr. and Sr. High youth in the sanctuary.

Jerry Bauman of Santa Fe, N.M., and Mindy and Marc Young and Drew were Easter guests of Hazel and Ed Novacek.

John Maddux of New York spent Wednesday to Sunday with Jack and Carol Maddux. Her mother, Jo Smith of Lincoln, spent the weekend. They joined Ed and Sylvia Burke and families Saturday evening.

Don and Charlotte Myers accompanied Don and Mary Poore of McCook to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they spent the weekend with their children, Chuck and Kathy Myers. They also attended the Ice Capades in Denver Saturday.

Beryl and Otis Knotwell, Gordon and Millie Deininger, Erma Kitt, June Cox, Dorothy Baumfalk and Lillian and Sharon Walgren were among those taking the tour to the Ice Capades Saturday.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch, for 1990: 2.94 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.48/bu.; corn-2.42/bu.; milo-3.60/cwt.; soybeans-5.25/bu.; oats-1.20/bu.


50 years ago this week

April 22, 1965

Chase, Perkins and Dundy County will change to Central Standard Time effective Sunday, April 25, 1965, at 12:01 a.m., following a meeting Tuesday night. Reason given: “to match Colorado’s change to Daylight Savings Time.” Representatives from Benkelman, Imperial, Grant, Madrid, Venango, Haigler, Max, Champion, Lamar, Enders and Wauneta conducted polls in their communities and decided unanimously to make the change.

A large crowd attended a Komac grand opening at Sinner’s Paint and Body Shop last weekend.

Rodney Wheeler received the State Farmer degree at the Nebraska State FFA convention in Lincoln. Only the top 2 percent of members earn the award. There are approximately 5,800 FFA members.

Mrs. Chester Stock returned on the 14th from a three week visit with relatives and friends at San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Buffington and Kendal and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington attended Easter services at the RLDS church at Imperial and witnessed the Blessing of baby Dirk Buffington.


75 years ago this week

April 17, 1940

Wauneta Grade School was host to the Invitational Play Day tournament April 13 with 450 pupils from nine towns and 14 rural districts participating. Seventy adults from outside of Wauneta sponsored the other schools entries and 44 teachers assisted with the many programs. Benkelman won first place in the town scholastics with Wauneta, second. In the Rural Division, District 54 with Barbara Moreland, teacher, was first and District 26 was second with Mabel Scriven, teacher. Other activities included boys kitten ball, girls volleyball, jacks tournament, marble tournament and races.

Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Skelton gathered at their home Sunday, April 7, bringing well filled baskets for a picnic dinner and spent the day in honor of Mr. Skelton’s 77th birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bretzer and children of North Platte and Mr. and Mrs. Iville Green and Dickie spent Sunday at Wellfleet Lake picnicking and fishing.

Bruce Resler and Miss Esther Harer of Chicago were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald in Imperial Wednesday evening and of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green Saturday night. Miss Harer returned to her home Sunday after spending 10 days here at the Resler home and in Franklin.

Mrs. D.C. Harvey entertained several ladies Wednesday afternoon complementary to Mrs. Cora Harvey, a house-guest in the Harvey home. The occasion was her birthday.

Local markets: wheat-.91¢; corn-.56; eggs-.13; cream-.25; h. hens-.10; l. hens-.07.


100 years ago this week

April 22, 1915

Beginning next Wednesday and until further notice, all the stores of Wauneta will be open Wednesday evenings. Plans are to close at 5 o’clock for supper and open again from 6 to 8. This is to accommodate farmers and others during their busy season so they can trade one evening in the middle of the week. The band will arrange for a concert in the open air.

You’d better get that new auto license.

The city fountain was turned on Tuesday.

A prairie fire having been started by burning thistles broke out in Mr. Metcalf’s field Sun. morning, causing considerable excitement and detaining some from Sunday School.


125 years ago this week

April 24, 1890

The businessmen of the west side of Tecumseh Ave. will be obliged to “look a little oudt” or the east side will outstrip them in building. There are now the following business houses on the east side of the avenue: a lumber yard, barber shop, wind mill agency, farm implement store, notary public office, Lincoln Land Co’s. office, W.W. Fisher’s office, town scales office, Tecumseh house, band practice hall, club room and many more to follow. Oh, we’re booming.

The women of this town have at last got “those scissors sharpened.” A genuine life size scissors grinder took in the city and the dimes the other day.

The bloods of this town were humping their backs in making a lawn tennis ground last Thursday and Friday.

Thomas Whitehead has set a number of evergreens in front of his hotel.

It is now too late to plow gardens.

A.C. Pence is acting postmaster during Kennedy’s absence.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:37

10 years ago this week

April 14, 2005

Fund-raising continues for the new medical clinic building planned in Wauneta. Valley Bank and Trust is planning a community hamburger feed this weekend with the bank matching the total received up to $5,000. A goal of $500,000 has been set by the Wauneta Community Foundation board to build, furnish and endow a new medical clinic with $200,000 raised to date.

Carol Thompson and Beryl Knotwell were among 38 Red Hat Ladies from Ogallala, Grant, Imperial, Benkelman, Haigler and Wauneta going on a Heartland bus tour  to Rosebud last Wednesday. Jackie Kennedy served as hostess.

Family attending the 60th anniversary party for A.J. and Ann Knickerbocker and Marjorie and Wesley Wheeler Sunday included Marty and Renee Wheeler and Maycee and Marjorie’s brothers Lee and Myrth Morse of North Platte, Elwin and Gerietta Morse of Imperial and sister, Esther Lytle.

Les and Janice Houser left March 31 on a trip to the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, Ky. The Craig Collins family of Augusta, Ky., joined them on Friday for the weekend.

Girls Head Coach Roger Lauhead and Boys Head Coach Dave Kuhlen were chosen by the McCook Area Gazette as the area coaches of the year. Both coaches led their squads to the final four appearances at the state tournament this year. Girls named to the Gazette’s All-Area first team girls roster were Janae Harris, Stephanie Padilla, Betsy Anderjaska, and Kiane Alberts. Andrew Isom and Marc Klima were named to the boys first team and Brad Licht, Tyler Riener, Cory Flaig, Trevor Ridlen and Russell Ridlen, honorable mention.

Precip for the week: .27 of an inch on April 10.


25 years ago this week

April 12, 1990

Palisade high school students, parents and faculty visited the Wauneta High School Wednesday, April 11 in preparation for the cooperative agreement between the two schools next year. Wauneta Student Council members guided tours for the students, board member Karen Christner guided the parents and Principal Jim Manker, the faculty. A similar activity for next year’s junior high students (grades 7-8), parents and faculty will travel by bus to visit the Palisade school.

Jim DeHart and Shaun O’Neil received the State FFA Degree in ceremonies in Lincoln, Thursday, April 5 during the state FFA convention.

Lue Carlson was honored on her 91st birthday with her three children here for the week. The three children, Minnie Ellen and Gordon Briggs of Omaha, Roberta and George Innes of LaMirada, Calif., and Jim Carlson of Woodbridge, Va., hadn’t all been together for 10 years.

Kerry Beldin, Karla McCallum, Theresa Haarberg, Janel Applegarth and Jon Polly were the Wauneta youth travelling early Monday to Denver, Colo., to enplane to Washington D.C. on the Freedom Foundation trip.

Margaret Greeley, Letha Sailors and Marilyn Walker were among those attending a brunch in the Marita Todd home Tuesday morning in honor of Lola Walker’s 80th birthday.

The rite of confirmation was held Palm Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church by Pastor Jim Lucas for confirmands Lisa Doetker, Benji Haarberg and Kerri Pfeiffer. Special family gatherings were held after the service.

Local scouts Jeff Rammage, Toby Hamilton, Scott Hamilton, Anthony Rowley, Aaron McKinney, Dustin Noble, Neil Brunkhorst and Brendan Plisek and leaders Curtis Christner and Brian Harchelroad were among about 700 volunteers from several states who planted 12,000 trees at Fort Robinson State Park.

Precip for the week: .39 of an inch.


50 years ago this week

April 15, 1965

The new Palisade Superintendent, Francis Kroll, is a nationally known author. He will be guest for an autographing party to be held at Breeze Books in Wauneta Saturday. He is a nationally recognized author of books for young readers. Some of his books include: “Young Sioux Warrior,”  “The Young Sandhills Cowboy,” “Young Crow Raider” and “Young Medicineman.”

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harrison, Mrs. Ellen Schmitt and Mrs. Earl Tatum were weekend visitors in Cheyenne, Wyo., the Harrisons and Mrs. Schmitt visited in the Vernon Hunt home and Mrs. Tatum with Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Walgren.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker were hosts Thursday evening at a family get-together in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George Hartman and Mr. and Mrs. John Kreuch, all of Lincoln. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bartels, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bartels and Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bartels, Mrs. Bonnie Majors and Reinhold and Alfred Bartels.

Mrs. W. S. Wheeler and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wheeler and family attended the state FFA convention in Lincoln Thursday where Rodney Wheeler was awarded his State Farmer Degree.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Green left Wednesday for an extended visit with their daughter, Mrs. Harry Bonham and family at Glendale. Calif.


75 years ago this week

April 10, 1940

233 go to the polls in Wauneta at Primary Election April 9; 900 votes cast in the County.

Mrs. Myrtle Sims and Clair and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Frasier spent Sunday at the home of Guy and Grandma Sims. A lovely dinner honored Grandma on her 90th birthday.

Mrs. Joseph Vlasin celebrated her 80th birthday at her home north of town Sunday, April 7 when seven of her children came to spend the day with her. A birthday cake holding 80 candles was served at the birthday dinner.

Miss Josephine Kitt who has been in Florida for the winter returned home Tuesday evening by bus.


100 years ago this week

April 15, 1915

School closed at Ash Grove Friday. A program and box supper was given that evening. Proceeds go to ball team.

Prairie dog killing has kept quite a number busy the past two weeks.

Turn on the city drinking fountain.

The Peoples Bank have the brick on the ground for the west addition to their building which will be used for hotel office. Work will commence at once.

McCook went wet by 40 and Culbertson dry by a few votes on the 6th inst. McCook is the only wet town between Hastings and Denver.


125 years ago this week

April 17, 1890

Buds and leaves are starting. The meadow lark is happy.

There was a horse race in town yesterday.

The band was out serenading the citizens Monday night.

A ball team has been organized here and will begin to strut and crow pretty soon.

Wauneta has a bona fide building boom — J.D. Licklider of Stratton bought a business lot. Will erect a store building to house a mercantile business. A.C. Pence & Co. have bought a lot opposite this office to build an implement house thereon.

The post office has been moved into the room formerly occupied by the barber shop.

F.T. Dimick of Exeter has purchased the Snider building and will conduct a bank therein. He is expected to arrive with his family next week.

The barbershop will now be found on the east side of Tecumseh, opposite this office.

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10 years ago this week

April 7, 2005

Thirteen ladies of the Methodist Church met on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at the church last week completing 36 quilts to be sent to hospitals for newborn babies.

Hugo Mohr observed his 90th birthday April. His sons, Gus and family of Spanish Fork, Utah, and John and son of Lincoln, joined him for dinner at the Senior Center.

Lana, Josh and Jesse Skelton attended the FFA state convention in Lincoln Wednesday to Friday, joined by James on Friday to see Josh get his State FFA Degree.

Nina Fortkamp and Jean Welch each had four paintings on display at the Holyoke Art Show over the weekend.

Dan and Joanne Liebig were among those attending the farewell dinner at the Catholic Church Sunday for Father O’Connor who had filled in for three months for Father Greg Pawloski who was in Rome.

The Cub Scouts and Webelos held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday night. Pinewood derby winners were Hayden Pollmann, first; Tyrel Kerchal, second; John Christner, third and Jacob Maris, fourth. Lorenzo Cavanaugh won the prize for best looking car.

Sarah Harrison, Wauneta-Palisade high school graduate and member of the Concordia University women’s basketball team, earned honorable mention NAIA Division II All American honors. The Concordia women made it to the Final Four at the national championship tournament.

Precip for the week: 1.08 inches. High for the week: 74° on April 2; low: 27° on March 27.

Grain Markets from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-2.80; corn-1.77; milo-1.52; sunflowers-9.70. From the Palisade Elevator: wheat-2.79; corn-1.77; milo-2.73; soybeans-5.64.


25 years ago this week

April 5, 1990

Wauneta and Palisade will share students the next year. Wauneta School Board voted 5-0 to offer a cooperative agreement with Palisade with the Palisade School Board voting 4-2 to accept the offer. Basic agreement includes sending Wauneta grades 7-8 and some faculty members to Palisade each afternoon and Palisade grades 9-12 and some faculty will come to Wauneta. The students will join together for athletics and other extra-curricular activities.

Kent and Karen Steckman opened their new facility Monday. The new facility features two large service bays, three 10,000 gallon storage tanks, a convenience store and a canopied island with three different pumps.

KNGN radio station will begin broadcasting from its new studios at Peace Lutheran Church in McCook April 8.

Mick Majors attended a Grain Growers Membership Insurance Trust board meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., Wednesday through Friday as Nebraska’s representative on the trust board for the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren and Lillian Walgren returned from a visit with Maxine and Marvin Kimble and families at Leesburg, Ga., and with Bob and Lucille Newman and families at Leesburg, Fla.

Family attended a carry-in dinner, planned by Rodger and Gayla Mayden and family of Holyoke, Colo., for the 29th anniversary of Jim and Pat Thompson.

Emma Carrigan spent two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens at Palmdale, Calif.

Precip for the week: .21 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.42/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.48/cwt.; soybeans-5.15/bu.; oats-1.20/bu.


50 years ago this week

April 8, 1965

Orval Hamilton and Lowell Grimm were unanimously re-elected to fill the two village council vacancies in Wauneta’s village election. 147 voters went to the polls.

Wauneta native Bob L. Newman had a part in the Gemini Titan missile flight. Newman is foreman of the Martin Company testing department which had an important part in the construction and test of all the electronic equipment for the Gemini and all the Martin company Titans.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Legg of Haxtun, Colo., were Saturday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Keiser and family, and attended the baptismal services for Marcia Ann Keiser Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp arrived home Wednesday night after spending the past two weeks with relatives at Santa Rosa, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley spent the weekend in Lincoln in the Jim Greeley home. Shelia Greeley of Omaha met them there to visit.


75 years ago this week

April 3, 1940

Election for the village and school was a quiet affair with 183 votes cast. E. W. Cox, E.E. Rudisil and Al Carrigan were elected to two year terms on the village board with Mrs. D. C. Harvey elected to fill the vacancy on the school board and L. A. Grimm and Cloyd Nesmith elected to three year terms on the school board.

Work resumed on the bank building with walls of light faced brick going up and a marble slab across the main entrance with the word bank and a Horn of Plenty carved in the marble. When finished will be the most up to date corner of town.

Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Kline celebrated their fiftieth anniversary quietly at their home Saturday, March 30 with only part of their children able to be present.

Mrs. Albert Krausnick was surprised Sunday evening when the Krausnick families from town dropped in unannounced to remind her of her birthday, bringing ice cream and cake to enjoy.

One of the largest crowds ever to gather at the Wauneta High School saw the local high school boxers win the second annual invitational glove meet. Wauneta, Palisade, Imperial and Hamlet had teams competing.


100 years ago this week

April 8, 1915

Rained all night Wed. night and some this Thurs. morning. In all there has fallen 2:07 inches.

The Wauneta Concert Band played a few selections on the street Sat.

Myrtle Hanna visited her sister, Mrs. C. Fanning, from Fri. eve to Sun. eve.

Wm. Haarberg and family and Henry Fortkamp’s spent Sunday with John Keiser.

The Misses Minnie and Anna Hillmann visited at John Bischoff’s Friday.

Wauneta Markets: wheat- $1.35; rye-.95; corn-.60; barley-.57; hogs, 5.90; eggs-.15; butter (in prints 20)-.18.


125 years ago this week

April 10, 1890

Issue not available.

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10 years ago this week

March 31, 2005

Five W-P seniors, Sheridan Wright, Josh Skelton, Cody Egle, Jake Rundback and Hondo Fanning, will receive their state FFA degrees, the highest honor awarded at the state level in FFA, at the state convention in Lincoln this week.

Lee Roy and Clairene Weimer returned home after spending a week with Monte Weimer and family at Brownsburg, Ind. They attended the confirmation of Madison Weimer on Palm Sunday.

Verna Sandman observed her 80th birthday last Wednesday and Vicki and Gary Grimes took her to North Platte where they met many family members for lunch and visiting at the Airport Inn.

Judy and Karl Polly returned home from a few days spent with Kris and Laura Polly, Caroline and William in Arlington, Va. They attended Caroline’s first communion at Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel on Sunday, visited several sites and took a dinner cruise on the “Nina Dandy” on the Potomac River.

Wauneta-Palisade was awarded the NSAA’s Class DI Sportsmanship award in recognition of the coaches, team and fans show of good sportsmanship during the state basketball tournament. Teammates Andrew Isom, Russell Ridlen, Trevor Ridlen and Superintendent Charles Isom received the award at a televised presentation. The last time WPHS was recipient of such an honor was during the 2001 Girls State Basketball Tournament.

The WPHS quiz bowl team captured the GPAC championship finishing with 160 points and a 5-1 record, edging second place Hayes Center. Team members were James Strand, Cody Egle, Andrew Isom, Sheridan Wright, Allison Ellicott, Joe Bartels, Betsy Anderjaska, Brennan Keiser and Janae Harris.


25 years ago this week

March 29, 1990

Wauneta School Board members voted to pursue some type of cooperative agreement with the Palisade School District. Two options were offered: the option of contracting their students with Wauneta or working together on a cooperative agreement, sharing junior and senior high students and faculty.

Theresa Haarberg and Kelly Brunkhorst were named delegates to Girls’ and Boys’ State in Lincoln with Karla McCallum and Jon Polly, alternates.

Mrs. Diana Miller and Amie and Tracie Mesecher of Burlington, Colo., Lydia and Amanda Keith of Benkelman and Mabel Kohne spent the weekend with Tim and Jackie Hans and family at Aurora.

Scott Hamilton took top honors in the Wauneta Scout’s pinewood derby Monday night at the Scout house. Bobby Littrel won first in the Cub Scouts and Bears division, followed by Jeff Taylor and Glen Thornton; Hamilton was first in the Webelo division, followed by Aaron McKinney and Brendan Plisek.

Eight students medaled at the inter-high contests in McCook and North Platte. McCook medalists were Roxey Wheeler, Shana Wilson and Kerry Beldin. North Platte medalists were Jim DeHart, Kirk Yost, Troy Denman, Shannon O’Neil and Bob Goings.


50 years ago this week

April 1, 1965

Bob Hummel took over the management of Wauneta’s Co-op IGA Super Market Thursday. In the early ’40s Bub Jones and Bob bought the Krausnick store and operated the B&B Grocery. Bub sold his interest to Bob, the store becoming Bob’s Grocery which he later sold to Bob Walgren.

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Jussel and boys hosted a covered dish supper for 25 neighbors. Special guests were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Modrell, who showed slides of their Alaskan trip. The Modrells visited the Harry Zieglers at Valdez, while there.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Klima and boys and Duane Muths were entertained at the Robert Hanna home Saturday afternoon. The group enjoyed sleigh riding.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Carrigan and Mark of Denver and Mrs. Vida Carrigan of Los Angeles were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Carrigan. The Eugene Carrigans returned home Sunday and Mrs. Carrigan remained for a longer visit.


75 years ago this week

March 27, 1940

Wauneta had the largest representative of all schools at the Frenchman Valley Music Festival at Trenton with 102 in mixed chorus and band. The audience and judges were highly pleased with Wauneta’s unusually large group, sang a capella entirely, were uniformed and well drilled. The Trenton Register also gave high praise to the band and mixed chorus, saying they gave a delightful performance and deserved plenty of verbal bouquets.

The second annual high school boxing tournament will be held Thursday at Wauneta. Schools entered are Imperial, Palisade, Hamlet, Benkelman and Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair Stock were pleasantly and completely surprised Easter Sunday when all their children and grandchildren and other relatives drove in bringing a bountiful dinner with them. The afternoon was spent visiting and taking pictures, including a four generation group.


100 years ago this week

April 1, 1915

Members of the Wauneta Equity Union are now ready to wage battle for a farmers elevator in Wauneta. A meeting was held and a board of five directors, C. A. Nesmith, H.
W. Winkelman, E. Hanna, M.W. Bailey of Wauneta and C. W. Eckard, Blanche, were elected. By-laws will be adopted at April 3 meeting.

The German minister at Champion preached at the Kuhlman church Sunday p.m.


125 years ago this week

April 3, 1890

Wanted—Two new members in the Wauneta band.

Miss Nellie Fisher has been acting postmaster this week.

Two new school houses are being erected, north and east of town.

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10 years ago this week

March 24, 2005

The Wauneta-Palisade school board met in special session to approve the voter resolution to move Wauneta’s kindergarten through fourth grade to attend school in Palisade. A special election will be held May 17.

The Chateau Theatre ticket price will bump up to $4 beginning April 3 with the time change.

An 80th birthday celebration was held for Beulah DeHart at the Country Buffet in Cheyenne, Wyo., hosted by Bill Jeffries with family members of Beulah and members of Bill’s family attending.

A coffee was hosted at the Senior Center Friday morning by friends of Lois and Marlin Wine as the Wines will move from their farm to Overland Park, Kan., to be near their children.

Bill and Linda Ham of Bullhead City, Ariz., spent several days with Ruby Ham and Kenny and Diana Ham.

Friday Gary and Judy Raymond of St. James, Mo., and Jean Wach helped Naomi Nelson celebrate her 92nd birthday.

Penny Smith of San Angelo, Texas, spent her spring break with her mother, Betty Mintling.

Wauneta’s Red Hat Ladies joined the group from Imperial for Mexican food Tuesday at Enders Lake Golf Course. From Wauneta were Beryl Knotwell, Ila Widger, Ethel Louch, Doris Ough, Pat Kitt, Sharon Walgren and Lois Hoff.

Dwana Flaig, Beth Padilla, Bill Ward and Shawn Flaig took nine MYF members to Keystone, Colo., for a skiing weekend.

No precip for the week.


25 years ago this week

March 22, 1990

Wauneta Social Studies Teacher Gary Goodchuck was named as the 1990 Outstanding Secondary Teacher by the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association. He will receive the award at a noon luncheon during the association’s spring conference in Kearney. Four school board members and Superintendent Dennis Wentz and Principal Jim Manker will attend the award presentation.

Janel Applegarth, a Wauneta High School senior, was named Miss Southwest Nebraska 1990 at the fifth annual Miss Southwest Nebraska Scholarship Pageant in McCook. She will advance to the Miss Nebraska Pageant June 7-8 in North Platte.

Beryl Knotwell attended the annual meeting of city clerks in Kearney Wednesday to Friday. While there she as the recipient of the 1989 award for outstanding clerk, presented the 1990 award to a clerk from Omaha.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Louch returned from three weeks spent in Yuma, Ariz., where they visited her brother, the Irvin Haywards. They also visited the Haywards’ son in San Diego, Calif., sightseeing on their return to Yuma.

Hazel Novacek and Mindy Young and Dreu went to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., to visit and then returned to Denver, Colo., where Hazel visited Virginia and David Jesser. Virginia and granddaughter Alicia brought Hazel home. Ed and Hazel observed their 67th anniversary March 17.

Kory Kitt was named to  the all conference basketball second team and Brett Wentz and Kelly Brunkhorst earned honorable mention. Shana Wilson and Bobbi Wilson were named to the girls’ second team and Deb Garrison, honorable mention.

Precip for the week: .03 of an inch; for 1990: 2.10 inches.


50 years ago this week

March 25, 1965

Judy Pearson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Pearson of Palisade, was chosen to attend the National Senior Girl Scout Round-up at Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho, July 17-26. She was one of eight girls chosen from the We-So-Braska Council to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Webber returned home Sunday from Arizona where they have spent the past six weeks.

Attending the Nebraska State Bowlers Convention in McCook were Mrs. Neil Kitt, Sylvia Moody, Wanda Larson, Ruth Justice, Maxine Heldenbrand and Leah Wicke.

Callers of Mrs. Minnie Christner and Grace Walling have been Minnie Kinsinger, Hazel Liston, Lillie Ruby, Irene Gerih and Lola McBride.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen spent the weekend in Lexington visiting with her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walbridge and their families.


75 years ago this week

March 20, 1940

Russell Bodeman, Earl Rudisil, Eugene Stewart, A. R.  d’Allemand, Dr. C. Robt. Carlson, Dr. Richard Fitzgerald, Chas and Guy Barnes, Ted Voorhees and Arch Counce were among 300 sportsmen attending a buffalo feed in McCook Tuesday.

Rex Shelborn and Donald Osmera flew an airplane over to Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Kerchal’s place and spent Sunday with them. Other visitors were Dan and Billie O’Neil and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Polly. Donald, a nephew of the Kerchals, is learning to fly.

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Polly surprised them Friday evening reminding them of their 35th anniversary of their marriage. Four tables of pinochle were in play.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hahn of Hamlet were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey, the occasion was Mr. Hahn’s birthday.

Mrs. E. R. Voorhees entertained ladies taking part in the Easter Contata Wednesday afternoon after rehearsals.


100 years ago this week

March 25, 1915

As we go to press Thursday p.m. a small blizzard is raging.

We turned down a whiskey ad this week that was worth about $50.

Notice from the Village Board of Health—All refuse of all kinds located on all property, streets and allies must be removed to the dump or otherwise properly disposed of. All dairies furnishing milk within the village must conform to sanitary rules at once.

Archer Morrison brought home a disc Sat. and Geo. Smith helped him put it together Mon.

Grandma Morrison, Mrs. Frank Buffington and little daughter and Mrs. Art Nesmith and little children spent last Thursday with Mrs. Archer Morrison while the men folks went to the sale.


125 years ago this week

March 27, 1890

E.T. Dimick of Exeter, Neb., will soon start a bank here.

The prairie fire north of town Friday did considerable damage, burned up some livestock of James Foxal, consumed Mrs. Whitehead’s stable and other damage.

Imp. Republican news—Wauneta will soon boast of a new bank and lumber yard. The quiet little city by the falls is coming to the front.

(Breeze)—Now you’ve said it. And you might add something about our new hotel and dry goods store, two new hardwares and the electric light plant that is to be put in at the falls, right away, if not sooner.