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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:20

10 years ago this week

July 22, 2004

Eunice Bodeman observed her 91st birthday Saturday, June 17. She was guest of honor Friday at the Senior Center and for two tables of canasta there later, hosted by Mary Ellen Fanning and Verna Anderson. Guests enjoyed birthday cake and ice cream.

Peter Barger spent a week at Halsey National Forest at an energy camp sponsored by Southwest Public Power.

Visitors of Jack and Carol Maddux are Mary Smith, Jacob, Jackson and Eva of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Rebecca and Luke Conklin of North Branford, Conn.

Visiting Alvina and Dallis Breese Monday to Friday last week was his sister, Vivien of Virginia. Roland and Brenda Broughton, Spencer and Trey visited over the weekend.

Bobby and Kari Miller and ten-month-old Emma of Omaha spent the weekend in the Tom Miller home and visited other family in Palisade and Wauneta.

Grain Markets from the Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-3.19; corn-2.48; milo-1.97; sunflowers-10.00; from the Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.24; corn-2.44; milo-3.54; soybeans-7.90.

Precip for the week: .10; for 2004: 11.72 inches. High for the week: 96° on July 12 and 13; low: 61° on July 16 and 17.

25 years ago this week

July 20, 1989

Wauneta’s annual community celebration, Harvest Fest” just a week away! Grand Marshall is E. N. Berry Jr. who will be accompanied by Mrs. Lue Carlson. The parade theme is “Reflections of the ’80s.”

Harchelroad Motors, Inc. announced this week they are expanding their business. The firm has purchased the former Langenfeld Motors building and lot in Imperial and will open a General Motors car dealership later in the fall. Sid Harchelroad will be running the Imperial business.

A picnic was held at the Wauneta Park Saturday evening in honor of Jacob Bley’s 94th birthday. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bley, Michael, Jeremy and Becky; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bley; Rev. and Mrs. Lloyd Bley, Christopher and Christina and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley.

Seven ladies of the Wauneta Falls Bank bowling  team enjoyed coffee and rolls in Ruth Justice’s back yard Monday morning and also to divide their earnings from their competition in the state bowling tournament this spring in Hastings. Attending were Gladys Schneider, Lee Wilkins, Jackie Kennedy, Ramona Nordhausen, Verna Sandman, Edie Sandman and Ruth.

Doris Craig and Elsie Becker drove to Clarksville, Iowa, where they attended the annual Becker reunion with about 40 relatives attending.

Precip for the week: 1.28 inches; for 1989: 7.75 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.76/bu.; corn-2.20/bu.; milo-3.45/cwt.; soybeans-6.30/bu.; oats-1.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 23, 1964

An estimated 1,900 persons attended the two-day annual rodeo in Wauneta, sponsored by the Wauneta Jaycees. Forty-five cowboy entries competed for the $1,100 jackpot purses. Miss Bonnie Malone was named Queen of the Rodeo. First runner-up was Susan Ham and second runner-up was Judy Fanning.

Donald Donze and the Gaugers will be threshing bundles using a steam engine at the Sam E. West farm Saturday afternoon. Those interested are welcome to come.

Rodney Harvey, Robert Kitt and Dale Bischoff of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Wauneta have been selected and will be included in the 1965 edition of “Outstanding Young Men of America.”

Members of the Nordhausen family gathered at the old park in Wauneta Sunday for a picnic honoring Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer and son of San Diego, Calif.

Bud Howard and family of Baldwin Park, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Moreland (Shirley) and sons of Houston, Texas, have spent the past two weeks with Mrs. Lily Howard.  Other visitors were brother-in-law Virgil Howard and family of Peco Revera, Calif., and Jewell and Johnny Howard and families of Lexington and Palisade.

Carl Statz of Imperial and Rev. L. R. McGauhey of Santa Anna, Calif., were Monday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt. Rev. McGauhey had his first charge at Mt. Zion church 53 years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brunkhorst were Sunday dinner guests in the Russ Kinder home at Imperial in honor of Ruffina Forsbeck’s birthday.

Mrs. Lyle Gage and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moody made a business trip to Scottsbluff Friday and also visited with Richard Fanning and the Morgan family at Bayard.

75 years ago this week

July 26, 1939

Carrigan & Dinnel, local Minneapolis-Moline implement dealers, hold the distinction of having sold the first “Universal R” tractor in the state of Nebraska, according to communication received from the midwestern division point at Omaha. The sale was made last week to Andy Brunkhorst, farmer living south of Wauneta. The new model machine is a 2-row tractor.

Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Christner arrived home last Tuesday from San Francisco where they visited the Fair.

Josh Johnston, John W. Green, A. R. d’Allemand, G. S. Burham and Dale Theobald went to North Platte last week where they enjoyed the day on the golf course.

Roger Walker, Wiley Green and Russel Polly drove to Imperial Saturday night where they filled a dance engagement with the Imperial orchestra.

Mrs. Cora Metcalf and granddaughter, Margaret Metcalf, returned last Wednesday from a two months trip to California. They especially enjoyed their trips to the ocean.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Conklin and daughter, Miss Neva, left Monday on an auto trip to Patterson, N.J., where they will visit in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Edwin Rose, and make the acquaintance of their new grandson.

Local Markets: wheat-.47; corn-.50; cream-.20; eggs-.08; h. hens-.09; h. springs-.10; l. hens-.06; l. springs-.08; cox-.04.

100 years ago this week

July 23, 1914

Harvest is about half over. The corn crop is in silk and tassel and the present indications are for the biggest crop this section has ever had.

Kanosts had trouble with their windmill last week.

Mrs. M.S. Pflum is helping Mrs. O.W. cook for harvest hands.

Mrs. Weidman of Stratton is visiting at A. Deininger’s, being a cousin.

Helen Skelton visited with her sister, Mrs. Tom Stinnette, Fri. and Saturday.

Total of precip for the week: 2.26 inches — .58 on Friday night, 1.62 Monday night and .06 Wednesday night.

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Thursday, 17 July 2014 20:27

10 years ago this week

July 15, 2004

Making use of the park’s new hiking-biking path, Wauneta’s newly formed walking club, dubbed ‘Hiking to Hawaii,” is nearly halfway to the goal of walking enough miles to go to Hawaii. The 90-plus members have collectively walked 1,512 miles, almost half of their goal of 3,533 miles. The group started out with 25 members the first week.

Lorean Anderson, a resident at Heritage, was honored on her 80th birthday when Deb Andrew, Elaine Roschewski and Tracy Morehead served strawberry shortcake to the residents. She was also honored at a surprise open house held at the Senior Center on Sunday, hosted by Lori Sis and Stacy Troutman.

Beverly Dinnel, Jane Greene, Tina Grosbach of Imperial and Andrea Zakis of Cheyenne, Wyo., attended a Women of Faith conference in Denver Friday and Saturday.

A carry-in dinner was held at the Methodist Church Sunday following Sunday morning worship as a welcome to new pastor, Judith Dye.

Monte Weimer, Ethan and Jacob of Brownsburg, Ind., are houseguests of Lee Roy and Clairene Weimer.

Dorene and Gary Mohr of Enders, Logan and Shiela Mohr, Cindi and George Hallett of Imperial, Hugo Mohr, Josh Taylor and DeLores Taylor had a cookout at Enders Lake Saturday evening.

In a welcome break from the ongoing drought, widespread rains fell Thursday, Friday and Saturday with over six inches of rain reported northeast of Wauneta and in the Hamlet area. The Stinking Water Creek overflowed its banks causing widespread damage to Hayes County roads, as well as flooding low-lying areas. Wauneta reported 2.79 inches.


25 years ago this week

July 13, 1989

’89 Wheat Harvest winding down! Yields were not exceptional with most around Wauneta running in the mid to high 20s to low 30s. There were some 45 bushel yields.

Last Monday evening guests of Mr. and Mr. Bob Kitt for supper and fireworks were Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kitt and girls of Ogallala, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Forney and girls of Castle Rock, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Bob Newman of Leesburg, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Gage and John of Kearney, Erma Newman and Erma Kitt.

The Russ Pankonins went to Grant Sunday evening where 22 relatives gathered for a surprise birthday supper for Vic Pankonin.

Richard and Judy Christensen, James and Charles and a student from West Germany who has spent a year with them visited Glen and Edna Christensen. They had travelled from Gaithersburg, Md., to San Francisco and back. While here they attended a farewell for Alvin and Joyce Christensen at Venango who have moved to Valley View where Alvin will be the high school superintendent.

The Lavon Haarberg family attended a picnic at Imperial held in honor of Nellie Haarberg of Turlock, Calif.; Ralph Mertis of Tracy, Calif.; Edwin and Sean Haarberg of Villa Park, Calif.

Tyson, Shana and Tanner Bardsley came from Halls Crossing, Utah, last Wednesday to visit grandparents, Richard and Lavina Bardsley.

A large number attended the Sunday morning service and welcome dinner for Rev. Michael Anderson and family at the Palisade Methodist Church.

No precip for the week; for 1989: 6.47 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.85/bu.; corn-2.31/bu.; milo-3.55/cwt.; soybeans-6.55/bu.; oats-1.45/bu.


50 years ago this week

July 16, 1964

Amateur Jackpot Rodeo, Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19, Wayne Smith Arena.

Harvest is 85-98 percent  completed, the county’s average yield was estimated at 18 bushels due to earlier devastating hail.

Billie Dicke received the God and Country Award, Boy Scouting’s highest award, at the morning worship service at Mt. Zion Methodist Church July 5, presented by the Rev. John P. Brooks.

Sail-planes, competing in national competition in McCook the first part of July, landed in several fields in the area - one in a field of Ike Engell along Highway 6, one at the Dick Nordhausen farm, another at the Bob Fannning place and in a field of Walter Wheeler.

Don Polly left Thursday for North Platte and on Friday left for Valley Forge, Penn., for the Sixth National Scout Jamboree.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam West and Sammy returned from a trip to several eastern states.

Rev. and Mrs. Ed Suelflow and family of Milwaukee are spending their vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, and other family.

A birthday coffee honoring Mrs. Worth Kanost was held at the home of Neva Kanost with members of the Round About Extension Club, friends and relatives attending to wish Lois a happy birthday.


75 years ago this week

July 19, 1939

Gunnar Lange of the Swedish Ministry, Mrs. Lange and Kaarlo af Heurlin of Helsinki, Finland, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Person Friday to Monday. They are on a tour of the United States, especially interested in American agriculture.

Donald Cox, who received his law degree at the University of Nebraska and passed the state bar exam, has opened a practice in Wauneta in the office of G. S. Burham.

Arch Counce and Delbert Thompson, Wauneta implement dealers, went to Lincoln last Friday where they attended a meeting of the International Harvester dealers.

Wm. Dudek Jr. and family and Fred Dudek left Monday on a fishing trip to Minnesota.

A picnic dinner and ice cream and cake was enjoyed by 25 relatives Sunday at the W. Walgren home.

Local Markets: wheat-.53; corn-.48; cream-.20; eggs-.10; h. hens-.10. h. springs-.11; cox-.04.


100 years ago this week

July 16, 1914

We had a good dust storm this Thursday morning.

Mable McCarty is helping Mrs. Chester Stock with her housework during harvest.

Henry Waggoner is helping Luhr’s harvest.

Walter Besack is over from the Sand Hills helping Archer Morrison and Geo. Smith harvest.

Grandpa Nesmith has 77 stalks of tame sunflowers. They are just beginning to bloom. The seeds make good chicken feed.

W. C. Higley will take charge of the postoffice Aug. 1. The office will remain in its present location as Mr. Higley has rented the building from Mr. Fuller.