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Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

10 years ago this week

August 25, 2005

First day of school - Aug. 22.

The Chase County Fair was deemed a success despite interruptions by rain. More than 1,100 attended the Christian family night show on Wednesday, with nearly 3,000 people at Friday night’s show and over 1,800 Saturday night. The Young Farmers & Ranchers served more than 1,150 at their barbecue, one of their largest.


25 years ago this week

August 23, 1990

Monday, Aug. 27 will mark a new beginning for the Wauneta and Palisade school systems following the adoption of a one-year trial cooperative agreement between the two schools. This year Palisade high school students will attend school in Wauneta all day and Wauneta junior high students will travel to Palisade for a half-day of classes. Sixteen high school students and possibly two more from Palisade will attend classes in Wauneta. Three Wauneta teachers will travel to Palisade and nine Palisade teachers will travel to Wauneta throughout the day to teach various classes.

The 1990 census showed population declines: Wauneta from 746 residents to 658, Chase County 4,758 to 4,374 residents, Imperial 1,941 to 1,853 residents and Lamar 60 to 31 residents.

Over 200 were in attendance at the Redeemer Lutheran Church’s 50th anniversary celebrated Sunday with Pastor Walter Clipp of Colorado Springs, Colo., presenting the message. Pastor Clipp had served as vacancy pastor before Pastor James Lucas came in 1980. Among attendees were the only four living charter members—Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Knepper of Wauneta, Nellie Haarberg of Turlock, Calif., and Elsie Peterson of Curtis.

All of the children of Joe and Linda Rietsch were home for the first time in 10 years, coming to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents.


50 years ago this week

August 26, 1965

Wauneta schools to begin Monday, Aug. 30. Mr. Delbert Schmidt will begin his second year as superintendent. Mr. Robert Tapp will begin his first year as elementary principal. New teachers include Mrs. Judy Pierantoni, Jerry Pierantoni, R. Ronald Troutman, Mrs. Betty Krausnick, Shirley Petsch (former teacher and substitute), Mrs. Rita Beard and Mr. Larry Turgoose.

George Metcalf of Washington D.C. is spending a few days with relatives in and around Wauneta.

Connie Dicke won grand champiom honors at the Dundy Coundy Dress Revue at the Dundy County Fair with reserve champion honors going to Miss Karrol Kitt.


75 years ago this week

August 21, 1940

Saturday, Aug. 24. FREE watermelon - all you can eat. Bring your forks.

Nathan Mohler of Chicago is visiting his  parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Mohler.

Twenty-one ladies surprised Mrs. J. W. Green Monday evening on the occasion of her birthday. Bingo was the past time for the evening followed by a one course lunch.


100 years ago this week

August 26, 1915

Booster Trip No. Two. Benkelman, Stratton and Culbertson, Hayes Center. The road to Benkelman was smooth and we burned it up in 1 hr. and 55 min.

E. L. Novotny has resigned as principal of the Wauneta schools at the next to the last minute, having gone into business.

Quite a washout east of Palisade Sun. night on the railroad. The train got here about 1 p.m.


125 years ago this week

August 21, 1890

Mr. Knox has arrived and has taken charge of the Wauneta roller mill, he is an experienced miller.

Joseph Marshall and wife returned from Wisconsin this week. Joseph says “That there’s no place equal to Wauneta and Nebraska.”

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Thursday, 20 August 2015 16:50

10 years ago this week

August 18, 2005

Five generations were enjoying getting acquainted at the ElDorado Manor in Trenton when the family gathered  Sunday, Aug. 7. The five generations included mother Sabrina Sandoval of Wiggins, Colo., with baby, Mandy, grandmother Teresa Maddux of Platteville, Colo., great grandfather Robert Keating and great, great grandmother Betty Keating. Mandy is Betty’s first great, great grandchild.

Nola and Harry Straub observed their 45th anniversary Sunday, being married in Wauneta’s Church of Christ Aug. 14, 1960.

Scott and Ellen Denker, Ben and Nikita of Rose Hill, Kan., were guests of Twilla Denker Thursday to Monday. Friday evening Nikita was baptized at a service performed by Pastor Greg Stuckwisch at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Sponsors were Lee and Karen Denker.

Patricia Hackert celebrated her 75th birthday at a family gathering of over 130 of husband Donald’s family at Grand Lake Lodge near Grand Lake, Colo. Son Mark and wife Jane and children of Evansville, Ind., were overnight guests on July 23. Daughter Mary Margaret Estrada and daughter Sarah of Monterey, Calif., surprised her, being there when she arrived.

Ruby Anderson spent several days with Richard and Dot Anderson at Parker, Colo.

Precip for the week: .88 of an inch. High for the week: 100° on Aug. 9, low: 55° on Aug. 14.


25 years ago this week

Aug. 16, 1990

Former Village Board Members Dallis Breese and Connie Maxfield were presented plaques of appreciation at the Village’s board meeting Monday evening in recognition for their service.

Rodney and Esther Einspahr celebrated their 40th anniversary at the Enders Lake Golf Course Saturday, Aug. 11, the occasion was hosted by their children with 55 relatives and friends enjoying a buffet dinner. Nine couples joined Esther and Rodney for a round of golf preceding the dinner.

Anna Hewitt was a guest of Kent and Sharon Buffington, Megan and Angi Friday to celebrate her 81st birthday.

The Denker family reunion was held Saturday, Aug. 4 at the American Legion Hall with 86 descendants of William and Sophia Denker and two guests attending.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad returned home from a week spent in Switzerland. They saw the National Day celebration at Interlakin, commemorating 699 years as a country. Included on their tour were the Swiss Alps and a cruise on Thun Lake.

Precip for the week: .64 of an inch.


50 years ago this week

August 19, 1965

Sunday, Aug. 8 Mr. and Mrs. James Jirik celebrated their 40th anniversary with a picnic in the Palisade Park, attended by friends and relatives. Ice cream and cake were also enjoyed by several who stopped in the afternoon to surprise Jim and Orpha.

The annual wedding anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Don Egle, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neuenschwander and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley whose anniversaries are all on Aug. 1 was held in McCook Tuesday evening with dinner together, followed by an evening of bowling.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman and family hosted a combined welcome home dinner for Henry Wicke Jr. and a farewell for Mr. and Mrs. Bill Yandle and family. Henry Jr. had just returned from two years in Japan with the Navy and the Yandles are moving to Iowa.

A farewell was held Sunday at the Hamlet Union Church after the evening service for the Ralph Wach family who are leaving for Oregon. Also leaving for Oregon are the Dale Covert family and Vern Busher family.


75 years ago this week

August 14, 1940

52nd annual Chase County Fair - first big show day on Aug. 29.

Twenty-five friends surprised Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff Tuesday night on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary. Pinochle was the diversion of the evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Arch Counce and Eda Marie Snoke are vacationing in the mountains this week.

Mrs. Bill Dudek and Mrs. Art Newman entertained at the Newman home Wednesday afternoon at a gathering of old schoolmates. Old times were the discussion of the afternoon, followed by games. Those present included Mrs. Mildred Hampton, Mrs. M.A. Jones of Booneville, Mo., Mrs. Dorothy Romine, Mrs. Shirley Coker and Mary Jane, Mrs. Lester Lenhart, Mrs. Albert Wahl of Omaha, Mrs. Percy Goodman, Mrs. Bernard Modrell, Mrs. Ray Eilliot and Miss Helen Farmer.


100 years ago this week

August 19, 1915

Big rain Monday p.m. Very heavy south. Heavy thunder and sharp lightning. Lightning damaged some phones in the Narrow Divide area and Mr. Mohler has been out fixing them up.

Shocked grain being damaged by the rain.

Harvest is about over.

The wind don’t blow much lately and nearly all the farmers are out of water.

The Farmers Elevator company is busy enlarging their elevator at Enders.

Cloyd Nesmith helped Geo. Smith pull well rods Mon.


125 years ago this week

August 14, 1890

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