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Thursday, 28 April 2016 15:12

10 years ago this week

April 27, 2006

Beryl Knotwell, Ila Widger, Nola Straub and Pat Cramer went to Holdrege Saturday to attend the “Gala Gathering of Red Hatters Day Out,” held at the city Auditorium. Around the buildings were display booths, showing and selling things of interest to the ladies.

Breeze co-publisher, Russ Pankonin wins $10,000 editoral award. Wauneta Breeze and Imperial Republican co-publisher Russ Pankonin became the first weekly editor to win the Omaha World-Herald Francis L. Partsch Award for Editorial Leadership.

Bill and Rhonda Bischoff went to the 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Oberlin Saturday. Logan Bischoff, Connor Kayton and Jacob Maris, all fifth grade students played in the morning. Jenae Bischoff, Bethany Riener and Shelby Hamilton, seventh graders, played in the afternoon, taking second place.

25 years ago this week

April 25, 1991

Seniors Bobbi Wilson, Kelly Brunkhorst and Brett Wentz received honors as the top senior athletes for 1990-91 year during Monday’s Wauneta-Palisade high school athletic banquet sponsored by the Bronco Boosters. Normally only one girl and one boy receive this honor but the balloting for the boys’ was tied so both Brunkhorst and Wentz received the recognition.

A carry-in dinner was enjoyed Sunday by family of Arnold and Louise Bartels for their 60th anniversary at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Tables were decorated with mauve ribbon and bows, the cake was decorated by Dottie Bartels and served following the dinner with coffee and punch to the guest.

50 years ago this week

April 28, 1966

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen were hosts to a group of people at supper Sunday evening to honor their granddaughter, Mindi Nordhausen on her fourth birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Skelton and Gene, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nordhausen and family, Mrs. Minnie Denker, Ivan Denker, and Mrs. Allan Nordhausen. A unique birthday cake in the form of a Raggedy Ann doll, baked and decorated by Mindi’s aunt Mrs. Allan Nordhausen, was served later in the evening with ice cream.

Lisa Dudek and Mike Kitt each brought a pet rabbit to school. We made a story and picture for each rabbit. We called Mike’s rabbit Bunny Pink Ears and Lisa’s rabbit Bunny was black and white. She named it Whiskers.

75 years ago this week

April 30, 1941

Wednesday morning the third grade took an excursion to the new Wauneta Falls Bank. They were especially interested in the deposit boxes. They would like to have some of the same equipment for their school bank.

Dorothy Baumfaulk and little sons returned to their home, last Monday, after spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Walgren. Maxine Walgren accompanied them home to help with the housework for a few days.

100 years ago this week

April 27, 1916

Mrs. Will Widger and Mrs. Clara Ditton were at Palisade Monday and while there attended the funeral of Mr. Overman. Quite a number from here attended the funeral Monday afternoon.

110 years ago this week

April 26, 1906

McCallum’s have built a new, subsantial hitching rack in front of the store.

An old time dust storm on Tuesday afternoon.

125 years ago this week

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Friday, 22 April 2016 15:08

10 years ago this week

April 20, 2006

Wauneta and Palisade earn Tree City USA Awards. Wauneta and Palisade were among the 199 communities honored with Tree City USA Awards earlier this month for their dedication to local tree enhancement. This is the 14th Tree City USA Award for Wauneta and the 13th for Palisade. Other area towns also honored with the awards: Benkelman, Grant, Hayes Center, Imperial, McCook, Ogallala, Trenton and Wallace.

A retirement open house set for Doretta Anderson. Anderson will be the guest of honor at a day long open house planned for Friday. Anderson will wrap up a 36-year career when she steps down as Village Utilities Clerk later this month.

25 years ago this week

April 18, 1991

The Breeze earns press contest recognition. Judges of the Nebraska Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awarded the Wauneta Breeze a total of six awards in this year’s contest. The awards were announced during the association’s annual convention held in Omaha last weekend. The Breeze received four first place awards, one second place award and one third place award. First place awards came in best personal column, best editorial, best sports page and best feature story. A second place award came for best series and the third place award was for best sports column.

50 years ago this week

April 21, 1966

Jiggs Crapson attended the Nebraska Press Convention at Omaha, Friday and Saturday.

Several of our Wauneta ladies participated in the bowling tournament at North Platte over the weekend. Included were Wanda Larson, Pat Kitt, Leah Wicke, Lorraine Einspahr and Leta Brunkhorst.

75 years ago this week

April 23, 1941

Bonnie Jean d’Allemand has been chosen to attend Girls’ State from Wauneta. This is the first time a girl from here has been entered. Bonnie was chosen on practically the same merits as the boys, a good all around student, personality and citizenship and a junior. The Woman’s Club assisted by the W. S. C. S. of the Methodist church, the O. E. S. and the Rebekah’s are sponsoring the trip. The choice was made by the sponsors and the high school faculty.

100 years ago this week

April 20, 1916

The Wauneta Mills has received a coat of paint, it looks much better.

Johnnie and Lee Kitt shelled corn Thursday and Friday of last week.

Hooley Maddux has been quite sick the past few days.

110 years ago this week April 21, 1906

Corn worth .25c

South Divide notes:

Wm. Kitt and wife visited at Trumens Sunday evening.

Er. West and family attended church at Eden Sunday.

M.W. Nesmith came very nearly being struck by lightening last Thursday. It struck an anchor wire from the wind mill, shocking Mr. Nesmith who was near.

Lightening struck both the Calvert and South Divide telephone last week, but did no serious damage more than burning off a few wires.

125 years ago this week

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Friday, 15 April 2016 00:00

10 years ago this week

April 14, 2006

On the behalf of the Crazy Quilt Guild, Nola Straub, presented 12 baby quilts tops to Carol Maddux for the ABC baby quilts which were completed by the United Methodist Women and sent to hospitals for babies in need.

The Crazy Quilt Guild ladies plan to sew more tops to donate to the local ABC baby quilt makers in time for their fall sewing session. Straub, co-president of the guild, represented the group.

25 years ago this week

April 14, 1991

Judd Houser, Kelly Brunkhorst and Pat Lorance will receive their State FFA degrees in Lincoln tonight, Thursday evening. Houser and Lorance will receive their degree in the agri-business and Brunkhorst will receive his in production agriculture.

50 years ago this week

April 14, 1966

Steinert selected to appear in ‘66 edition of “Outstanding Young Men of America.” Tuesday of this week, Bernie Steinert of the Steinert Insurance Agency, Wauneta, received an official certification honoring him as an outstanding young man of America.

75 years ago this week

April 9, 1941

The annual parade of pretty girls and handsome young men, known as the Junior-Senior Banquet took place Tuesday evening at the Rebekah Hall. As the hour drew near for the gala occasion and the crucial moment arrived it became evident that the class of 1941 of the Wauneta High were honored with one of the finest banquets ever given in Wauneta.

Mr. Pflum proudly announced recently that Victor Haarberg and Floyd Nordhausen have been awarded the State Farmers Degree. Billie Stock and Floyd Nordhausen will be delegates at the state convention held at North Platte. Billie Stock, being the first from Wauneta to make the State Farmer’s degree, has sent in an application for the highest degree in FFA.

If this degree is made, Billie will be given a free trip to Kansas City where he will be awarded the key of America Farmer.

100 years ago this week

April 13, 1916

Several people attended the “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” picture in Wauneta, Wednesday and Thursday night.

110 years ago this week

April 12, 1906

Several of the Burham children have the measles.

The Wauneta Live Stock Co shipped a car of hogs on Thursday.

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Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00

10 years ago this week

April 6, 2006

Skylar Bartels, a Drake University sophomore from Harvest, Neb. and grandson of Ida Bartels of Wauneta, spent the part of last week, part of his spring break, finding out whether he could live inside a Wal-Mart store. For 41 hours he wandered the store in Des Moines, Iowa open 24 hours a day, subsisting on Wal-Mart products purchased with his debit card in the self checkout aisles. He lived on energy drinks, donuts and Subway. This was a sociology experiment for school.

25 years ago this week

April 4, 1991

Members of the Wauneta Country Club have completed the purchase on 46.5 acres of ground and will build a new nine-hole sand greens golf course on the site located on the southwest edge of the Wauneta City limits.

50 years ago this week

April 4, 1966

Doc Rider tells us he plans to hold movies intermittently from now on. “That Darned Cat,” one of the most comical movies ever produced by Walt Disney, will be shown Friday and Saturday at the Chateau Theatre. The Chateau Theatre is the only individually operated show house in the whole area of southwest Nebraska. All the others are either operated by chain or by organization. Wauneta is proud to have its own individually operated theatre, however, in order to keep it up, everyone must participate.

75 years ago this week

April 2, 1941

The Wauneta boxing team made a wonderful showing in the district tourney they held in Benkelman, Friday, March 28, 1941.

The Wauneta team did not win the tourney, but afforded the Benkelman team plenty of opposition. There was a large crowd present to see the high school boys punch their way to district championships. Clean sportsmanship, goodwill and hard fighting were the outstanding highlights of this year’s bouts.

100 years ago this week

April 6, 1916

Elmer Fye went up to the Kilpatrick ranch on Sunday to visit Frank Smith who is nicely located there.

Beth and Mildred Crow have the measles but are getting along fine.

110 years ago this week April 5, 1906

A prairie fire ran into the barn and sheds of A. Munson’s 14 miles southwest of town on Saturday afternoon and destroyed them. A lot of grain was destroyed. They had worked hard to save the house. The fire is supposed to have been set by mail carrier in throwing out a lighted cigar stub down on Indian Creek. His loss is fully $1,000 with no insurance.

125 years ago this week

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Friday, 01 April 2016 15:27

10 years ago this week

March 30, 2006

Bronco boys take third place in cold track season opener. After post-season basketball action and then a snow storm that buried the track in almost a foot of snow, the Wauneta-Palisade boys’ track team opened its track season with only one week’s worth of practice under their belts.

The Bronco boys took third place with 84 points in the seven-team field, beating out host-team Cambridge who took fourth place with 83 points.

25 years ago this week

March 28, 1991

Delorse Baney was hostess when the Round-A-Bout Extension Club met on Wednesday, March 20.

In keeping with the Club lesson, “Food to Go,” a picnic dinner was held at noon with 10 members in attendance.

June McCallum conducted the meeting. Roll call was answered with “My Special Picnic Remembrance.”

50 years ago this week

March 31, 1966

Ideas for Centennial celebrations are being heard. Men are talking of allowing beards to grow while women are mentally fashioning dresses of another era. Stories of old time fiddling, of song fests and of juvenile pranks of a generation ago are being resurrected.

Stories of the dark days of the 1930’s are being recalled and times when wind-swept prairie fires licked at the doors of the dugout homes are reviving.

There’s the saga of the Burlington train coming to Wauneta, of the two hotels being filled to capacity with Very Important People and traveling salesmen. The Falls Hotel boasted a plush dining room with tables laid with white table linen cloths and set family style.

75 years ago this week

March 26, 1941

Nearly 100 ladies from over the district were in Wauneta Tuesday to attend the Inter-county convention of Woman’s Clubs.

At the dinner, which was served at noon, tables were set in keeping with the theme “Nebraska,” with appointments in blue and gold.

A clarinet quartette made up of Donna Rudis, Minnie Ellen Carlson, Dorothy Maxfield and Marilyn Voorhees with piano accompaniment by Yvonne Kerns played during the dinner.

100 years ago this week

March 30, 1916

Mrs. Alice Brown of Illinois has our thanks for a remittance on subscription. She says, “We sure can’t get along without The Breeze.”

The editor took an auto ride with C. E. Johnston on Sunday over to Chris Hansen’s. We found the old gentleman badly crippled up with the rheumatism but able to get around some by the aid of a crutch. We hope the warm weather will benefit him.

110 years ago this week

March 29, 1906

A car of coal arrived on Monday. This relieved a number of our citizens of great anxiety as a number were looking at the cottonwood with great anxiety.

C. E. Shutz has purchased the two lots north of H. H. Grosbach’s which J. S. Harden owned. This makes him four lots in that block.

125 years ago this week

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