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Friday, 20 May 2016 18:23

10 years ago this week

May 18, 2006

Derek Harris has completed  basic combat training in Fort Benning, Ga., and is now in advanced training in communications and computers. The 2002 graduate of Wauneta-Palisade High School completed his training with ALPHA Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment in Fort Benning, Ga. He is the son of Terry and Dora Harris of rural Wauneta, and the grandson of Keith and Beaulah Harris of Imperial and Betty Steinke of Palmer, formerly of Wauneta.

Former Husker speaks at Wauneta-Palisade athletic banquet. Coaches and student athletes were joined by parents and fans to celebrate the great accomplishments of the past year of WP high school sports. This year’s guest speaker was former Nebraska Cornhusker running back Derek Brown. He asked the audience to give him one happy word that determines our happiness in life, ATTITUDE.

Sharon Miller visited Friday with Doug and Kathy Hamilton of Alliance and Kayla Hamilton of Lincoln, also Deana Andrew of Lincoln, at the home of Pearl Andrew in Palisade.

Nine Wauneta-Palisade trackster head east to Omaha after districts, Kiane Alberts, Blair Dixon, Andrew Isom, Jake Smith, Taylor Dixon, Betsy Anderjaska, Stephanie Padilla, Peter Barger and Kyle Steinke.

25 years ago this week

May 16, 1991

Retiring teacher Velma Hromas was recognized Friday during the Wauneta-Palisade Honor’s Night. She will retiring after 23 years of service at Wauneta Public Schools.

Ane and Tami Sandman and the girls of the sixth grade class went bowling at Imperial followed by pizza party at Pizza Hut.

50 years ago this week

May 12, 1966

New Vo-Ag teacher for Wauneta. Mr. Kirt Payne has signed a contract to teach Vocational Agricultural at the Wauneta High School for the 1966-1967 school year.

Esther Haarberg and Tillie Meister and several other ladies attended a coffee in the home of Mrs. Ross Ditton to celebrate her birthday.

Craig Fanning spent Saturday with Mrs. Leola Moody and Vonna Jo.

75 years ago this week

May 17, 1941

Emiel Wahling, music director in Wauneta schools will stay in Wauneta this summer and direct the town band and conduct a concert each Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. O. Garwood of Ogallala attended commencement exercises in Wauneta  Thursday evening, Nancy Burham, one of the graduates is a niece of the Garwoods.

100 years ago this week

May 11, 1916

Lee Kitt had a little excitement one day last week when he let the fire get away while back firing. Some of the neighbors helped put it out.

Walter Wheeler and family spent Sunday at Mrs. Fanning’s.

110 years ago this week

May 17, 1906

Kitt’s dray team ran away from the depot Wednesday morning and ran down the alley and into the old header back of Pences where they got tangled up and stopped. They had gotten out with difficulty, and one of them came very near being chocked to death before being cut out.

Jessie Dudek is having a tussle with the measles.

Omar Kitt has bought a half interest in the dray line.

Eggs .11c, Butter .15c

 
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Thursday, 12 May 2016 00:00

10 years ago this week

May 11, 2006

Wauneta-Palisade’s Envirothon team is top in the state. Brennan Keiser, Jesse Skelton, Katie Erikson, Luke and Stacee Wright all are headed to Canada to compete in the Canon Envirothon finals after qualifying as Nebraska’s state championship team.

Jerry and Trudy Skelton came from Phoenix, Ariz. last week, traveling with Ron Gloy who had visited his sister, Naomi, in California and with the Skeltons in Phoenix. They plan to be in the area for an extended visit with the Troy Skeltons and other family.

Recently graduated Wauneta-Palisade’s senior Erc Scarbrough was presented with the Heritage of Wauneta Scholarship as he pursues a degree in physical therapy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney this fall.

Junior Brittany O’Neil shot her seasonal best at the North Platte golf meet last week finishing the day with a 106. This is O’Neil’s first year on the Wauneta-Palisade golf squad.

25 years ago this week

May 9, 1991

King Kelly Brunkhorst and Queen Jose Biewinga wear the crowns at the 1991 Wauneta-Palisade Junior-Senior Prom Saturday night. First attendants were Jon Polly and Theresa Haarberg. Second attendants were Stan Colby and Roxey Wheeler.

Wauneta Senior Center Director JoAnne Rowley and Glendene DeHart display the first anniversary cake DeHart baked for the event last Wednesday. The center celebrated its first anniversary of independent operation with a special dinner and program. Special guests, board members, commissioners and others were introduced and the junior high music students performed during the dinner.

Wauneta Women of Today finish another session of trash pickup as part of their Adopt-A-Highway project. Lisa Kerchal, Leslie Nordhausen, Tina Kitt, Angie West, Mindi Dixon, Annette Long and Janet Keiser all took part in the pickup.

Barbie Wood and Candy Kennedy sang a duet during the spring concert. They were among several performers accompanied by Instructor Mike Kitt.

50 years ago this week

May 12, 1966

The Cadet Scouts and their leader, Miss Hauxwell, sold honey for the Opportunity Center Wednesday evening, and all met up for supper. Mike Maddux came home from the Children Hospital in Denver on Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Hough McCallum and June were Friday callers of Jesse Kitt and Gertrude McCallum.

75 years ago this week

May 12, 1941

Another baseball victory was chalked up by the high school team Monday afternoon as they took the measure of the Hayes County Hi team by a score to 17 to 1. The Bronks played errorless ball as they blasted out 18 hits off the pitching of two Hayes Center men. Rueben Bartels and Neil Kitt took care of the mound duties for the local club and with excellent support by the entire club set the Cardinals down with four hits.

Mr. and Mrs. Lou Einspajr were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Knepper in Wauneta.

100 years ago this week

May 11, 1916

E. Knotwells’ barn burned down Friday, while he was away. It was about 14x24 and was just built. He lost quite bit of harness and one horse. He suppose the chickens set it on fire while playing with matches.

The water in the Frenchman Valley river is very low.

110 years ago this week

May 10, 1906

Prof. Thompson and Miss Vennum of Palisade were visiting F. T. Dimick’s on Sunday.

W.C. Blair was appointed street commissioners by the board Monday evening.

125 years ago this week

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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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