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Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:12

10 years ago this week

Aug. 16, 2001

Charles Isom began his duties as the new superintendent at Wauneta-Palisade schools, moving here from Pleasanton.

Jack Maddux of Wauneta and Don Suda of Palisade were appointed by Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns to the Governors Republican River Council, joining Eddie Nichols of Wauneta who joins others on the advisory board.

Patricia Hackert joined other members of her family on trip to the Czech Republic, where they took bus tours, walking tours, and visited places where the parents of Patricia’s mother lived. There were 22 on the family tour.

Dean and Charlene Pursley attended the 50th anniversary party for Pastor Lavern and Betty Brack in North Platte at the Quality Inn and later attended a barbecue hosted by Bracks’ daughter, Joanna, and Shane Alexander and family.

Lucille Newman of Leesburg, Fla., Sharon Walgren and Dorothy Baumfalk visited Elmer and Cleo Harrison in Imperial on Wednesday and then ate out with Ruby Tatum and Jon and Cathy Tatum in Julesburg, Colo.

Diana Ham went to Lincoln over the weekend, meeting her daughter, Jeri League of Phoenix, Ariz. They attended the wedding of Jeri’s friend where Jeri was a bridesmaid.

Karen and Loyd Christner and Jonee Maris visited Renelle and Barry Mooney and Rylee at Russell, Kan. They spent the weekend in Kansas City and visited the “Titanic Artifact Display” while there.

Kathleen and Lloyd Wicke and Kristine Orton and Tim of Littleton, Colo., were weekend guests in the Gus Bartels home. Stuart and Kathy Bartels joined them for Sunday dinner.

No precip. High for the week: 100° on Aug. 6; low: 60° on Aug. 10 and 12.

25 years ago this week

August 14, 1986

Weather continues to raise havoc - hail damage at the Bob McBride, Mick Majors and Kent Haarberg farms and two barns destroyed, one belonging to Jim Pflum who lives south of Enders and one located just east of the Mt. Zion Church owned by Audra Romine.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Deininger and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rueter visited Esther Arenz who has her boat at Admiral’s Cove at Lake McConaughy and her grandchildren, Courtney Arenz and three sons of Dorsey Resler. They enjoyed a picnic supper.

A Yost reunion drew 127 descendants of John and Della Yost to Wauneta, They also celebrated 100 years in Chase County. John Yost homesteaded at Champion in 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. Laddie Wilson helped his parents, Burdette and Jackie Wilson, celebrate their 40th anniversary at the Benkelman senior center with an open house. Shari Wilson and friend, Tony Brubaker, came on Friday from Tulsa, Okla., to spend a week.

Lori Buffington returned Aug. 4 after attending a Youth With a Vision Conference in Dallas, Texas. She accompanied 24 youths and sponsors from Eckley, representing the C.F.O. Church.

Neil Christensen of Lincoln spent the weekend with parents Glen and Edna Christensen. They and Frank and Esther Novacek were Sunday dinner guests of Grace Oliver and all attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Alvin and Joyce Christensen at Venango.

Precip for the week: 1.77 inches; for 1986: 15.44 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.99/bu.; corn-1.80/bu.; milo-2.60/cwt; soybeans-4.50/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 17, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols returned home Sunday evening from a week’s fishing trip in Minnesota.

Sunday dinner guests in the Elwyn Krausnick home in honor of Janet were Misses Carman Jones and Trudy Gloy and Mrs Edith Krausnick.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kitt and family left Thursday on a two week vacation in Montana and Canada.

Rev. and Mrs. A. O. Ernst and family were honored guests at an all-church picnic and pound shower Thursday evening with about 70 in attendance.

The Grosbach families held a picnic at Enders Lake Saturday. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach of Imperial, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grosbach and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Grosbach and family, Rev. and Mrs. Vincent Gennaro and family of Urbana, Ill., Mrs. Dwight Hoff and children, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cocklin and Edwin Rose.

Sunday Mrs. Don Denker and children were dinner and supper guests of Mrs. Lavern Denker and children while Don and Lavern attended a golf tournament at Holyoke.

The Married Couples Club of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church held a picnic at the Wauneta park on Sunday. The children enjoying swimming at the pool.

75 years ago this week

August 5, 1936

Temperatures toppled to 60 degrees last Wednesday with a steady rainfall bringing 2.27 inches of moisture.

The basement is dug for the new C. E. Johnston funeral home. Work will begin at once on the foundation.

George Oltman, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hanson, Gwen Williams and Miss Hattie Oltman of Lincoln returned home last Sunday from the mountains. They brought back some fish to prove their fish stories.

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Carlson of Denver, Colo., spent Friday to Sunday with Mrs. Eleanor Frasier and Bud. R. J. Lofton of McCook was a guest Sunday. Both men were instructors in the Wauneta high school in 1929 and made their home with the Frasiers.

Miss Olga Rueter accompanied Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rudisil to Chicago Sunday where they will attend market week, buying fall stock for the store here and in Hayes Center.

Local markets: cream-.33; eggs-.11; wheat-1.01; corn-.95; barley-.50; hens-.08-.11; springs-.08-.12.

100 years ago this week

August 17, 1911

The Chase County Fair Association have decided to hold no fair.

W.T. Trembly and a Mr. Payne are building a school house at Zell 16x20.

It is grandpa and grandma Krausnick now. Their son Otto and wife have a son.

J. H. Anderson has shaken the Wauneta dust from his feet and located in Juniata.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 14:39

10 years ago this week

Aug. 9, 2001

The ballpark renovation project surpassed its goal of $10,000 by $98.05. Projects include installation of underground sprinklers, sodding the field and installing a chain link fence.

The Edna Christensen family was the recipient of the Ak-Sar-Ben 2001 Farm Family award at the Hayes County Fair. Nels and Rosie Christen-sen purchased the land three miles east of Wauneta in 1901.

Dorthy Dudek and Mary Lisa Dudek were honored with the Pioneer Family Farm award at the Chase County Fair in 2000. William Dudek purchased 160 acres along the Frenchman in 1897 with additional purchases made in 1901 and 1907.

The Donnaline Kitt family was presented the Pioneer Family Farm award for their Dundy County farm in 1997. The farm was established in 1892 by John C. and Sarah Mead Kitt.

Ladies of the Class of 1946 met Tuesday noon at M&M Natural Jazz in Imperial for lunch and a visit. Attending were Val Jean (Wheeler) Soper, Joyce Schwenk, Erma Fortkamp, Esther Einspahr, Bonnie Majors, Lois Hoff, Patsy Teply, Virginia King, Dorthy Dudek and Ardith Stute.

Mike Kitt spent Friday to Sunday with Donnaline Kitt. He played for the Einspahr-Jenny wedding.

Angela Winscot of Hastings hosted a celebration Saturday evening at Bonanza in McCook for her parents, Steve and Kathy Winscot’s 25th anniversary. Guests were children Amberly and Andrew Winscot; Bill and Donna Winscot, Lee Roy and Clairene Weimer and Lon, Hugh and Nancy Anderson and boys, Dave and Cathy Hanna and Cindy Cheyney.

.19 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; for 2001: 11.00 inches.

High for the week: 100° on July 30 and Aug. 5; low: 64° on Aug. 1.

25 years ago this week

Aug. 7, 1986

Norma Dunn, Seth, Stephanie and Alissa and their friends were guests of Ralph and Leona Gockley Wednesday to Saturday. Thursday they were supper guests of the Dennis Gockley family and showed video tapes of their trip to England with students from Dayspring Christian High School.

Jetska deJong and her fiance, Jan Ferwerda, from Holland spent two weeks visiting families and friends. She was a foreign exchange student here six years ago and stayed with the Rodney Petsch and Don Leonard families.

Vic and Kathleen Haarberg spent the weekend in Fort Collins, Colo., in the home of her brother, Robert Kenney.

Several Palisade youths, Lisa Stinson, Seven French, Kenny Adams, Jennifer Yarberry, and Meikyn McClatchey are attending Gov. Kerry’s Youth Council in Lincoln this week.

Craig Gibbons of Lexington and Gary Gibbons of Minatare spent last weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gibbons. It was the Gibbons’ 56th wedding anniversary.

Precip for the week: .49 of an inch; for 1986: 13.67 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.01/bu.; corn-1.90/bu.; milo-2.80/cwt; soybeans-4.62/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 10, 1961

128 youngsters participated in the parade sponsored by the Wauneta Jaycees Saturday which also included carnival booths, lunch and races throughout the day.

Five generations in the Terry family was celebrated which included Mrs. Anna Terry, A. D. Terry, Albert Terry, Danny Terry and his daughter, Annette.

Neil Christensen travelled by bus to Denver Sunday where he will spend the week at the Smithsonian Field party site near Littleton, Colo., as a guest of his uncle, George Metcalf.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Christner and family of Kearney are houseguests for two weeks in the Everett Large home en route to Houston, Texas, where Bernard will attend school.

Five couples whose wedding anniversaries all occur on Aug. 1 celebrated with dinner in McCook followed by a game of miniature golf and bowling. The couples are Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter celebrating their 25th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley their 15th; Mr. and Mrs. Don Egle, 11th; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neuenschwander, 6th and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley, 5th.

The third annual reunion of the family of the late Frank and Eliza Fanning was held in the park in Wauneta Sunday with 88 attending.

75 years ago this week

July 29, 1936

Cooler weather this week. Last Friday and Saturday, temperatures reached new highs of 115 and 116 degrees.

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hanna, Charles and Robert spent Sunday in St. Francis, Kan., at the home of Mr. Hanna’s sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hoff.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crosson, James McBride and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Christner spent the weekend on a fishing trip near Oshkosh at Island Lakes.

Mr. and Mrs. George McBride and Nellie left on a trip to Yellowstone Park the last of the week.

The Fred Knotwell family of Indianola is visiting in the home of Mrs. Knotwell’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fye.

Mr. and Mrs. George Schwenk Sr. , Herman and Blanche are enjoying an outing in Indiana and Illinois.

Local Markets: wheat-.96; corn-.95; Barley-.50; cream-.21; springs-.12; hens-.11.

100 years ago this week

August 10, 1911

There will be a church social on the parsonage lawn Monday night, Aug. 14th. Everyone come and bring a quart of fruit for the hospital barrel.

Arthur and Roy Polly are building a barn for John Metcalf.

Mrs. Kuhn and children, Mrs. Kennedy, Clarence Fanning and wife, Eva Hanna, H. Curry and wife and Charley Lantz gathered at the home of E. Hanna Sunday evening to enjoy a dish of ice cream.

As the laying of the corner stone of the court house is two days after the primaries there will be a few roasted candidates that can be served up at the banquet in Imperial that day. It will take a lot of par boiling and seasoning to get some of them in shape.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 14:49

10 years ago this week

Aug. 2, 2001

Leland DeHart revisited war experiences during a WWII reunion in Italy in May. He joined Paul Versch of Omaha and flew to New York City where they joined former airmen of the 450 Bomb Group, 15 Army Air Force and flew to Manduria, Italy. They attended the opening of an Italian-American museum dedicated to the airmen of WWII. They spent 10 days touring Italy and were amazed at the changes in the last 57 years.

Wauneta centurians Henry Wicke and Maryan Rider were recognized for their 100th birthdays. Wicke receiving birthday greetings from President George W. Bush and Maryan Rider who celebrated her 100th birthday last winter was honored by Xi Gamma Chi Sorority as First Lady of the Year at the Harvest Fest parade.

Lois and Raymond Bley were honored on their 50th anniversary at an open house held at the Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall with approximately 90 in attendance.

Jessie “Maggie” Crampton celebrated her 100th birthday the week of July 21. Monday Harry and Elsie Petsch took cake and ice cream to El Dorado Manor to celebrate with the residents and staff there. On Tuesday her sons and wives hosted an open house at the TCDC Building in Trenton.

Richard and Lois Greeley and Brian and Rhona O’Neil, Brittany and Brandon spent the weekend with Gary and Rochelle Weiman in Lincoln and attended the baptism of Morgan Ann Weiman on Sunday. Also attending were Lavern, Elinor and Lynn Denker.

Beverly Dinnel and Jane returned home Friday after spending a month in South Africa with a team of 14 from the Hamlet Union Church ministering to the disabled and orphans, the poorest of the poor and the homeless. They also splashed in the Indian Ocean, went on a night-time safari, took a river boat ride and other sight seeing trips.

Precip for the week: 1.28 inches; for 2001: 10.14 inches.

High for the week: 99° on July 29; low: 63° on July 24, 26, and 27.

25 years ago this week

July 31, 1986

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ough returned following a two and a half weeks trip where they attended the expo in Vancouver, then travelled down the Washington-Oregon coasts.

The family of Effie Kennedy had a family reunion in Sterling, Colo., Sunday to celebrate her 85th birthday.

Jan DeWester drove to Scott City, Kan., to pick up Chad DeWester, David Kincaid, Jenny Allen and Tara Vires who had spent four days in a Christian ranching experience at Camp Omega Ranch.

Jay Bartels and Maressa Smith turned in top performances at the state 4-H Horse Show at Grand Island July 14-17. Bartels placed third in the state in calf roping and Smith finished 10th in barrel racing as well as earning ribbons in other events.

Erma Kitt visited Nora Fox and Bob Burk at Heritage Friday helping Bob celebrate his 87th birthday.

Justin Nordhausen spent the past four weeks visiting area relatives. He returned home to Austin, Texas, with his father, Loren, Saturday.

.50 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; 13.18 inches for the year to date.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.02/bu.; corn-1.97/bu.; milo-3.00/cwt.; soybeans-4.72/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 3, 1961

Warren and Hazel Buffington observed their 48th anniversary July 29. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington called on them Saturday evening. Sunday evening guests for cake and ice cream were the Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington, Kent and Keith, Sharon Hewitt, Royce Bernard, the Warren Buffington Jr. family, and the Rod Heldenbrand and Emerson Schwenk families.

Miss Marilyn Geweke of Tecumseh was a Wednesday overnight guests of Miss Shir- ley Knepper. Thursday morning the girls went to Seward and visited Doneta Knepper and then went on to Monett, Mo., where Shirley played for the wedding of a friend.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler had a busy week with nine of their 11 grown children with their families from various places in the United States gathered for a family reunion. The main gathering was held at Oltman’s grove at Enders Friday with a picnic. The Wheelers had celebrated their 55th anniversary in June.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost and family returned home from Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday where they had visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Olmsted.

Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Steckman entertained Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman and family at a back yard picnic.

75 years ago this week

July 22, 1936

The annual camp meeting of the Immanuel Missionary Church will be Aug. 20-30. The tent will be in the old park east of the river.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stock of Pittsburgh, Pa., came ten days ago to visit his brother, Tom Stock, and family. The two couples left for Estes Park and other mountain resorts to spend several days.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gauger, Ruth and Buddy, left for the mountains Thursday. They intend to be gone a month to six weeks.

Melvin and Gerald Wade returned from Detroit the last of the week, driving home a new Plymouth car for the family.

100 years ago this week

August 3, 1911

A hard time party was held at Ashby Morrison’s last Fri. eve. Cake, pickles, oranges and corn bread were served. Judging by the late hour some arrived home they must have had a splendid time.

Miss Eva Hanna is staying with Mrs. Clarence Fanning while Clarence is away.

O. E. McCallum is in the north part of the county fixing his political fences.

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Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:57

10 years ago this week

July 26, 2001

Samyah, 17, (nicknamed Sammy by her great aunt) and 10-year-old Saeed Alfori of Oman are spending the summer with their great aunt Jan Huser and enjoying the “freedom” here. People in their country are more class-conscious and status oriented.

Born in the U.S., Sammy was 9 and Saeed 2 when they returned to Oman. New learning skills have included mowing the lawn, pulling weeds and preparing meals. Horseback riding, combine rides, fishing trips were among some new experiences. Huser’s grandsons, Preston and Zac Huser of Greeley, Colo., also spent some time here.

Kay Polly and girls visited Eunice Bodeman on the 17th, bringing a surprise which was a cake Abby had baked. They enjoyed it with ice cream.

Jan and Tony Cribelli were in Lincoln over the weekend where Tony participated in the Senior 3000 meter run at the Cornhusker games.

Abby Barger won the senior horse public speaking championship at the 2001 Fonner Park 4-H Horse Expedition in Grand Island.

Marsha Cameron spent July 5-9 in Gunnison, Colo., visiting daughter Amy and Rick Zakrajsek and new baby, Jack.

Kent Buffington and grandson Blaine Emerson, Jim and Kendi Cahoj, Jayden and Jared and Dennis and Cheryl Myers and Trista went to the rodeo in McCook Saturday.

.26 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; 8.18 inches for the year.

High for the week: 102° on July 22; low: 64° on July 18 and 22.

25 years ago this week

July 24, 1986

On Saturday, Aug. 2, Maddux Cattle Company will host a three-state range tour, a free barbecue and dance to commemorate the founding of the Maddux ranch 100 years ago. In 1886, Ezra Taylor Maddux brought his family to Chase County and homesteaded along the Stinking Water Creek north of Wauneta.

A decorated cake in a golfing motif and coffee were served by Ruby Ham in honor of Judy Evers’ birthday to friends meeting at the Steak Out July 15.

The Wauneta Country Club Couples held a pot luck supper Sunday night with about 45 attending. Pin prize winners were Herman Nordhausen, Judy Evers and Rodney Einspahr. The winning couple at golfing were Rodney and Esther Einspahr.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney and Chad and Bernie Baney of Lincoln spent last week camping out at a cabin at Silver Dollar City, Mo. Joining them were Dalend and Pam Baney and boys, Rocky and Diane Baney, Dayla and Dennis Thompson, all of Tulsa, Okla., Richard and Jackie Baney and Steve Smith of Longview, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maris visited their daughters in Tulsa, Okla., July 11-14. They toured the Rose gardens and attended an outdoor production of “Oklahoma.”

Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kitt, Kent and Craig at a Sunday evening picnic were Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Cushing, Thelma Cushing and Donnie and Carrie Harrison and girls. Craig also visited his sister, Paula, in Oklahoma before returning to New York Tuesday.

No precip for the week; 2.17 inches for July; 12.68 inches for 1986.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.98/bu.; corn-2.04/bu.; milo-3.00/cwt.; soybeans-4.66/bu.

50 years this week

July 27, 1961

A large number of dignitaries and Waunetans were present when Gov. Frank Morrison dedicated Wauneta’s new swimming pool and park Tuesday.

The Palisade community and area were hit by a severe hail storm Wednesday afternoon with crop damage ranging from “extensive” to total, and damage to roofs, windows, screens, gardens and siding. Every window in the upper story of the Palisade school was broken out and on Thursday more than three inches of rain fell with water pouring in through broken windows.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pursley and family and Mrs. Chris Nordhausen and Donna went to Holdrege to attend the dedication of the new Lutheran Church. The minister, Rev. Roy Bleick, was a former pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, near Wauneta.

Guests for a picnic dinner in the home of Mrs. Grace Neville Sunday were Mrs. Agnes Neville and girls of McCook and Mr. and Mrs. Al Peterson and family of Palisade.

Mrs. Sylvia Moody entertained 13 ladies at a birthday party Monday afternoon honoring her mother, Mrs. Ella Terry on her 89th birthday. The affair was held in Mrs. Terry’s yard.

75 years ago this week

July 15, 1936

With harvest still going “strong” Wednesday, 131 carloads of wheat have been shipped from this point according to C.M. Ketler, Burlington agent. Crops are listed the best and biggest from here and Enders of any place in the state, says Claim Adjuster Miller of the Burlington. Wheat is averaging 21 bu. to the acre. Some outstanding yields include: Wendell Polly-45 bu. to the acre on 30 acres; Ross Ditton-40 bu. per acre on 80 acres; Rueter boys-32 bu. per acre on 85 acres.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dawson and Clyde Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Allie Bowman of Thompson, N.D., spent several days last week at the Bert Maxfield home. The ladies are sisters of Mr. Maxfield.

Major John Resler of the Claremore Military School at Claremore, Okla., came Monday to visit his brother, Dorsey Resler, and family.

Mrs. Flossie Kanost and Neva returned Saturday from Kansas City where they vacationed for two weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Shutt of Des Moines, Iowa, spent a couple of days last week with the D. G. Wine family. Mrs. Williams is a former teacher in Chase County schools.

100 years ago this week

July 27, 1911

Issue not available.

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10 years ago this week

July 19, 2001

Tom and Katie Weigel of Boulder, Colo., are the new owners of the Sports Club. The bar and grill is undergoing extensive renovations and will reopen when completed. The business will be called Tommy’s Sports Club in honor of their seven-month old grandson.

Sarka Harantova, a foreign exchange student from the Czech Republic who graduated with the W-P class of 2000, and her brother, Lukas, made a return visit to Wauneta and are guests of Terry and Dora Harris and Pat and Mary Ann Madden.

Kenneth and Dorinda Polly and a granddaughter brought dinner to Eunice Bodeman Sunday to observe her coming birthday on Tuesday, the 17th.

Five 2001 W-P graduates were recognized by the Golden Plains Activities Conference for their ACT test scores. Gold medal winners with scores of 27 or higher were Clinton Barger, Brian Britten, Chris Manker, and Eric Padilla. Joy Wolcott was recognized as a silver medal winner with a score between 24-26.

Saturday evening George Cordell Lee, son of Leslie and George Lee, was baptized at the church in Elsie. Present were grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and his godparents, Kenny and Barb Smith and Judd and Tish Houser.

Dick and Sue Simons and son Matthew of Arcata, Calif., visited in Wauneta. Dick and his brother, Frank, came to Wauneta in the early 1960s with their parents from Holland who were sponsored by Ivo Pennington. They lived neighbors to Paul and Wilma Meints. Dick and family visited the school, classmate Vonna Moody, Bob Jones in his business which was remembered as Pennington’s Garage, remembered going to the Methodist Church and visited his sixth grade teacher Donna Applegarth. They went to McCook to visit the Meints.

Mike Maynard of Seattle, Wash., spent Sunday and overnight with grandmother Audra Romine and uncle Rich Romine. He and his father, Ed Maynard left Monday to attend a Maynard reunion in New Hampshire.

Precip: 1.18 inches. High for the week: 93° on July 9; low: 62° on July 14.

25 years ago this week

July 17, 1986

Dr. Rick Jackson, who is working in partnership with Dr. Doug Fairbairn, began his practice in Chase County. He will work four days in the Imperial Clinic and will be in Wauneta all day on Fridays.

Mr. and Mrs. James Skelton and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Skelton were among those helping Earl Skelton celebrate his 96th birthday in Denver, Colo. There was a Skelton five generation in attendance which included Earl Skelton, Winfield Skelton of Arizona, Karen Nordhausen, Mindy Dixon and Grant.

Debra Wilcox of Salem, Ore., is spending this week with parents Harold and Ramona Wilcox and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grey Gardner.

Tony and Jan Cribelli returned home Sunday after a 4-day visit attending a family reunion at the home of Tommy Thomas in Oceanside, Calif.

Russ and Barbara Harvey and Elwyn and Viola Krausnick toured the Black Hills last week.

Andy Bauman of Santa Fe, N.M., visited Ed and Hazel Novacek on the 5th. Shawn McDaniels of Amarillo, Texas, was a Thursday supper guest.

Precip for the week: 2.14 inches; for 1986: 12.65 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.02/bu.; corn-2.15/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt; soybeans-4.69/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 20, 1961

Mrs. Wendell Polly was pleasantly surprised Monday morning when Mrs. Della Fanning and Mrs. Myrtle Hoff arrived with a delicious lunch to help Eunice celebrate her birthday.

The Richard Bardsleys and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Murphy enjoyed a steak fry out of doors the evening of July 10 honoring Ron on his birthday. The Murphys of Amorita, Okla., have custom combines and stay at the Bardsleys each summer.

Frank Lee spent the weekend at home. He returned to Logan, Kan., accompanied by his granddaughter, Betty Lee, who had spent the past month here with her grandmother and other relatives. He is assisting his son on the farm this summer.

Wednesday evening callers in the Kenneth Kitt home were Mr. and Mrs. Budd Crow, Mrs. Edith Lorance, Mrs. Edna Maxfield and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Suelflow and family left Tuesday for their home in Milwaukee, Wisc., after visiting a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg and other relatives.

75 years ago this week

July 8, 1936

Elevators have been busy the past week weighing, unloading and shipping grain. A total of 109,000 bushels of wheat have been received at both elevators (Wednesday morn) with about 1/3 of the harvest completed. Tests have run from 50 to 62 lbs. Wheat was selling at 78¢ beginning of harvest and has advanced to 95¢ per bushel. Over 100 degrees the past few days.

Mrs. Walter Pennington, Ivo Pennington and Barbara Jean, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cooper, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Collins of Imperial spent the 4th in Lebanon, Neb.

Clyde Hoff is visiting his uncle, Harry Hoff, in St. Francis, Kan.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kanost and family spent the 4th down by Roy Grimm’s in picnic fashion.

100 years ago this week

July 20, 1911

Miss May Prior has left the employ of McCallum’s.

Guy West went to Missouri on Tuesday to look for work. George Drumm left for Polk County for same.

The ball game Saturday was interesting, but when the dust storm came it scattered the crowd in a hurry.

Mrs. Hugh McCallum and son visited over Sunday at J.C. Kitt’s.

Mrs. Brown and daughter took dinner and spent Sunday p.m. at E. Krausnick’s.

Wallace Hartzer drove a bunch of cattle to the McGillen Ranch to pasture them thru the summer.



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