Weather Forecast

Click for Wauneta, Nebraska Forecast

Looking Back
Looking Back PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:15

10 years ago this week

March 29, 2001

Bob and Mindi Goings held a three-day open house at the new location and expansion of their business, Advanced Automotive Parts and Repair. They moved from the old B & D Service building to the NAPA Auto Parts shop on main street.

Eric Padilla and Clinton Barger qualified for Speech Nationals after placing third at the National Forensic League Nationals, held in Cheyenne, Wyo. Nationals will be held in Oklahoma City, June 10-15.

Marilyn Luce of Stoughton, Wisc., came to visit her father, Joe Rietsch, and other relatives. On her trip home she visited son Mark in Omaha.

Art and Nina Fortkamp met Jean and Don Welch in Imperial for pizza Sunday evening, then had pie and ice cream in the Welch home.

Violet Long, Hilda Roschewski, Martin and Erma Fortkamp, Art and Nina Fortkamp and Emil and Opal Fortkamp were among aunts and uncles attending a couples shower in the Don and Vaunda Hyde home in McCook for Stephanie Frost and fiancé Jeffrey Herr.

Bob and Willa McBride visited Bob and Trine McBride, Thorin and Grayson in Ord on the 18th and 19th, helping observe Grayson’s second birthday.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for 2001: 1.15 inches. High for the week: 71° on March 20; low: 26° on March 23.

25 years ago this week

March 27, 1986

Wauneta’s water system needs extensive improvements to meet standards, according to a Lincoln engineering firm. Water meters, a new well and new storage were among the firm’s recommendations.

Reinhold Bartels was honored on his 80th birthday Sunday with a carry-in dinner March 23 at St. Paul’s Church with many family members in attendance.

Confirmation was held at Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday, March 23. Confirmands were Matthew Fekkers, Shaun O’Neil, Emma Broadbent and Tracia Horton.

Confirmands at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday were Ryan Haarberg and Kirsten Nordhausen. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Haarberg and Mr. and Mrs. Allan Nordhausen hosted dinners for each in their honor.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington, Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad and Brian, Rob Wood, Rev. Lisle and Mary Mewmaw, Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Egle and Jennifer and Mrs. Virgil Sandman were among those attending the Passion Play at Curtis Sunday evening.

Area youth who went skiing in Colorado Friday to Sunday with the C.F.O. Church were Teresa DeWester, Lori and Lisa Buffington, Angi, Missi and Kendi Buffington, Jolene Gordon and Lee Anne Green.

Children and grandchildren of Bill and Ann Cooper hosted a 40th anniversary celebration for the couple March 18 at the Hamlet Town Hall. A basket dinner was held at noon with an open house following.

Precip for March: .68 of an inch; for 1986: 1.14 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.91/bu.; corn-2.28/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.75/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 23, 1961

Kathleen Hollinger was selected to represent Wauneta Rural High school at the 1961 Cornhusker Girls State in Lincoln. She is sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge and Wauneta Firemen.

Judy Baxter will represent Palisade at Girls State. She is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kitt and family returned home Wednesday after spending the winter in Arizona.

Mrs. Frank Fanning and Mrs. Bill Jeffries hosted a roller skating party at the Krausnick building for the fourth grade, teachers and friends of DeWayne Fanning and Kathy Jeffries on their 10th birthdays.

The “Neighborly Neighbors” honored Mrs. Leroy Jussel with a housewarming in her home Saturday evening.

Lt. and Mrs. Grahm Andoe of Detroit, Mich., visited friends and relatives in the Wauneta area. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce in their honor were Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Nichols and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols and Mrs. Maggie Boyce.

Precip for the week: .55 of an inch; for the year: 1.62 inches. High for the week: 66° on March 15; low: 29° on March 20.

75 years ago this week

March 18, 1936

The Rudisil Cash Store will hold a grand opening March 25 after being closed for the past ten days for remodeling and restocking.

The Mt. Zion church ladies will hold a bake sale at Grimm’s Hardware Saturday. There will be dressed chickens, fresh eggs, cream, pies, cakes, doughnuts and everything good to eat.

Miss Millie Ingold attended the county superintendents convention of the fifth district in McCook Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Egle and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gauger were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Egle.

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Cox drove to Greeley Thursday returning Friday with their daughter Virginia, Phyllis Green and Margaret Emerick, students at the Colorado College of Education, to spend spring vacation at home.

Local markets: wheat-.88; corn-.57; eggs-.13-.15; cream-.25; hens-.14; old roosters-.07.

100 years ago this week

March 24, 1911

The village board has decided that all water meters must be installed by April 1. Get busy.

The pesky flys have thawed out.

Someone said it rained Tuesday morning—we saw the marks in the dust where it had fallen.

Saturday was a lively day in town.

G. G. Athey has got his garage about completed.

James Burham is building an addition to his house.

M. B. Waidley is instructing a band of 14 at Enders.

“Honest John Henry,” the peddler, stayed over Tuesday night in the Calvert community.

Looking Back PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 17 March 2011 15:06

10 years ago this week

March 22, 2001

According to the 2000 census, Wauneta’s population dropped to 625 and Chase County’s to 4,048. The state, however, boasted its largest population ever at 1,711,263.

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team captured the D1 State Speech Championship held in Kearney Friday. Team members include Seth Alberts, Justin Kerchal, Emily Humphrey, Brian Britten, Clinton Barger, Jamie Harris, Abby Barger, Eric Padilla, Ashley Fortkamp, Jessica Long and Katie Padilla. Co-coaches are Matt and Toni Heimes.

Six Broncos were named to the GPAC All-Conference roster. Named to the girls first team were Sarah Harrison and Julie Long, Emily Humphrey to the second team and Ashley Fortkamp, honorable mention. Steven Humphrey was named to the boys second team with Matt Wilson receiving honorable mention.

Laura Buffington, Lucille McBride and Rhonda Brunkhorst accompanied Joyce Schwenk Sunday afternoon to the musical “Nunsense 2” at Imperial.

Jan Huser and Susan Jones were Thursday evening guests of Bob, Ryan and Mike Jones for a chili supper and Mike showed a video of Germany he had taken.

Sheila and Jim Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Jim and Mary Greeley of Colorado Springs, Colo., were weekend guests of Margaret Greeley. On Saturday they went to McCook to help Mary’s mother, Lydia Webster, celebrate her 100th birthday.

Francis Lewis and Bernice Lewis of Cambridge overnighted with the Randy Lewis family at Bee, Neb., on Tuesday and on Wednesday flew to Charleston, S.C., and spent over a week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Rob Lewis and family.

Moisture for the year to date: 1.10 inches. High for the week: 62° on March 14; low: 20° on March 15.

25 years ago this week

March 20, 1986

More than 110 people attended a special meeting Monday night of the Wauneta School Board to discuss implementing a four-day week. A questionnaire was sent home with a 73 percent response showing 57 parents for and 42 against. The matter was tabled until fall.

A 10th anniversary celebration was observed at the Hair Chateau the past week. Owner Bev Applegarth opened the shop at its location in the Crossroads CBS Gas building 10 years ago. Ruby Jones started working at the shop a few months later with Cindy Nichols there the past four years.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maris were surprised on their 25th anniversary with cake and coffee at the Eden Church Wednesday evening following the regular church service.

Monte and Deb Nordhausen and Chris and Annie Pursley were sponsors of St. Paul’s Walther League on a ski trip to Keystone. Those who went were Don Morgan, Jay Bartels, Joel Gockley, Chad Nordhausen and Rod Haarberg.

Thursday afternoon Mabel Dicke and Lillian Walgren visited Dorothy Baumfalk, taking ice cream and cake in honor of Dorothy’s birthday.

Four WHS athletes were selected to the western division Southern Frontier all-conference teams. Teresa DeWester was named to the girls first team with Shelly DeWester named to the second team. Matt Green and Kelly Kitt were both named to the boys second team.

Precip for the week: .60 of an inch; for March: .68 of an inch for 1986: 1.14 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.82/bu.; corn-2.26/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.81/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 16, 1961

Truman Hohl arrived home on leave from Germany and is visiting his mother, Mrs. Bernice Hohl.

Pvt. Richard Hummel left Fort Sill Friday for overseas assignment in Germany. Mrs. Hummel and friend Mrs. Douglas Carlson came to Wauneta Friday from Fort Sill.

Lynn Fanning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fanning, was selected to attend Cornhusker Boys State in Lincoln June 10- 17 as representative of Willard Hansen Legion Post 304.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hoff spent a few days in Colorado Springs attending a grocer’s convention.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Johnston and Page entertained Mr. and Mrs. Josh Johnston at a birthday dinner honoring Mrs. Josh Johnston Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Graves and Jerry and Bert Dimick drove to Minden Sunday to see the Pioneer Village.

Precip for the week: .49 of an inch. High for the week: 63° on March 11; low: 15° on March 9.

75 years ago this week

March 11, 1936

The old east bridge is a thing of the past as workman began wrecking the old structure Thursday forenoon. A new temporary bridge being built about 150 yards north of the old bridge will be ready for use in a few days. East siders are getting an extra portion of daily exercise walking to and from town.

Seven girls were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Carpenter for a dinner and theatre party Wednesday evening in honor of the 16th birthday of their daughter, Miss Maxine. Present were Mary Margaret Walker, Betty Jean Grimm, Donna Fisher, Bethene Wade, Charline King, Caroline Olmsted and Lucille Rueter.

Mrs. Louella Donze had an all day quilting Thursday. A nice dinner was served at noon and a nice crowd was present.

Mrs. Ivo Pennington and Barbara Jean are visiting relatives in Belvidere.

100 years ago this week

March 16, 1911

Get ready to put in your meters.

Fred Gauger, S. Anglemeyer and another young man left for Oregon and other western points on Wednesday for a sightseeing trip and a land hunt.

The Misses Frazells have returned from Omaha where they have been buying a stock of millinery. The goods will be open for inspection Friday, the 17th. All the ladies are invited to come and see the season’s newest styles.

Joe Dudeck and wife and Omar Kitt and wife went to McCook Saturday in Joe’s car, returning Monday morning.


Looking Back PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 10 March 2011 16:43

10 years ago this week

March 15, 2001

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team captured the D1-7 District championship held in Wauneta, March 6 with 11 members to compete at the state speech contest to be held in Kearney.

Saturday guests of Otto and Ida Bartels were Gus and Margie Bartels, Wayne and Donna Bartels, Elsie Becker and Lois and Lee Glover. They observed Otto’s 98th birthday that will be on the 13th.

Guests of Craig and Jo Fanning, Bo, Abbie and Cody Friday evening for cake and ice cream to celebrate Abbie’s fifth birthday were Clint and Betty McCallum and Dorothea Fanning.

JoAnn Ward of Palisade attended the American Legion Auxiliary’s 20th annual Awareness Assembly in Washington D.C. March 11-14.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg and Fred and Betty Krausnick were Sunday evening pizza and card guests of Viola and Elwyn Krausnick.

Drew Harris was a Friday overnight guest of Chris Bartels for his eighth birthday. Gus and Margie Bartels were Sunday supper and cake guests.

Precip for the week: .40 of an inch; year-to-date: 1.10 inches. High for the week: 65° on March 9; low: 19° on March 11.

25 years ago this week

March 13, 1986

A special meeting will be held Monday, March 17 as Wauneta School Board members look into implementing a four-day school week on a trial basis during the last quarter of the year. Advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. Palisade has used the four-day week this year and board members have visited the Palisade schools.

Wauneta’s tree fund project has reached 185 trees.

Linda Rietsch, Leta Brunkhorst and Alma McBride had lunch together in McCook Monday of last week.

Home on spring break from Chadron College are Curtis Christner at home with the Loyd Christner family; Dirk Buffington at home with the Keith Buffingtons and Randy and Jackie Haarberg and Rad at home with the Kent Haarbergs.

Saturday overnight guests of Annabel and Ed Vapenik were Clarence and Alma Kuntz of Loveland, Colo.

Ron and Joan Hohl and Alex of Loveland, Colo., and Karmon Felker and Aaron spent the weekend with Ruth and Bob Hohl.

Saturday evening Kathy Barger and girls and Terry Stevens and Jason attended the Southwest Nebraska Community Theatre production of “Oliver” in McCook.

LeeRoy and Clairene Weimer hosted a fish fry Saturday evening for Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Roschewski, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Egle, Jean Wach, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Williams.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch, for March: .08 of an inch; for 1986: .54 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.83/bu.; corn-2.26/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.75/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 9, 1961

Due to Wauneta’s current power shortage, the village board authorized the Wauneta Utility Board to make an engineered survey of the possibility of building a power line from Wauneta to Imperial to purchase Bureau of Reclamation power in lieu of purchasing an additional engine now and another in five years and continuing home generation.

Bob Walgren was named to the District 31 Grade School board to fill the vacancy caused by Dwight Egle’s resignation due to his accepting employment in Illinois.

The Married Couple’s Club of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church met Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mullanix. Following the business meeting and topic study the evening was spent bowling.

Mrs. LaRue Gunderson entertained at a birthday dinner for her grandmother, Mrs. Frank Ochs Sunday on her 79th birthday. Other guests were Mr. Ochs and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Christner.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Polly and children and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Haarberg were guests for cake and ice cream in the Henry Haarberg home helping their father celebrate his birthday.

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Greeley honored them on their 25th anniversary at an open house at their home Sunday with 65 guests attending.

75 years ago this week

March 4, 1936

Robins are a sure sign of spring but the first and foremost sign happened when we saw the boys wading in the Frenchman Tuesday afternoon down by the old bridge and believe it or not the bridge was lined with wistful looking spectators.

Mr. and Mrs. Nels Christensen were honored on their golden wedding anniversary at a lovely two-course luncheon for about 40 guests and an open house held in the afternoon.

Adolf Engel and Joe Rietsch went to McCook where they received their final naturalization papers and became full-fledged American citizens.

Misses Ruth Gauger and Rosa Handel left for Kearney Monday where they will attend the Kearney State Normal School.

Lucille Rueter was a weekend guest of Beth Sims.

100 years ago this week

March 9, 1911

Part of the telephone companies have agreed to incorporate.

The farmers are preparing to put out a large acreage of crops this spring.

Fred Krausnick left for Canada Tuesday.

Frank Nesmith and family came back from Greeley last Wednesday. They have been visiting among relatives. Their goods came in on Monday.

Wallace Hartzer and family visited at Anthony Johnsons’ Sunday.

Warren and Paul Buffington have been here several days visiting relatives and friends.

Looking Back PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 03 March 2011 16:09

Looking Back

10 years ago this week

Bob Goings moved his Advanced Automotive Repair business to its new location on main street. The business, started in April of 1998 andlocated in the former B & D Service shop prior to the move, will be expanded to include a parts shop.

Wauneta-Palisade junior high students took three of the top four finishes at the Chase County Spelling Bee with Janae Harris first, Betsy Anderjaska third and Joe Bartels, fourth.

Laura Buffington and Ray and Vicki Buffington went to Haxtun, Colo., Friday to eat out at a bed and breakfast for Vicki’s birthday.

Mike Jones who is stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany is spending time here with family and friends. Leona Littlejohn enplaned from the Denver airport to El Paso, Texas, where her brother, Chris Brethe, met her. She visited Chris and wife Diane in Las Cruces, N.M., for two weeks. Her son Leonard of Chappell met her plane on her return to Denver.

The Lady Broncos took on Bruning-Davenport in the opening round of the state tournament winning 75-58. Advancing to the final four contest they faced top-seeded Bancroft-Rosalie, falling to the eventual champions 46-67.

Wauneta-Palisade was chosen as the winner of the second annual Sportsmanship Award in Class D1. W-P averaged 23 of 25 possible points in the judging. Criteria was based on behavior of the student body, fans in general, players on the court, coaches and players on the bench and over-all impression of the school including adequate supervision by the administration. Bruning-Davenport players told the Broncs following their game that they were the nicest team they had played.

Precip for the week: .51 of an inch; for the year: .70 of an inch. High for the week: 52° on Mar. 3; low: 8° on Feb. 26, 27.

25 years ago this week

March 6, 1986

Wauneta’s Tree Fund is now up to 150 trees, according to project coordinator Ellen McCallum. The goal is 200 trees.

Monica Stovern of St. Cloud, Minn., and Farron Stovern of Lincoln spent the weekend with Ansel and Sandy Brunkhorst. Sunday guests were Sandy’s family.

Tom Heldenbrand of Poway, Calif., was a house guest of the Rick Heldenbrand family Feb. 20-28.

Bev Applegarth, Cindy Nichols, Connie Littrel, Rhona O’Neil and Chris Ham attended a hair dresser workshop in McCook Sunday, Feb. 23.

Lloyd and Karen Lapp and girls returned home after spending several days in Washington D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Louch and Mabel Scriven drove to Gering Friday where Mabel spent the weekend with Wayne and Evelyn Salyer and the Louches visited the George Louch family at Mitchell. Salyers and Mabel spent Saturday evening in the Louch home and all were Sunday guests in the Salyer home, joined by Glenda Louch of Denver and Rev. and Mrs. T.J. Frasier and Laurie.

.06 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week, .52 of an inch for 1986.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.83/bu.; corn-2.25/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt.; soybeans-4.79/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 2, 1961

Thursday, 12 ladies and six children from Enders and Mrs. Walter Wheeler spent the afternoon with Mrs. Albert Applegarth, helping her celebrate her birthday. The afternoon was spent quilting.

Monday afternoon coffee guests of Mrs. Robert Kennedy were Mrs. Wayne Anderson, Mrs. Edwin Kanost and Mrs. Jim Arenz.

Army Sgt. Nelden D. Hewitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hewitt of Wauneta, was awarded the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Army’s highest peacetime proficiency award for skilled and combat ready infantrymen. He is presently assigned to the 24th Division’s 21st infantry in Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker and Lynn and Bill Denker spent last Tuesday in Lincoln and were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Schulte at Syracuse, returning home on Wednesday.

75 years ago this week

February 26, 1936

Sunday movies will continue with a vote of 251 votes for and 132 against with 28 mail and disabled votes yet to be counted in a special election held Feb. 25. The approximate total vote for the village is 430. Total vote cast was 411.

Tom Stock has moved his jewelry repair shop from the Touzalin Store to the E. F. Wiley office across the street.

Mrs. Roy Olmsted and Mrs. George Hancock entertained at two tables of Monopoly Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. John Plank. A delicious lunch was served at the close of the evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Metcalf of Kimberling, Idaho, spent the past week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Metcalf.

Local Markets: wheat-.85; corn-.62; eggs-.15; cream-.33.

100 years ago this week

March 2, 1911

The Blanche mail route will only be run Mondays and Fridays after March 6, likewise the Calvert route.

The young people gave a surprise party on Fred Krausnick Friday night. A farewell before leaving for Canada.

A few neighbors and friends surprised Frank Lapour and wife Friday night. A good time was had by all. Coffee, cake, cheese and pickles were served at a late hour.

There is some talk of organizing a stock company to put in an ice making plant here. A good idea.

Looking Back PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:07

10 years ago this week

March 1, 2001

Don Suda of Palisade was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Wauneta-Palisade school board on the resignation of Guy Rundback.

Wauneta native Thom Liebig is spending three months at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida helping to assemble the Mars Odyssey orbiter. Liebig is one of seven technicians deployed by Lockheed Martin astronautics in Denver to build the orbiter and has been working on the project for the last three years. The orbiter will search the planet Mars for signs of water and ice and will scan for radiation hazards to see if Mars is safe for human exploration.

Patricia and Dewey Sorenson of El Cajon, Calif., spent Sunday with Leona Paustian. They also visited Alvina Buffington, Ed Buffington, Orpha Maris and Laura Buffington.

Dale and Virginia Krausnick attended granddaughter Monica’s high school musical, “Lil Abner,” in Benkelman Saturday evening.

Don and Pauline Grosbach and Marlin and Lois Wine attended the Arts Council production of the Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of “Treasure Island.”

Precip to date: .07 of an inch. High for the week: 59° on Feb. 22; low: 17° on Feb. 25.

25 years ago this week

February 27, 1986

Fred and Maxine Heldenbrand were honored Sunday, Feb. 23, at an open house held at the Wauneta Legion building on their 50th wedding anniversary hosted by their four children and spouses: Rod and Nellie Heldenbrand, Kathy and Duane Jorgensen, Tom and Jan Heldenbrand and Rick and Jolene Heldenbrand.

Al and Emma Carrigan returned Friday from a month’s trip to California and Oregon, visiting the Robert Stephens family at Palmdale, Calif., and the Gary McAfees at Salem, Ore. Gene Carrigan met them in Denver and they a short time with him before coming home to Wauneta.

Guests of Otis and Beryl Knotwell for Sunday dinner were Carol Muths and Tony, Colleen and Dennis Goings, Brad and Billy Jo and Barb and Gordon Hinrichs. They observed Knotty’s Feb. 23 birthday, Carol’s on the 24th and Dennis’ on the 26th.

Esther and Laura Keiser of Denver, Colo., visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rietsch Wednesday.

The Steve Noble family visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earvin Noble in Albion over the weekend observing Steve’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Troudt and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Malcolm entertained the Wauneta girls basketball team Saturday evening.

Several families from the Hamlet area attended the 40th anniversary open house for Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Howard at the Lutheran Church in Palisade Sunday.

Precip for February: .46 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.75/bu.; corn-2.27/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.64/bu.

50 years ago this week

February 23, 1961

Four Waunetans, Alvin Knepper, Jack Maddux, Jess Webber and Walter Fox, consulted with Bureau of Reclamation representatives in Denver Tuesday, discussing the possibilities of building a transmission line from Imperial to allow the purchase of Bureau of Reclamation power to meet Wauneta’s critical power shortage.

The former S and W Oil Co., recently purchased by “Shorty” Hamilton, will be operated under the name of Hamilton Service and all gas and oil products will be offered.

Cathy Hanna placed second at the KNOP-TV spelling contest at North Platte, competing with 23 other fifth graders. She was eliminated in the 27th round by Doug Hansen of Elsie.

Burdette Melchert and Chester Graves of Hamlet attended a meeting in McCook Friday where Mr. Melchert received a high honor award for the county, raising 175.1 bu. of corn per acre on a five acre field.

Mrs. Bernard O’Neil and Carol, Cindy and Nik Sandman, Jeff Maxfield, Ruth DeHart, Nancy Stock and Ray Wilson spent Saturday in Lincoln on a student tour.

Coffee guests in the Fay Fanning home after the Senior Class play were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fanning and family and Mr. and Mrs. Merle O’Neil and family.

Mrs. Lizzie Busking returned Tuesday from an extended vacation in Arizona and New Mexico. She accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bischoff.

No precip. High for the week: 64° on Feb. 17, low: 9° on Feb. 18 and 19.

75 years ago this week

February 19, 1936

The bridge in east Wauneta will be a reality according to word received from authorities. The funds have been allowed and as soon as details are arranged construction will begin.

From last Thursday noon til Monday the coal dealers were entirely out of coal and many coal bins around town were all too low for comfort when accompanied by zero weather. We are more fortunate than some as no one suffered. Three carloads came in Monday and coal was distributed according to the need.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kitt and son are moving this week to Meriden, Wyo., where they will farm the Fred Petsch ranch. Gerald Wade, Leland Kitt, Irvin Kitt and Howard Stinnette were McCook visitors Friday.

Local Markets: wheat-.85; corn-.56; cream-.33; eggs-.21; heavy hens-.14; light hens-.14; cox-.07.

100 years ago this week

February 23, 1911

Wauneta should organize a commercial club.

A number went to Palisade to attend the good road meeting, among them were H. E. Athey, Jas. Miner and A. C. Grimm.

H. E. Curry has taken a homestead south of Elex Hanna and is building a large house on same.

Some of the snow of last Saturday is still on the ground. It has been 6 to 8 below. If it keeps on we will have some good ice yet.

<< Start < Prev 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Next > End >>

Page 32 of 40