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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 18:06

10 years ago this week

Nov. 20, 2003

Volunteers collected over 80 boxes in the Operation Christmas Boxes at the Hamlet Union Church. The boxes will be shipped overseas to needy countries.

Lois Bley and Lynetta Bley were among those with the group, “Sun Lighters,” who sang at the Cambridge Manor Sunday afternoon. Lois is one of the singers and Lynetta sings and also plays the accordian and the keyboard.

Michelle Harchelroad and Diana Ham spent the weekend in Lincoln and attended the state volleyball tournament where they officiated three games on Friday. They attended the Nebraska-K State game on Saturday.

Nan, Rick and Annie Malcolm spent the weekend with Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik, joined later by Zak. They all attended a surprise 25th anniversary dinner for Kate and Jerry Repass at the Hayes Center hall.

Nadene Brass of Haysville, Kan., spent four days in the Reva Wicke home. Recent visitors have been Glen Lewis of Boonville, Mo., John Lewis, Lloyd and Doris Lewis of Lincoln and Leona Littlejohn.

No precip for the week.

High for the week: 65° on Nov. 10, 11 and 15; low: 29° on Nov. 13 and 16.


25 years ago this week

November 17, 1988

JoAnne Rowley of Imperial became the first paid director of the Wauneta Senior Citizens Center under the Chase County Senior Services. The center, which opened in the Wauneta Legion Hall three years ago, serves lunches two days a week. With Rowley’s appointment, meals will be served three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The United Methodist Women held a Parade of Tables Nov. 10 with tables filled with articles from the families of the church, many over 100 years old. Baked goods and jellies were also available.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maris returned from Vineland, N.J., Nov. 10 where they visited their daughter, Sheila, and Patrick Dargis, helping the Dargises move to a new home, also touring several points of interest.

Friday evening about 30 from the Hamlet Union Church met there to rake leaves, had appetizers at the home of Pastor Gordon, had soup at the home of Betty and Charles Johnson, the main course with Ivan and Delorse Flaming and boys, then to Rod and Joy Wheeler’s and family for dessert, ending by singing choruses.

Fortkamp family members helped surprise Fred Fortkamp on his 80th birthday at a carry-in dinner hosted by Vaunda and Don Hyde, Greg and their foreign exchange student, Lorenzo, and daughter Dawn of Omaha.

Speakers at an American Legion Post and Auxiliary dinner Friday evening included Angi Buffington, Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge; Jennifer Haarberg and Wayne Krausnick, American Legion Law Cadet program; Lisa Wilson, Girls State; Rod Haarberg, Boys State (alternate); Craig True, Boys State. They told of their experiences in the different programs.

Palisade’s volleyball team won their first round game at state against Chester-Hubbell-Byron, falling to Arcadia in the semi-finals. In the finals the Arcadia team fell to a Lawrence team whose assistant coach was Lorrie (Hartzer) Hofstetter, a native of Wauneta.

Precip: .14 of an inch; for 1988: 17.14 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-3.67/bu.; corn-2.38/bu.; milo-3.60/cwt; soybeans-6.80/bu.; oats-2.10/bu.


50 years ago this week

Nov. 21, 1963

Last Saturday, 179 Waunetans had their blood typed with all blood types to be on record at the Chase County Hospital, Dr. Carlson’s office and with the Wauneta Volunteer Firemen. The project was sponsored by the Mrs. Jaycees.

John Green was recognized by the Nebraska Banker’s Association for 50 years of service to commercial banking in Nebraska.

Fourteen Wauneta High School students took part in County Government day at Imperial including Nadine Sexton, Carole Stock and Dennis Kennedy, county commissioners; Joanne Brunkhorst, county clerk; Jane d’Allemand, county superintendent; Ann Arenz, county attorney; Don Polly, county sheriff; Bill Stock, county service officer; Gerold Legg, county assessor; Kenneth Kerchal, county extension agent; Danny Jeffries, county judge; Rod Wheeler, county surveyor; Lloyd Wicke, county treasturer and Karroll Kitt, welfare.

Mrs. Marlin Fortkamp, Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mrs. Herman Nordhausen, Nita Fortkamp and Mrs. Helen Brown and Shirley spent Saturday in Kearney attending the state “Make it with Wool” contest. Mrs. Nordhausen was a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Jim Sutherland, and family.

Bruce Fye and Kirby Kitt found a large buffalo skull on the Fye farm north of Wauneta last week.

Sixty-eight deer were checked at Imperial during the past season.


75 years ago this week

November 23, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wiley celebrated their golden anniversary Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, at their home in Wauneta with 134 signing the guest book. The day began at noon with 15 family members attending a turkey dinner at the Falls Hotel.

Byron Stock, Bill Sturtevant and Winfield Skelton left for Lincoln Friday where they will take a short agricultural course.

The Stock families had their monthly get together at the home of Harlan Stock and wife. A cafeteria dinner was served with games and visiting following.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis entertained the Junior Class play cast Wednesday evening with eight members attending.

Local markets: cream-.21; eggs-.22; springs-.09; hens-.07; corn-.40; wheat-48.; barley-.30; rye-.30.


100 years ago this week

November 20, 1913

The Wauneta mills are doing a big business these days, running early and late.

Higley has a farm bell for sale cheap.

A number of young people attended the party at Geo. Metcalfs’ last Friday evening.

C. E. Johnston was in Hastings the first of the week looking for building material.

Art Nesmith butchered a young porker Sunday p.m.

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Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

10 years ago this week

Nov. 13, 2003

Another old building on Wauneta’s main street came down with Harris Construction handling the demolition work. The building, situated between Veils Unlimited and Country Clipper, was part of Jackson’s Department store and later The Wearhouse. The area will be landscaped, according to Country Clipper owners Steve and Nancy Noble who had purchased the building from Otto and Ida Bartels.

Viola and Elwyn Krausnick observed their 65th anniversary Sunday, being recognized and congratulated during the service at the Methodist Church with a family dinner following at the church and later returning to the Krausnick home to enjoy the day.

Among those enjoying visiting and birthday cake with Violet Nichols at the Parkview Manor in Imperial the evening of the 6th for her 96th birthday were Eddie and Donna Nichols, Terry and Cindy Nichols, Chase and Cody, Kelly and Tawnia Nichols, Mike Nichols and Ann Grasser, Robert and Ilene Rowley and Roger Rowley.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell, Carol Thompson, Rhonda Brunkhorst and Brennan Keiser were among those attending the Heartland U.S. Air Force band concert in McCook Thursday evening.

Present for a cooperative meal Saturday night with Keith and Nona Kerchal were Anita and Francis Fekkers, Robert Stephens, their brother George Boulton and Kevin and Laurie Kerchal, Joel and Elise.

Dr. Joel Travis was the recipient of the Caring Kind Award by the Boone County Health Center and medical clinics for his sincere, heartfelt compassion, integrity and gentlemanly manner, instilling calmness, knowledge and efficiency in a hectic demanding world of a hospital.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch. High for the week: 50° on Nov. 9, low: 23° on Nov. 4

25 years ago this week

November 10, 1988

Sixty-nine children and adults attended the roller skating party at Grant Sunday afternoon, sponsored by the Methodist Sunday School.

Weekend guests of Monte and Deb Nordhausen and family were Hazel Stute of Benkelman, Carol Longo of Littleton, Colo., Rhonda Stute of Fort Collins, Colo., and Keven and Shelli Howard of Littleton.

A cooperative pizza supper was held in the Kirk Sandman home Halloween night, followed by games. Present were Pastor Tim and Cheri Bauer and family, the Don Harrison family, Ivan Flaming and sons, Chad DeWester, Kyle Bernard and Megan Buffington.

Mr. and Mrs. Arlan Wine, Jamie and Jeralyn, Ellen Kinnett, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bley and Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison were supper guests in the Lloyd Bley Wednesday evening in honor of Raymond’s birthday and Jim and Anna’s 63rd anniversary.

Edna Keiser spent several days last week in Haxtun, Colo., visiting her mother, Harriet Legg, and helping her mother celebrate her 88th birthday.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch; for 1988: 17.00 inches. Grain Markets: wheat-3.69/bu.; corn-2.49/bu.; milo-3.80/cwt; soybeans-7.30/bu.; oats-2.20/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 14, 1963

Thirty-nine Chase Countians formed the charter group for the Historical Society for Chase County at a meeting last Wednesday evening at the Imperial courthouse. Among those from Wauneta attending were Dorthy Dudek, Doris Webber, Grace Oliver, Louis and Mae Grimm. Mae Grimm was among those appointed to an organizational committee by acting chairman Mrs. Charles Hoffmeister.

Highway construction moved to Wauneta as work began on the segment of the road connecting old highway 6 with the new highway 6. The grade of the new highway has been completed to highway 61 at Enders.

A week ago the family of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg took them out to dinner honoring them on their 40th anniversary. They were supper guests in the Kenneth Polly home.

A number of ladies met at the Methodist Church Nov. 7 for a special all day meeting, making 20 choir robes for the Junior Choir members.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jussel and family were hosts at a dinner Sunday honoring her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Modrell on their 35th wedding anniversary. Other guests included Mr. and Mrs. Earl Modrell and family of McCook, J. A. Modrell, Mrs. Mildred Poore and Mrs. Pluma Herzog.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker were hosts at dinner following the baptism of their grandson, Jeffrey Daryl Craig, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Nov. 2 with family members present.

Dale Wicke is traveling from Holland as part of the International Farm Youth Exchange program. He will spend a week in Washington D.C. sharing his experiences and making recommendations.

75 years ago this week

November 16, 1938

A new southwestern Nebraska Boy Scout district was organized at the city hall in Wauneta Thursday evening – the new district to be known as the Frenchman Valley district. It will embrace four counties: Chase, Hayes, Dundy and Hitchcock and will be part of the Cornhusker Council. Increase in troops and membership made it necessary to form a new district.

Several attended the husking bee on the Joe Stengle farm Tuesday.

Joe Stengle, Leslie Walgren and Cloid Lorance served on the jury at Benkelman this week.

J. W. Green drove to Ogallala to meet his aunt, Mrs. Walter Hampshire of Los Angeles, Calif., who will spend the latter part of the week here.

Sawing wood, putting up feed and picking corn seems to be the order of the day.

Local markets: cream-.20; eggs-.20; hens-.11; springs-.10; wheat-.49; corn-.38; barley-.30; rye-.30.

100 years ago this week

November 13, 1913

The wind blew very hard on Friday. A genuine old time dust storm.

F. B. Cecil went to Montana this week in quest of a homestead.

Miss Myrtle Hanna stayed Friday until Sun. noon with her sister, Mrs. C. E. Fanning.

Harry Fanning and Tom Stinnette left on Monday for Haxtum to shuck corn.

A tramp found easy picking here one day last week with his tale of woe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 20:40
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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 20:37

10 years ago this week

Nov. 6, 2003

The Wauneta Community Foundation announced plans to spearhead a drive for a new medical clinic facility on Wauneta’s main street. Land on the corner of Tecumseh and Vinita streets was purchased last year for the building site.

Nine Wauneta-Palisade FFA members and two advisors attended the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Ky., last week. The livestock judging team of Grant Dixon, Clif Wright, Leah Rundback and Abbie Barger placed 24th out of 46 teams and the forestry team of Sheridan Wright, Cody Egle, Tabby Christner and Peter Barger placed 20th out of 40 teams. 2002 graduates, Jessica Long and Matt Applegarth, received the American Agriculture FFA Degree, the highest honor given by the FFA. Advisors were Dan Andrews and Teresa Hayes.

Eighteen Catholic youths were confirmed from St. John’s and St. Patrick’s Saturday night. Among those confirmed were John Vrbka, Rebecca Strand, Joselyn Ramirez, Sy O’Neil and Kristin Hayes.

Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation Sunday at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Palisade were William Anderjaska, Sheila Riener, Bethany Riener, Heath Vrbas and Jeffrey Heskett.

Thirteen ladies of the Methodist Church and friends completed 27 ABC quilts on Wednesday and Thursday mornings last week with the quilts going to children’s hospital in Omaha and Denver.

Elmer and Edna Keiser and Richard and Janet Keiser, Aaron and Brennon went to Yuma, Colo., to visit Edna’s mother, Harriet Legg, and took her out to dinner to celebrate her 103rd birthday.

Gary Polly and friend Kirk spent the weekend with Eunice Bodeman, going hunting while here. Kenneth Polly of McCook and Kip Polly and Annie were Saturday visitors.

No precip received. High for the week: 76° on Oct. 27; low: 27 on Oct. 31.

25 years ago this week

November 3, 1988

Friends and neighbors of Henry and Eleanor Petr extended a helping hand Saturday to pick the remainder of Petr’s corn crop, a 130-acre irrigated circle. Daughter Rita, her son Pat and Tony Hendrix had picked the dryland corn, coming on weekends. Farmers brought a total of seven combines, five grain carts and 13 trucks, completing the 130 acres in four hours. The Garfield ladies served 40 people at a noon meal. Bob Troudt and Tom Klima organized the threshing bee. Mr. Petr had just been released from the hospital and he and Mrs. Petr were staying at the home of their daughter. They viewed the harvest on videotape.

Beth Harchelroad observed her 90th birthday on Oct. 14. She values her family which includes daughter Sandra and son Gene, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her husband Harvey, worked for several companies and later for DeGraw Motor Co. of McCook which owned the local Chevrolet business which Harvey purchased in 1941, becoming Harchelroad Motors.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine and Mr. and Mrs. Don Grosbach attended the community concert in McCook Sunday.

Saturday overnight guests of Lois Kanost were Nadine and Ed Brass of Haysville, Kan., and Lloyd and Les Lewis of Lincoln. Sunday they were joined at the home of their father, Elmer Lewis, by Glen Lewis, Lorene Greeley, Reva and Vic Wicke, John and Frances Lewis and Vera and Dick Remington of McCook.

Karen and Dave Carpenter, Chad and Christa of Fairbury spent Thursday to Saturday with the Kent Buffington family.

No precip. For 1988: 16.98 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-3.64/bu.; corn-2.54/bu.; milo-3.90/cwt; soybeans-7.08/bu.; oats-2.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 7, 1963

Mrs. Leland Kitt was elected Region VII Committeewoman for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association at the regional meeting in Wichita, Kan., last week.

Mrs. Otto Bartels is turning a hobby into a business. She designs and constructs artificial flowers. With the upcoming holiday season she was specializing in poinsettias. She also makes corsages.

Capt. Eugene Maddux of Schilling AFB, Kan., and friend Capt. Olin Everett, also of Schilling AFB, visited with his mother, Mrs. Eva Maddux. a week ago Sunday. Maddux is being transferred to Morrisonville, N.Y.

Mrs. Emma Steinbeck returned home last week after spending three weeks visiting relatives at Wichita and Kensington, Kan.

Mrs. Edith Krausnick entertained the “Neighborly Neighbors” at a coffee in honor of Mrs. Myrtle Hoff who was observing her birthday.

75 years ago this week

November 9, 1938

Bronks play Imperial here Armistice Day. Both Wauneta and Imperial bands will be out for the game and will play together between halves, one number led by Director Lester Rumbaugh of Wauneta and one by Director Paul Chambers of Imperial. Admission: 15, 25 and 35¢.

Archie Counce and Howard Bradley returned Monday night from the Oshkosh vicinity where they spent a couple days goose hunting.

B. E. Maxfield made a business trip to Wray, Colo., Thursday of last week.

Mrs. Grace Hann left Tuesday for Houston, Texas, where she will make an extended visit at the home of her daughter, Miss Dorothy Lawrence.

Local Markets: cream-.20; eggs-.19; hens-.11; springs-.10; wheat-.49; corn-.35; barley-.30.

100 years ago this week

November 6, 1913

The young men and boys of Wauneta certainly are to be complimented on the order they kept on Halloween—doing no mischief or damage. That’s a start for better young men and citizens.

A flock of geese went over town Mon. evening and one fell down in front of the drug store, having struck the telephone wires and was captured by one of the Terry boys.

The Kitt brothers helped move a barn from Johnny’s Mon.

Mrs. Chas. Nesmith visited Mrs. Art Nesmith while the men helped Geo. Smith pull the pipe in the well at Calvert.

The Halloween social netted $17.90 from the sale of candy, pop corn and pie.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 20:53

10 years ago this week

Oct. 30, 2003

Tom and Marsha Cameron were Friday overnight guests of Rich, Amy and Jack Zakrajsek of Elkhorn and Saturday all went to the home of Paul and Cindy Sponheim and family in Ottumwa, Iowa, where they attended and celebrated Paul’s ordination and installation as assistant pastor of the Northgate Alliance Church on Sunday.

Arlan Wine was among performers of the McCook Barbershop chorus and Sweet Adalines who were guests of the Midland Pride Chorus at Arapahoe at their “Anything Goes” program.

Donnaline Kitt and Derek and Allison Sandman and Haylee were Sunday dinner guests of Larry and Anita Kitt for Donnaline’s Tuesday birthday.

Janet Egle and Donna Gockley were overnight guests of Donita and Dave Peterson in Lincoln. The ladies met with Sylvia Buffington and Anne Puls for the weekend, all 1964 WHS graduates to start making plans for their 40th class reunion in 2004.

Sunday dinner guests of Paul and Bonnie Yost were Jan Satterlee of Bartlesville, Okla., Roger and Alice Yost, Stacey and Shawn, Shanna and Chad Burkholder, Gavin and Jake of Julesburg, Colo., Peg Vlasin and Kristanis and Dwight and Wilma Egle to recognize Dwight’s birthday.

Two new members, Grant Dixon and Peter Barger, were inducted into the Frenchman Valley Chapter of National Honor Society at Wauneta-Palisade High School. Honor Society members include Sheridan Wright, Brad Licht, Joe Bartles, Cody Egle, Autumn Alberts, Janae Harris, Jenna Britten, Melissa Long, Betsy Anderjaska, Ashley Kitt and Staci Alberts.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 90° on Oct. 22; low: 24° on Oct. 25.

25 years ago this week

October 27, 1988

Five Wauneta Volunteer firemen were recognized for their years of service to the department at an appreciation dinner. Honored were Garry Taylor and Bob Jones for 20 years; Lloyd Sinner, 30 years and 27 years as fire chief; Tom Miller and Bill Bischoff, 10 years.

The first reunion of the descendants of Henry E. and Margarethe (Buckholz) Fortkamp was held Sunday, Oct. 23 at the American Legion Hall with 148 relatvies and six guests.

Myrtle Hoff was guest of honor at a coffee for her 91st birthday which is Oct. 27. Mabel Scriven and Donna Applegarth hosted the event Saturday at the honoree’s home.

Lonnie Lewis is among candidates for Homecoming Royalty at Doane College in Crete. Coronation ceremonies will be Friday at Simon Field where a bonfire and pep rally will be held.

No precip for the week; for 1988: 16.98 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat- 3.50/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.75/cwt; soybeans-.6.88/bu.; oats-2.25/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 31, 1963

Wauneta FFA team members, John Kitt, Junior Thompson, Ronald O’Neil and Marlus Prior, won first place honors in stubble mulch judging in state competition at Norfolk.

Don Polly was chosen as an outstanding Explorer Scout from this region. He represented the Tri-Trails Council at Lincoln last weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen observed their silver wedding anniversary Sunday with a pot luck dinner at St. Paul’s with about 130 guests attending and at an open house later at the Nordhausen home with 75 attending.

Eldon Haarberg, his son Kent and a neighbor, Port Reed, all of Farmington, N.M., spent the weekend in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, and spending time pheasant hunting.

Mrs. Allan Nordhausen entertained a group of ladies at a coffee last Thursday afternoon in honor of the birthday of Mrs. Goldie Parsons. Guests were Mrs. Parsons, Mrs. L. C. Binderup and Mrs. Ella Hopwood of McCook, Mrs. Mabel Taylor and Mrs. Ora Nordhausen.

Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols were hosts at a steak fry Tuesday night. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Starr of Newport Beach, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Nichols and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bressie. Mr. Starr showed pictures of their two week vacation spent on the ocean in their sailboat.

The Widger and Crowell relatives held a picnic at the Izaak Walton cabin at Enders Lake Sunday in honor of Mrs. Arba Baars of Washington state. Mrs. Baars is a sister of Mrs. Carl Widger and Mrs. Leo Crowell.

75 years ago this week

November 2, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair Stock celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Wauneta last Sunday with an open house. Fifty friends and relatives called to extend their congratulations.

Mrs. Mike Gerih entertained the first graders and their teacher, Miss Nola Egle, at a surprise party Tuesday afternoon in honor of daughter, Josephine’s birthday.

Mrs. Anna Brannan and Bethine Wade were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bodeman Monday, the day being Mrs. Brannan’s 81st birthday.

Leon Athey attended the midwest convention of the American Radio Relay league in Omaha Saturday with more than 400 amateurs registered. For the first time in this area the amateurs saw television in practical use under the direction of a Kansas City technician.

Local Markets: cream-.22; eggs-.19; hens-.10; springs-.09; wheat-.49; corn-.35; rye-.30.

100 years ago this week

October 30, 1913

A few ladies met with Mrs. Art Nesmith Tuesday to do some sewing for Grandma Morrison who expects to leave for Kansas City Friday to spend the winter with her son Walter and family.

At the North Platte land drawing on Tuesday Mary Dowling of Palisade drew No. 45; O. M. Yant of Wauneta drew No. 543.

R. Moody and wife left for St. Joseph, Mo., Saturday where they will remain this winter.

It was 2 below Wed. morning. Whew!

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10 years ago this week

Oct. 23, 2003

Keiser Land and Cattle Company was named recipient of the 2003 Honor Conservation Award, sponsored by the Upper Republican NRD and Frenchman Valley Farmers Co-op. Keiser Land and Cattle is a family-oriented corporation which includes Elmer and Edna Keiser, Richard and Janet Keiser and sons, all of rural Wauneta, Rodney Keiser of Denver, Colo., and Marcia Comly of Boulder, Colo.

Seven Wauneta FFA members will head to the Nationals Oct. 27 after winning at state, competing in forestry and livestock judging. Forestry team members include Sheridan Wright, Cody Egle and Peter Barger. Livestock team members are Clif Wright, Grant Dixon, Leah Rundback and Tabby Christner who replaced Abby Barger.

Saturday Kathy Barger and Peter went to Kearney where Kathy attended the Nebraska Parents Meeting of USAF Cadets. Theresa Dumont and sons met them in Kearney for a visit.

Verna Sandman and Vicki, Gary and J.D. Grimes ate at the Enders Lake Golf Course on J.D.’s 18th birthday Tuesday evening, joined by Janice and Doug Allan.

Dennis and Donna Gockley returned from a trip to the Missouri Fall Handicap Trap Shoot, spending several nights with Vaughn and Dee McBride at Osage City, Kan and Stacy and Matt Cutinella at Columbus, Mo.

No precip for the week; high for the week: 93° on Oct. 19; low: 61° on Oct. 19.

25 years ago this week

October 20, 1988

A breakfast was held Friday morning at the Legion Hall as a pre-game activity with 130 coaches, football boys and volleyball girls, cheerleaders and parents attending. Talks were given by coaches McKinney and DeWester.

Beth Harchelroad was guest of honor for her 90th birthday at lunch at the Steak Out Friday as guest of grandson Sid and Renea Harchelroad. Audra Romine and Ann Rueter were also guests. Her visitors at Heritage in the afternoon, taking pie and coffee were Ruby Jones, Peg McCallum and June McCallum.

Virgil and Edie Sandman, Jack and Verna Sandman, Leah and Henry Wicke, Charlie Sandman, Sandy Brunkhorst and Clarence and Onna Sandman met at The Chief restaurant for dinner Saturday evening as a farewell to the “Snowbirds” Heinie, Leah, Clarence and Onna, leaving soon for their winter homes in Arizona.

Zora Sailors and Zella Kerchal attended the third annual twins convention in Kearney Saturday and Sunday. There were 62 sets of twins, dressed identical.

John and Frances Lewis attended Parents Day Saturday at Doane College, attending the football game and had supper with son Lonnie afterwards.

Thursday evening guests in the Jim Harrison home were George and Hattie Marshall, Raymond and Miriam Hegwood and girls, Durinda Bley and children, Ellen Kinett and Lynetta Wine. They celebrated the Marshalls’ 54th anniversary.

Homecoming royal court: Brad Yost and Angi Buffington were crowned king and queen. First attendants were David Bird and Jennifer Haarberg with Eric Troudt and Jolene Gordon, second attendants. Crownbearers were Justin Lorimer and Danielle Harchelroad.

No precip for the week: for 1988: 16.98 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.60/bu.; corn-2.62/bu.; milo-4.00/cwt; soybeans-7.25/bu.; oats-2.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 24, 1963

The Wauneta Roller Mill underwent a major improvement. A building was built south of the mill adjoining the tracks, enabling free flowing ingredients to be augered across the street into bins at the mill.

A cooperative dinner honoring Mrs. Doris Bartels was held at her home Sunday in observance of her birthday with 45 present.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sailors entertained at a cooperative dinner Sunday in honor of Mrs. Helen Draper of Pamona, Calif. Guests were classmates and spouses Mr. and Mrs. Merle Sailors, Mrs. Rudy Kerchal, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Brown, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. McClatchey and Mr. and Mrs. Geo Peterson.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bocker and family of Curtis and Lester Brown of Washington state, one time neighbors and classmates of Delman Engell, were guests in the Engell home Monday for a get-together.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gibbons, accompanied by Craig Gibbons of Kearney, attended the Kearney-Doane football game at Crete and spent the weekend visiting Gary Gibbons who is a member of the Doane football squad.

Vaughn McBride and Sylvia Yost were crowned king and queen at half-time of the Wauneta-Chappell game by Coach Beard. The queen’s attendants were Trudy Gloy and Janet Krausnick. King’s attendants were Doug Resler and Duane Egle.

75 years ago this week

October 26, 1938

New gravel was spread on several side streets the past week.

F. J. Hromas left Sunday for the mountains of Wyoming to hunt elk, accompanied by several friends.

Hilbert and Wilbert Dettmar of Kensington, Kan., were guests at the H.C Steinbeck home the past week.

Mrs. Martin Joy and son Jimmy of Omaha arrived Sunday to visit at the R. E. Olmsted home.

Old Man Winter blew his icy breath across southwest Nebraska last Saturday night, with the mercury skidding down to 16 above zero.

Local Markets: cream-.20; eggs-.19; hens-.10; springs-.09; wheat-.50; corn-.35; barley-.25.

100 years ago this week

October 23, 1913

A deal was made Saturday whereby Chas. Johnston became the owner of the Schutz lot on the corner. Excavation work commenced Tuesday morning for foundations for buildings on both lots - Johnston building on one lot with H. H. Grosbach building on other to be occupied by the Cox Merc. Co.

H. H. Bricker had a runaway with six horses hitched to a drill, they got scared of an automobile.

Elmer Kanost was on the water wagon last week, hauling water for the threshing machine.

Clarence Fanning is having a swell time now as he has the mumps.

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