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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 20:56

10 years ago this week

May 15, 2003

Twenty-five seniors received their diplomas at graduation exercises Sunday. Abby Barger and Tabby Christner were co-valedictorians and Ashley Fortkamp was salutatorian.

Wauneta native Ray Lines, now of Minnesota, came to attend family celebrations for his nephew, Danny Schluckebier.

Kyle Hansen and Doug Wickizer were guests of honor at a community cookout in Palisade saluting WPHS grads entering the military. DeWayne Baker, also honored, was unable to attend.

Edith Gloy observed her 90th birthday. She was a farm girl and was still a farm girl at 90. Married to Reinhold Gloy for 65 years, she helped on the farm driving tractors, combines, helped with planting, at harvest and preferred anything out of doors. They were parents of four children: Julana, Trudy, Naomi and Ron.

Paul and Elnora Kitt went to Norman, Okla., Thursday where they attended the graduation for grandson Ryan Busking on Saturday.

Dennis and Janet Egle, Linda Egle and Duane and Sandy Krey attended the dance recital for Karlee Krey in Colby, Kan., and were dinner guests of Jennifer and Justin Krey and family.

The WPHS Envirothon team missed taking the state title by just over two points, placing second. The forestry team did take first place in the forestry division of the competition and will advance to compete in the National FFA competition in Louisville, Ky. Team members are Abby Barger, Seth Alberts, Stacy Alberts, Tabby Christner and Cody Egle with Peter Barger, alternate. Teresa Hayes is sponsor.

Storms blew through bringing rain and strong winds. A metal roof was ripped off on a building belonging to Don and Bonnie Majors, a shed was flattened at the Kip and Terry Engell home east of Wauneta, the Schroeder Cattle Company elevator in Palisade lost a section of the building, extensive property damage was received at a pig farm belonging to Bruce Kramer, north of Wauneta and extensive damage received to trees and pivots.

Precip for the week: 1.58 inches of rain bringing the total to date to 9.84 inches - more precip than all of 2002’s total of 9.29 inches.

High for the week: 72° on May 5; low: 36° on May 11.

25 years ago this week

May 12, 1988

Richard Dittberner of Imperial was named general manager of the Farmers Co-op Exchange.

Fourth grade students held an open house and displayed their houses or buildings depicting an aspect of author Willa Cather which they had studied.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Klutsch of Oakland, Calif., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney. The two ladies were schoolmates.

The Redeemer LWML hosted a mother-daughter dinner Friday evening. Emma Carrigan was honored as the oldest mother bringing her daughters; Phyllis Nordhausen, oldest daughter bringing her mother; Paula Allen, youngest daughter bringing her mother and Ashley Fortkamp, youngest daughter.

Marcia Keiser of Colorado Springs, Colo., is spending the week with parents, Elmer and Edna Keiser. Rod Keiser of Aurora, Colo., was a weekend visitor.

Junior-Senior Prom royalty was Doug Terry and Lori Buffington, king and queen; Linn Hendrix and Joel Gockley, first attendants and Les Houser and Chad Nordhausen, second attendants.

Teresa DeWester and Derek Andrews were named the outstanding senior athletes at the athletic banquet held April 28.

Precip for the week: .03 of an inch; for 1988: 4.61 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.58/bu.; corn-1.83/bu.; milo-2.60/cwt; soybeans-6.35/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 16, 1963

Nineteen Wauneta Rural High School seniors received their diplomas at commencement exercises at the Wauneta High School Sunday, May 12. Ron Prior was named Valedictorian and Carol Stock, Salutatorian.

Twenty-one eighth graders graduated during promotion exercises on May 17.

Twelve couples surprised Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Denker at a housewarming last Tuesday evening. Cards furnished the evening’s entertainment and a gift was presented to the couple.

A cookout was held Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. Duane Burham for the Webelo Scouts. Attending were Rex Walgren, Ricky Heldenbrand, Lynn Salyer, Doug Brown, Carl Hoff and Steve Burham.

Monday visitors and dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt were Myrtle Madison of Portland, Ore., Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Seward of Oregon City, Ore., and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt.

75 years ago this week

May 11, 1938

Commencement exercises for Wauneta’s largest graduating class of 40 seniors was held Thursday evening, May 12. Scholarship honors went to Junior Berry for the highest scholastic standing for four years, second highest went to Maxine Carpenter, third place to Faye Troxel who also received the Regent Scholarship from the University of Nebraska and fourth to Glee Butler.

Mrs. Fred Knotwell and daughters of Indianola were over the weekend guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fye.

Phillip Koon of McCook is the new clerk in the meat and grocery department of Rudisil’s Store.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Skelton went to Lincoln Sunday to attend the graduation of Miss Caroline at Lincoln General Hospital.

100 years ago this week

May 15, 1913

A small cyclone occurred north and west of Benkelman Sunday afternoon and did quite a little damage.

Miss Parnell Harvey is home from her visit to Beatrice.

Holland Wade has won out on the mail route. He will make his first trip June 3d. Holland is a pretty good winner.

H. H. Grosbach is attending the session of the A.O.U.W. grand lodge at Hastings as delegate from Wauneta lodge.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 21:11

10 years ago this week

May 8, 2003

Confirmation services were held Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Confirmed were Allison Ellicott, Brittany O’Neil, Cody Nichols, David Sandman and Marc Klima.

Richard and Janet Keiser and boys and Tom and Lucille Klima were dinner guests of Darrel and Sharla Klima and boys Sunday following Marc’s confirmation.

Dinner guests of Brian and Rhona O’Neil, Brittany and Brandon following Brittany’s confirmation were Richard and Lois Greeley, Gary and Rochelle Wiemer and Morgan of Lincoln and Lavern, Elinor and Lynn Denker.

Nola Straub and Mildred Stretch accompanied Donna Swanson to North Platte Saturday to attend a Ladies Day brunch and luncheon at the Church of Christ.

Byron and Deb Alberts hosted a dinner in honor of Sasauna’s confirmation Sunday with guests: Smoky and Leola Alberts, Geraldine Smith, Bill and Beth Smith, Agnes and LeMoine Knosp, Pastor and Janet Stuckwisch and Kiane Alberts.

Arlan and Lynetta Wine attended a presentation of Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (a German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms at the Lied Center in Lincoln Sunday afternoon. A niece, Stephanie Spady, and member of the Concert Choir, sang in the 250 member chorus.

Nadene Brass of Haysville, Kan., spent Sunday to Tuesday in the Reva Wicke home.

Precip for the week: 2.20 inches; to date: 8.26 inches.

High for the week: 71° on April 28; low: 38° on May 1.

25 years ago this week

May 5, 1988

The first annual mother-daughter tea for Girl Scouts was held Sunday afternoon in the Palisade Methodist Church fellowship hall with 70 present. Leaders are Colleen Witt, Brownies; Jo Howard and Pearl Andrew, Daisy; Marge Rundback, Junior; and Sandy Bailey, neighborhood chairman.

Employees of the Farmers Co-op Exchange met at the Stan Yost home Saturday evening for a carry-in dinner and barbecue as a farewell for Fern Scheel who is retiring as bookkeeper.

Brooke Pankonin was a guest of her aunt and uncle, Brenda and Bob Brandt of Holyoke, Colo., while parents Russ and Lori Pankonin and grandparents, Loral and Elna Johnson of Imperial attended the Nebraska Press Convention.

Paul and Bonnie Yost returned Tuesday after a 10-day trip visiting their son, Rev. Roger and Alice Yost and family at Viroqua, Wisc. where he pastors a church.

John and Frances Lewis went to Crete Sunday to attend Lonnie’s fraternity’s parent appreciation banquet.

The “Lord’s Joyful Singers” of the Methodist Church closed their choir year Sunday. Their director and accompanist, Cindy Sandman and Lucille McBride, held a year end celebration on the 18th with a scavenger hunt in the church following practice and “make your own” banana splits for lunch.

Wauneta boys track team out scored Hayes Center in the final event to bring home the GPAC track title at the conference meet in McCook Saturday.

Precip for the week: 1.86 inches; for 1988: 4.58 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.53/bu.; corn-1.83/bu.; milo-2.60/cwt; soybeans-6.15/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 9, 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Sam West were honored Sunday by their family for their 45th anniversary in Seward. A dinner was planned and served by their children to 100 guests. The celebration was postponed from the original date of Jan. 16 due to bad weather.

The “Neighborly Neighbors” of Mrs. Emma Blobaum hosted a birthday coffee for her at her home with 10 guests present.

Mrs. Stella Gregory’s neighbors surprised her Saturday afternoon by bringing cake and coffee for her birthday and spent the afternoon with her. Hostesses were Mrs. Earl Tatum and Mrs. Barbara Engell.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Herbert Seward of Oregon City, Ore., and Mrs. Myrtle Madson of Portland, Ore., are house-guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Crowell, Mrs. Goldie Parsons and Mrs. Mable Taylor met Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McCormick and sons of Grant at Enders Lake Sunday and enjoyed a picnic dinner.

75 years ago this week

May 11, 1938

Air-Mail Week May 15-21. Amateur pilots all over the United States have agreed to carry air-mail on Thursday, the 19th, from the smallest towns and cities to connect to regular air lines. In Wauneta every letter will carry a special stamp showing it to be the FIRST FLIGHT of air-mail from this place. The local office will also provide a free air-mail envelope.

Eighth grade graduation was held May 6 with 29 boys and girls receiving diplomas. Senator Hugh B. Ashmore of Palisade gave the address. Citizenship awards were presented to Emma Jean Maxfield and Delbert Crowell.

The Stock families met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Hixon Sunday for their monthly get together.

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Person, Ruth Ann and Edward Allen of Roundup, Mont., are visiting his mother, Mrs. A. Person and brother, Jay A. and family.

Wet country—1.23 inches of moisture this week: 5.49 inches so far this year.

100 years ago this week

May 8, 1913

Many family and friends had an enjoyable time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Winkelman Sunday. The occasion being a dinner in honor of the christening of their little daughter, Elma Katrine Margaret.

Fred and Bertha Grimm are home from Lincoln.

Mrs. John Woods is down from Denver, coming via Benkelman last Sunday where she was met by her son C. R. Woods with his auto.

Some of the boys met on the old ball diamond in Tibbetts’ pasture Saturday to organize for the coming season.

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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:30

10 years ago this week

May 1, 2003

Despite cold and wet weather a honey locust sapling was planted in observance of Arbor Day. The tree was planted in the RV lot north of Crossroads by Ted Grimm with a group of supporters present.

Chase Yoder and Stacy Yost were crowned 2003 prom king and queen following the promenade Saturday night. Other royalty included Dan Schluckebier, Seth Alberts, Mandi Janicek and Emily Humphrey.

Bob Baumfalk observed his 90th birthday in April. Born in Ludell, Kan., his family moved to the Stratton area when he was seven. Hard times were remembered but fun times included going to dances in Wauneta and area towns. He met his wife, Dorothy, at a dance. They married and became parents of two boys.

Those attending the first communion of Jacob Maris at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday were his family, Jeff, Laurie and Joel Maris, Adam, Lori, Brett and Bo Cribelli, Harold and Bev Maris and Tony and Jan Cribelli. They were all dinner guests of the Jeff Maris family.

Linda Fanning visited Edith Gloy, taking her roses on her birthday last Tuesday.

Karl and Judy Polly spent Easter weekend in Arlington, Va., with Kris and Laura Polly, Caroline and William; and also at Cape May, N.J.

Mary Ellen Fanning accompanied Peggy and Larry Rewerts to Efland, N.C., April 5-21 to visit Cindy Rewerts. They also visited Erma Wallace in Oklahoma.

Precip for the week: 1.17 inches.

High for the week: 69° on April 22; low: 36° on April 25.

25 years ago this week

April 28, 1988

Wayne Krausnick and Jennifer Haarberg, juniors at Wauneta High School, have been selected to attend the American Legion Law Cadet program this summer at the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy near Lincoln.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Brunkhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Weimer, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Anderson and Lon Weimer had Sunday dinner at The Club at Enders, especially for Clairene Weimer’s birthday. Herb and Eulene Busking joined them later for cake in the Weimer home.

A coffee to welcome Bonnie Hanna to the neighborhood was hosted by Connie Maxfield in the Maxfield home last Thursday with 16 neighbors present to enjoy visiting and refreshments.

The senior class of Palisade High School and their sponsors, Tom and Cindy Monnahan, left Friday night after the prom for Kansas City for Sneak Day.

Ellen Prior, Mary Ellen Fanning and Mary O’Brien met with Betty Maxfield in her home Friday to make plans for their Class of 1938 reunion and alumni banquet.

Marilyn Walker and Vivian Todd of Imperial spent several days visiting Gerald Priest in Wichita, Kan. They also attended the wedding anniversary of Bill and Ruth Denmain.

Precip for the week: .23 of an inch; for 1988: 2.72 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.62/bu.; corn-1.74/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-6.08/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 2, 1963

Ron Prior was elected to receive a State Farmer degree. He attended the State FFA convention in Lincoln April 11-13. The Wauneta chapter received a superior chapter rating.

Mr. and Mrs. David Edwards Jr. and family of Forest Grove, Ore., arrived Monday to spend the week with their grandmother, Mrs. Barbara Engell and Mr. and Mrs. Ike Engell and family.

Mrs. Mary Barnes was pleasantly surprised Wednesday when Mrs. Shirley Barnes and family, Mrs. Bob Hamilton and Doug, Mrs. Cecil Maddux and Mrs. Joe Maddux and children called to help her celebrate her birthday, bringing ice cream and cake.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cocklin had dinner Sunday with Mr and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach in Imperial. Mrs. Venice Harmon of Canon City, Colo., a sister of Mrs. Cocklin and Mrs. Grosbach, was a guest.

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Schwenk and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt, Neil Kitt and family and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt were guests in the Dean Kitt home Thursday evening, the occasion was Lee Kitt’s birthday.

Mrs. Ray Kitt, Mrs. George Hollembeak and Mrs. Edith Krausnick attended a District library meeting in North Platte Tuesday.

75 years ago this week

May 4, 1938

Mrs. Mary Athey returned Friday from Wisconsin and Iowa where she had visited relatives the past three weeks.

Mrs. Anna Crosson is taking a much needed vacation from the Krausnick store and left Tuesday afternoon for Hastings to visit relatives and rest. Mrs. Virgil Robertson will be clerking at the store in her absence.

Thirty-two relatives gathered at the Frasier home in Wauneta for a reunion and to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Mart Frasier of Benkelman. A buffet dinner was served at noon.

About 30 friends and relatives spent Saturday evening at the W. Walgren home in honor of his birthday.

Lingerie and hosiery make nice gifts for Mother’s Day. Also towel sets, bed spreads, lunch clothes and dresses from 98¢ to 3.95. Rudisils Cash Store.

Local Markets: wheat-.64; corn-.52-.54.

100 years ago this week

May 1, 1913

Corn planting is the order of the day for our farmers.

Ethel Maddux and her two children left on Saturday’s train for Canada where she expects to spend the summer with her brother Hugh Ditton.

Frank Oaks and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bud Gosney near Palisade Sun. Made the trip in their new auto.

There was a large crowd out Fri. night to the surprise party for Ashby Morrison. There were 66 to supper, old and young. Oysters, pickles, cake, pie and coffee were served.

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 20:33

10 years ago this week

April 24, 2003

Work progressed on rebuilding the stone archway at Riverside Cemetery after it was accidentally damaged last year. A surprise to those working was finding a time capsule dating to 193. A summary of the project and workers evolved in the project were listed.

Grant Dixon and Staci Alberts, sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion and Auxiliary and Wauneta Fire Department, were chosen to attend Boys and Girls State with Melissa Long as Girls State alternate. Katie Padilla was chosen as Girls State delegate and will represent the Palisade Legion Auxiliary.

The Hamlet youth group went bowling Friday evening. Some attending were Tom and Marsha Cameron, James, Lana, Jesse and Kelsey Skelton.

Christina Bley who attends college at Penn’s Creek, Pa., flew into Colorado Springs, Colo., and was met by parents Lloyd and Durenda Bley. They also met Durenda’s parents, Cliff and Marlene Reynolds of Monte Vista, Colo., and her brother, Del, and family of Colorado Springs for a visit.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad attended the University of Nebraska spring football game in Lincoln Saturday and the retirement reception for Dan Young and Milt Tenopir.

Mark Matthews, formerly of Wauneta and a Wauneta High School graduate, was named “Paramedic of the Year” by Rural Metro Corporation of Phoenix, Ariz. He and his family reside in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Kent and Sharon Buffington spent Friday to Sunday with Missi and Jeff Scow and family at Shelby, attending the Easter Cantata at their church. En route home they visited Angi and Barry Emerson and family at North Platte.

Precip for the week: 1.08 inches; for 2003: 4.89 inches. High for the week: 86° on April 15; low: 34° on April 16.

25 years ago this week

April 21, 1988

Wauneta was named Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Ellen McCallum accepted the award during special ceremonies at the state capitol. Sunday during the Arbor Day recognition in Wauneta a ginkgo tree was planted in the area east of the Wichita Street bridge by Ed Arenz, Village Board Chairman; Forester Jon Wilson of Wallace Rodney Einspahr and Curtis Christner.

Karen Engel was honored as April Staff Member of the Month at Heritage.

Richard and Dorothy Taylor and Ricky were surprised by neighbors and friends with a carry-in supper as a housewarming for them. Attending were Fred and Betty Krausnick, Wayne and Todd, Leroy and Shirley Haarberg and LeAnn, George and Elinor Blobaum, Donna Taylor, Danny, Pat and Jeffrey, Crandall Taylor, Elwyn and Viola Krausnick and Allen and Teresa Taylor.

Don, Ruby and Kenny Ham were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Reynolds of Trenton at a banquet for the Centennial celebration of the Trenton and Stratton Masonic Lodge Saturday night.

A farewell for Kieth and Lorraine Larson was held at The Club Saturday evening. Attending were Bob and Sharon Walgren, Clyde and Lois Hoff, Vearl and Lucille McBride, Jim and DeLores Taylor, Lowell and Myra Grimm, John and Dutch Knotwell, Bob and Pat Kitt, Jack and Carol Maddux and Dewaine and Gladys Schneider.

Chris and Annie Pursley and Monte and Deb Nordhausen as St. Paul Lutheran youth sponsors took Renelle Christner, Taya Gockley and Kirsten Nordhausen to McCook Sunday evening to a movie and out for pizza.

No precip for the week: for 1988: 2.49 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.60/bu.; corn-1.77/bu.; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-6.03/bu.

50 years ago this week

Apr. 25, 1963

Several good neighbors brought one-ways and tractors to do some much needed work at the Clarence Gosney farm last Monday afternoon. Men included Bob McBride, Jim McBride, Bill Buffington, Dean Kitt, John Fortkamp, Elmer Schermerhorn, Don Berggren, Dale Krausnick and Edwin Belt. Mr. Gosney is slowly recovering from a heart attack.

Six WHSers maintained an all-A record for the past six weeks including Patty Denker, Joyce Daniel, Connie Dicke, Bill Stock, Ron Prior and Neil Christensen.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rowley celebrated their 43rd anniversary Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley with 24 relatives present. Attending from out of town were Mrs. Twila Ballard and Rickie and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Reeves, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Colson and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Colson celebrated their 47th anniversary at the Freddie Olmsted home in Ogallala Sunday. The Colson men are brothers and the ladies are sisters and all were married on the same day.

Mr. and Mrs. Vearl Kitt returned home from Sacramento, Calif., after spending the winter months with their daughter and family.

75 years ago this week

April 27, 1938

Twelve Boy Scouts with Ennis Decker and Arnold Cowles cooked their first meal out of doors Friday evening. In spite of the dust storm mixed with rain now and then the boys had an excellent time and the idea of roughing it appeals to them.

The neighbors of Mrs. Ben Trembly gathered at the home of Mrs. Blanche Greer Tuesday afternoon to honor her before the family leaves for their new home.

E.N. Berry left Monday night for a brief trip to Chicago.

Mrs. C. Rob’t Carlson and Mrs. Elviro Carpenter will serve a 10¢ lunch at the library Saturday afternoon.

100 years ago this week

April 24,1913

Did you plant a tree Tuesday? It was Arbor Day.

Geo. McGooden, our assessor, is out finding what the natives are worth.

What’s the matter with the mayor setting up a clean-up-day? Our alleys and rear of the stores surely need renovating.

A few relatives and friends of Grandma Morrison met with her last week Wed. and helped her celebrate her 80th birthday.

Ray Kitt, wife and young son came to Johnnie Kitts Tuesday to stay while he is away drilling wells. He has several to put down.


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Wednesday, 17 April 2013 21:07

10 years ago this week

April 17, 2003

Della Merrill celebrated her 90th birthday on April 5. Married to John Jay for 47 years, they raised five children: Barbara, Joyce, Marilyn, Richard and Elsie in Wauneta, then moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., where they resided for 16 years before returning to Wauneta. A beautiful quilter, she has made quilts not only for her 18 grandchildren, but also for her 31 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.

Five generations were observed in the Merrill family which included great, great grandmother Della Merrill, great grandmother Barb O’Dea, grandmother Kay Goings, father Bob Goings and son Gunner Goings.

Confirmation was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday for Josey Stroup, Tasha Boon and Suzie Wilson with Pastor Wellman conducting the service.

Wednesday Lynn and Darlene Haarberg, Kent and Elaine Haarberg and Ryan Haarberg had supper together for Kent and Elaine’s 39th anniversary.

Ila Widger and Marge Hanna spent Thursday and Friday at the Great Plains Art Association Camp at Camp Comeca. Ila took a woodworking class and Marge, a blacksmith shop class and both attended classes on sun fabric painting, glass wraps and a table top waterfall.

Keri Sutherland visited her grandfather, C.J. Sutherland, in Kearney Saturday.

Guests of Allan and Judy Nordhausen Wednesday and Thursday were Jim and Shirley Teeters of Norfolk, Va., en route to their new home in Yuma, Ariz.

No precip for the week.

High for the week: 82° on April 13; low: 14° on April 8.

25 years ago this week

April 14, 1988

Junior Kitt was presented a plaque at the annual meeting of the Farmers Co-op Exchange Saturday night for 37 years of service of which 20 years was spent as board president.

Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler spent the weekend of April 2 in Yukon, Okla., with David and Lydia Wheeler, Rhonda, Mark and Cindy. They also visited Wesley’s sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ripper at Bethany and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Richards and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Repper.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rietsch and children of Grand Blanc, Mich., visited Tuesday to Saturday with Joe and Linda Rietsch and other relatives.

Zach and Anna Malcolm spent Friday night with Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik. They and Nan Malcom attended the first communion of Mackenzie Vapenik, daughter of Marty and Roni Vapenik, in Lexington.

Anna Mae Wach and Helena Hubbard spent Monday in McCook and attended the Art Show at the Community College. Shawanna Wach of Eustis was one of the participants.

Jim and Marlies Gauger, Twilla Denker, Dorothy Gauger and Virginia Gauger visited Donald Donze Sunday, taking cake for his birthday.

Weekend guests of Mabel Kohne were Diana and Amie Miller, Tracie Mescher, all of Burlington, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keith and Amanda of Long Island, Kan., Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hans and Wyatt of Seward and David Bird.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; for1988: 2.49 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.62/bu.; corn-1.76/bu; milo-2.50/cwt; soybeans-6.03/bu.

50 years ago this week

Apr. 18, 1963

An Easter sunrise service was held by the IYF at the Woodrow Moody farm which was concluded by a breakfast Sunday morning. Mrs. Sylvia Moody and Mrs. Glendene DeHart assisted Mrs. Moody with the breakfast.

Regina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crapson, was baptized at the Methodist Church Sunday. Easter dinner guests in the Crapson home were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schwasinger and family, Elsie Schwasinger, all of Ogallala, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tjaden and Mitch Cowan of Madrid, Mr. and Mrs. Jiggs Crapson of Grant and Jane Crapson.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Grose celebrated their 44th anniversary Sunday with callers visiting throughout the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brunt and Phyllis of Grand Island were Saturday night and Sunday guests in the Bill Grose home.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, accompanied by Mrs. Anna Thomas of Yonkers, N.Y., returned home from Milwaukee, Wisc., Wednesday afternoon after visiting relatives there.

75 years ago this week

April 20, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis of Lamar spent Monday in Wauneta. Mr. Davis will be one of the faculty members here next year and was observing the work in the Wauneta schools.

A number of ladies were guests of Mrs. F. E. Rider last Wednesday afternoon at a preview of “Mad About Music” at the Chateau Theatre.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff and family were guests over the weekend of the Harry Hoff family in Phillipsburg, Kan.

The Senior Class and Supt. Hungate took off in the wee small hours of the morning on Tuesday to observe the traditional Sneak Day. The destination was supposed to be Greeley, Colo.

The Junior and Senior annual banquet last Thursday evening was one of the nicest in years. The young sons and daughters of the community and the faculty were thrilled at the setting of a beautifully decorated banquet room, a splendid program and fine eats.

.74 of an inch of rain Friday bringing the total to 3.35 inches so far this year.

100 years ago this week

April 17, 1913

The Commercial Club is figuring on a number of different locations for a park. Wauneta surely needs one.

The telephone poles should go off of the main street and be placed in the alleys.

Our merchants took in eighty cases of eggs Saturday.

School closed in Dist. 76 on Sat. with a dinner for the school children.

Mr. and Mrs. Elex Hanna and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ditton visited at Clarence Fanning’s Sunday, going over in Ditton’s car.

The snow and rain put a stop to farmers sowing spring grain for a few days.

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