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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00

10 years ago this week

April 6, 2006

Skylar Bartels, a Drake University sophomore from Harvest, Neb. and grandson of Ida Bartels of Wauneta, spent the part of last week, part of his spring break, finding out whether he could live inside a Wal-Mart store. For 41 hours he wandered the store in Des Moines, Iowa open 24 hours a day, subsisting on Wal-Mart products purchased with his debit card in the self checkout aisles. He lived on energy drinks, donuts and Subway. This was a sociology experiment for school.

25 years ago this week

April 4, 1991

Members of the Wauneta Country Club have completed the purchase on 46.5 acres of ground and will build a new nine-hole sand greens golf course on the site located on the southwest edge of the Wauneta City limits.

50 years ago this week

April 4, 1966

Doc Rider tells us he plans to hold movies intermittently from now on. “That Darned Cat,” one of the most comical movies ever produced by Walt Disney, will be shown Friday and Saturday at the Chateau Theatre. The Chateau Theatre is the only individually operated show house in the whole area of southwest Nebraska. All the others are either operated by chain or by organization. Wauneta is proud to have its own individually operated theatre, however, in order to keep it up, everyone must participate.

75 years ago this week

April 2, 1941

The Wauneta boxing team made a wonderful showing in the district tourney they held in Benkelman, Friday, March 28, 1941.

The Wauneta team did not win the tourney, but afforded the Benkelman team plenty of opposition. There was a large crowd present to see the high school boys punch their way to district championships. Clean sportsmanship, goodwill and hard fighting were the outstanding highlights of this year’s bouts.

100 years ago this week

April 6, 1916

Elmer Fye went up to the Kilpatrick ranch on Sunday to visit Frank Smith who is nicely located there.

Beth and Mildred Crow have the measles but are getting along fine.

110 years ago this week April 5, 1906

A prairie fire ran into the barn and sheds of A. Munson’s 14 miles southwest of town on Saturday afternoon and destroyed them. A lot of grain was destroyed. They had worked hard to save the house. The fire is supposed to have been set by mail carrier in throwing out a lighted cigar stub down on Indian Creek. His loss is fully $1,000 with no insurance.

125 years ago this week

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Friday, 01 April 2016 15:27

10 years ago this week

March 30, 2006

Bronco boys take third place in cold track season opener. After post-season basketball action and then a snow storm that buried the track in almost a foot of snow, the Wauneta-Palisade boys’ track team opened its track season with only one week’s worth of practice under their belts.

The Bronco boys took third place with 84 points in the seven-team field, beating out host-team Cambridge who took fourth place with 83 points.

25 years ago this week

March 28, 1991

Delorse Baney was hostess when the Round-A-Bout Extension Club met on Wednesday, March 20.

In keeping with the Club lesson, “Food to Go,” a picnic dinner was held at noon with 10 members in attendance.

June McCallum conducted the meeting. Roll call was answered with “My Special Picnic Remembrance.”

50 years ago this week

March 31, 1966

Ideas for Centennial celebrations are being heard. Men are talking of allowing beards to grow while women are mentally fashioning dresses of another era. Stories of old time fiddling, of song fests and of juvenile pranks of a generation ago are being resurrected.

Stories of the dark days of the 1930’s are being recalled and times when wind-swept prairie fires licked at the doors of the dugout homes are reviving.

There’s the saga of the Burlington train coming to Wauneta, of the two hotels being filled to capacity with Very Important People and traveling salesmen. The Falls Hotel boasted a plush dining room with tables laid with white table linen cloths and set family style.

75 years ago this week

March 26, 1941

Nearly 100 ladies from over the district were in Wauneta Tuesday to attend the Inter-county convention of Woman’s Clubs.

At the dinner, which was served at noon, tables were set in keeping with the theme “Nebraska,” with appointments in blue and gold.

A clarinet quartette made up of Donna Rudis, Minnie Ellen Carlson, Dorothy Maxfield and Marilyn Voorhees with piano accompaniment by Yvonne Kerns played during the dinner.

100 years ago this week

March 30, 1916

Mrs. Alice Brown of Illinois has our thanks for a remittance on subscription. She says, “We sure can’t get along without The Breeze.”

The editor took an auto ride with C. E. Johnston on Sunday over to Chris Hansen’s. We found the old gentleman badly crippled up with the rheumatism but able to get around some by the aid of a crutch. We hope the warm weather will benefit him.

110 years ago this week

March 29, 1906

A car of coal arrived on Monday. This relieved a number of our citizens of great anxiety as a number were looking at the cottonwood with great anxiety.

C. E. Shutz has purchased the two lots north of H. H. Grosbach’s which J. S. Harden owned. This makes him four lots in that block.

125 years ago this week

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