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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (March 13, 1941)
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THE DAYS OF
Fifty-Five Years Ago
The Frontier, March 4, 1886
Yesterday we had probably the
worst snow storm of the season.
The mill at Apple Creek is now
in running order.
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The Frontier, March 11, 1886
This issue of The Frontier con
tained a write up of the town and
county and several thousand extra
copies were printed for distribution
in eastern states. The fflowing
is descriptive of Center precinct,
now Shields and Grattan townships
and the city of O’Neill: “Center
precinct it situated near the geo
graphical center of the county and
embraces townships 29 and 30 and
a portion of 28 and ranges 11 and
12 west. The northern portion is
level upland. The Elkhom river
flows through the southern por
tion. This part is low bottom
land, fertile and yields large quan
tities of fine huy. There are many
desirable stock farms along this
river. The first settlers to drive
their stakes in this precinct! were
11. 11. McEvony. Frank Bitnoy, John
T. IVout^, E. 11. Thompson, et e.l,
who arrived in July, 1873. Other
settlers came in the fall of the
same year. Among them were,
Herman Iloxie and his sons, Sam
Wolf and Donald Wisegarver. In
May, 1874, General O’Neill’s first
colony arrived. In November a
second colony came."
Fifty Years Ago
The Frontier, March 6, 1891
The two Johns, John S. Weekes
and John Hazelet, entertained the
High Five Club at the State Bank
building Tuesday evening and a
very enjoyable time was had.
James H. Riggs, of the Frontier,
was appointed postmaster at this
place on last Tuesday, the nomin
ation being confirmed by the Sen
ate on Friday. The change in of
fice will take place March 81.
Male A Capella
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High School Auditorium
Saturday, March 15
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2:30 P. M.—10c and 15c
8:00 P. M.—10c and 20c
The ProntieT, March 12, 1891
The Frontier has been informed
by Rev. Father Cassidy that the
Company in which the academy
was insured has refused to pay the
loss, on the ground that the build
ing did not belong to the church
society. The insurance policy was
madr out in the name of the church,
but the academy had not been for
mally turned over to the society by
the contractors, hence the ground
for the claim.
The Item, March 5, 1891
A* jolly crowd of young people
took advantage of the splendid
sleighing Tuesday night.
The Academy Dramatic Club is
progressing nicely under the man
agement of Mr. Carlon, and no
doubt will draw a crowded house on
the 17th, when they place that popu.
lar Irish historic drama, “Robert
Emmet’’ on the boards.
The Item, March 12, 1891
The men who have the contract
for putting down the artesian well
are in the city and will commence
work on the well in a few days.
Forty Years Ago
The Frontier, March 7, 1901
G. W. Smith retired today from
the agency of the Great Northern
railroad at O'Neil), He is succeed
ed by a Mr. Dunn, of Sioux City,
who was the city ticket agent of the
Northern there. Mr. Smith had
been agent at the Short Line depot
for about ten years. He will open
a music store here.
J. A. Cowperthwaite and son, of
Beaver Crossing, Nebr., arrived in
the city Tuesday evening and will
reside in O’Neili in the future. Mr.
Cowperthwaite is a stock buyer and
will engage in that business
The Frontier, March 14, 1901
P. J. McManus returned the first
of the week from his purchasing
trip to Chicago after an absence of
O’Neill lumbermen say they have
sold more lumber the past winter
than during any other season.
Thirty Years Ago
The Frontier, March 2, 1911
Atkinson carried off the laurels
in the debating contest Monday
evening. It was a contest between
representatives of the high school
of Atkinson and O’Neill, the for
mer being represented by Otto
Stratton, Harry Miller and John
O’Connell, and the latter by Rody
Ryan, Lawrence Chapman and
Walter Campbell. The winners
will send three debatees to Valen
tine and the winners will send one
debater bo the state contest.
The Frontier, March 9, 1911
Charles Stout had business in
Frank Biglin, who has been trav
eling for the Moline Plow Com
pany has quit his job and is back
James Shea, one of the old-time
residents of this city, died at his
home in this city Friday last. He
was nearly 70 years of age.
Twenty Years Ago
The Frontier, March 3, 1921
Miss Genevieve Biglin, who is
taking a course of nursing at Sioux
City, is visiting O’Neill relatives
Mrs. John Addison, of Mineola,
died Monday afteroon at Orchard,
following an operation for goitre.
She left a husband and twelve
Antelope township is the latest
addition to the municipal corpora
tions of Holt county. The new po
litical sub-division was created by
the County Board Wednesday after
noon by dividing Iowa township.
John Bellar, one of the early resi
dents of Holt county, died at his
residence in this city last Sunday.
He was 66 years of age.
The Frontier, March 10, 1921
Joseph peitsch and family left
for Fordyce, Nebr., Friday morn
ing, where they will make their fu
Ranchmen of the Chambers vi
cinity are complaining through the
Chambers Sun because wild an
telope arc hopping over the pasture
fences and stampeding the stock.
Ten Years Ago
The Frontier, March 5, 1931
Peter Henry Anderson died at
his home five miles northwest oi
Page on February 21, 1921, at the
age of 87 years.
The Frontier, March 12, 1931
The Golden Rule store will open
its doors to the public on Saturday,
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Harty and
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gatz left Wednes
day for Lincoln to attend the bas
Mrs. Charley Reka and daugh
ters returned on Thursday from
Lincoln, where they went to at
tend the basketball tournament.
Gordon Anderson, of Huron,
S. D., arrived in O’Neill the trrst
of the week and is visiting friends
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Goodfellow
drove to Stuart on Thursday to get
their daughter, Alice, who has been
in the hospital in that city.
Mrs. L. R. Stout will entertain
the members, of the 9FF Club at
her home in this city on Thursday
Miss Arlene Kilpatrick entertain
ed the members of the Tuesday
dub at a seven o’clock dinner at
her home on Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Helen Sirek entertained the
members of St. Mary’s Basketball
team at a seven-thirty o’clock din
ner at the Elite Cafe on Sunday
John Dailey left the latter part
of last week fof Fremont, Nebr.,
Where he has accepted a position
with the International Harvester
Mr. and Mrs. John Shoemaker,
Mrs. John Kersenbrock and Fran
cis Connelly left on Wednesday for
Lincoln to attend the state basket
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Birmingham
were at Valentine Monday attend
ing the annual Northwest Nebraska
Hereford breeders Association’s
show and sale.
Miss Grace Connelly entertained
the members of her bridge club at
a seven o’clock dinner at the M & M
Cafe, followed by cards at her
home on Tuesday evening.
Emmet Carr, John Connelly and
W. H. Harty left Wednesday for
Lincoln, where they will attend the
basketball game between St. Mary’s
Academy and Beaver Crossing.
POSTPONED—C. W. Parks,
Drapery Expert, will be at the
Brown-McDonald Store Thursday
and Friday, March 20 and 21, in
stead of March 13 and 14. 44-1
The M. M. Club met at the home
of Mrs. C. W. Porter on Thursday
afternoon to play cards, after en
joying a dutch treat luncheon at
the M & M Cafe.
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Miss Regina C. Ruther, of Inman,
was a pleasant caller at this office
this morning and ordered The
Frontier sent to her address for the
Mrs. O. A. Kilpatrick drove to
Norfolk on Sunday, where she met
her daughter, Nadene, a student at
Midland College, Fremont, and her
son, Gene, of Norfolk, and spent the
day with them.
The following six young men
have volunteered for military ser
vice to the local draft board with
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m the past ten days: Paul Judge
Gerald Do nohoe, Leonard Thoma
zin, LK>yd Taylor, Earl Whaley anti
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Merri
man, son Jimmie, Mr. a<>d Mrs
Jerry Ryan and son, Joe, and M<ss
Mary Harty left on Wednesday for
Lincoln to attend the state bas
Mrs. Jim Banigan, of Atkinson,
entertained the Martez Club at a
seven o’clock dinner at the M & M
Cafe, followed by cards at the home
of Mrs. W. H. Harty on Monday
Last Sunday Dennis Steskal, of
Omaha, came to O’Neill, and visited
his brother, J-oe Steskal and his
sister, lAn. T. M. Harrington for
one week. Ije works at the Airtight
Produce Co., in Omaha. v
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Curti* return
ed on Thursday 'to Berwyn, Ne
braska, where they will Btay until
the first of the month, attending to
business matters, after which they
will again return to O’Neill to
make their home.
Jack Arbuthnot drove to Peters
burg on Saturday, taking his wife
and daughter to that city, where
they will visit at the home of Mrs.
Arbuthnot’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur DufTy, while Jack is in
Lincoln witfh the St. Mary’s team
at the basketball tournament.
Mrs. Ed Venal and Miss Carlyn
Neyers entertained their bridge
club at a seven o’clock dinner at the
M & M Cafe, followed by cards at
the home of Mrs. Verzal on Mon
day evening. Miss Mary Harty
won high score and Miss Betty
Mrs. C. E. Lundgren and Mrs.
J. P. Brown entertained at a, seven
o’clock dinner at the home of Mt-s.
Lundgren on .IVe^pesday evenig.
Mrs. James WpJHing won, high
score, Mrs. Mary Anstint second
high and Mrs. Edward Gatz, the all
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POSTPONED—C. W. Parks,
Drapery Expert, ‘will be at the
Brown-McDonald Store Thursday
and Friday, March 20 and 21, in
stead of March 13 and 14. 44-1
Miss Mary Catherine Coyne, who
has been here for the past few
months visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Coyne, left on
Thursday evening for Omaha,
where she will visit for a few days
OF all kinds of hunger there
is none like money hunger.
Physical starvation may be the
result of financial improvi
Capital, Surplus and
This Bank Carries Ns
Indebtedness of officers
Member Federal Depoah Insurance Corporation
before going on bo Chicago, 111.,
where she expects to live.
Mrs. E. M. Gallagher, Mis. Henry
Lohaus, Mrs Max Golden, Mrs. Lar
ry Barrett, Mrs. Helen Sirek, Mrs.
W. J. Froelich, Mrs. Ed Campbell,
Mrs. Mattie Soukup and Pete Duffy
left on Wednesday morning for Lin
coln, taking the members of the
pep squad of St. Mary’s Academy
there to attend the basketball game.
Mr. and Mrs. John George, of
Lincoln, announce the birth of a
daughter, Sandra Kay, at the St.
Elizabeth hospital on Monday,
March 3. Mrs. George was for
merly Miss Lois Riser, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Riser of
Friend, Nebr., former residents
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davidson, of
Casper, Wyo., and Mrs. Roily New
ton and daughter, of DuBois, Wyo.,
arrived here on Friday and visit
ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. R. Morrison. They also attend
ed the funeral of Ed Kilmurray, of
Atkinson, a brother of Mrs. Mor
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sparks and
children, of Harrington, Nebr., ar
rived in O’Neill on Tuesday and are
now operating a second hand fur
niture store in the building just
west of the Sunset filling station
on Highway No. 20 and 275. Mr.
Sparks has traveled through this
section of the country for years,
selling mattresses, and is prepared
to continue in this work, making
and selling all kinds of mattresses.
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Mayor John Rersenbrock and
Lod Janousek entertained the mem
bers of the Basketball teams of
St. Mary’s Academy and the O’Neill
High at a banquet at the Golden
Hotel on Monday evening at seven
o’clock. All members of both
teapns were present, as were Sup
erintendent C. F. Grill and Coach
E. M. Segel, of the High School,
and Rev. R. Parr and Jack Arbuth.
not, of St. Mary's. Twenty-six
guests were present at the dinner.
John E. Spencer, Pastor
Bible study every Sunday morn
ing at 10:00 o’clock. C. E. Yantzi,
Morning Worship at 11:00 a. m.
The subject of the sermon for this
hour will be, “God’s Challenge as
to Ways of Prosperity and Suc
The Christian Endeavor Society
will meet at 7:00 o’clock. All the
young people are invited.
At 8:00. the pastor will begin a
series of Pre-Easter sermons on
the theme, "What Am I to Be
lieve?” In these sermons, we will
try to answer questions which have
been asked both by people in the
church and those outside of the
, church. The subject of the sermon
. Sunday evening will be, "What Am
I to Believe Concerning Belief?”
Everybody is invited as well as
the members of the church. The
services will be held every Sunday
evening at 8:00 o’clock.
J. E. Spencer, Pastor.
Important committees of the
House and Senate are called weekly
now to attend confidential meetings
at the War Department. This pro
eedure was started before arjd dur.
ing the last war and indications are
the program will be carried thru
out. this emergency. Most of the
talk at these meetings is “off the
record” and is responsive to a lot
of questions members have been
addressing to the department in
Cecil "Runt” Bishop is a new
member of the House irons Cartel -
viUe, Illinois. A year or two ago he
traveled over Nebraska organizing
Lions Clubs. He tells members
that he once planned to open a
snake canning factory at Long Pine
but found that rattle snakes of Ne
braska were not large enough for ,,
the industry. Rattlesnake meat in
the East costs around 76 cents a
Special Exhibitions Thrills Galore
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 -19
O’Neill High School Gymnasium
First Bout Starts at 8:00 P. M.
Admission—Tues: 15c-25e; Wed. 15e-35c
SPONSORED BY O’ CLUB
Open For Business
At Sunset Lodge
i f . I ‘ h ' " • tt 'I*' *; % ^
New and Used Furniture
MAKE MATTRESSES OF ANY KIND
NEW INNER SPRING MATTRESSES
$10.00 And Up.
USED WASHING MACHINES OF ALL
KINDS AND MAKES
Sparks Bedding Co.
PHONE 273 O’NEILL, NEBR.
WILL BE AT
IN O’NEILL ON
Thursday and Friday,
March 20th and 21st
Make your appointments today at the store. Phone 85
made to your
liking or by
All who have special problems in drapery treatments, who want
new window drapes or wish to select fabrics out of the usual will
be interested in the forthcoming visit of
C. W. PARKS
who will be in the Brown-McDonald Store next Thursday and
Friday to assist you with your drapery problems.
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