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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 16, 1959)
The Wayne Spelts are already active in community affairs. See story. Janet is nearly 9 and
Lynn nearly 10 years old. The family will soon make u trip to Kearne where Mrs. Spelts will attend sum
mer school. The Frontier Photo and Engraving.
Spelts Family Is
New to O'Neill
Some new faces in O’Neill, but
with a familiar name, are the
members of the Wayne Spelts fam
ily. Previously from Gothenburg,
the Spelts arrived in O'Neill
about a month ago and already are
active in community affairs.
Wayne, who has heen with sev
eral other Spelts lumtier companies
in Nebraska, is with the Spelts
Ray Lumber Co. here. Mrs. Spelts,
whose name is Bess, will become
familiar to school children in Sep
temlx'r. when she begins teaching
5th and 6th grades at the O'Neill
Janet, 8'i, and Lynn. 10'4, are!
the two younger members of the
family In the short time they have
lived here, they have already at
tended Presbyterian Bible School,
are taking swimming lessons, and
have been learning ceramics with
their mother. The two children
are in 3rd and 4th grades resi>ec- |
Wayne and Bess have lived in a
number of Nebraska towns. She
is originally from Bennedict and
Wayne is from Shelton. Before liv
ing in Gothenburg, they lived in
North Platte for several years.
They are memlers of the Pres- .
hyterian church and Bess is a '
PEO member. Both play bridge i
and lx)th are beginning golfers ’
Wayne also liken to IkjwI and hunt. '
Although Bess spends the winter i
months teaching, she still finds
time for her other interests which I
include sewing. She makes most of
her daughter’s clothes. _^ J
Summer plans include a 2 week
trip to Kearney where Mrs. Spelts
will attend summer school. It is
also something of a vacation, es
pecially for the children, as they
visit their grandmother there.
At the nresent time, the Spelts
are living at 216 W. Fremont, but
are building a house tor future
Shower for Bride
By .Miss Florence Lindsey
Mrs. Clayton Burge was honored
vith a post nuptial shower Friday
ifternoon at the home of Mrs.
ilenn White. At tout forty five la
lies and children were present,
rhe program was hold on the lawn
vith the bride’s chair placed
n front of a rose covered trellis.
Miss Myrtle White sponsored the
tames and contests.
The bride received many nice
Gary Fagan of Chambers visited
Roger Waldo a few days last w eek.
Mr and Mrs. Fiaflk Pierce were
Burvvoll callers Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wehland of Hol
tlrege visited at the F.amie John
ston home on the weekend. Hu
Wehlands son, Richard has been
helping hay at the Johnstons. Mrs. ,
Wehland is Mr. Johnston's Niece, j
Mr. anti Mrs. Vernon Smith and
Mrs. Letha Cooke of Chambers ,
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. i
and Mrs. Clifford Clemens and
family. * ,
Mr and Mrs. John Crams of |
Seottsbluff came Thursday anti vis
ited until Sunday with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Fryrear ana
other relatives in the community
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gruenberg,
Linda and Carol of Stuart and Mr.
and Mrs. Orland Fryrear also vis
ited at the Fryrear home.
Don Adams completed a f*v‘‘
week course at Dana College In
Blair and relumed home Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schmidt. Sara.
Margie and Bill, jr., of Dos
Moines, la., came Sunday and are
visiting her mother, Mrs. Gertie
Adair and brothers, Bob and Ralph
Adair and families.
Rollin Porriot. Mrs. Lizzie Dex
ter, Mrs. Lindsey and Florence,
and Mrs. Edith Anderson visited
Sunday and were dinner guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Mrs. Lillie Weller and her son,
joe Weller and family of Portland,
Oregon visited at the home of Mr
and Mrs. Blake Ott on Wednesday
afternoon. July 8.
Charlie Withers of Omaha visited
a couple days last week with Sam
Jim Chapman v isited his mother,
Mrs. Effie Withers from Friday
until Sunday. The Oiapmans re
cently sold their tourist court in
Santa Barbara, Calif., and are look
ing for a new location.
Mrs. Blossom Butler and her
mother, Mrs. Effie Withers went
to Mobridge, S. D.. Sunday to
visit Mrs. Douglas Chapman
and faintly. Mrs. Butler will g<>
on to Fargo, N. D. to visit her
daughter, Jeanette ami family,
Mrs. Withers will also visit her
son, George Chapman and family
at Linton. N.D. They expect to
be gone about three weeks.
Reverend Cox called on Mr. and
Mrs. S. C. Barnett Wednesday af
ternoon, July 8. He also made oth
er pastoral calls in the community.
Lee Gilmans are having a new
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stoecker at
tended the funeral of Mrs. A L.
Lowery in Chambers Tuesday
morning July. 17,
Mrs. B. W. Waldo accompanied
her daughter, Mrs. Ken Werner
to Grand Isiand Friday.
Rollin Perriot of Norfolk visited
over Sunday with the Lindseys.
He is working in the hayfields at
the Trenepohl ranch near Cham
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Adams and
Don made a trip into Kansas over
Mrs. Stella Sparks purchased
a small building from Edgar
Petersons and bad it moved near
her place to be used for a
Miss Sally Landrum of Atkinson
spent last week with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Ott.
Jimmie Doolittle of Stuart has
been helping hay at Vern Sagesers.
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Atkinson Roping Club
at Obermire Yards
The Atkinson roping club met
Sunday afternoon at the Gus Ob
ermire yards north of Stuart for
their monthly get-to-gether.
Those participating in the match
ed roping were Cliff Pacha. Law
rence Pacha, Byron Blotz. Dr. Ly
man White, Gus Obermtre, Rav
Harrington. Clinton Daily. Mr
Andrews, Rudy Dale Dvorak and
Bob Woodworth and V'ern Reed of
The jack-pot was won by Dr.
Lyman White and Cliff Pacha.
Obermire had a few bucking
horses corraled and these were
ridden during the afternoon, to of
fer extra entertainment.
Dr. Lyman White and daughter
Cheryl will leave Saturday for
Moffat, Colo., where he will assist
, his parents. Mr. and Mrs. George j
White, through the haying season. [
They will be accompanied as far
as Boulder. Colo., by Mrs White's
sister, Joyce Romigh.
Dr. White expects to be gone |
about a month During Dr. White's
absence, Dr. Jon Lomme will be
on call to take care of Dr. White's
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Haas and
son, James came Saturday night
day dinner guests of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wahl.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schmuecker
went to Omaha on business Mon
day. Mrs. Schmuecker’s mother
is keeping the Schmuecker chil
dren while they are gone.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schmidt and
family of Osmond visited friends
and relatives in Atkinson Sunday.
The group picnicked in the city
park Those attending were: Mrs.
Schmidt's mother and brother,
Mrs Helen Pokomy and Corky,
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Puckett and
Susan, and Mr. and Mrs. Sewell
Johnson and Karen.
Mrs. Charles Kudke was host
ess Monday to the Iris Cluh.
Koll call was answered with a
flower verse. Mrs. Dean Flem
ing had the lesson.
Miss Patricia Schneider, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilhert
Schneider, entertained a group of
girls at her country home, with
a slumber party last Wednesday
evening. They met at 6:30 and en
joyed a plunge at the swimming
fxxd to start off the evening of fun.
then gathered at the Schneider
home where they spent the eve
ning playing games.
Those attending were Miss Pa
'ricia Schneider, Margaret Seger.
Helen Grof, Phyllis Kaup, Connie
Moeller and Mickey Lee.
The group enjoyed an early
morning breakfast at the Schneid
er home before returning to town
Miss Lois Puckett went to Chad
ron Tuesday on business. She re
turned to Rushville, where she vis
ited overnight with a friend. Miss
Geraldine Van Buskirk. She re
turned home Wednesday.
The Clover 4-H club met July!
8 at the home of Patty, Linda and
Bernard Bonenberger. Sixteen
members answered roll call.
Miss Helen Martens explained
the importance of getting the 0-10
2’s filled out and gave assistance
to members where necessary.
Betty Ries told alxiut the spec
ial sewing meeting which was held
at the home of Gayle Standage on
Miss Martens handed out ma
terial for various projects and gave
instructions to all members who
Man to exhibit at the Chambers
f'air August 17-20. The "next meet
ing will be July 19 at the Park
ilouse with a family picnic.
The Atkinson Country Wom
en's club met last Thursday ait
the park for their annual picnic.
Hostesses were Mrs. Jim Keck
and Mrs. Allen Miller. Koll call
was answered with, "‘Where I
would like to go on vacation.’’
Program leauler was Mrs. 1.11
lu Dunn. There were two guests,
Mrs. Herman Meyer Jr. and
The next meeting will he on
The Junior Catholic Daughters
Troup of St Theresa, met at the
park house last Thursday with 9
The girls went swimming in the
U>cal p<x)l then picnicked in the
park Later in the evening, they
went to the O'Neill Drive-In Thea
ter They were accompanied by
their sponsors, Mrs. Harvey Groff
and Mrs. Norhert Sehaaf.
About twenty five ladies gather
ed at the Walter Puckett home
Thursday evening for a miscellan
eous shower for Miss Betty Cox
bill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Coxbill. Mrs. Puckett and her
daughter Lois and Mrs. Kenneth
Schultz and her daughter Carol
were hostesses. Miss Coxbill re
ceived many lovely gifts The
table was decorated with Colum
bine and miniature umbrella and
the gifts were wheeled into the
room on a cart which was also
topped with an umbrella in shades
of green and white. Miss Cbxbill's
grandmother, Mrs. Maude Clifford,
had charge of the ribbons and as
the bride to be unwrapped each
package, Mrs. Clifford arranged
the ribbons in a decorative pillow.
Contests were conducted by Miss
Puckett and Miss Schultz and
prizes won hy, Mrs. Fred Boet
tcher. Mrs. Lulu Dunn, Miss Bon
nie Clifford, Mrs. Wayne Galyen
and Miss Betty Coxbill.
Miss Coxbill will be married
August 8 to Gerald Cox of Rush
ville. The wedding will take place
at the Methodist church in Atkin
Mr. and Mrs. Don Brown and
daughter of Bartlett, spent Sun
day visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Osborn. Mrs.,
Brown was Eileen Osborne be
fore her marriage.
The Ed Meuseh home north of
Stuart was the scene of a farewell
picnic Sunday in honor of their
son, Raymond, who will be leav
ing soon for the service.
Clyde Nilson returned to his
home last Thursday from Hornick,
la., where he had been employed
the past several weeks.
The Golden Key 4-H club met
Sunday at Rock Falls for a picnic.
About 45 attended the gathering.
This was not a regular meeting
but the clubbers did discuss plans
for holding an ice cream social in
the near future to help their treas
Cpl. Richard L. Roberts under
went lung surgery July 1 at Brooks
Army hospital at Ft. Sam Huston,
Cpl. Roberts is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Roberts of Atkin
son. At last report he was making
satisfactory recovery and plans
to come home on a convalescent
furlough when released from the
His address is Cpl. Richard L.
Rolx'rt* KA 17428874. Ward ISA.
Bnxiks Army hospital, Ft. Sam
Huston, Tex. He would appreciate
cards and letters from home folk.
The Jolly 4-H Ramblers met
Sum lay at the city park in Atkin
son for a family picnic and regular
Catherine Imlra, home extension
agent, was a guest and she talked
on demonstrations, giving hints
and pointers on how to give dem
onstrations. They closed their meet-!
ing by going swimming in the,
The next meeting w ill be August i
9 at the Park in Atkinson and this
will also In' a family panic.
Mr. and Mr*, l.ew \ crawl and
family returned last Tfu»r*da\
from a vacation trip which took j
them through the Had l^md* of
South Dakota and the Hluck
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Peters and
Miss Jane Weidinger of St. Joe
Mo, arrived Monday to s|>end a j
few days in the home of Mr. anti
Mrs. Robert Horner. Mrs. Peters
is a sister of Mr. Horner.
Mr and Mrs. Don Mills and fam
ily spent Sunday in Albion visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dar
ryl Slaymaker anti family. Mr.
Slaymaker was manager of the
Council Oak store in Atkinson be
fore leaving Atkinson.
Mrs. Orland Anson and Debby
and Rodney and Mrs. lX>n Mills
and Susan went to Niobrara Thurs
day of last week to meet Mrs. Dol
ly Dickerson, who will spend some
time visiting in the home of her
niece, Mrs. Orland Anson and fam
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Arison and
family of O'Neill were Wednesday
evening callers at the home of Mr
and Mrs. Don Mills and family.
Mrs. V. S. Astuto and sons, Mich
ael and Mario of Omaha, have
been visiting in the home of her
parents, Mr and Mrs. Albert Kry
sl. She also spent some lime in the
homes of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Krysl at Gregory, S.D., Mr. and
Mrs Harlan Peterson in O'Neill
and Mr. and Mrs. William Noziska
at Butte. Mr. Astuto arrived Fri
day from California and Saturday
they left for their home in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gokie and
son James came Saturday night
to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Leo Kramer and other relatives.
They were accompanied from
Clearwater by Mrs. Gokie's grand
mother, Mrs. Theo Kubart, who
has been visiting her son, Father
Frank Kubart. The Gokies will re
turn to their home Tuesday and
Mrs. Kubart will return to Clear
water with them.
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