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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (July 14, 1960)
Rites Held For
VERDIGRE Funeral services
for John Benda. 106 year-old Knox
county pioneer, were held at the
Sandoz Funeral home here July
6, with the Rev. Robert Haas of
the Niobrara Presbyterian church
officiating Mr. Benda diet! July 4
at the Thieroll Rest home in Nio
Interment was in the ZCBJ
cemetery' north of Verdigre.
Pallbearer* were Ben Roubicek,
Frank C. Kroupa, Jerry Vakoc,
Vac Rand a. F-ank Dobry and
James J. Chalupnik.
John Benda was bom August
7. 1853. a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Benda, in Czechoslovakia and
came to America with his parents
when he was nine years old. The
family settled on a homestead
five and a half miles north of Ver
digre where he grew to manhood.
He left home and worked for
the railroad with construction
gangs and also was a cook for
the crew. He worked in nearly
every state of the union and spent
about four years in Alaska.
He retired and returned to Ver
digre when his health started to
fail. In 1951 his ill health caused
him to move to the Thierolf Rest
home where he resided for nine
Benda never married but he is
survived by three nephews, John
of Winner, S. D., Louis of Nio
brara and Joe of Allen; five
nieces, Mrs. James Vavak and
Mrs. Ben Ruzicka of Verdigre,
Mrs. Emma Holocek of Nio
brara, Mrs. Warren Withee of
Rice I-ake, Wis., and Mrs. Helen
Hrabnek of Colombe, S. D.
A brother, Anton of Sioux City,
la., preceded him in death three
It is believed that John Benda
was one of the oldest residents in
Mrs. B. Lamason
Tuesday at Page
PAGE Funeral services were
held Tuesday afternoon at the
Page Methodist church for Mrs.
Benjamin Lamason, 79. Rev. Ro
l)ert Linder, pastor, officiated at
the 2 o'clock service. Burial was
made in the Page cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Cork,
Robert Gray, Harold Heiss, Ver
nie Hunter, Soren Sorensen, sr.,
and Elmer Trowbridge.
Mrs. Merwyn French jr.. sang
‘‘The Old Rugged Cross” and
‘‘Beautiful Garden of Prayer.”
Mrs. L. F. Knudson accompanied
her at the organ.
In charge of the floral tribute
were Mrs. Lloyd Fusselman and
Mrs. Harold Kelly.
Grace Bell, daughter of James
Thomas and Sarah Garruthers
Tavenner, was born July 11, 1880
at Girard. Kan. At the age of ten
years she came with her parents
to Holt county where they lived
on the Tavenner farm where
Elmer Tavenner still resides.
Mrs Lamason was a graduate
of the Inman high school.
She was united in marriage with
Benjamin Lamason October 16,
1902 at Inman. Following the
death of her husband in 1930, Mrs.
Lamason and daughter, Elsie,
moved to Page.
Mrs. I .a mason had been in fail
ing health for some years. She
had been a patient at the Elgin
Mrs. Ib-njamln Lama&on
rest home since 1954.
Survivors include one daughter,
Elsie Agnes of Norfolk; two sons,
John T. of Lakewood. Calif., and
Gerald R. of Page; two grand
sons, Wilson of Lakewood and
Capt. Lynn I^amason in serv ice in
Korea and four great grandchild
Mrs. Lamason was a member
of the Page Methodist church and
Mrs. Anna Kohls
Age 77 Dies
ORCHARD Mrs. August Kohls,
77, of Orchard, died July 2 at a
Norfolk hospital of injuries suf
fered at her home.
Anna Ruchotzke, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ruchotzke,
was Ixjm on June 13, 1883 at Wir
sitz, Germany. June 24, 1883 she
was baptized in the Lutheran
faith. She attended a parochial
school at Wirsitz and was con
firmed on April 11, 1897.
In 1900 she came to the United
States and settled in Dodge
county, Nebraska. She was mar
ried to August Kohls on October
11, 1906 at Snyder. In 1908 they
moved to a farm southwest of
Orchard. Mrs. Kohls was a char
ter member of St. Peter’s Luthe
ran church at Orchard. She Lived
at the Brunswick Rest home from
October 1958 until a few weeks
before her death.
Survivors include a son, Ernest,
a hrother in Germany, a grand
son, John Liesure of Omaha, one
great granddaughter and several
nieces and nephews. She was pre
ceded in death by her daughter,
Frieda in 1934 and her husband
Thursday at Dorsey
Funeral services for Mrs. Wil
liam Pickering were held July 7
at the Presbyterian church at
Dorsey with Rev. and Mrs. Wayne
Hall of Broken Bow conducting
the service. Interment was in the
Dorsey cemetery with the Jones
funeral home in charge.
Claude Cole and Loren Pinker
man sang, “The Old Rugged
Cross” and “Beautiful Isle of
Somewhere.” Accompanist was
Mrs. Lee Brady sr.
Pallbearers were: Lorell Pick
ering, Vic Pickering, Lawrence
Hoy, Rueben Red linger, Quentin
Pickering and DeLynn Pickering,
Myrtle Ivory Connelly Pickering,
daughter of John K. and Arrilda
France Connelly was born October
18, 1878 at Keswick, la. As a child
she came to Nebraska with her
parents settling in the Dorsey
community where she lived most
of her life.
On August 19, 1894, she was
united in marriage to William
Pickering and to this union five
children were born. A son Harold
Dean, died in infancy. She was
also preceded In death by her
Mrs. Pickering was a member
of the Assembly of God church of
Survivors are: Sons:—Oral and
Claude, both of Lynch; daughters
—Mrs. Wilna Churchill of Kes
wick, la., and Mrs. Clarence
(Vera) Johnson of Spencer; 13
grandchildren and five great
grandchildren. Also a brother,
Gail Connelly of Knoxville, la.,
and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Binkerd
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TNI OLDtSJ OUNMAKiU IN AMilUCA PUSiNT THi NiWiST OUNS
.ill L y w.I! in hi ujM
| Dale and Jo Wilson, Owners
O'Neill Little Leaguers proved
too much for other Eikhorn Val
ley teams over the week as
West O’Neil a ided three wins
and East O'Neill took one.
The three West wins gave the
team an unprecedented record of
13 straight wins. The East win was
by the largest number of runs
produced in a little league game,
31-14 over Orchard.
Russ Johnson hit a home ran
for West O’Neill in their first
victory of the week over Page,
6-1. Smdilar had 2 for 2 in the
game. The warning pitcher was
T oshynski, the loser was Wett
Bub Riley pitched one hit ball
to stop Emmet 7-1 in the next
game for West O’Neill. Steve
Fox was the loser giving up 9
hits. Troshynski smashed a homer
for the O’Neill team and Brock
man got Emmet's only hit, a
In the final game of the week,
West collected 16 hits in a 20-5
victory over Stuart. Wayne Sind
elar, the winning pitcher, gave
up only 1 hit in the victory. Si li
vers was the losing pitcher. Mur
phy was Stuart’s only hitter while
the entire West team collected
at least one hit each.
East O’Neill power proved too
much for Orchard in their only
game of the week as they stopped
W. O'Neill 13 0 ....
E. O’Neill 10 2 2%
Lynch 8 2 3%
Page 6 6 0%
Atkinson 5 5 6%
Stuart 3 9 9%
Emmet 2 9 10
Ewing 2 8 9%
Orchard 1 9 11%
City League standings:
Braves 5 1 —
Cards 4 3 1%
Indians 2 4 3
Phils 2 5 3%
Top hitters in the City League:
Johnson, Braves, 595
Booth, Braves 587
Troshynski, Indians 561
Cradit, Cards, 488
Sindelar, Braves, 485
Yantzi, Phils, 439
Sivesind, Phils, 428
R. Riley, Braves, 426
Krugman, Phils, 421
Spittler, Braves, 400
Three During Week;
Prep For Tourney
The O'Neill Midget baseball
racked up three victories during
the week to offset the one defeat
suffered at the hands of Orchard
Sunday in a double-header.
Last Wednesday the Midgets
stopped Ainsworth Legion team
11-9 on 10 hits and one error.
Ainsworth collected 9 hits but
committed 4 errors.
The winning pitcher at Ains
worth was Belina. Knepper
knocked out 3 hits for 4 trips to
the plate for the O'Neill team.
Hill and Owen Donohoe collected
2 for 4 and both Hill and Belina
doubled in the game.
Friday night Keith Reynoldson
notchedl3 strike outs, allowed
only 5 hits and Walked only one
as he led the Midgets to a 14-1
victory over the Burke, S. D.,
team. Reynoldson also drove in
two runs with a timely hit. Kurtz
hit 3 for 5 and Brewster had a 2
for 4 record. Doubles in the game
were hit by Kurtz, Hill, Knopper,
Donohoe and Tomjack.
In Sunday’s double header with
Orchard Reynoldson again led his
team to victory in the first game
12-7 giving up only 6 hits. The
O'Neill team collected 9 hits and
committed only 1 error while
Orchard was charged with 4.
Richard Bruce was the loser
for Orchard. Kurtz hit 2 for 5
and Hammond collected 2 hits for
his 4 trips to the plate. Knepper
and Hill again had doubles.
In the second game Orchard
capitalized on 4 errors and scored
4 easy runs to defeat the O'Neill
team 4-0. Mike Goetter was the
winner, Rich Hill was the loser.
Kurtz, Knepper and Keith Rey
noldson got the only three hits
for the O’Neill Midgets.
The Midgets, according to
coach Joe Ollendick, are prepar
ing for the big game Monday at
Wausa against Pierce in the
midget tournament. Ollendick
said that the midgets would sure
like to win that tournament to
qualify for the regional playoffs
scheduled for O'Neill later in the
Other games scheduled for the
Midgets are as follows: Thursday
(tonight) at Stuart against the
Junior Legion and Friday (tomor
row night) at Neligh.
BABUTZKE —Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Babutzke of O’Neill, son, Michael
Leon, 7 pounds 12Vi ounces, July
BEELAERT—Mr. and Mrs. Joe
seph Beelaert of Page, daughter,
Rita Clare, 7 pounds, 10 ounces,
July 11. Grandparents are Mrs.
Marie Beelaert and Mr. and Mrs.1
Everett Ruby, all of Ewing.
BOLLWITT—Mr. and Mrs. Fred
die Bollwitt of Ewing, son, Craig
Lee, 8 pounds 4 Vi ounces, July
GREEN—Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Green of Chambers, daughter,
Luellen Eileen, 7 pounds 14 oun
ces, July 7. Mrs. Mary Harvey I
in the maternal grandmother.
PETERSON-Mr. and Mrs.
Charles R. Peterson of Amelia, j
son, Charles Roland jr., 8 pounds
Vi ounce, July 9.
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BROEKEM1R—Mr. and Mrs.
Mac Brufcemtr at Danville. Ind,,
son. 8 pounds 7 ounces, July 9.
HANZLIK—Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Haazlik of Verdel, daughter,
7 pounds, July 11.
BENTZ—Mr. and Mrs Donaki
BenU at BonesMl, son, 9 pounds
11 ounces, July 12.
POUND—Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
p llikI of Gordon, daughter, 7
pounds 4 ounces, July 2. The
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
t rank Johnson.
WALTON—Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn
Walton of Omaha, daughter, Lau
rie Ann, 5 pounds 3 Va ounces,
LOOK—Mr. and Mrs. Ronald
Cook of Walnut, daughter, Ruth
Ellen 7 pounds 15 ounces, June
26. The couple now lias four
daughters ana one son. Mrs. Cook
i5 the former Carol Pierce.
WERKMEISTER—Mr. and Mrs.
Marvm Werkmeister of Columous,
son, 7 pounds l ounce, July 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Werkmeister
of Ewing are the paternal grand
TOM JACK -Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Tomjack ol Ewing, son, Lee An
thony, 7 pounds 7 ounces, July 2,
Spalding hospital. Mr. and Mrs.
George Cameron of Chambers are
the maternal grandparents.
STOKLEY—Mr. and Mrs. Har
ry Stokley of Valentine, son, July
1. Mrs. Stokley is the former Hel
en Engler of Stuart. Mrs. Stokley
was former assistant county agent
FARRIER—Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Farrier of Rapid City, S. D.,
son, July 7. Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
Farrier of Chambers are the pa
ternal grandparents and Mr. and
Mrs. D. D. DeBalt are the ma
ternal grandparents. The DeBolts
have six grandchildren. Three
have birthdays on the 7th of a
month and three on the 16th.
ADMITTED: July 6—Lewis Ad
ams of Fairfax, S. D.; Alva Mar
cellus of O’Neill; Mrs. James
Withee of Orchard. 7—Jeffery
Thomas Plunkett of San Angelo,
Tex; Mrs. Ernest Porter ol At
kinson; Mrs. Vernon J. Carpen
ter of O’Neill; Dwaine Koenig
of Ewing; Mrs. Bertha Reed of
Page, b—Jay G. Titterington of
Bartlett; Kathleen Hamm of O'
Neill. 9—Mrs. Leo Babutzke and
William Gatz, both of O’Neill
10—Owen Donohoe of O’Neill. 11—
Mrs. Joe Beelaert of Page. 12—
Mrs. Fred Bollwitt of Ewing; Mrs.
Fannie Ernst and Cynthia Hast
reiter, both of O'Neill. 13—Mrs.
Josepn L. Cavanaugh of O’Neill.
DISMISSED: July 7—Mrs. M. E.
Plunkett of San Angelo, Tex.;
Darnel Rakes and William Gatz,
both of O’Neill. 8—Dave Langan
of Spencer. 9—Kathleen Hamik of
O’Neill; Dwaine Koenig of Ew
ing. 10—Thomas Joseph Meyer,
Mrs. Russell Yusten and baby Doy
and Mrs. Vernon Carpenter, all
ot O’Neill. 11—William Langan
and Sam Killham, both of O’Neill;
Adrian Alden of Ewing; Jay G.
Titterington of Bartlett. 12—Mrs,
James Withee of Orchard; Mrs.
E. J. Revell of O’Neill
EXPIRED: July 9-Alva Mar
cellas of O’Neill.
ADMITTED: July 4—Daunitta
Hixan of Stuart. 5—Mrs. Robert
Wallinger of Stuart; Mrs. Amel
ia Hoffman and Mrs. Lewis Lu
ben, both of Atkinson. 6—Gary
Pospichal of Atkinson; Mi's. Don
ald Green of Chambers. 7—Char
les Schaaf of Stuart; C. Leach
of Page; Mrs. A Pritchett of O’
Neill; Mrs. Sadie Schultz of At
kinson. 8—Mrs. Milton Weichman
and Terrance Moeller, both of
Stuart; Mrs. Lloyd McDowell,
Shirley Vrooman and Mrs. Leo
Seger, all of Atkinson; Merlyn
Shaw of O'Neill; Mrs. Alice Hen
ning of Kelso, Wash. 9—Mrs.
Charles R. Peterson of Amelia.
10—Glenn Anderson, Elvon Chace,
William Ulrich and Mrs. Fred
Stolte, all of Atkinson.
DISMISSED: July *—Floyd But
terfield of Ewing; Clara Straka
of Stuart. 5—Byron Conard, Mrs.
LaVern Engler and daughter and
Mrs. William Krysl and son, all
of Stuart; Mrs. Bernard Lorenz
and son of O’Neill. 6—Daunitta
Hixon of Stuart; Mrs. Gary As
sarson of Long Pine; Mrs. Vera
Plank of Atkinson. 7—Mrs. Fred
Anderson and son of Atkinson;
Mrs. Harry Hood and son of Stu
art. 8—Gary Pospichal and Mrs.
Sadie Schultz, both of Atkinson;
Mrs. Robert Wallinger of Stuart.
9—Terry Moeller and Mrs. Milton
Weichman, both of Stuart. 10—
Clifford Leach of Page.
PRESENT: Edward Adams,
Hugh Anderson, Mrs. Mary Clas
sen, Dennis Hall and Baby Terry
Joe Havranek, all of Spencer;
Mrs. Mac Broekemir and baby
bqy of Danville, Ind.; Calvin
Conklin, Dr. J. A. Guttery and
Michael Hull, all of Lynch; Mrs.
Fred Dunkak, Mrs. Joseph Mc
Namara, Mrs. Kathrin Pretty
man and Mrs. Donald Bentz and
baby boy, all of Bonesteel; Mrs.
Clara Hahn of Butte; Mrs. Rich
ard Hanzlik and baby girl of Ver
del; Mrs. Jannettie Nelson of
Center; Carl Nygren of Bristow;
Erick Ohm an of Anoka; Mrs.
Martha Schultz and Mrs. William
Formerly School District 150
Friday, July 29
Wally O’Connell, Auctioneer
Marion Woidneck, Secretary
Zeisler. both of Naper.
DISMISSED July5—Mrs. Laura
Norwood and Dr. G. B Ira, both
of Lynch; Baby Barbara Ann
Sc he most of Bristow 6—Mrs. Clif
ford Lewis of Fairfax; Mrs. Han
nah Streit of Lynch. 7—Mrs. Ed
Dreher of Bristow; Mrs Mary
Sieler of Butte. 8—Mrs Frank
Stoltenberg of Naper. 9—Mrs.
Alvin Havranek of Spencer. 10—
Mrs. M. B. Nelson and daughter
of Bristow; Herman Fuhrer of
Butte. 12—Mrs. William Snider
Sick and Injured
CHAMBERS—Mrs C. F. De
hart fell while in O’Neill a few
days ago and broke a bone in her
foot. She is getting about with
a walking cast on the injured
foot. . .Mrs. Ted Tumjack and in
tant son reBarned home Friday,
July rith from the Spalding hos
pital. . .Mrs. Richard Jarman
went to Rochester, Minn., one day
last week for a check up at the
PAGE—Mrs. Bertha Reed enter
ed St. Anthony’s hospital Thurs
day for observation arid treatment
for an ailment of long standing. .
.. Mrs. Carrie Townsend, who
entered St. Mary’s hospital at Co
lumbus July Fourth has complet
ed tests and is scheduled for sur
gery in the near future.. E. H.
Farnsworth, a patient at Clark
son Memorial hospital in Omaha
will submit to surgery Thursday
or Friday morning. . .Lester Ro
berts, three year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Curt Roberts was taken
to Omaha Wednesday where he
will have a clinical examination
and probable surgery.. .Clifford
Leach is hospitalized in the At
kinson Memorial hospital.
ORCHARD—Ardoll Bright is
getting around with the aid of
crutches. He injured his ankle
Thursday when he was getting off
a tractor. . Mrs. Clifford Erb is
in the Our Lady of Lourdes hos
pital, Norfolk where she had ma
jor surgery. She entered Wednes
Francis Ienn, 26, Ralston and
Doris Dianne Flannigan, 19, Ral
ston, July 8.
State vs. Oswald A Mestayer
of New Iberia, La., day speeding,
fined $10 and $4 costs; officer—
E. M. Hastreiter, July 7.
State vs. Fred F. Finley, dri
ver for Buchingham of Rapid
City, S. D., 1. overweight 2. no
reciprocity, fined 1. $90 2. $10 and
$4 costs; officer—Donald F. Rich
ardson, July 8.
State vs. Kermit Leo Pruitt,
driver for Gerald L. Morrow of
Lebanon, Mo., on reciprocity,
fined $10 and $4 costs; officer—
Clifford L. Kizzire, July 8.
State vs. Thomas Alvin Nickum,
driver for Central California Con
foren of 7th Day Adventist of San
Jose, Calif., no reciprocity, fined
$10 and $4 costs; officer—Clifford
L. Kizzire, July 8.
State vs. Patrick L. McAndrews
of Decatur, night speeding, fined
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hesson and faintly are s town on the doorstep of the home they an' building In
north O’Neill. The Hesson family became members of the O’Neill community on March lfl when they
moved fmm McCook.
The family Includes Craig, 9, a fourth grader, It indy, »i, in the first grade and JlmMy, an active two
years old. Craig Is a pitcher on the Washington Sen itors team of the T Shirt league here.
Mr. Hesson Is the International Harvester rep ("tentative tor North Central Nebraska. He attended
the University of Nebraska and received a degree in business In 1952 from the Nebraska Wesleyan Universi
ty. Two years were spent In the army paratroop*. He has a pilot’s license.
His wife, Ellen, also attended the University of Nebraska and has been a teacher In the elementary
grades. The family enjoys fishing and boating. Th -y are members of the Methodist church.
$10 and $4 costs; officer—E. M.
Hastredter, July 8.
State vs Gordon R. Dean of
Stuart, expired intransit plates,
fined $10 and $4 costs; officer—
Sgt. R. R. Shorney, July 11.
State vs. George H Schmit of
Atkinson, night speeding, fined
$35 and $4 costs; officer—Sgt.
R. R. 9horney, July 11.
State vs. Jack H. Jensen of
Stuart, night speeding, fined $15
and $4 costs; officer—E. M.
Hastreiter, July 12.
State vs. Richard D. Moon,
driver for Elkhorn Truck Line of i
Fremont, overweight on axle,
fined $180 and $4 costs; officer
—Clifford L. Kizzire, July 13.
State vs. Vernon Paul Kelley of
South SioLx City, intoxication,
fined $10 and $4 costs; officer—
E. M. Hastreiter, July 13.
State vs. David Wright of Ew
ing, failure to stop at stop sign,
fined $10 and $4 costs; officer
—E. M. Hastreiter, July 13.
Herman Schollmeyer has filed
a partition action in district court
against Mary Tomlinson et al
asking that certain real estate
be sold and the proceeds be di
vided among the parties accord
ing to their respective rights and
that the trustee.^ be required to
account for funds in their hands.
John R. Gallagher is attorney for
the plaintiff. The action was fil
ed July 12.
Juliana Arnberger of West
Point, Mrs. Frank Haack of Mad
ison and Mrs. Jennie Syncrwtecki
of Omaha left Wednesday for the
Synowiecki home in Omaha after
spending from Sunday to Wednes
day in the home of their daugh
ter and sister, Mrs. Juliana Kam
phaus Mr. Frank Arnbergor of
Norfolk joined the group at the
h >me of his sister, Mrs. Juliana
Ka.mphaus, for a visit Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Ritts were
Sunday visitors in the home of
h a- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nels
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Yelli and
family of Detroit, Mich., and Mr.
Julia Yelli of Royal were Wednes
day. July 6th, afternoon visitors
in the John Fiala home.
j It’s the unity
I in a community
j that gets the job done I
The job in Norfolk...
A NEW INDUSTRY
Roehr Products Company, Inc., maker of disposable hypo
dermic needles, announced recently that it is locating a new
plant in Norfolk. It is expected that this new industry will
create approximately 400 new jobs in the Norfolk area.
This is a typical example of community effort—the combined
efforts of all community enterprises—working together to
build a better, more progressive community and a prosperous
Interested in the growth and development of each of the 355
communities it serves, and the state as a whole, Consumers
Public Power District through its state wide power facilities
satisfies every electrical need of industry .. . farm ... and
home. Power produces progress.
This it one of a series of salutes to out
standing local and regional achievements
which have demonstrated the power of
people working together.
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