While the little son of M. A. Kieff, living near Rushville, was in the act of unharnessing an ox, the animal was struck and killed by lightning. The boy was severely shocked, but is apparently as well as ever.
The Western Nebraska Observer (Kimball, NE) Thursday, May 22nd, 1890
ABDALLA STORE ROBBED
Last Saturday night the M. S. Abdalla store was entered from a back window and twenty suits and ten overcoats were carried off, as well as sufficient number of grips in which to pack the clothes.
The store was open until after 11 o’clock and the robbing was done after that time. They evidently took their time, as there was many burned matches on the floor where they had packed the clothes into the stolen grips.
During the fire a short time ago, the firemen broke a window in the rear and a piece of compo-board was then nailed over this, and the robbers had to but push the board off and make an entrance. They crawled in here and unlocked the door and had things very handy. There was a few dollars in the cash register, but this was not touched.
The robbers made their getaway and no trace of them has been found up to now, although they have some idea as to where the clothes have gone. These clothes have gone through the fire and will smell of smoke for some time yet, and ought to be detected soon.
This is the second time this store has been broken into, but on the former occasion only a few dollars that was kept for change was taken.—O’Neil Frontier
The Telegraph (Sidney, NE) Friday, February 13th, 1925