WEEK 6 2021


Jim Busby was instantly killed and C.F. Meyers was seriously injured when the car they in which they were driving turned turtle north of Minatare. Both men live in Scottsbluff.

Bushnell Record 24 Jul 1919


Seward, Neb., Aug. 27— Burdette Boyes and his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Olmstead, were poisoned by ptomaine in potatoes and the services of a physician was needed to keep up the heart action until they were relieved.

Alliance Herald 1 Sep 1910



While trying to kill a cat in his yard in Lewellen, Lee French accidentally shot himself in the breast with a 22-caliber revolver. Death was almost instantaneous.

Bushnell Record 8 Jun 1922


One man was burned to death at Alliance last Friday morning, several others had narrow escapes when three railroad bunk cars were burned in the Burlington railroad yards. Jack Stankowitz, 21, a Burlington laborer was sleeping in one of the cars. He had been injured Thursday when a rail had been dropped on his feet, and could hardly walk. The body was not found until the fire had been extinguished by the Burlington fire department. The fire is believed to have been started by hoboes. Stankowitz had no relatives in this country.

Torrington Telegram 6 Oct 1921


Dr. Clarence Folz of Omaha, who owns a farm southeast of Pine Bluffs, in Kimball County, claimed his brother George, who was renting the place, was demented and attempted to have him removed. George, while perhaps not a master mind, knew he had done some hard work and refused to go. The matter was settled the first of the week. George receives a share of the crop and moves from the farm.

Western Nebraska Observer 5 Aug 1920


The ladies of Fort Robinson, Nebraska have recently been in hysterics over a visit from Wild Hog, the celebrated Cheyenne chief, who, they feared, was contemplating an attack upon the fort in case the troubles with the Cheyennes in Indian territory was not adjusted. There are only 48 soldiers at the fort pending the arrival of the Ninth Cavalry and Wild Hog was the chief of the band of one hundred Indians who in 1879 massacred the guards and 15 other soldiers, who were slaughtered in the buttes back of the fort. He is now at the head of another band in the neighborhood, who cherish a very active feeling of revenge. Whenever their squaws come near the fort, they shriek loudly and tear their hair in token of their hostility.

Harpers Weekly.

The Observer, Kimball Neb., 18 Dec 1885

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