WEEK 13 2021

Two men were critically injured and three others narrowly escaped death when two motor cars met in a head-on collision six miles east of Alliance on the Potash highway Friday. Both cars were traveling at a terrific rate of speed, it is said. Earl Jergson, 17 years old, was piloting a touring car west-bound. He will probably die, physicians say. Bruce Hunakeer, a passenger in the east-bound car, was thrown thru the windshield and forty feet away. He was injured about the head and face and had several teeth knocked out. Both cars were demolished.

Torrington Telegram 6 Oct 1921

Mad dogs are reported to have bitten several head of stock in the vicinity of Chappell.

Bushnell Record 21 Oct 1920

A fatal shooting affray, the first we believe in the county, occurred between Tony Whitfield and Forrest Smith, two sporting men of Chadron, on Tuesday afternoon of this week. The entire trouble originated over a woman of the town, named Aggie Wilson, with whom Smith had been living. The coroner’s inquest developed the facts of the case to be that the woman, accompanied by Whitfield, left town in a buggy intending to take the evening train at Bordeaux Siding and escape from Smith.
When about five miles east of here the buggy was overtaken by Smith, who had borrowed a horse and revolver and gone in pursuit. Smith headed off the team, and ordered the driver to halt, opened fire with his pistol. Whitfield followed suit, and four or five shots apiece were exchanged. Smith then rode off and was afterwards found near the creek with two bullet wounds, either of which was fatal. The testimony of the driver, as well as other circumstances, go to show that only one ball fired by Whitfield took effect, and that went through his body sideways. The other ball, through his breast, seems to have been fired by his own hand. Coroner Waller impaneled a jury, which after hearing all the evidence, brought in a verdict of justifiable homicide, and Whitfield was discharged.

Smith’s home is in Neligh, where his mother and father, and several sisters, reside. His father is a highly respected and well-to-do citizen of that country, and has several times set his son on his feet in business, and helped him in many ways in leading an upright life. But whisky and women were too much for him, as they have been for thousands of others, and thus a one time honest, large hearted, farmer boy loses his life for a common prostitute, after trying to murder his friend. His family at Neligh was telegraphed the event, and in accordance with instructions received, Clinton Anderson, an old friend of the deceased, left last evening with the body for Neligh. —Dawes County Journal

The Sidney Telegraph 14 Aug 1886

Jean Clark had the misfortune to fall and run a stick in the palate of his mouth Sunday evening while playing. He was taken to the doctor and found nothing serious, only a deep gash.

Western Nebraska Observer 11 Dec 1930

Sheriff Smalley said this morning that no one had been put into the cell vacated by Tom Horn.

The jail is not overcrowded and the cell will probably be left vacant until it is necessary to use it. Mr. Smalley said that Horn had been there so long that it was like losing one of the family.

Wyoming Tribune 24 Nov 1903


Two Fatally Injured When Too Many Picnickers Climb Tower

Bruning, Neb., Aug 29.–Several people were injured, two fatally, and two severely, when a windmill tower, sixty feet high, on which were perched thirty spectators of a picnic performance, partly collapsed, throwing the occupants to the ground, fatally injuring two and severely injuring two.

John Knutzen had his back broken and cannot live. Mr. Shrock sustained what are declared to be fatal internal injuries. James Meyer was badly cut and bruised. Mr. Rasher was badly bruised and had a leg broken. Others were but slightly hurt.

Alliance Herald 1 Sep 1910

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