WEEK 23 2021

Walter, 4, and Lawrence, 5, both sons of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Huffman of Scottsbluff, were burned to death in a chicken house adjoining the Huffman home. It is said that the children had matches, and were playing near a can of gasoline. Both bodies were burned beyond recognition before they could be rescued.

The Bushnell Record (Bushnell, NE) 10 Nov 1921

Miss Dottie Stewart is now nursing a badly mashed finger, it being caught in some of the rigging of the buggy top while letting it down Sunday.

The Alliance Herald (Alliance, NE) 10 Jun 1904

A Mrs. Fisher of Scottsbluff was taken to the pen last week to serve a term of three years for highway robbery.

Western Nebraska Observer (Kimball, NE) 11 Sep 1924

Last Friday, after a blindness of twelve years duration, Mrs. Palmer, an old woman living a few miles southwest of Ainsworth, suddenly regained her sight and now seems to be as well as ever.

Sidney Telegraph (Sidney, NE) 17 Dec 1898


Tragic Accident Occurs At Pine Bluffs

One of the most tragic accidents that has ever come to our knowledge occurred Sunday near Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, a town just forty miles west of here.

Three young men, in the prime of health, were instantly killed by eastbound train No. 20, as they had failed to note its approach.

Leslie Vaughn, age 24, a world war veteran, together with two of his nephews, ages 12 and 7, started to walk to Pine Bluffs, a distance of about a mile and a half from their home. The two nephews were going skating near Pine Bluffs and Leslie was coming to meet his brother who was coming in that evening from Casper. The three Vaughns seem to have met up with a stranger, about 18 years old, who walked along with them toward town. They were walking on the west-bound track and as No. 19 came along they stepped off of the west-bound track to the east-bound track, and, not hearing or seeing No. 20 coming behind them, on account of No. 19 passing, the swift eastbound train crashed into the party of four young men, instantly killing all but the 7 year old Vaughn boy. The three bodies were badly mutilated. The small boy who happened to escape happened to step off the track on the north side of No. 19 and escaped injury.

The Vaughns have resided near Pine Bluffs for some time and are well known.

The bodies were brought to the Bonham undertaking parlors in Pine Bluffs and a coroners jury was held over them, the decision being that death had come over them accidentally. They have failed so far to identify the stranger and cannot locate any of his relatives.

The Potter Review (Potter, NE) 14 Jan 1921


Acting upon reports that Belle Reardon, a notorious dive keeper whose headquarters are at Cheyenne, had opened a house of ill fame at Guernsey, on Saturday night Sheriff Roach formed a posse and drove over to Guernsey and raided her place.

In order to secure evidence he sent a party ahead who were admitted to the house, and they purchased several bottles of beer before the sheriff appeared. The Reardon woman and two girls were placed under arrest and brought to Wheatland. The girls were charged with prostitution and gave cash bonds of $50 each for their appearance on May 15, date set for hearing. Belle Reardon will answer to the justice court for keeping a house of ill fame and to the district court for selling liquor without a license. She gave bonds.

The Wheatland Times (Wheatland, WY) 3 May 1916

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