WEEK 42 2021


Mrs. Mattie Bainbridge, who lives north of the fairgrounds, pleaded guilty in county court before Judge Tash this morning to a complaint charging her with assaulting Mrs. J. R. Feagins, a neighbor, and paid a fine of $10 and costs. The courtroom was nearly filled with friends of the two women.

Complaint was filed last week by Mr. Feagins, who told County Attorney Basye that his wife had been badly injured and that the results may be serious.

The Alliance Herald (Alliance, NE) Tuesday, June 13, 1922

At Table Rock, while the boys were at the depot waiting for the returns, George Purcell and James Wheeler got into a quarrel, which resulted in a rough and tumble fight. Wheeler was seriously cut about the arm, back, and head with a pocket-knife, and had to be carried home. Purcell lost one finger—bitten off.

The Sioux County Journal (Harrison, Nebraska) Thursday, November 15th, 1888


The spring maid of 1913 is to be straight front, straight back, hipless and curveless as a figure 1. In point of fact the young woman of fashion is to look like a straight line with an oblique line at the top. The oblique is the hat.

The Laramie County Times (Wheatland, Wyoming) Tuesday, November 12th, 1912

A Locomotive Breaks Loose and Runs Into an Express Train

A collision occurred at Colorado Junction early yesterday morning that might have proved fatal. As it was an engineer, Burt Campbell, was badly burned and shook up and a fireman, Pat Turley, had his face skinned. Three locomotives were damaged, but it is thought that they can be repaired at an expense of about $800. The collision occurred in this way : Campbell and Turley were returning from Sherman with a light engine. The engine was coming down the other side of Borie at a good speed. The air brake of the water tank was applied, but unfortunately a connecting rod broke and the speed increased. The engine was then reversed, but this caused the head of the steam chest upon one side to fly off and the steam and water ran out. Having no control over the locomotive, and seeing the express train in front of them they saw it was certain death to remain on the engine. The fireman leaped first while the engine was going over a flat portion of the road and Turley got off with a shock and a peeled nose. Campbell did not jump until he was near Colorado Junction, and the locomotive was then going at a rate of fifty miles an hour. As a consequence he was considerably injured. The express train was standing at the junction, so that the engineers and firemen who saw approaching danger had an opportunity to dismount with safety. No one aboard the train was hurt. One lady who slept in a Pullman berth with her head toward the motive power complained that she had got a hard bump. No blame is attached to Campbell for the accident as it was wholly unavoidable.

The Cheyenne Weekly Sun (Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory) Sunday, June 27th, 1889

Joseph McGauran Killed by Truck

Joseph T. McGauran, formerly a resident of Kimball and a brother to Mrs. John Simones and Mrs. Arthur Bickel, was killed Sunday between Laramie and Fort Collins, near Virginia Dale, Colorado. He was on his way from Laramie to Fort Collins, and fearing the truck was driving was going to turn over, jumped. One of the wheels passed over him, breaking his back. The body was taken to Laramie, where his family lives. Joseph McGauran and family lived here until about three years ago when they moved to Cheyenne where Joe was employed in the U. P. shops. From Cheyenne they moved to Laramie where he has worked in the shops until the recent present railroad strike. He was out on strike at the time of the accident.—Kimball Observer.

The Telegraph (Sidney, NE) Friday, October 6th, 1922



Mrs. D.A. Hazzard, one of the highly respected Christian women of Kimball, passed away at 4:30 o’clock yesterday morning after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Hazzard had been in poor health for some time, but being a woman who kept her trouble to herself, no one realized the seriousness of her illness. Three weeks ago she underwent an abdominal operation at the Kimball hospital. She was improving satisfactorily when she suffered an attack of intestinal flu, which developed into pneumonia, causing her death within a few hours.

She was formerly Miss Bertha E. Walker, and was born at Mansfield, Ill., in 1873, being past 53 years old at the time of her death. The family came to Kimball County in 1886. The time for the funeral has not been set, the family waiting for a brother, Fred Walker, to arrive from Chicago. It will be held at the Episcopal church, Dean Henry Ives officiating, assisted by Rev, J.J. Crawford, pastor.

The Western Nebraska Observer (Kimball, NE) Thursday, October 28th, 1926

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