Saturday, June 21, 2014

Newspaper Clippings - Albion, Nebraska, 1915

Albion, Nebraska became the county seat of Boone County in 1873.  It's peak population was in 1940 with 2,268 citizens.  There are issues of the Albion Weekly News as early as 1897 on microfilm only.  Whether or not Albion's newspaper will ever be digitized would be hard to say.  Here's just a little news from 1915.  

Albion Weekly News, Thursday, December 16, 1915, pg 8

Kruse Hill

J. M. Dawlons returned home from Rochester, Minn., last Friday after an absence of nearly five weeks.  He was kept pretty busy Sunday receiving friends who found him in a cheerful mood and firm in the belief that he will be as sound as an oak post when he has fully recovered from the double operation which he underwent while away.  In fact he doesn't look any worse for the wear more than that he is bleached out a trifle, and has lost but a particle in weight.  He has the grit which furnishes additional proof that the best goods are done up in small packages.
A few weeks ago a fellow could go almost anywhere and get all the apples he wished for, from a bushel to half a wagon load, for hauling them away, but now it takes half a cart wheel to procure a peck.  Some difference, that!  It appears that a commodity here in Nebraska can change its grade just about as suddenly as the weather does.
Quite a large percentage of the cornfield canaries have already worked themselves out of a job, and should the weather remain favorable there will be but little corn left in the fields by the 25th of December.
Walter Church marketed 500 bushels of shelled corn last week.
Bert Allen has moved his family and household effects from near Petersburg to the farm occupied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Allen.
S. D. Mitchell had a new well sunk in his feed yards last week.
Will Fox has ninety acres of corn in the field yet.  Don't know whether he is using an alarm clock or not, but it strikes us from the windmill that it would be just the caper.


George Garner shelled corn Saturday and Monday.
Mrs. A. Norwood has been quite ill with neuralgia in her face.
Mrs. E. J. Millie is getting along very nicely these days.  She is able to stand a little while at a time and walk a few steps.
A fine Christmas program is being prepared which will be given mostly by the children.  Instead of having a tree this year we are going to have a large fireplace and chimney out of which will come a real Santa Claus.  The exercises will be held at the church Friday evening, Dec. 24th.  You are invited to come.
Dorothy Mills went out to Carl Swansons to sew a couple of days.
Sunday morning at Sunday school the blue auto had a break down, which took a little time to fix, thus the red airship sailed on past, carrying a larger lead of passengers by six.  Come to our S. S. next Sunday and be sure to be on the red side in the contest.
T. A. Bunker received word from relatives living in Vermont that they have had lots of snow there.
Mrs. J. M. St. Louis, Floyd Blough, Myrtle Edens, Mrs. Foot, Mrs. J. P. McCartney and Mrs. Maben, who attended the Albion Ladies Aid Bazaar and chicken pie supper last Wednesday, report a good time.
Come to prayer meeting every Wednesday evening in the church at 7:30.  Good interest is shown at these meetings, and they are very helpful to all who attend them.

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