The Grand Island library has the Ravenna News available on microfilm from 1888 to 1974. Here's a small sample of the news from 1905.
Ravenna News, Friday, September 29, 1905, pg 7
Little Helen, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Landrigan, fell from the front porch of her home, one day last, and broke her collar bone.
Wheat for chicken feed, $1.10 per hundred delivered to any purchaser in Ravenna. Far superior in feeding quality to screenings. CRETE MILLS ELEVATOR
Mrs. O. O. Geist is visiting relatives in New York City, expecting to spend about three weeks there. She is expected home about the 10th of October.
L. P. Southworth bought of A. G. Welch, last week, a fine three-year-old mule, for which he paid the snug sum of $145.
John Rombach was obliged to postpone his trip to the Pacific coast on account of illness in his family.
The framework of the new John Frye house, on Kufus avenue, was raised last week.
Rock Springs Slack for threshers $5.50. Fresh car just received. THE RAVNNA MILLS
See the new fall line of dress goods at Stephens & Bentley.
Apples! Apples! Apples! Carload this week. At Harry Edward's.
Dr. J. J. Tomiska, resident dentist.
V. O. English has Resigned.
V. O. English, superintendent of the McCook division of the Burlington, has resigned. C. L. Eaton, superintendent of transportation at Omaha has been appointed superintendent of the McCook division. Fred D. Weidenbammer, attached to General Superintendent Byram's office, has been made superintendent of transportation with headquarters at Omaha. These changes become effective October 1.
It is said that Mr. English will go into some other line of business, but what he may later decide upon, is not hinted at. Mr. English is an old time employe of the Burlington, having risen from the train service to train master, from trainmaster to assistant superintendent, at Aurora, and from assistant superintendent to acting superintendent at McCook, in which position he was later made superintendent. He took the place made vacant by the ill health of the late Alexander Campbell.
Dog Shoots His Master.
A peculiar accident happened near Meadow Grove, this state, this week. Altha Saltz, a young farmer, was starting out on a hunting trip. He set in the wagon with the barrel of his shot gun poked into his left side. He called his dog and the animal leaped into the wagon, tripping the trigger and sending a load of shot into Saltz's heart killing him instantly.
The Free Methodist tent meetings closed with the Sunday evening service. Elder Bennett, the evangelist in in charge has been making some effort to solicit funds for the building of a Free Methodist church in Ravenna, but with what success we are not informed. The society has $125 in the treasury, a balance left over from the sale of the Davidson building, formerly owned by the society.
Rob't Malone, the grading contractor is using a $800 driving horse on the big road grader which is being used on the work. The horse is a thoroughbred Wilkes and was formerly owned by Charles Bryan, of Lincoln, a brother of William J. Bryan. Mr. Malone says the horse is no better than he is; that he works on the grade himself and the horse ought to stand it if he can.
Rev. C. A. Powers left for Minden, Neb., Monday of this week, to attend the annual conference of the West Nebraska District. In consequence there will be no preaching services at the M. E. church next Sunday. Sunday school and League meeting will be held as usual.
"Krape's Liniment" made after one of the finest recipes ever written. Never disappoints or fails its purpose. The strongest and purest liniment sold. At Davenports.
Dr. A. E. Robertson, of Mason City, is building the finest residence in Custer county. The building is to cost $10,000 and is to be built of cement blocks.
The new State Normal school at Kearney, opened Monday of this week. The building is not entirely completed but the school work will go on just the same.
The new Wm. Mickish house, on the east side is enclosed. The West Bros. have the contract.
Magazines and periodicals at Harry Edward's news stand.
B. Kase. for Boots and Shoes.
McKinney - Sielaff.
Married at Kearney, Wednesday, Sept. 27th, Judge Hallowell, officiating, Miss Christina McKinney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm McKinney, of Nantasket, and Mr. George W. Sielaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Sielaff, of this township. The young people are well and popularly known in this community, and have many friends who will congratulate them on the step taken.
Mr. and Mrs. Sielaff have the best wishes of THE NEWS for a long, prosperous and happy life in matrimonial bondage.
York work is solicited in the painting and paper hanging line. Satisfaction is guaranteed. ALBERT LAMB
Ladies of W. R. C. are requested to meet at K. of P. Hall, Saturday Sept. 30th at 2:30 p.m. sharp. Com.
Wanted - To trade my stock of general merchandise in Ravenna for land. Address C. J. STEVENS. Ansley Neb.
Blake Boyden left last Friday for Crete, Neb., to resume his studies at Doane College.
Genuine Rock Springs and Hanna lump coal at Nantasket. J. H. HUGHES & CO.
To Rent - One front bed room. Inquire at this office.
A Fortunate Accident.
Chas. DeMaranville of Aurora is visiting his daughters, Mrs. Grace McLaughlin and Mrs. Jessie Squires, west of town. His father who is nearly eighty years old accompanied him. The old gentleman met with a fortunate accident last Saturday. While out hunting with his son and in passing over a catstep, the single tree snapped in two causing the horse to jump, throwing the old gentleman from the buggy and between the wheels, one of which ran over his face just above the eyes, but outside of a few bruises on the head did no perceptible harm. It was a most fortunate accident, especially when one considers his advanced age. - Loup City Northwestern.
Mr. DeMaranville, the injured man, is the aged father of Mr. James DeMaranville, of this city. He was brought to Ravenna a day or two after the accident, and is now staying at the home of his son. Fortunately his injuries are not at all serious, yet it might easily have been an accident fatal in its consequences.
Saturday, Sept. 23d. one 3-year-old black horse, and one mare colt about 18 months old. Suitable reward will be given for information leading to their recovery. JAMES MOTSICK
Was a Very Sick Boy
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