Harlan County - Genealogy Trails





Harlan County - Genealogy Trails






Alma High School   


(Special To The Star) Alma, Nebraska, October 25 – The Alma High School with the seniors will issue a school paper of eight issues called the Bug, with Dorothy Peters as editor in chief, and Lorraine Hardin business manager.


The will take place of the annual which has been issued heretofore.


The Lincoln Sunday Star – Sunday, October 26, 1930





Teachers Reception   


Special to the Star


Alma, Nebraska, October 25 – Chapter B. J. P. E. O., held its annual reception for the Alma High School, Tuesday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. R. L. Keester.


The program consisted of a welcome by the president, Mrs. E. E. McKee.


Vocal solos by: 


Mrs. George Joyce

Miss Erickson

Mrs. E. E. McKee


And  piano selections by:


Mrs. C. B .Johnson,


Five o’clock tea was served.


The Lincoln Sunday Star – Sunday, October 26, 1930


High School Eloquence   

Large Class Is Graduated at Alma this year.

Special Dispatch to the World Herald

Alma, Nebraska, May 3. – The graduating exercises of the Alma High School were held in the opera house last evening. The class was composed of six girls and six boys –Misses Anna Steward, Bessie Nichols, Bessie Thomas, Gertrude Warren, Emma Bentley and Myra Dow, and Messrs. Walter Furse, W. I. Thomas, Fred W. Martin, Roy E. Riley, Bruce Grigsby and William Everson.

The music of the evening was furnished by Mrs. N. C. Randall, Miss M. Lafferty, Messrs. Stevenson, Griffin, Bentley and Fox.

After the orations and exercises Mr. A. C. Shallenberger on behalf of the board presented the class with diplomas.

This is the largest class that has graduated from the Alma school.

Wednesday, May 26, 1897
Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Volume: XXXII Issue: 238 Page: 2


    A Fatal Burlington Wreck    

    Republican City, Nebraska, July 8 – A mixed train was wrecked on the Oberlin branch of the Burlington near Kansas, Kansas, and tow people killed and three injured.

    The Dead:

    Miss Millie Koll, Republican City
    Henry White, resi8dence, not known.

    The Injured:

    Dr. A. A. Allen, Topeka, Kansas
    Ed. Bender, Hastings, Nebraska
    Mrs. W. L. Egbert, Republican City.

    Miss Koll is the daughter of the engineer of the train and Mrs. Egbert if the wife of the fireman and they were going to the other end of the run to spend Sunday with the husband and father.

    The whole train went into the ditch. The cause being soft track due to the recent heavy rains.

    Special to Lincoln Journal

    The McCook Tribune
    July 14, 1905

      Thieves Arrested   

      Sheriff Hedge and Marshall Kinsel Make Another Capture

      Tuesday morning Sheriff Hedge and Marshal Kinsel arrested Jim McKinsick and Joe McKeang, two young men wanted at Republican City for stealing harness.

      On Monday these young men hired a livery team in Alma and drove to the country and stole some harness from a farmer. They drove to Republican City, where they turned the harness over to the railroad company for shipment, and then they boarded the train leaving the livery ten tied to a telegraph pole in Republican City.

      The officers here received word to be on the look out for them, and when they arrived here they were quickly arrested. The Sheriff of Harlan County came down Wednesday morning and took the prisoners back to Alma on the next train.

      Just why all the criminals from the counties up west should head for Red Cloud is a mystery, especially when it is a cinch that they cannot get past ‘Sheriff Hedge and Marshal Kinsel. It may be tht they have heard of the good board an dlodgi9ng furnished by Webster County to its guest of honor.

      The Red Cloud Chief
      June 22, 1906

        Charles R. Schroder, Jr.   

        Huntley – Charles R. Schroder, Jr., of this city came very near being a victim of a runaway yesterday, when his tem became unmanageable and throwing him from the buggy, his feet were wrapped in the lines and he was being dragged under the buggy, when the team was stopped by the bystanders.

        The Bee
        March 3, 1910