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Turned over to the Receiver


Special Dispatch to the World-Herald


Trenton, Nebraska, February 21 -- The wrecked Bank of Trenton was formally turned over to Receiver E. K. Cobb by Bank Examiner Cline today.


He will begin at once to settle up the affairs.


Morning World-Herald -  February 22, 1895



Mrs. Bertha Kleven    


Postmistress at Culbertson, Nebraska


Her husband, Captain John E. Kleven, a veteran of the war, was postmaster at Culbertson from 1874 till 1881.


The appointment of his successor, made after his death in 1881, was unpopular, and the next year citizens of all parties urged the appointment of Captain Kleven’s widow.



The Story of Our Post Office 1892



C. H. Petrie    

Trenton -- C. H. Petrie, formerly of Loup City, has bought the Trenton Republican-Leader from Mrs. B. L. Taylor, who has

published the weekly since her husband's death six years ago.


She plans to retire.



Morning World Herald:  Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday, May 26, 1938

Trenton School Teachers  

Special Dispatch to the World Herald
Trenton, Nebraska, May 11. – The school board of Trenton, consisting of C. L. Allen, president; E. F. Young, secretary; W. H. Thornhill, M. H. Yerrick and W. W. Thompson, directors, has chosen teachers for the Trenton public schools for the ensuing years, as follows: W. L. French, principal, Miss Mettie Hall, grammar department; Miss Laura Coffelt, intermediate department; Miss Carrie Burton, primary department.

Professor French has served as principal of the Trenton schools since 1897, and his re-election shows his popularity as a teacher in Trenton. Miss Laura Coffelt was chosen to her position last year. Miss Hall and Miss Burton are new teachers in the school, though both have had experience in the profession. Miss Burton is this year the primary teacher in the Stratton schools. The selection gives general satisfaction.

Friday, May 12, 1899
Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Volume: XXXIV Issue: 224   Page: 5


Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bullard of Culbertson were in the city, Monday.

Mrs. Ed Marquis returned from her visit to relatives in Hitchcock County, on 40, Sunday Evening.

Messrs. Straut, Taylor, Banks, Risley and other prominent Culbertsonians were on our streets, Tuesday.

Ed Ryan of Culbertson was in town, Monday, on business. Mr. R. informs us that he contemplates going west at an early date to look up a location for a ranch.

The McCook Tribune
November 12, 1885, Image 5

United States Mail   

The United States mail is brought here from McCook by express and from here west for forty miles as far as Binkleman, in Dundy County, it is carried by a mail carrier, who sometimes goes on the train and sometimes on a horse.

From Binkleman west to Denver there is no mail service of any kind.

Omaha Daily Bee
December 21, 1882,   Image 2

Attempted Arson On the Court House   

An attempt was made on Monday night of last week to destroy the building used by Hitchcock County as a Court House, and the records contained there in.

In view of the prominence occupied by these records, in the history of Hitchcock County, the above is not a great surprise to many.

The McCook Tribune
November 12, 1885, Image 5


Convention At Trenton   


Special Dispatch to the World Herald 

Trenton, Nebraska, August 21. --  A republican convention of Hitchcock County today made the following nominations:




Clerk, George Gallager


Treasurer, John W. Fordyce


Sheriff, John H. Brown


Superintendent of public instruction, Mrs. Murdock, Judge F. M. Flansburg


Surveyor, James Ferrier, Jr.


Coroner; Dr. A. H. Thomas


Commissioner, of First district, C. S. Owens.



The central committee of the populist and democratic parties met yesterday and called their conventions for September 14.  There is no doubt that complete fusion will be effected and that the winners will be named then.



Omaha World Herald - August 22, 1901


H. E. Locker was in town, Thursday.

H. C. Benedict of Trenton was a city visitor, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Z. Taylor are attending the state fair.

Mrs. R. Knowles and son Davie visited in MCook, Friday.

John H. Brown of Trenton was a city visitor, Thursday.

Miss Lydia Lesser went down to Lincoln, Sunday night.

L. A. Dixon of McCook was a Culbertson visitor, Thursday.

Miss Bessie Crews returned from her trip to Illinois, Friday.

The school board has purchased a new school bell. Hurrah!

Reverend E. R. Earle will hold Episcopal service here, September 8

John R. Bender of Minden visited friends in this burg. Sunday.

Bruce Vastine is now working in a drug store at Callaway, Nebraska

Miss Ina Schumaker was a McCook visitor, Wednesday and Thursday.

Reverend T. A. Smith returned from a weeks’ visit at Bloomington, Tuesday.

Miss Stella Vennum of Palisade visited her friend, Marietta Wemple, Monday.

Miss Amnda Gaardar returned from a few days’ visit in McCook, Saturday night.

P. M. Green went down to Oregon, Mississippi, on business, the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Wray went down to Lincoln, Tuesday, for a few days’ visit at the fair.

Mrs. George G. Eisenhart and children returned from a week’s visit in Osceola, Iowa.

Miss Verna Vastine went up to Palisade, Friday, to take charge of her school, Monday.

Miss Laila Burton came down from Trenton, Monday morning, to take charge of the second grammar room.

Miss Belle Turner went down to Lincoln on No. 6, Friday night, to attend the state fair and visit old time friends.

Messrs. Carl Crews, Elmer Reynolds, D. C. Benedict, Casper Hougon, and J. H. Ross are attending the state fair.

Mrs. H. G. Phelps and daughter Miss Lona went down to McCook, Wednesday, where they will reside, this winter. Miss Lona will attend school.

Revival meetings were closed at the Baptist church, Friday evening, and Reverend Geo. P. Mitchell went up to Stratton, Saturday morning, to commence a series of meting there.

Mr. Rufus King departed, Tuesday night, for South Bend, Indians, where he will spend the winter and attend school. We are very sorry to see him go and he will be sadly missed by his young friends.

Geo. Kettle of Hayes County was here several days, last week, getting up an exhibit of agricultural and Horticultural products for an exhibit at the state fair. Hitchcock County, this year, takes some credit unto herself in furnishing material for two county exhibits at the state fair.

Henry Wacker, who lives under the Riverside irrigation ditch, two miles west of Culbertson, reports the biggest yield of wheat raised in the country, this year. From a field of 70 acres 3500 bushels were threshed, an average of 50 bushels to the acre. It is claimed that some of the wheat made over 70 bushels to the acre.

The Republican representative convention was held here, Friday, and William Brennan, an old time resident of Logan precinct, was nominated for the legislature from the 67th representative district. The selection was a most excellent one. Mr. Brenan has lived here twenty years and has a host of friends who will show their appreciation of his sterling qualities by sending him to the next session of the legislature. John Christner of Hayes Center was selected chairman of the district central committee and Chas G. Crews of Culbertson, secretary.

The McCook Tribune
September 5, 1902