October 11, 1910 - reprinted November 2, 1994
Longin Folda is serving on the federal jury at Lincoln while V. J. Chleboun and Emil Petr is doing like service at Omaha.
A dancing club was organized by a number of the young men of this locality, and the gentlemen entertained for the first time last Friday evening. An orchestra from Leigh furnished the music, and supper was served at Slama's retaurant.
The next dancing party will be held on Friday evening of next week at the Vosacek hall. The organization is known as the Teddy Dancing club.
Will Svoboda has been elected president, Jos. Tomes, secretary and Will Karel treasurer.
At the last meeting of the village board Jos. Suchy was appointed village marshal to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Will Kroeger. He entered upon his duties.
Wm. and Louis Roether returned last evening from a half years' sojourn at Idaho. Mrs. Roether has been here for some weeks, and they are all back to Nebraska to stay.
Steps are being taken looking to the instituting of a Knights of Pythias lodge at this place and enough applications have been secured to give promise to a large and enthusiastic lodge.
W. I. Allen of Schuyler is grand chancellor of the order for the domain of Nebraska and he will institute the new lodge some time in November.
John Aspinall, who works one of the Ed Daniell places out on route No. 3, had six stacks of grain destroyed by fire.
The fire is supposed to have been set by sparks from the threshing engine.
The threshing outfit which belongs to Koza and Modrow had just pulled up to the bunch of stacks when one of them was discovered to be in flames.
It took quick work to get the engine and separator away from the burning grain, and all efforts to save any of the stacks proved futile. The loss is a heavy one. We are not informed as to whether or not there is any insurance.
Jacob Pacas took his own life by blowing a portion of his head with a charge of shot.
Pacas, who was a Wilson precinct farmer about forty-one years of age, had been to this place that day to attend the funeral of a neighbor and a suicide, Jos. Cernin.
He and two of his children, who accompanied him, returned home a little after dark; after the chores had been done and supper eaten the children, a girl of fifteen and a boy aged twelve, went upstairs to bed.
Shortly after they heard their father call the boy's name followed by the report of a gun. They rushed down to the living room and there they found the ghastly remains of their parent.
Neighbors were called and the coroner notified. An inquest was held and the verdict was that he came to his death at his own hands.
Deceased is survived by five daughters and two sons.
The funeral was held Friday from the Z.C.B.J. hall under the auspices of the W.O.W. and A.O.U.W. orders of which he was a member. There was also an address by A. Odvarka.
October 18, 1910 - reprinted November 9, 1994
Relatives of John Fillipi, who left Clarkson for Bohemia, have received word that he died there recently. We have been unable to secure any particulars.
The republicans of Adams precinct have nominated the following ticket: Road overseer, Vaclav Budin; justice of the peace, Louis J. Roubinek; constable, Adolph Bukacek.
Emil Slama has dispoed of his restaurant to Adolph Tomes of Newman Grove, formerly of this place, who will take charge of the business about the first of February.
Mr. Slama has as yet not decided what he will do but he has no intention of leaving Clarkson.
Emil Slama will at once commence the building of a residence on lots owned by him in Folda's addition to Clarkson.
John Roether and Miss Mary Mastny left here on this morning's passenger for Schuyler where they were married by Co. Judge Allen after their arrival in the city.
They were accompanied by John Mastny, Jr., and Miss Lena Roether, a brother and sister of the bridal pair, who attended them at the marriage.
The bride, an amiable, capable and highly respected young lade, is a daughter of John Mastny and wife of this neighborhood, and the groom, a son of Mrs. John Roether, is a steady, worthy young man entitled to the high esteem in which he is held.
He is one of the rural mail carriers out of Clarkson and they will make their home in town.
After an illness of less than 36 hours, Frank Nemec died. Everything possible was done for his relief, but it was evident from the first that the sands of life were running low, and surrounded by his family he quietly passed through the shadow of the valley of death just as the day was drawing to a close.
October 25, 1910 - reprinted November 16, 1994
Adolph C. Fajman has sold his interest in a half section of Wisherd ranch land to Emil Petr at an advance of $800 over what he paid for it a month ago.
Will Hahn finished threshing thirty-two acres of oats that made an average yield of fifty-five bushels per acre.
Will and Clyde Karel, Will Swoboda, Jos. Mundil, Jr., Arthur Hahn and Jos. F. Vitek constituted an auto party that made a trip to North Bend and Linwood Sunday. V.L. Prazak took them in one of his cars.
E.H. Koza took his wife down to Omaha where she entered the General hospital for an operation and treatment. She stood the ordeal well, and when Ed came home was doing nicely.
Joseph Fillipi went to Omaha accompanied by his wife who, for five weeks, had received treatment in a hospital in that city following an operation.
We take pleasure in reporting that her health is much improved and complete recovery is only a matter of a short time.
Emil R. Dudek returned from a few weeks' outing in the mountains of northern Montana, whither he went with the intention of hunting bear and other large game, but the party of which he was a member were snowed in after their arrival there and had little opportunity to hunt.
Joseph Vosacek and Louis Faltys, who were with him, remained there in the hope that a change in the weather would make it possible for them to get out and bag a grizzly or two.
Mrs. S. G. Allen was the guest of honor at a surpise party given at the Z.C.B.J. Hall. Splendid refreshments were served.
The party was given by the local Degree of Honor lodge as an evidence of their appreciation of Mrs. Allen's presence, as their representative, at the grand lodge of the organization recently held at Omaha.
A barn on the Frank W. Nykodem farm was blown from its foundation by high wind and considerable damage done to the building. Luckily, the loss was covered by a policy.
Tom Bos, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Agnes, and his niece, Miss Annie Bos, went to Omaha to visit his daughter, Miss Mary, who is at the Wise Memorial Hospital receiving treatment following an operation, performed for appendicitis.
They found the young lady doing nicely and everything favorable for a speedy recovery.