September 26, 1911 - reprinted July 19, 1995
Gus Modrow has joined the fast-increasing ranks of Clarkson auto owners, having last week purchased Chas. Renter's Oakland car. Charles expects to invest in a larger machine.
S.O. Wisherd came up from Lincoln Saturday evening and will put in a week or ten days at the ranch, devoting some of the time to cider making as the apple crop out there this year is something immense.
John Noh tells us that he is about to leave his Midland precinct farm that has been his home for more than forty years having decided to move to Schuyler where he purchased a residence last week, the John C. Sprecher place. Mr. Noh and his wife will take up their abode at the county seat about November 1st.
Ed Kutin, proprietor of the cement block works is now devoting much time to a comparatively new line of work, the manufacture of re-enforced cement water tanks and silos. They have proven a success whereever tried and will last a lifetime when made right-and that's the way Ed does all his work.
Frank B. Kubik put in several days last week in Boyd county and may decide to locate in one of the towns there.
L.J. Roubinek took Frank Suchan to Columbus hospital for treatment Saturday. Frank has been in failing health for months and there is little hope for his recovery.
Chas. H. Seeman was at Albion last week during the Boone county fair in charge of an exhibit made by the Never-Break Pole Co., of this place. The exhibit attracted much attention and as a direct result a number of dealers placed orders for poles.
Ed Kopac reports the sale of the A. Pelter farm of 160 acres in the Grandview neighborhood in Grant precinct to Jos. Faltys for $150 per acres.
It is the highest price paid for land in that locality but it is a fine place and well worth the price paid. Ed also sold an unimproved 40 acres in the same vicinity, belonging to Ed. Sudik to Frank Vrba for $105 per acre.
Dr. Schultz received a card from Longin Folda, who with his family is in California, at Coronado, and writes that they enjoyed a visit from Dr. Geo. P. Clements formerly of this place and now of West Riverside in that state where he owns a fine fruit farm.
He says that the doctor is looking hale and hearty, and is as cheerful and chock full of energy as ever.
In reference to the Ford car entered by Kopac Bros. in the recent World-Herald-Omaha Motor club's endurance run, the findings of the technical committee were very favorable to the car, and published in the World-Herald as follows: "Ford car No. 3 driven by Ed Kopac of Clarkson, Nebraska made a creditable showing considering that out of the fifty-nine points against it fifteen were for going out of the route and thirteen for going over the line on brake test.
Several of the cars throughout the run went off the route owing to the lack of sufficient confetti. Toward the conclusion of the trip corn was used with better success.
Last Tuesday Matej Richtig who made his home here the past six years after moving in from his Wilson precinct farm was found dead in bed with a bullet wound in his head. It was pronounced by the coroner's jury a case of death caused by a self-inflicted wound while temporarily insane.
He was an exceedingly neat man, and his home, in which he lived alone, was one of the tidiest in town but he was very much wrought up by being tantalized and worried by children who despoiled his neatly kept garden and grounds.
He came to America in 1880 and is survived by a son, Frank, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Belohrad, both of Wilson precinct, his wife having died six years ago. The funeral was held Thursday morning at the Mrazek church. Rev. Drbal of Heun and Rev. Zak of Howells having officiated, and interment made in the cemetery near by.