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Newspaper Clippings
Found in the Scrapbook of Elizabeth Macken Donoghue

A special thanks to Janelle A. [] for sharing these articles! I have "sorted" them in order of date.

Eve and Lamb Club
    Platte Center--The Shell Creek Ewe and Lamb club, reorganization of a club operated under a different name last year, elected leaders and officers for the new year at a meeting Tuesday, Mar. 5.
    With Dan J. Donoghue as leader and William Kuhn as assistant leader, personnel for the new year includes: Eugene Donoghue, president; Billy Kuhn, jr., vice president; Joe Liebig, secretary; Paul Donoghue, news reporters; Art Sprunk, Mark Donoghue, Phil Donoghue, Richard Kuhn.
    Paul Donoghue, Joe Liebig, and Billy Kuhn were selected as a special committee to plan the program of work which will be presented at the next meeting for adoption by the club.
    County Extension Agent Spilker attended the meeting.
    Miss Helen M. Gerin, who is on a concert tour in the east with the Welsh Concert Artists, spent a few days the guest of her uncle, Dr. John Gerin and family, in Auburn, N.Y. This is the first time that Miss Gerin has met her uncle and she was delightfully entertained.
Platte Center Couple Wed--Platte Center Radiogram: Bernard J. Stracke and Stella Kunkle were united in marriage at St. Bonaventure's church in Columbus Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock, Rev. Father Liborius, of St. Joseph's parish here, performed the ceremony. They were attended by the bride's brother and sister, George and Eula Kunkle. The bride wore a beautiful dress of sand colored canton crepe and satin with hat to match. The bridesmaid's dress was of China blue canton crepe with a pale pink hat. They will go to housekeeping immediately on the groom's farm south of town. [June 19??]
    A delightful time was spent last Friday evening, September 16, at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Walker, 422 North Thirty-ninth street, the occasion being the twentieth anniversary of their wedding. Music, games and cards were enjoyed after which a very dainty lunch was served. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cooney, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. Klebba, Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Moriarty, Mr. and Mrs. James Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Thosmas [sic] E. Gerin, Mr. and Mrs. Linahan, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Walker, Mrs. Hogan and daughter, Adeleda, Mrs. Schopp and son, Joseph, Mr. TePoel, Mr. Leo Burns, Miss May Morgan, Miss Nell Macken and Mrs. Walker of Columbus, Neb., mother of Mr. Walker.
Platte Center.

    Miss Anna Zingg, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Zingg, and Emil J. Hanzel, of Oakley, Idaho, were married yesterday morning at St. Joseph's church by Rev. Fr. Laborius. They were attended by Miss ALice Zingg and by Edward S. Hanzel, of Dante, S.D. The bride was attired in her traveling suit of navy blue trimmed in beaver fur, with hat to match. The bridesmaid also wore navy blue. After a wedding breakfast at the bride's home the young couple left for Oakley where the groom is engaged in the hardware business and where they will make their home. Those from a distance who were here to attend the wedding were Frank Hanzel, the groom's father, from Dodge, Neb.; Ed Hanzel, the groom's brother, who is assistant cashier of the Security State bank at Dante, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zingg, of North Bend, and Mrs. R.G. Maxwell, and two daughters, of Leigh.
Her Engagement Announced Today
    At a bridge luncheon today Mrs. F.T. Walker announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Rose Helene Walker, to Harry Tristran Bellamy of Wellston, O. The wedding will take place July 17. Twenty guests were present and the table was decorated with pink and white roses. Miss Walker has attended Sacred Heart school, Park Place, in Omaha, and later graduated at St. Frances school at Columbus, Neb. Mr. Bellamy is a graduate of Ann Arbor, in the class of 1910.
    At the wedding Miss Kathleen Ryan of Columbus, Neb., will serve as maid of honor and the bridesmaids will be Miss Louise Cotter and Miss Adelaide Hogan. Dwight Becker of Jackson, Mich., will be best man.
Death of a Pioneer.
    Michael T. Kinney, a pioneer of Omaha, residing in Benson and who came to Omaha in 1867, died at the home of his son, V.B. Kinney, Saturday morning. He was born in County Longford, Ireland, September 29, 1836, and came to America in his youth. For years he was in the express service and prior to that was in commercial trades.
    Mr. Kinney is survived by a wife, four sons, V.B. Kinney of Benson, G.E. Kinney of Rockford, Ill.; J.F. Kinney of Minneapolis, T.G. Kinney, and a daughter, Miss Ruth Kinney.
    The funeral was held from St. Bernard's Church, Benson, on Monday morning, Father Moriarty officiating. Interment in Holy Sepulchre.
Mrs. J.A. Langan
    Word has been received of the death in Pasadena, Calif., of Mrs. J.A. Langan, formerly of Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Langan and family left Omaha six years ago for the west. She is survived by her husband, three sons, James, Hugh and Cyril, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Walker, all of California.
    Mrs. J.M. Sheridan arrived home aSturday [sic] afte ra [sic] several days stay at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Macken where she was assisting in caring for their little daughter, Marjorie, who has been quite ill the past ten days. Reports from her bedside are that she is somewhat improved.
Former Resident Here Dies Tuesday
    Relatives here have received word of the death of Arthur Armond Grossnicklaus, former Columbus resident, who died about 5:30 a.m. yesterday in a Corvallis, Ore., hospital. A resident of Albany, Ore., the past two months, he had lived in this community most of his life.
    Born Aug. 18, 1883, on a farm near Osceola, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Grossnicklaus, he grew to manhood in that community and for the past 25 years farmed 12 miles northeast of here. He and Mrs. Grossnicklaus moved to Oregon in September and were farming near Albany. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church.
    Memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran church here at 3 p.m. Thursday, since many of his relatives and friends are unable to attend funeral services and burial which will be in Albany.
    He is survived by his wife and nine children, three of whom, Arthur, Eugene, and Milton are in the armed forces. Children are Armond of Corvallis, Ore., Mrs. Ernest Boklemann and Mrs. Roy Benorden, both of Monroe; Miss Esther of Corvallis, Arthur of Portland, Miss Bernice at home, Eugene of San Diego, Milton of Red Bank, N.J., and Lloyd at home. His mother resides in Duncan. Also surviving are three brothers, Walter of Loup City, Albert of Central City, and Charles of Platte Center; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Luchsinger of Columbus, and Mrs. Oscar Engel of Duncan.
Platte Center.
Death of Thomas Mylet.

    Thomas Mylet, a pioneer resident of Platte county, died last Saturday at the home of his son, William, one mile south of town, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Mylet was born in County Galway, Ireland, abou [sic] 78 years ago and came to America when quite young. He resided in different parts of the New England states, where he was married to Miss Margaret Cunningham. They came to Platte county in the early days. Mrs. Mylet passed away about eleven years ago and since then Mr. Mylet made his home with his son, William. He is survived by two sons, William and Joseph, the latter's whereabout being unknown; three daughters, Mrs. Otto Palmer, of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Frank Driscoll, of Schaller, Ia., and Miss Gertrude Mylet, of Aberdeen, S.D., all of whom were here to attend the funeral. A large crowd of sorrowing friends attended the funeral services which were held at St. Joseph's church. Solemn requiem mass was celebrated by the pastor, Rev. Laborius, assisted by Rev. Canute, of Tarnov, and Rev. Eusebius, of St. Anthony's as deason and sub-deacon. St. Joseph's society, of which he was a faithful member, attended in a body. The remains were laid to rest in St. Patrick's cemetery. The active bearers were: Max Bruckner, D.F. Donoghue, John Kaipust, R.M. McGuane, J.W. Rilley and M.F. Cooney.
Vincent Macken is Found Dead in Bed
Former Columbus Man Dies of Heart Disease in Omaha

    Omaha World-Herald: Vincent A. Macken, 73 years old, was found dead in bed by his wife, Elizabeth, at the home at 420 North Thirty-eighth street Tuesday morning. Mr. Macken died some time during the night from heart disease.
    He returned from a drive with his wife, daughter, Mamie, and an adopted daughter, Ursula Fagan, apparently in good health last night.
    Mr. Macken was a retired Columbus, Neb., business man, and had lived in Omaha 15 years. Besides his family here, is [sic] is survived by three brothers, Daniel, Platte Center; Eugene, Alliance, and Patrick, Spokane, Wash. and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Cooney, Platte Center, and Mrs. A. Byrne, Omaha.
    The funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the home and at 9 o'clock at St. Cecilia's cathedral. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery.
    Vincet [sic] Macken came from Ireland to Nebraska with his parents in 1873, the family settling first on a farm near Duncan and moving two years later to a farm west of Platte Center where he resided with them for some time. He later came to Columbus and was in the retail liquor business here for many years. After 1907 he retired from business, and then moved to Omaha. Mr. Macken owned the building at 2505 Thirteenth street occupied by the Rex billiard hall. [abt 1922?]

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