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Please note that these are selected articles only and I do not have access to the full year of newspapers. Also, I have retained the original wording and spelling from the articles. I realize they contain many typographical errors. A special thanks to Charlotte Morton for loaning these newspapers and Shirley Martys for doing much of the typing!

January 26, 1899

Joseph Webster was a Columbus visitor yesterday.

B.S. Thurston has been suffering from an abcess lately.

Lin. Layton of Shendadoah, Ia. arrived in Monroe Tuesday.

Hear Hon. C. E. Bently next Tuesday evening. Don't miss it.

Our Barber, Rob't Cave, thinks of building soon. Good idea.

Dan'l Murdock sells splendid Lump Coal for $4.50 per ton at Oconee.

Mrs. Waffles has returned to Monroe. We understand they will make this their future home.

A large number of the people of Monroe and surrounding country were at the afternoon train Tuesday the occasion was the return of Willett Hyatt, son of Hon N. Secor Hyatt, from Manila. Willett was looking well, but as his Mother and others were here to meet him he could not tarry to be interviewed. We hope to give some account of his trip to our readers in the near future. ...Willet Hyatt, our returned soldier from Manila, seems to find good company to ride with.

Mr. Joseph Cole and family arrived last week from Ill., and have moved into part of the Thurston Hotel.

Mrs. Wm. Nay and daughter, Miss Florence, came over from Platte Center to attend services here last Sabbath.

We saw one Soldier recieve a hearty welcome last Friday in Columbus. We supposes it was his mother that met him.

We learn that there is a great deal of sickness in and around Oconee, a complication of Grip and the Measles.

Report says that one of our merchantile gentlemen will be sporting a better half in the immediate future. Now guess.

Everet McWilliams is clerking for J.J. Williams. They needed help.

Report says that Mr. David Jenkinson will take a trip to Cuba before coming home to Monroe.

Mr. Cotner of the A.D. Co., started for a trip to the big horn country last Friday.

DIED - Mrs. Davis died on Monday. She was a sister of Mrs. Fiefield. The family lived north of town. ... The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Swisher died Jan., 24, 1899. The internment was at the Monroe Cemetery. Rev. L.O. Sutherland officiating. ... Mr. Thos. Perry died this morning. He lived North of town. His son arrived on the morning train from Omaha, but the father had been dead about an hour.

June 29, 1899

The Ferry is in trouble but expects to run again this week. ... Dr. Frank returned from Omaha this morning. ... H.D. Babcock came up from Columbus Tuesday. ... Paul Hagel Jr. of Columbus made a business trip to Monroe Tuesday. ... Fred Stinger and Geo. Barnum were Monroe visitors Tuesday. ... Homer Martin came up from Columbus Wednesday for a visit with relatives. The Nebraska Central Irrigation Co., commenced work on the Monroe ditch Monday. ... Dr. Hansen and Walter Jewell of Platte Center were Monroe visitors last Friday. ... Mrs. G.E. Barnum came up from Columbus Wednesday for a visit with relatives. ... Report says the surprise birthday party for Norris Frefield, last evening, was a decided success and a good time enjoyed by all. ... First Colonial Exposition of Greater America opens at Omaha Saturday, July 1st, 1899. Splendid music; good speakers; grand civic and military parade; magnificent fire works in evening. Don't miss opening day. ... Chas Gerrad writes under date of Jan 24th. He says they have good bunks, four blankets, a Dongola goat skin robe, kept a fire all night and like to froze to death. It was 56 below. They did not know whether the war was over or not. ... A Neighbor about a mile away caught our gentle cow, forced her across a tight barbed wire fence, mangling her terribly. A man that would be guilty of such an act ought to be given fifty lashes on his bare back for cruelty. He is a disgrace to any community and if he gets his deserts will see the inside of the State Prison yet.
    June, 26, 1899. Friend Gerrard -- Your excellent paper continues to come to my address, althugh I am making but meager returns for the pleasure I take in reading it. The old associations of 32 years with you and your father's family and many of your neighbors as well as the honest principles you rigidly advocate, make much of the reading painfully pleasing and truly gratifying. And now having accepted a call to the church of Creston in your own county, your paper will be still more desirable. I shall become more interested in all parts of the county, and items from this northern secion will be specially interesting. My goods are about all packed, and we expect to be there before the 1st of July proximo. So to save extra postage and delay, please change my address at once from Osmond to Creston, Nebr. Thanking you for past favors I beg to remain, Yours Very Truly, Joel Warner.

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