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Platte Co., NE - Monroe 1923 (Jan-Dec) News NEGenWeb Project
The Monroe News
1923 Newspaper Extracts (January - December)

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 me these newspapers! Also a special thanks to Shirley Martys who has been a huge help in transcribing these articles. You can tell which ones she does--she takes the time to bold the names! Thanks, Shirley!!

April 19, 1923

Walter Lewis made a trip to Columbus Saturday evening. ... Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Smith were visitors at Columbus Saturday. ... Marion McNealy made a business trip to Columbus Monday. ... Mrs. Frank Osborne of Genoa, visited at the Chas. Kelley home Monday afternoon. ... Mrs. E.Y. Haghawout was a caller at the home of Mrs. Laura Conard the first of the week. ... Mr. Willard Lau and Charley Stubb of Lincoln, were Sunday guests at the F.A. Matson home. Mr. and Mrs. R.E. VanAllen and daughter, Elnor, autoed to Omaha and back Tuesday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Ed Potter and family, of Albion were guests of Monroe relatives and friends Sunday. ... Mr. R.C. Diamond, of Delaware, Iowa, is visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Hoare, Jr. ... Mrs. R.G. Strother and Mrs. F.H. Gerrard were business callers in Columbus the first of the week. ... Miss Dora Neumeister, Steno at the Bank of Monroe, visited with her homefolks at Columbus over Sunday.

Mrs. August Loosing of Arlington, Nebr., came Monday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Mary Schram and family. ... The ground was broken Monday for excavating for the new business block to be erected here soon. Watch us grow! ... Lloyd Hagenbuck resigned his position as transfer man at the Co-operative store the latter part of last week. His successor has not yet been chosen. ... Dr. Burke has moved his office first door west of the Co-operative store the past week. The doctor was in a hurry to move so he had Mr. Gillespie hook his team right onto the building and drag it up the line. Several changes are taking place in this old townand it begins to look as though there was something doing. It has been rumored that the News office has the next move coming -- Well whatever is best for the town. ... Mrs. F.A. Matson and Mrs. Ed Dubrava were business visitors in Columbus last Saturday. ...

Ed Kelley was confined to his home a few days the past week with Lumbago. You have our sympathy Eddie, old boy, we have it occasionally ourself. ... Mrs. C.W. Talbizer who was reported critically ill last week, is reported much better at this time, and this news will be gladly welcomed by her many friends here. ... Bert, Will and Anna L Smith and Miss Mattie Potter spent Sunday at the A.C. Loucks home at Belgrade. Mrs. Will Smith returned with them, she having spent some time there caring for her parents. ... Dr. W.A. Burke and Daughter Betty autoed to Omaha Saturday, returning the next day via Waterloo, Nebr., where they stopped for a short call on Rev. and Mrs. E. Aston who recently moved there from Monroe. ... Charles Kelley claims to be the first one in the country to have a 1924 model car. When the News man recieved the report he, being interested in the latest style3s, called upon Mr. Kelley at once and inspected the car. We are sorry to report that we did not see much, but Mr. Kelley informed us that more equipment would be added from time to time until it is completed then he intends to have someone suggest a name for it.

July 5, 1923

Mrs. Geo. Niemoller was in Columbus on business last Friday. ... Mesdames E.L. and R.E. Van Allen were Genoa visitors Monday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Ed Potter and children of Albion, visited relatives here Sunday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Willard McCone and family, of St. Edward, were visitors at the Obrist home in this city Sunday. ... Miss Laura Mann went up to North Bend Sunday where she is visiting in the home of her sister, Mrs. E.L. Knight and family.

Emil H. Anderson is hauling plank today to repair one of the big bridges northwest of town.

County records show the transaction of a sale of Monroe farm land which will make us all sit up and rub our optics. Chas. Ligtner sold the west half of his farm to his wife, Stella M. Lightner, the consideration being the sum of $20,000.00.

Oct 18, 1923

Mr and Mrs. Harry Kauffman and Mr. and Mrs Earl Wilson of Columbus called at the News docmocile last Sunday. August Fitji of near Platte Cener, visited with relatives west of town last Sunday and also called on ye editor and family. ... Mrs. V.P. Olson is spending the week with her son, Gus and family in Columbus. Prof. French has secured a class of piano students here and is conducting his studio at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kelley on Tuesday afternoons. Any others interested in piano study are invited to call on him at that time and place. ... Judge Gibbon and family visited friends in Monroe last Sunday. ... Mr. and Mrs. Robert Irish and children were Sunday afternoon guests at the Erwin Nicholson home. ... Verna Johns, of Sioux City Ia., has come to live with her aunt Mrs. Harry Nicholson. ...

Mrs. Frank Gilmore of Columbus, visited at the home of Mrs. Anna L. Smith last Thursday. ... Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Morrow, of New London, Iowa, are here for a few weeks visit with their son, H.J. Morrow and family and with old friends. ... Ralph Potter sold his livestock and farm lease last week to Martin Mohr of Lincoln, who has taken possession of same. ... 90 cents a bushel was the price paid at the Farmers Elevator last Saturday. Monroe is getting to be a regular town. ... Mrs. John Gleason visited in Platte Center Tuesday. ... Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Anderson and family visited in Platte Center Sunday. ... D.J. Gleason is sporting a new car. ... Mrs. Herman Clabaugh and son, Donald, visited with Mrs. P.C. Anderson. ... Mrs. Harry Leeber, of Columbus, made a very pleasant call Tuesday on Mrs. M.E. and Mrs. F.A. Dickinson. ... Will Smith held a sale at his farm north of here last week and is leaving the farm. ... Chas. Kelly returned from Colby, Kans., the end of last week for a few days visit with home folks and returned this week to Colby. He has put in a hard summer and claims he has reduced 43 lbs. We could hardly believe it, but the coat that only 4 months ago went to Kansas with Mr. Kelly wrapped snugly inside is large enough now to envelope the corpulent farmer-merchant plus one Monroe editor, and not stretch the truth nor the coat very much.

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