Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Haigler News - September 24, 1926

Don and Virginia Harford gave me some newspapers last weekend while I was in Haigler. I was excited to find the paper dated September 14, 1926, which is filled with interesting tidbits of news of that fall. One that caught my eye on the front page was the following item about the Haigler Colts winning the championship that year with Wade Hoover as their pitcher.

More news items as I get to them. This paper is very brittle, so I'm scanning to into the computer, then will try to preserve it by laminating it so others can also read it.

Pictures - District Sixty-Seven South

Mary Smith in front of District 67 South Schoolhouse in January 1997.

Don & Mary Smith, January 29, 1997

--Submitted by Don Smith

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Service at Haigler Cemetery

Gary Zuege and his mother Delores Zuege

Don and Virginia (Clegg) Harford and their daughter Karen

Percy and Barbara (Evans) Harris

Mr. & Mrs. LaVoine Smith, Violet Relph and LaVonne Yager.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Alumni Assn. Project

Today Paul Freehling, Jr. told about an Alumni Project that he is collecting pictures for. They want to create a tape or DVD that you will be able to play on your TV which will show your picture "then" and "now" with your family. They are collecting pictures of Alumni to accomplish this.

Make sure you send a COPY of your pictures to them so they don't have to worry about losing them. They may not be able to return them to you. Oh! and be sure to put your name and the names of your family members on the back of the picture so they know who it is!!

For more information about this project contact Paul & Nancy Freehling of Haigler, NE.

Looking at the Displays

There were Annuals, pictures and other mementos for people to look through.

One table had the "Save the Sixty-Seven South One-Room C ountry School-house" postors telling about the project with pictures and information.

An Arrest was Made at the Haigler Alumni Reunion

The Sheriff served a warrant on three Haigler ladies who will be spending a night in the Haigler Jail unless they can come up with $1000 apiece to pay their bail. They began the day with $500 collected by generous benefactors yesterday at the open house, but they need $2500 more to keep them out of jail!!!

Richard Walter held an auction for 3 food baskets prepared by the ladies in hopes they could raise enough money to meet bail, but alas, the baskets only sold for $55, $105 and $125. Richard asked people to volunteer to match his donation without knowing how much that would be. Several volunteers agreed and Richard donated $100. That brought in another $400 - 500, but still didn't amount to the total of $3000 needed to keep the ladies out of jail.

So, they sherrif marched the ladies out to the jail where they paused for a photo op and another plea for help.

Anyone wanting to help out these ladies probably better send your tax deductable donation as soon as possible as the "real" sherrif will show up in town on Thursday to drag them back to jail for "real"...
Inquiries can be made to LaNeta Carlock

Open House and Potluck at the Legion Hall

The class of '57 was in charge of the events for the Alumni get together this year. On the tables were candy containers shaped like '57 & '58 cars. There were Edsels, Chevy's and Fords. The other decorations were pastel colored table cloths and curled ribbons. There was plenty of good food and everyone enjoyed visiting with old friends and new.


Leah visits with Rodney White, Karen (White) Lindell and Calvin Zuege. Claudine Sterner in the background.

Claudine (Wiley) Sterner

Claudine visits with Leah and Dwight Brewer.

Group Picture

More Visiting

Galena enjoys a visit with Don Smith, Mel Smith and Pat (Smith) Fortkamp.

Al & Cal Together Again!

Cal Freehling, Allen Zuege and Al Zuege had a nice visit together out front of the Legion Hall. Better make sure the chickens are locked up tonight!

Don & Joanne Webster visit with Cal Freehling

Saturday, May 26, 2007

At the Haigler Cemetery

It was a beautiful day and by this evening the cemetery was filled with flowers, flags and mementos.

If you visited the cemetery today, you probably noticed the new bench and trees donated by the Collicott sisters and dedicated to their parents.

Friday, May 25, 2007

I'm Home!

The hills, the sandflowers, the "soapweed" (not yucca), the cows, the snakes, the wide open spaces make me know "I'm Home!!". How nice it is to get away from the busy life and come home for a few days!! Here are some of the pictures I took today.

Dundy County Alumni Assn. Banquet

-- Submitted by Linda Jones

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Haigler High School Alumni Reunion This Weekend

The annual celebration begins Saturday, May 26th, 2007, with an open house at the Haigler Legion Building from 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. for all Haigler Alumni and all persons interested in visiting with old friends and new

Also,on Sunday, May 27th, a potluck dinner at 12:00 noon is planned. The class of 1957 will be Hosts this year, celebrating their 50th year. All classes ending in 07 and 25-40 year classes will be honored.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Birthday Party 1985

Mary Stute, Paul Freehling Sr. and LaVeria Evans celebrating their birthdays at the Golden Inn (formerly the Seventh-day Adventist Church) in Haigler in December of 1985.
C. Freehling

Monday, May 21, 2007

Three Haigler Ladies Jailed!!


The three Collicott sisters (LaNeta Carlock, Myrna Mulligan, and Galena Webster) will be spending at least one night in the old Haigler Jail. Why? They are helping to raise $$$ for the Save School Sixty Seven South (one room country schoolhouse) project in Haigler.

Bail is set at $1,000 each (total of $3,000) to release the sisters from their jail sentence. The community is asking for your help to bail the sisters out of jail by contributing your tax deductible dollars for the preservation and restoration of this one room country schoolhouse. It will be the only completely restored (inside and outside) one in Dundy County. The schoolhouse will not survive much longer in its current cornfield location. Steven and Jody Crouse have donated the building. The Carlock brothers (Stan and Marv) and their wives, LaNeta and Mary Ann are funding the relocation of the building to Haigler. The cost estimate for preservation and restoration is $25,000.

Any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated--so these three poor ladies will not have to spend much time with the snakes, spiders, mice, and other rodents now residing in the old Haigler jail. Please make your tax deductible donation payable to and send to:

Save School 67 South Project
PO Box 144
Haigler, NE 69030.

The Youngest Haiglerite

Alina Grace Schorzman, 7lb -13 oz. and is 20 inches long. Born on May 18th at 1:10 p.m.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Best of The Blog - Newsletter

During the winter months, I spent considerable time compiling articles and pictures from the first few months of the blog. Originally I intended to upload this newletter and make it available to anyone who wanted it, however, it ended up being 106 pages of articles, stories, lists and pictures and became so large it could not be uploaded or emailed.

Because printing it in color was so expensive, I tried to print it out in black and white, but I didn't like it without the colored pictures. I finally decided to burn it to a CD to see how that worked. It turned out very nice and I am now ready to share it for a small fee for the cost of the CD. Just email me with your address and we will work out the payment.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Happy Birthday - Karen Harford

Karen's Birthday is May 20.

We wish you a very Happy Birthday, Karen!

Armed Forces Day - May 19, 2007

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense.

United States Department of Defense - Armed Forces Day

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The day was created in 1949, and was a result of the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days, but observance of these days, especially within each particular service, continues to this day.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May, and Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. Because of their unique training schedules, National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May. The purpose of Armed Forces day is to honor Americans serving in the five services - the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

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Haiglerites 90+

Haiglerites 70+

Haiglerites 1 - 69 (Some of these have moved past the 70 mark!)

  • Aaron Irwin - May 7th
  • Bernice (Smith) Douglass - February 15
  • CD Samler - January 19
  • Cal Freehling - November 29
  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner - June 8, 1940
  • Dan Leinen - September 10
  • Dick Gregory - May 29, 1946
  • Elaine (Adams) Corkle - July 29
  • Eunice (Gregory) Richard - December 14, 1951
  • George Sharp - March 27
  • Glenda Smith - December 31
  • Janice Irwin - December 27th
  • Jerry R. Sampson - August 17
  • Joanie Henderson - January 2
  • Joann (Adams) Webster - March 5
  • Joie Brown - December 4
  • Joyce (Tucker) Lovenburg - Sep. 17
  • Karen (White) Lindell - June 13, 1946
  • Karen Harford - May 20
  • LaVern Smith - January 12
  • LaVeta (Smith) Blecha - January 12
  • LeNeta Carlock - May 7
  • LeeAnn Steinbeck January 30
  • Leone (Gregory) Carlson - January 27, 1943
  • Lloyd Douglass - March 18
  • Marlin Crouse - May 7
  • Mel Fisher - August 8, 1946
  • Paul Freehling - May 23
  • Sally Leinen - March 25
  • Sharna Richardson - January 15, 1959
  • Sherri Gregory - January 20, 1945
  • Stanley Carlock - December 12
  • Tim Steinbeck January 31

GOC Observers

  • Alice Gregory
  • Barbara (Dexter) Platon
  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner
  • Dallas Adams
  • Dick Gregory
  • Don Harford
  • Evoi (Billy) Clark
  • Gail Harford
  • Gladys Freehling
  • Glen Childers
  • Hazel Daniels
  • Karen Harford
  • Leah (Gregory) Brewer
  • Leone (Gregory) Carlson
  • Lillian Mahon
  • Lillie White
  • Linda (Harford) Jones
  • Lloyd Douglass
  • Melba Harford
  • Myrna Oster
  • Posts about GOC
  • Ray Harford
  • Richard Gregory
  • Sam Clegg
  • Sherri Gregory
  • Veda Douglass
  • Virginia Harford

Flying Haiglerites

Haigler Twins

  • Haigler Twins
  • Laurene Rohn & Larry Crabtree
  • Marilyn and Gerrald Logan
  • Gail & Galena Roach
  • Kyle & Kaleb Greenwood
  • Ryan Jean & Lucas Walker Mildenberger
  • LuAnn Green Wall and LuRue Green Krutsinger
  • Edgar and Edna Williams - b. 1895
  • William & Stanley Palmer
  • Frank & Frances Tiff - (Shauer)
  • Fernando & Mahala Trembly - (McBride)
  • Donna and Dennis Workman
  • Marlene and Darlene Workman
  • Rodney and Ronney Workman
  • Rusty and Randy Flamig
  • Robert and Richard Ambrosek
  • Chase & Seth Barron (Grandsons of Delford Trembly)
  • Robert & Delbert Tucker (Alvie's)
  • Ali and Alvie Tucker
  • Albert and Elva Enfield
  • Natalie and Nicole Harford
  • Sharon & Shirley Williams
  • Lloyd and Floyd Smith
  • Jami and Joni Pevler
  • Stella and Zella (Altman) Wall
  • Janice & Julia Relph
  • Pearline and Pauline Freehling
  • Sharon Ruth and Sheila Louise Rose
  • LaVerne & Laveta Smith
  • LaVoine & LaVonne Smith
  • Elois & Elaine Adams
  • Dorothy & Donnie Brown
  • Carolyn and Marilyn Samson
  • Galena & Gail Collicott
  • Grand-daughters of Rae White
  • John "Keefe" and Kiara Grace Schorzman