Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Note from Teri Schliep

I'm thrilled to see the Haigler Blog!

I attended school there from Kindergarten until the 8th grade. I visited summer before last and saw my two best friends, Kathy Erdman and Galena Collicott! Will forward the web sight to my former favorite teacher, Miss Ketler from 6th grade who I am in current contact with and plan to visit again this June in Red Cloud!

I am a first grade teacher in Okla., married 33 yrs, we have two daughters in their 20's! Go Cornhuskers!
~~Teri Schliep Riley

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Primary Room.
Pupils who have earned their Palmer Method buttons are: Laverna Reed, Leitha Seberg, Betty Jo Davis, Elizabeth Anne Schilt, Vernon Dixon, Teddy Schmutte, Hazel May Hanshaw, Mervin De Garmo, Billie Yager, Dolres Jane Barnes, Bobbie Marshall, Jacqueline Logan, Vearl Rathburn, Martin Neville, Doris Wiley and Warren Miller. A few other papers are to be sent in soon.
Leitha Seberg and Vearl Rathburn are the winners of the Prophylactic tooth brushes. Miss Correa judged the pictures.
Each pupil having his name on the honor roll in our Clean Hands Campaign will be entitled to a pin.
~The Haigler News, Haigler, Nebraska, Friday, April 24, 1931


The St. Francis ball team will play the locals here a preseason game on the local field next Sunday afternoon. A large crowd from St. Francis is expected to be present. Last Sunday the Haigler Colts journeyed to Laird, where a practice game was staged. Haigler defeated the Laird team by a stupendous score.
~The Haigler News, Friday, April 24, 1931


Several Cars Are Needed --- Everybody Should Turn Out and Make This Trip a Success

As National Music Week. May 3rd to May 9th, is to be observed in Haigler, it is planned to have a booster trip next Saturday, weather conditions permitting.

In order to make this trip a success, in will he necessary that every person who can spare his car, should do so.

It is planned that the Haigler Band will play a few pieces in each town visited and to place some large circulars advertising the event. It will be necessary that a few donate their services as well as their cars. Those wishing to go should see or phone O. A. Nash. Everyone is to meet at the Band hall Saturday morning at 8 o’clock sharp. The Boosters expect to visit the following towns: Laird, Wray, St. Francis, Armel, Bird City, McDonald, Stratton, Max, Benkelman and Parks.

The following have promised their cars: A. F. Schilt, Jess Wright, Rev. Catlett, Lee Clegg, W. F. Wood, Gus Gall, Al Larimer, Perry Premer, Henry Gies and Spin Weyl.

Let’s everybody turn out and make - a real old fashioned caravan in a modern way—Let’s Go. 

~The Haigler News, April 24, 1931

Get one Now!

~The Haigler News, Aprl 24, 1931

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, Leone Carlson!

Happy Birthday to Leone Carlson
She lives where it is warm and sunny
So I hope this day brought her loads of fun
Because sitting here in the cold is NOT funny!

She was born on Grandma's Birthday
So I was always jealous
Cause everyone would always say
She's so lucky - she'll become famous

She is loved by all who know her
and respected by everyone
I'm sure you would concur
If her friendship is your fortune

So here's the warmest wish of all
because I love her best
Let's hope this doesn't cause a brawl
because this is no jest.

Okay!!! so I'm not a poet, but wanted to wish my sister the best birthday ever!

Sherri G.

Birthday wishes to Kathleen Waterworth

We send a belated birthday wish to Kathleen Waterworth whose birthday was January 5.


My mother is Kathleen (Zuege) Waterworth birthday was January 5th. She is 81 years old. Her mother and daddy were Alberta and William Zuege.
~Joe Waterworth

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Senior Class Play - April 23, 1943

3-Act Farce
FRIDAY, APRIL 23rd, 1943
8:00 P.M.

Fred Smithie, a husband...........................Maurice Mendenhall
Fannie Smithie, a husband's boss...........................Allie Tucker
Lucie Smithie, their offspring...................................Lila Bullock
Barbara Hanson, a friend.......................................Helen Turpin
Harold Ainsworth, a week end guest........................Kent Clegg
Jack Bird, a visitor..................................................Clifford Olson
Mrs. George Wonder, a social light......................Winifred Kelly
Mr. George Wonder, a social tail-light...................Tom Carlock
Hank Webster, a limb of the law..........................Albert Enfield
Evans, a maid........................................................Berneice Smith
Place: The action takes place in the living room of the Smithie home.
ACT I. Late afternoon................................ACT II. Eight o'clock
ACT III. Nine o'clock
ADMISSION: 10c, 20c, 30, tax included.

~The Haigler News, Friday, April 16, 1943

On Foot Again!

Mr. and Mrs. Vic Stasser returned from Denver last Tuesday with a '36 Nash, a Ford pickup and a motorcycle, and now, as Mr. Stasser put it, “they are on foot again,” as they almost immediately sold the Nash to John Zweygardt; the pickup to Charlie Vanderford and the motorcycle to Gerald Myer.
~The Haigler News, Friday, April 16, 1943.

In the news the week before:

Mr. and Mrs. Vic Stasser accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gies to Denver Sunday. They plan to drive back a car which they purchased in Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Gies returned Monday evening. Ralph Gies came in to Denver from Ft. Logan to visit with his parents, who were guests Sunday night of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dexter, Barbara Rae and Philip Dexter accompanied their grandparents to Denver.
~The Haigler News, Friday April 9, 1943

Dundy County News

From time to time I spend time reading and transcribing "The Haigler News" and other old newspapers that I have collected from various sources. I have been uploading them to the "Genealogy Trails - Dundy County" site.

You might want to see if you or your relatives are in these old papers.

Dundy County Newspapers

Monday, January 19, 2009

January Birthdays

Joanie Henderson - Jan 2
Kathleen (Zuege) Waterworth - Jan 5
LeVeta (Smith) Blecha - Jan 12
LaVern Smith - Jan 12
LaVern [Smith] Schorzman Jan 12th (Added)
(Hope you all had a wonderful birthday!)
Sharna (Fisher) Richardson - Jan 15
CD Samler - January 19
(Happy Birthday, CD)
Richard Hoover - Jan 25
Grace Adams - Jan 26
Leone (Gregory) Carlson - Jan 27
Sherri Gregory - Jan 20

CLICK HERE to add a Birthday

Friday, January 16, 2009

Margaret Will

I did talk to Margaret this morning ...

When they left Haigler they moved to Harvard. She finished high school then went on to college, where she got her teacher's degree. If she remembered right, she came back and taught school in district 42 for 3 years. There were 6 kids in the family, and all except George and herself have passed on. George is not well at all. And the rest of them died of Alzheimer's. Margaret has a son and daughter who live close by her. She has Alzheimer's also, and it was hard for her to remember. It was fun talking about things we did way back when, as we are both the same age and went to school District 42 at the same time.

Thanks to Dallas for giving me the information.

I am sending you a picture of Margaret that she sent to my mom, Mildred Pennell, years ago.
--Gene Pennell

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lettie (White) Scheidt

NAMPA, Idaho -- Lettie Belle Scheidt, age 89, a resident at Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilitation in Nampa, Idaho, passed away Dec. 31, 2008, following a long-term illness.

Lettie was born in Haigler, Neb., on Aug. 24, 1919, the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Maude D. White who both passed away in March 1977, one month prior to their 65th wedding anniversary.

A memorial service and luncheon honoring the life of Lettie Belle Scheidt will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at 11 a.m., at Longmont Church of the Nazarene located at 2111 Mountain View Avenue in Longmont, Colo., -- telephone 303.776.7066. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. The Rev. Vicki Morgan will officiate. Interment will be at Foothills Gardens of Memory in Longmont, Colo.

Obituary in the McCook Gazette

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers for the Hardwick Family

Wade Hardwick passed away on Tuesday. Word about services is pending.

Our sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with the family.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Wade Douglas Hardwick, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at his home in Benkelman, Nebraska, at the age of 88.
Mr. Hardwick will lie in state at Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman on Friday, January 16, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (MST).
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Celebrant Larry Forch, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.

Larry Collins doing well

We received word that Larry Collins is doing well after bypass surgery and is coming home today.

Larry, we wish you a speedy recovery.

Happy Birthday, Sharna

Sharna Del Fisher Richardson was born on January 15, 1959.

NOW, won't she be thrilled that I told you all how old she is? I was 19 when "we" (Owney and Floy) chose her. She was 6 months old and I was just home from my first year of college. I had the privilege of spending most of the summer helping "us" all get used to our new baby daughter/cousin. She was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen.

She has always been very special to our family.

When you give birth to a child, you don't have a choice, but when you are adopted you are CHOSEN. Like Christ has chosen us to be in His family. This isn't meant to be a sermon, but a very special tribute to our very special cousin.


We Love you very much - Leah

Happy Birthday!!

I remember you from the day "we" got you, too... Here is a picture of "Me, You and Eunice" Probably Thanksgiving, 1959.
Love, Sherri

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Laurene Rohn - Obituary

Laurene Kay Crabtree Rohn 1944 - 2009 Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial service for Laurene Kay Crabtree Rohn, 64, Albuquerque, N.M., will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Wesleyan Church. Burial will be private.

Ms. Rohn died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, in Lincoln County, Colo., as a result of a highway accident.

She was born March 9, 1944, in St. Francis, the daughter of Kenneth “KC” and Ada Wall Crabtree.

She was a retired employee of Southwestern Bell and a former Laidlaw bus driver for Lawrence public schools. She graduated from Bartlesville Wesleyan College, now Oklahoma Wesleyan University, after her retirement.

She was a member of Lawrence Wesleyan Church, Telephone Pioneers and Bird City Wesleyan Community Church.

She married Donald Rohn on Feb. 20, 1965, in Colby. They divorced.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Rohn, Lawrence, and Teresa Rohn-Penn, Albuquerque; two brothers, Larry Crabtree, Lenexa, and Jerry Crabtree, Arvada, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

Lawrence Journal World & News

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Larry Collins

Please keep Larry Collins in your thoughts and prayers as he prepares to have bypass surgery.
--RH Hoover

Larry's operation went well. He may be able to go home on Tuesday if he does well with recovery. Cards can be sent to.

Larry Collins
7138 Manhattan Lane
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Lynn W. Martin Jr. Obituary

Lynn W. Martin Jr., 76, a former resident of Sidney, died Jan. 4, 2009, at the home of his daughter, Cyndi in Scottsbluff.

At his request Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m., at Calvary Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Gail Madson officiating. Graveside services will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran World Relief, of Prairie Haven Hospice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.

Lynn was born April 1, 1932, in Haigler, Neb., to Lynn Sr. and Wanda (Pierson) Martin. He joined the United States Air Force in 1951, served in the Philippine Islands and then was honorably discharged in 1955. Lynn married Darlene Wiese on April 13, 1952, at Zion Lutheran Church in Haigler, Neb. He worked for the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 1987.

Lynn is survived by his four children, Terry and Donald Tanaka of Mandan, N.D., Carrie and Robert Terrell of Plains, Mont., Cyndi Elsen of Scottsbluff, and Charles and Pennie Martin of Madison, Ala.; eleven grandchildren, Anthony Tanaka, Marsa Terrell, Robert Terrell Jr. (Julie), Levi Elsen (Tonya), Amy Kaufman, Brock Elsen (fiancée Terry), Krissy Elsen, Katie Elsen, Dusty Elsen, April Martin, Dominic Martin (Tracie); thirteen great-grandchildren, Remingten Elsen, Michala Crable, Trenton Elsen, Aryeh Scott, Sheyanne Elsen, Tayler Douglas, Autumn Elsen, Aspen Elsen, Austin Elsen, Dawson Elsen, Dacian Martin, Robert Noah Terrell, Payten Terrell; and one sister, Delores Cunningham of Greeley, Colo.

Lynn was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Martin; his sister, Barbara Castor; his parents, Lynn Sr. and Wanda Martin; and his in-laws, Frank and Loretta Wiese.

Published in The Star-Herald from 1/7/2009 - 1/9/2009

--Submitted by Ken Stute

Monday, January 05, 2009

Sympathy for Laurene's Family

We received the sad news today that Laurene (Crabtree) Rohn was killed in a car accident near Littleton, Colorado. She had recently sold her home in St. Francis and had already moved to New Mexico. She was in St. Frances on Friday to complete the paperwork for the sale of her home and was on her way to Denver. Her grand-daughter was with her, but was not seriously injured.

Laurene's parents were Kenneth (KC) Crabtree and Adah Wall.

Our sympathy goes out to Laurene's family and her brothers Larry and Jerry Crabtree and their families.

A Memorial Service in Lawrence Kansas
on Tuesday at
Lawrence Wesleyan Church
3705 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence KS 66047
Phone: 785-841-5446

Cards and Memorials can be sent to Laurene's daughter:
Sherry Rohn
2705 Ousdahl Road
Lawrence, KS 66046

Sunday, January 04, 2009

A Question from Gene Pennell

Does anyone remember a family named Wells that lived in the Haigler area during the 1940s & 1950s?

This question came from Gene Pennell:
...would you accidentaly know a family named Wells?

There was 3 boys and 3 girls that I know. And I think the mother was a school teacher when I was going to school. The oldest daughter's name was Margaret went to college either in Lincoln or Hastings. Margaret would be 80 years old now. I do know the names of all the boys, but there were Albert, Howard, and George.

I would like to get in touch with Margaret as she was writing and going to Benkelman to see my mother.

So, I hope that you or someone can find out for me. ..just thought that you might per chance know the family.

Happy New Year

I hope your new year has started out well. I have been on vacation and find that I get less done than when I'm working, so I'm going back to work tomorrow. Maybe I can get back into my routine of sitting down at the computer every day to update the sites I care for.

My daughter had pneumonia, and the doctor told her she had to "GO TO BED" or to the hospital. She chose to stay in bed, (a HARD thing for her to do)so I had fun playing with my grand kids and helping her out. Her husband was having a light week, so was home to help most of the time.

My son brought his 5 children for a visit before Christmas, so we had a great time together.

I planned to drive to Arizona to visit family there, but at the last minute changed my mind because of the weather that was going on at the time.

I have had a restful and sane holiday and am refreshed and ready for the next couple of months of work and cold weather.

I hope 2009 will be a good year for you.
-- Sherri

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Haiglerites 90+

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

  • Aaron Irwin - May 7th
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  • CD Samler - January 19
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  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner - June 8, 1940
  • Dan Leinen - September 10
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  • LeNeta Carlock - May 7
  • LeeAnn Steinbeck January 30
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  • Lloyd Douglass - March 18
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