Monday, October 26, 2009

Ventis General Store

Does anyone remember the name of Andrew N Ventis? He and his sister Clara are listed on the 1910 Haigler census with their nephew Earnest Goodell living with them. They were general merchants and Earnest was a school teacher.
I found a white and blue ceramic rolling pin with the A.N. Ventis, General Merchandise, 1914 written in gold on it. Mom had it with some of her things I was looking at the other day and just wondered if any one else has a rolling pin, or has seen one like it. I don't remember ever hearing about the people or the store. Does anyone else know anything about these people? Census show all three were born in Iowa. Just thought the name would ring a bell with with someone that new a little history about the people.

-- Karen Lindell

UPDATE: 11-01-09

I thought you may like to see what the rolling pin from Ventis General Merchant looked like. The ceramic part measures 8" and each hand-griper measures 4", so you see, this is really a good sized rolling pin. I agree with Don Harford about this being a promotional item. When you realize how old this is, the condition is amazing as there are no chips nor cracks in it. I appreciate the responses I have received about these Haiglerittes. Looking again at the censes, this family was around this area at least 30 years or more: 1900 census to 1930 census and listed as being merchants. Dallas Adams thought they may have lived around the Hackberry area at one time, Elaine Owens is a distant relative and Karen was going to pick Don's brain for a little more information. At this time he thought they had the clothing store in Haigler. So maybe we all will find a little more about this family that is now no longer forgotten. (Notice the phone number)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Congrats to Mel Smith

The following letter was written by Mel's administrator:

Good Afternoon All,
Our Laboratory just finished an intense 2 day on-site COLA Lab Accreditation survey. The survey ensures laboratories stay in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and CMS requirements. COLA is approved by CMS to accredit laboratories in the following specialties:
· Chemistry
· Hematology
· Microbiology
· Immunology
· Immunohematology/transfusion services
· Pathology, including cytology, histopathology, and oral pathology

Drum roll please... Not only did we receive our accreditation the surveyor stated it was an “Excellent Survey” and praised our staff for “Tremendous Improvement Since 2007”.

Please help me in congratulating Mel Smith and his crew Denice Arrowsmith, Lawrence Soria, Lychee ILumba, Sierra Weakly, Rochelle Bartling, James Snelling, Amanda Pape and Stacie Harvey on a job very well done. Thank you.

Bob Valentine
Robert A. Valentine
OL - Regional Administrator
Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital

Huskers are Recruiting them YOUNG these days!

Cal's Grandson Jaden meets Tom!

Prayers for Gene

Please keep Gene and Vie Pennel in your thoughts and prayers as Gene struggles with cronic pain and swelling in his legs.

Gene, we hope your recovery is soon and complete.

-- Editor

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Janice Kay (Owens) Schnabel

Janice Schnabel 65, passed away October 5 at the McCook Hospital.  Services were October 8 at the Methodist Church in Trenton.  She and her husband Larry were former residents of Haigler.  Larry was a carpenter and still lives in Trenton.

 Janice Kay (Owens) Schnabel

Our sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

Friday, October 09, 2009


The whole state of Nebraska is rejoicing!! What a game!!!

The Haigler Flour Mill

My sister Joann and I were talking last week-end about Haigler.  She said she remembered a Flour Mill or Flour Factory down by McCoys in N.W. Haigler as a little girl.  I do not remember anything like that, probably because of the generation gap.  It may have been across the street from McCoys at the Oscar Wonder place which I thought was a garage-------- as the highway used to run past or along the railroad tracks in that part of town.   The 1935 flood probably changed a lot of things in after years to Haigler.
Just thought you would like to know more of the history of Haigler.   Maybe somebody else can remember the Flour Mill or Flour Factory?

-- Dallas

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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