Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday - Leone (Gregory) Carlson

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!
Have fun playing with your grandbaby, Emily, while her mommy & daddy are on a cruise. 
(Don't you think they should have taken you with them and you could babysit on the beach?)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

OOOOPS I pushed the wrong button!!

My customized page disappeared because I pushed the wrong button.... YES you are at The Haigler Blog.  and YES everything is still here "somewhere"...  I apologize for this.  I spent hours customizing the blog into 3 columns.  Hope you are all ready for a changed look because I don't have a recent back up.  Something that is a no no in web page construction.

-- Editor

Haigler High School - Flash from the Past - 1978

I received a note from Joshua Ochoa, who attended Haigler school in 1977/1978.  I just finished scanning the 1978 yearbook, so have clipped some pictures of Joshua's kindergarten class as well as the classes his sisters were in.

Here is a recent picture of the Haigler School.

Come on over to "Haigler High School" on facebook and look for old friends there.

Joshua Kenyon Ochoa January 25 at 3:16pm 
Thanks for adding this on facebook. I started Kindergarten in the front left lower level classroom in the old Haigler School Building. My teacher was Ms. Harford in 1977/78 school year. My sisters (Gail & Holly) were by then in Jr. High, and my sister Gail was an Eaglette cheerleader. Though it has been many years since we lived in rural Nebraska (1975-1980) our family still remembers fondly the village and the wonderful people of Haigler. Our farm was 15 miles NE of Haigler on six thousand acres of beautiful rolling sandhills. The area was still relatively undeveloped as there were no telephone lines near our house. The only way to make a call was from my mother's mobile car telephone which was quite a novelty in the mid-1970s. Our nearest neighbors were the Yosts, and all of us kids have fond memories of riding the bus to and from school. By the way, I'm curious, a friend of ours who passed through the area in the '90s said the old school was gone, and replaced with a smaller one level community building. What happened to the old school? Thanks Josh
Sherri Gregory January 25 at 10:00pm
Hi Joshua, Doug Douglas, the creator of this page, will be glad you joined and stopped by. I am helping him with links and monitoring it.

If you don't mind, I'll share your note with him. Also, I don't know if you have visited "The Haigler Blog", but I would love to post your note there along with pictures of your class and your sisters' classes. Would that be okay with you.

Go over to the blog and check it out and let me know.

The high school was closed in about 1984 and consolidated with Benkelman and Stratton. The Dundy County High School is located in Benkelman. They tore down the old school and built a new grade school in Haigler. The gymnasium is still standing. I will also post a picture of the new school along with your note.

Thanks so much for writing. I love hearing from "Haiglerites" past and present....

Sherri Gregory

Joshua Kenyon Ochoa January 26 at 7:12am
Sure feel free to post my note. Would love to see some old pics of that time. I'll definately check out the Haigler blog. Thanks to both you and Doug. I think there was a Douglas girl either in my kindergarten class or in the following grades. Thanks

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Join the discussion - 1987 Class Reunion

If you are a graduate of Dundy County & Stratton Consolidated High School 1987, you might want to join the discussion on Facebook about getting together at the upcoming reunion.  Follow this link:  Click here

-- Editor

Saturday, January 23, 2010

WANTED: Haigler Annuals

I have been working on a project for about 3 years now:  Scanning every page of every Haigler Annual I can borrow from generous readers.  I have scanned annuals from 1947 through 1968 and have more to complete.

I plan to make these available through an internet website in the future.  Right now most of the pages are not edited so are not available to share.

I am missing the following annuals and wonder if anyone has one I can borrow.  I will be at the Haigler Alumni gathering in May, so if you have one I can borrow, I would appreciate it.

Any annual before and including 1945
1979 through 1985

I can't find the date the school consolidated with Benkelman, don't know what the year of the last annual would be.  Can you help me out with that information?  You can email me at  sherrigregory at (leave out the spaces when copying this email address and use the @ instead of the word "at")

Thanks, Sherri Gregory -- Editor

Thanks to Ted Harford for the information about the year the schools combined.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haigler High School on Facebook

I set up a page on facebook for Haigler High School. Fans can add photos videos, comments. I thought some of the people on the blog might be interested to go there and leave a comment,or see who else had done so

Lorenzo (Doug) Douglass

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Birthday - Sherri Gregory

It's my birthday today!  I am happy to be the age I am. (65)  It is 284 days until retirement for me and I am excited to be counting down to October 31, 2010. 

I am enjoying a day at work in an office where I love the people I work with and the work I do.  My daughter and family are taking me out to eat tonight at my favorite restaurant.

The weather is clearing up and even though the sun hasn't peaked through yet, I am hopeful it soon will.

It's a great day and time in history to be alive.

--Sherri Gregory

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Would Move Back to Benkelman IF

Help out the Benkelman city planning group by telling them what they can do to draw people back to the Benkelman area.  Join their Facebook group "I Would Move Back To Benkelman IF"

Ice Jams on the Platte

Russ Hoover shared a link to an article about ice jams on the Platte River, which is frozen over.  This could cause flooding and major problems when it melts.

Platte Ice Jams

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Banks in Haigler

Just wondering if anyone has any information about the Drovers & Traders State Bank in Haigler. I know there was one bank that was the old post office on the sw corner of main street and the hyw. There was also one where the post office is now but not sure which one this was.

--Mike Maupin
Sunday, January 10, 2010

I've looked in "Dundy County Heritage", the 1976 Haigler Centennial Book, the 1986 Haigler Book and found some references to the Drover's and Trader's Bank building. 

The first in an article by Florence Clegg "History of Haigler -- 1926 to 1937" on Page 48 of the 1976 Haigler book... "The old bank building on the highway which housed the Post Office for many years until 1970 is vacant. The Post Office is in the remodeled Drover's and Trader's bank building."

Another is on page 160 of the 1976 book in a story written by Carroll C. Jenkins. "In 1916, unhappy with the service from the local bank, he, (referring to Charlie T. Jenkins) with two or three others, organized the Drover and Trader State Bank, importing Fred Crone from Missouri to run it. It survived for a few years, consolidated with the other bank then the consolidation failed."

On page 12 of the 1986 Haigler Book, Edbert B. Woods, in his story entitled "Early Haigler as I Remember It," says this: "**When there was one bank, The Haigler State Bank, located on the south side of the highway street.  A couple of years later the Drovers and Traders State Bank opened down between Armstrong's and McKee's Groceries.  Both lasted until the big depression."

McKee's Grocery on the west side of Main Street

Garnet Miller mentions the bank in his story, "Rambling Down Main Street of Haigler," on page 22 of the 1986 book.  After mentioning the W.F. Wood Building, he says,  "To the south was the temporary home of the Drovers and Traders Bank, later Dr. Earl Deal located there -- next a Barber Shop.  The Haigler News occupied the lower floor, and outside entrance led to the lower floor."

The Haigler News Office building on the east side of Main Street

Later in his story, he says, "Going back down the street and taking a stroll up the west side was the Kitzmiller Drug Store on the corner, with the ever popular soda fountain with its cool marble counter top.  Andrew Ventis General Store was next, operated by Andrew and his sister.  A variety of general merchandise was available here.

A Barber shop next door where a fella could get slicked up for twenty-five cents, and the New Drovers and Traders Bank building with its new teller windows and beautiful green and white tile floor."

The current Post Office was the Drover and Trader State Bank building

Does anyone else have information about this bank?


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