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Friday, August 5, 2022

Harvard Banker Visited Inflation-Plagued Germany in 1922

Herman Wellensiek, Harvard banker, visited relatives in Germany in 1922 and observed the economic climate in the early months of Germany's inflation crisis. About a year after this article appeared in The Harvard Courier, the U.S. dollar was worth more than 4 trillion marks. Prices were doubling in less than every four days.

This article was in The Harvard Courier on August 10, 1922.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Clay County Teachers in 1897

The annual Clay County teachers institution received a full story in the Edgar Post on July 30, 1897. The article lists teachers who attended, which likely is a list of the teachers of Clay County in 1897, or at least nearly all of them.

The article about the institute follows our list.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Elmer Plettner Jr. Sold his Sutton TV Center in 1972

This is from early August 1972 when Elmer Jr. sold his Sutton TV Center after selling and servicing TVs since DAY ONE of TVs in Sutton.

The store was on the south end, west side of downtown in the building recently taken over by Judy Barnes and her State Farm business. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Grocery Deliveries in 1947 by Lohmeier Dray Line

This ad in The Sutton News on July 31, 1947 announced that Merele Lohmeier would be delivering groceries in Sutton from all four of the town's grocery stores.

The First Sutton School Bus - 1947

As we interpret this story, this was the purchase of the first school bus for the Sutton schools. It happened in the summer of 1947 when a used Burlington Trailways bus came to town.

The story appeared in The Sutton News on July 31, 1947.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

1947 Problems with Long Distance Telephone Service

Issues with phones in 1947 did not involve display resolution, apps, camera quality, etc. Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph was busy beefing up circuits between numerous towns to increase their capacity for long distance calls.

And remember, young folk, long distance calls, those out of town, were metered and you paid based on distance and time connected. A half hour call to an uncle in California might impact your monthly budget. Birthdays could be handled with a card and a three cent stamp. People cringed when told they had a long distance call. A high percentage of long distance calls involved death notices. 

LT&T posted this notice in newspapers in July 1947.


Friday, July 1, 2022

Flying Saucers Over Sutton - 1947


Sutton did not miss out on the huge Flying Saucer stories of 1947

Henry Fuehrer stepped up first in town to report seeing stuff in the air. By the next week, two more Sutton men came forward to tell their story - Marshal Henry Trautman and Doc Ochsner, one of the two dentists in town.

This article ran the same week in The York Daily News

The hotbed of flying saucers was in New Mexico, Roswell for instance. This article made the Albuquerque newspaper.

And here is the report in the Hastings Daily Tribune.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

1st Night Baseball Game at Memorial Field - 1947

The Clay County News reported on the first night baseball game at Sutton's Memorial Field in 1947.

Sutton Memorial Day 1947 inc. Veterans Listed

This is how Sutton observed Memorial day 75 years ago in 1947. The article included the list of the town's veterans, women's relief corps, and auxiliaries. 

March 1947 - End of WWII Draft Program

The Selective Service Program - the DRAFT - for World War II ended on March 31, 1947. This is the recap of the draft in Clay County during WWII.

This article appeared in The Clay County News on June 5, 1947.

1997 Clay County Track Athletes to the State Meet

 1997 Clay Co. Track Stars

The story of Clay County track athletes at the state meet appeared in the Clay County News issue of May 22, 1997

State Newspapers Described Nebraska's New Capitol in May 1922

This article about Nebraska's new capitol building appeared in The Edgar Sun on May 12, 1922 as well as papers across the county and the state, likely nationally.