The Garrabrant Family Buisness

From The Stereoscope – April 2015 The Garrabrant Family Business By Barbara Oringderff Threshing, Road Grading and General Contracting in Phelps County, Nebraska. All Done with Steam Traction EnginesIn the summer of 2014, I received a telephone call from Janis Smith, who lives in Elkhart, Kansas. Janis and I had never met, but she wasContinue reading “The Garrabrant Family Buisness”

Phelps County’s First Airman

From the June 2018 Stereoscope – A Publication by the Holdrege Area Genealogy Club BIERMAN LICENSED AS TRANSPORT PILOT Has Eleven Hundred in the Air Without Serious Trouble From the Holdrege Daily Citizen, November 12, 1931 The first transport pilot’s license to be received in Phelps County was awarded to Arvine Bierman Tuesday at Norton,Continue reading “Phelps County’s First Airman”

The Shorthand Sisters

From the July 2013 Stereoscope: The Shorthand Sisters By Gloria Bryan and Rose Ann Swanson During the 40’s, three Hollertz sisters graduated from Ragan High School, Gloria (Mrs. Ward Bryan) in 1942, Leone (Mrs. Bill Heldenbrand) in 1945 and Rose Ann (Mrs. Rod Swanson) in 1947. At that time a girl could take Normal trainingContinue reading “The Shorthand Sisters”

The Holdrege Business College

From the July 2013 Stereoscope The Holdrege Business College By Susan Perry Holdrege has had two business colleges which were in operation from 1903 through several more years. In 1903 the first business college and normal school were in operation. The school had S.S. Hayman as president, O.O. Hayman as principal and two teachers wereContinue reading “The Holdrege Business College”