Holdrege’s First Hospital

Published in the July, 2017 Stereoscope Holdrege’s First Hospital By Susan Perry In 1906, the very first hospital was built in Holdrege by two enterprising doctors, Andrews and Giese. Christened the Midwest Hospital, it was erected on the corner of West Avenue and Hedlund Street, which was later renamed Fifth Avenue. The building was brick,Continue reading “Holdrege’s First Hospital”

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”