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Doris Smith Memorial

Doris L. Smith, 95, of the Lake Alice Community, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Heritage Estates in Gering. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 8 at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel. Private family interment will be held at … Continue reading

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Marty Connealy: Veterans Honor Flight info

Mr. Marty Connealy of Chadron will present a program on the history of the Veterans Honor Flight in western Nebraska, how the service was started, current flight schedules and future VHF plans.  Originally from Gordon, Marty has been practicing law in Nebraska … Continue reading

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Staff/Patron Field Trip

2015 – Western History/Genealogy Center at Denver Public Library The Sept 19th Genealogy Roundtable Forum at the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center is actually going to be a field trip to the Western History/Genealogy Center at the Denver … Continue reading

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Gladys Wyatt: History of the Germans from Russia

Gladys will present a program on “The History of the Germans from Russia” which explains who they are, why they are called Germans from Russia, and traces their path from Germany to Russia and to the Americas on Saturday, August … Continue reading

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Lt. Col. George A. Larson, USAF (Ret.) :     Book Signing Event!

Lt. Col. George A. Larson USAF (Ret.): Author of “Great Plains Warriors of World War II: Air Bases and Plants Built for War: Nebraska’s Contribution to Winning the War” book signing event will be held in place of our monthly … Continue reading

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Lake Minatare Breeze ~ VCC Co. 2745

The Lake Minatare Breeze was the VCC (Veterans Conservation Corp) Company #2745 camp newspaper/newsletter which was published for the first time on April 15, 1935.  The first editor was Herbert Musgrave.  “The Breeze”, as it was affectionately known, was published bi-monthly in … Continue reading

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Valley and Range newspaper

The Valley and Range newspaper was established by T.F. Sheppard  and became the first newspaper in the town of Minatare, Nebraska.  Volume 1, issue 1 went to press on Thursday, February 6, 1902 and at that time it was the only newspaper in town. This … Continue reading

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The Minatare Reporter newspaper

The Minatare Reporter newspaper was established by C.M. Lee with the first issue going to press on Thursday, Aug 20, 1914.  At the time this first issue was printed the Minatare Free Press was also being published.  Since we don’t … Continue reading

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Kent Hargraves

History of the Union Pacific Railroad, their stations, sidings and spur tracks in western Nebraska. Kent Hargraves has been interested in the Union Pacific Railroad since he was just a youngster, now employed by the UP as a Director of … Continue reading

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Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

This collection is a unique 4 volume resource published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in cooperation with the American Gathering of the Jewish Holocaust Survivors which lists the known survivors of the holocaust of WW2 including the years … Continue reading

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