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VOLUME 1 (1978)

The Oregon Trail: The Randall Journal

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Agriculture: Buffalo County Pioneers

By Philip S. Holmegren

The Mormon Trail: The Oliver Family of Shelton

By: Grace Oliver

The Plow That Broke the Plains

By: Michael W. Schuyler

Rails in Buffalo County

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The Kearney Canal 1875-1886 (Part II)

By: Gene E. Hamacker

The Kearney Canal 1875-1886 (Part I)

By: Gene E. Hamacker

Early Post Offices in Buffalo County

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Kearney Minneapolis of the West

By: Marian Dettman Johnson

Ravenna: The Early Years

By: Pauline Irwin and Bethyne Hanna

Towns of Wood River Valley: Successes and Failures to 1890

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

VOLUME 2 (1979)

Stephen Watts Kearny

By: Phyllis Roberts

Early Days at Odessa Part I

By Myron Scott: Edited by: Alice Howell and Marian Johnson

The Girl Who Interviewed Nellie Bly

By: Margaret Ellen Nielsen

Early Days at Odessa Part II

By: Myron Johnson: Edited by: Alice Howell and Marian Johnson

The Commonweal Comes to Kearney 1894

By: Gene E. Hamaker

One Hundred Years Ago: The Diary of Emily Sergeant Part II

By: Dr. Dean Sergeant

One Hundred Years Ago: The Diary of Emily Sergeant Part I

By: Dr. Dean Sergeant

The Settlement of Gibbon

By: LeRoy A. Walker

The Watson Ranch Part I

By: Philip S. Holmgren

The Watson Ranch Part II

By: Philip S. Holmgren

VOLUME 3 (1980)

They Loved a Parade Part I

By: Margaret Ellen Nielsen

The Poor are Always With Us Part I

By: Gene A. Hamaker

They Loved a Parade Part II

By: Margaret Ellen Nielsen

The Poor are Always With Us Part II

By: Gene A. Hamaker

My Timber Claim for Your Horse

By: Marian Dettman Johnson

The Origins of the Mother Hull Home: 1889-1929

By: Ella Melton Peck

Kudos and Sour Grapes

By: Philip S. Holmgren

Nebraska Centre and Boyd Ranch

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Samuel Clay Bassett: Farmer Historian

By: Margaret Ellen Nielsen

Three from Buffalo County

By: Ruth M. Anderson

VOLUME 4 (1981)

Sodtown: The Community that Would Not Die

By: Irvin Irwiller and Alice Howell

The First Inhabitants Hostetler

By: Ella Doggett

Bits and Pieces: Locating Kearney Junction

By: Gene E. Hamaker

Moses H. Sydenham: First of the Visionaries

By: Margaret Ellen Nielsen

Kearney's Prophet: Col W. W. Patterson

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Early Fairs in Buffalo County

By: Barbara Pemberton Riege

Sartoria: A Lovely Ghost Town

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Will J. Scoutt: A Man for All Seasons

By: Marian Dettman Johnson

The Lone Sower: My Life Story Part I

By: Adolph Voss

The Lone Sower: My Life Story Part II

By: Adolph Voss

VOLUME 5 (1982)

Roots of Buffalo County: The English Part I

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

The Dayton Emigration Association

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Roots of Buffalo County: The English Part II

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

Bertha Haug Hayman: School Teacher

By: Maxine Schroeder

Recollections of Buckeye Valley School

By: Ruth Gitchel Anderson 

Some People and Events in the Early History of Amherst

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

By-Gone School Days
 

By: May Clayton Stover

Sacramento to Kearney by Car: 1917

By: Weslie Wort Wilder

A. T. Anderson: Photographer

By: Marian Dettman Johnson

Kearney: Episodes from 1877

By. Gene A. Hamaker

VOLUME 6 (1983)

Lottie Gove Norton: Grande Dame of Fort Kearney Chapter: DAR

By: Pamelia Nelson Long

Elm Creek in 1942

By: Stephen King

Early Days in Elm Creek

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Roots in Buffalo County: The Irish Part I
 

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

Roots in Buffalo County: The Irish Part II

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

B. O. Hostetler: District Judge
 

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The Lincoln Highway

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Kearney Junction 1872: Business and Businessmen Part I

By: Gene E. Hamaker

Kearney Junction 1872: Business and Businessmen Part II

By: Gene E. Hamaker

Kearney Volunteer Fire Department: The First 100 Years

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

VOLUME 7 (1984)

Roots of Buffalo County: The Scandinavians Part I

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

Roots of Buffalo County: The Scandinavians Part III (The Danes)

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

Roots of Buffalo County: The Scandinavians Part II

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

Influenza 1918
 

By: Gene E. Hamaker

Kearney High School: Glimpses from the Early Years 1881-1901

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The Community of Stanley

By: Irene Mollard

Weddings Through the Years

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Letters of Sally Coffman to Her Daughter Marilla: 1877, 1879, 1880

Edited by: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Augustus Orloff Thomas: Pioneer Educator
 

By: Philip S. Holmgren

Gene Edward Hamaker: Historian; Feb. 28, 1928 - Oct. 19, 1984

By: Phiilp S. Holmgren

VOLUME 8 (1985)

The Mitchell-ketchum Tragedy

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Freighting in Buffalo County Part II: Kearney; The Trade Center for Buffalo County Freighting in the 1880's
 

By: Mardi Anderson

Freighting in Buffalo County Part I: A Flash in the Pan: Freighting from Kearney to the Black Hills in 1877

By: Mardi Anderson

Freighting in Buffalo County Part III: Other Wagon Routes

By: Mardi Anderson

The Czechs in and Around Ravenna Part I

By: Edith Fiala Abraham

Buckeye Valley and the Hamlet of Butler

By: Laura Volhand Brady

The Czechs in and Around Ravenna Part II

By: Edith Fiala Abraham

The Arts in Early Kearney Part I

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

The Arts in Early Kearney Part II

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

Letters to Nellie Part I

By: N/A

VOLUME 9 (1986)

Letters to Nellie Part II

Edited by: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The First Greeks in Kearney Part II

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The First Greeks in Kearney Part I

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The Lebanese in Kearney Part I

By: Minnette Yanney Steinbrink

The Lebanese in Kearney Part II

By: Minnette Yanney Steinbrink

The Opera House Part I

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Kearney Women's Club

By: Dorothy S. Wilson

The Opera House Part II

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

My Dear Jay Part I: Brink Family Correspondence 1884-1904

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

My Dear Jay Part II
 

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

VOLUME 10 (1987)

Kearney 100 Years Ago: 1886 in Review

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The Higgins Homestead (The Jochem Farm)

By: Dan Reese

The Farming Community of Buffalo County 1886

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

When Watertown was a Town

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

George Meisner of Shelton

By: Angela Frazier

Chautuaqua

By: Edna Luce

The Passion Play

By: Dorothy S. Wilson

The Hotels of Kearney Part I

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

The Hotels of Kearney Part II

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

Christmas Traditions

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

VOLUME 11 (1988)

The Ice Industry

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Barnstormers: A Flying Parson and other Aviators Aviation: 1911-1942

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The Aviation Meet: Kearney's First Airshow

By: Mardi Anderson

The Kearney Air Base: The Military
 

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

The Kearney Air Base: The Civilians

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Harmon Park

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Fort Kearney-Guardian of the Plains

By: Beverly Murray Kimball

The Newspapers of Kearney: Part I

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

The Newspapers of Kearney: Part II

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

50 Years of KVFD Emergency Medical Service

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

VOLUME 12 (1989)

A View of Kearney in 1888

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Charles E. Hanson

By: Kieth Buss

John A. Stryker: Photographer

By: Mardith Anderson

Washington Day 1889

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell

Alice Hendrickson: Farm Wife

By: Ethel Mae Hendrickson Fritz

Roots of Buffalo County: The Germans and The Austrians Part II
 

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

Roots of Buffalo County: The Germans and Austrians Part I

By: Margaret Stiens Nielsen

Roots of Buffalo County: The Germans and The Austrians Part III

By: Margaret Stines Nielsen

The Kaufmann and Wernert Store

By: Alice Shaneyfelt Howell