Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
Prev article
Omaha Fashion
Next article
Lawrence A. Wubben
Time to read
1 minute
Read so far

1920: Former Menominee priest helps Fr. Flanagan get boys home started

Posted in:

March 3, 1910

HARTINGTON — The new Majestic Theatre next door to the Cedar County News office is a neat little theatre, having been fitted with an inclined floor and being in every way up to date.

The machine is the latest model and a very good one, the pictures being shown without unpleasant flicker. The class of films shown too is extra good.

The prettiest thing on the program of the opening night was “Hiawatha” the pictures for which were taken on Minnehaha Creek and showed Minnehaha Falls and the mouth of the Minnesota River, just below Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, where the scene was made many years ago by the poet Longfellow.

The house has been crowded to the doors every evening.

Miss Helen Wahl acts as pianist and Miss Eugege Hedglin as soloist for the illustrated songs. Both ladies are well known for their abilities as musicians and the music adds greatly to the charm of the entertainment programs being furnished.

March 11, 1920

RANDOLPH— Governor McKelvie is the speaker at the annual Community Club banquet at Randolph.

March 3, 1910

HARTINGTON — The Hartington City Council met for the purpose of considering bids for the construction of the main sanitary sewer system.

The contract was awarded to E.L. Dimick of Laurel. The Laurel company put in the low bid of $7,189.60. Four companies placed bids.

March 3, 1910

FORDYCE — L.S.Wise has resigned his position as the Fordyce depot agent and John Ballard of Coleridge was sent to Fordyce as his replacement. Wise is now on the dray line, which he purchased some time ago.

March 11, 1920

HARTINGTON — Rev. Father Joseph Hundt, former pastor of the Catholic Church at Menominee and for the past two years engaged in parish work in Omaha, has been relieved of his duties as a parish priest by Archbishop Harty in order that he may devote all of his time to the work of raising funds for the purpose of erecting a permanent home building for the Father Flannagan Home for Boys in Omaha.

Two years ago, Father Flannagan was present in the Juvenile Court at Omaha when a wayward boy was brought in for trial for stealing. He was sentenced to the reform school. Knowing that, if sent there, the youngster would meet other boys worse than he was, so he begged the court to parole the youngster to him. Although at the time he did not know where he would keep him.

About a week later, two other boys were brought to Father Flanagan.

After many difficulties, he rented an old house at 25th and Dodge Streets in Omaha where he started the home for poor, homeless boys.

Later, a larger place was secured and still later a farm was rented and several sisters of a Catholic Religious Order devote their time to helping out without cost for the work.

The lease on the present house has expired and the building will be razed to make room for a large, modern building.

In the meantime, the demands upon the home have increased steadily and now more than 70 boys call it their home.