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1926: Chicken thief is sentenced to 1-3 years in jail

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March 1926

HARTINGTON — Jos. Sudbeck of this city has bought a 120-acre farm on the highway north of town from Salle Uhling and Bernice Buck.

This land adjoins another piece owned by the Sudbeck family on the south. The farm at present is being worked by Oliver Nordby. Mr. Sudbeck paid $135 an acre for the piece.

March 25, 1926

HARTINGTON — Peter Lauer purchased the Mrs. G.W. Wheeler property, located in the First Addition, the first part of the week.

Mr. Lauer plans on moving to Harlington about the first of October. O.L. Bond is renting the property at the present time.

March 25, 1926

HARTINGTON — The March term of District Court was held here this week opening Monday March 22 with Judge Mark J. Ryan on the bench.

The term, though short, was a very busy one and many cases, mostly civil ones, were disposed of.

The first case to be tried was that of the State of Nebraska vs Vincent Schieffer who was charged with chicken stealing.

This was tried by a jury who found the young man guilty, and the court sentenced him to from one to three years in the men’s reformatory at hard labor.

Young Schleifer received a more severe sentence then did Gregory Bruening, who was arrested on the same charge and tried at the February session. His sentence was from one to two years. He pleaded guilty when charged with the theft.

Schleifer is still in the Cedar County jail as the crowded conditions of the men’s reformatory makes it impossible to admit him at this time. In the case of the State against Wenzel Kuchta, the case was dismissed. The case of the State against Mino Jurgens was also dismissed with costs to the State. In the case of the State against John C. Asbre, the defendant was required to pay a fine of $10 and costs.

Many judgements were given and foreclosures confirmed at this session of court.

March 25, 1926

HARTINGTON — Wayne, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Grant, was struck by a car last Saturday afternoon.

The boy was running across the street south of the hotel building, it is alleged, and he was struck by the car.

He was cut over the left eye and a bone in his left leg was broken.

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