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1959: Tornado rips through northern Knox County

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June 4, 1959

CROFTON — A savage tornado battered a 12-mile strip northwest of here Saturday claiming the life of one man, injuring a housewife and spreading destruction in its wake.

Ed Conley, 75-year old pensioner, died of injuries in his trailer house on the Conrad Mormann farm 5 miles west of here.

June 4, 1959

RANDOLPH — State Safety Patrolman Leroy Hodtwalker said Wednesday that he has resigned from the patrol.

He is the fourth trooper in the Northeast Nebraska area to quit in recent months.

June 4, 1959

Farmers in Cedar county have signed 155 contracts to take land out of crop production and devote it to trees, grass, water or wildlife conservation uses, according to records in the county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation office here.

June 4, 1959

Steve Nordby of Coleridge was elected noble grand of the Hartington I. O. O. F. Lodge 199 at the regular business meeting here Monday evening.

June 4, 1969

CROFTON — Thirty-three eighth grade students from St. Rose of Lima parochial school received diplomas at St. Rose Catholic church Friday evening, May 23 at 8 p.m.