April 11, 1912
On April 16, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Burch will
celebrate their 50th anniversary. They came here 41 years
ago from New York. They located then in what was known as
Pepperville, later changed by Mr. Burch to Alexis after the
Duke of Alexis who passed through here on a buffalo hunt.
During those 41 years the Burch's have resided within five
miles of Bellwood. They had charge of the Post Office for
nearly 20 years.
June 21, 1912
J. W. Smart - Fireworks and complete stock
groceries, always fresh and clean.
P. G. Smith - Seal of Minnesota flour,
every sack guaranteed.
J. W. Mitchell - Will pay highest market
prices for cattle and hogs, honest weight.
E. R. Roberts - Full line of fireworks at
the drug store.
Grays - Spring opening with special
F. C. Judevine - Hardware, Stoves and
Bank of Bellwood - Walter Lloyd, Pres.,
Mrs. Hattie B. Lloyd, V. Pres., Jesse D. Bell, Cashier,
Jasper S. Bell, Assistant Cashier.
Fred Vrooman - Blacksmith Shop - located
opposite the livery barn.
J. M. Sauser's June discount sale
including Lenox soap - 40 bars for $1. 00. - Gazette June
June 21, 1912 - Dr. Gore left for his home
at St. Joseph's, leaving Drs. Feldderman and McNally to care
for the sick in Bellwood.
Grand celebration at Bellwood, July 4th. A
big fund has been raised, a band has been engaged and other
attractions. About 5,000 are expected to come and help us
celebrate. About 200 autos are looked for in the parade.
$10.00 will be given for the best decorated auto and $5.00
second prize. As strangers will be here from miles around,
let us all shine up and make our pretty little burg much
January 16, 1913
Carl Holste is erecting a large platform
on Frank Loomis ice pond and is arranging it so that he can
supply all with ice.
February 6, 1913
Civil Service examination will be held in
Columbus for position of Postmaster in Bellwood. The salary
is $868 per year.
Ed Hofrichter has sold his implement
business to Henry Lubker of David City. Mr. Lubker has
rented the C. Meister implement house and will have a full
line of farm equipment. W. H. Barklow will be manager.
February 13, 1913
P. G. Smith has been appointed as rural
carrier on Route 2 in place of B. Buffalo who has
April 10, 1913
Mrs. G. W. Jewell has opened a millinery
May 20, 1913
Henry Whitney has been appointed as
Postmaster of Bellwood. He has rented a building west of the
Bank for his Post Office.
May 22, 1913
New fire bell has arrived and will soon be
placed on a tower. The Village Clerk showed a balance of
$548.27 on hand. on hand [sic].
October 23, 1913
Bellwood High School football team
defeated David City Y. M. A. Juniors 14-2. The Bellwood
people should be proud of their athletic association. The
constitution of the association forbids the use of
cigarettes and any conduct that is ungentlemanly.
October 30, 1913
At an early hour, the General Merchandise
Store of J. M. Sauser was entered by burglars and were
driven off by two
clerks, Matt Sauser and Herman Hosh. They had been
sleeping in the store several nights to prevent it being
burglarized. Three men entered the building with gunny sacks
and were about to fill their sacks with merchandise when the
clerks opened fire with seven shots at the thieves who
returned fire. The burglars escaped in a buggy with no
merchandise. Neither of the clerks were hurt. Blood hounds
were brought from Beatrice and followed the trail to
Columbus at a small house near the Brewery. It is thought
the right parties have been secured at last.
December 25, 1913
Dayton Smith sold his barber shop to Guy
Green, son-in-law of A. Yanike.
January 6, 1914
At 94 years of age, John Freeman, went to
California and took his first ride in an electric car on a
trip from Los Angeles to Redondo Beach.
January 29, 1914
There was a good attendance at the
dedication services of the new Baptist Church. Sermons were
given by Rev. D. D. Proper of Omaha, Rev. Wilson Mills of
Omaha and Rev. Fred Berry of Lincoln were at the three
March 5, 1914
Mrs. H. Bouton and Mrs. T. Napier will
open a millinery store. They will also do dress making.
March 13, 1914
The muddy and deplorable condition of the
streets was discussed. It was suggested the entire board
take the matter of curbing, guttering, grading and graveling
the main street up with the owners along main street. It was
graded and graveled.
October 8, 1914
Henry Hookstra had six watermelon that
weighed 300 lbs. He received 1st and 2nd premiums at the
October 22, 1914
Mr. and Mrs. H. Closson have moved into
the Wadsworth store and will have a lunch room and
January 12, 1915
Gazette is 30 years old and never missed a
March 11, 1915
Movies two nights a week, the Bellwood
Opera House by Jack Simmons.
April 7, 1915
The matter of building a Band Stand in the
park was presented to the Village Board.
On July 6,1915, the Band Stand was built
in the park with the help of the band organization.
The Bellwood Band gave free concerts on
Saturday evenings for the enjoyment of the Bellwood
In June of 1952, it was decided to sell
the Band Stand to the highest bidder.
April 8, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. Joe McGaffin have rented the
Bellwood House, repaired it and new furniture installed. It
will be open to the public this week.
May 27, 1915
Charles Rumler, Burlington Station agent,
June 17, 1915
Iona Hornish was the winner of the
prettiest baby in Bellwood or vicinity. She had a majority
of 113,645 votes. She received a gold ring and her mother a
42 piece dinner set.
July 1. 1915
Anton Cerny will open a 10 cent store in
the Clarence Smith building on the east side.
November 11, 1915
J. H. Rector, new station agent.