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LaDonna Mae McNear, 76, of Tekamah NE

LaDonna Mae McNear was born on August 14, 1941 to Clarence and Marie (Kirk) Houghton in Blair, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at her home in Tekamah, Nebraska on June 10, 2018, surrounded by family, at the age of 76 years. 245 more words


New family shelter in beautiful old mansion

Good news today, my friends! A local group has opened a beautiful old mansion for families in need of temporary emergency housing.

The house was built in 1903 for Frank and Minnie Hitt. 288 more words

Historic Homes

Celebrate the Season of Strawberries

It’s that time of year again.

The First Presbyterian Church Annual Strawberry Festival was in full swing last night. I had never been and decided to bring the girls, with no expectation. 142 more words


The Boy Scouts and a trip of a lifetime through the Midwest

In the summer of 1920, the Boy Scouts of Mansfield, Ohio made and unprecedented cycling trip through three states: Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.  They traveled 959 miles during the trip and were entertained by other scout troops along the way.  542 more words


Growing Up in Working Class Youngstown -- Reverend William Wick

“In Youngstown, the name ‘Wick’ is a synonym for fiscal integrity and unusual ability, for high character, and for public spiritedness.” — Joseph G. Butler. 491 more words


The Early Presbyterian Church in Mansfield

Around the year 1815 Rev. George Van Eman, an itinerant Presbyterian preacher, delivered his first sermon in the village of Mansfield, Ohio.  The following year Rev. 627 more words

Local History

Cropping, Comments, and Church Window...

Recently, one of my photo buddies used Facebook to discuss cropping – specifically, cropping the crap out of your life. Part of the subsequent discussion with my friend was about why we friend people on FB and whether those friends add value to not only the FB experience but to one’s photography. 348 more words