Iowa Old Press

October 7, 1926

Otte Plays Football
Letters to Mrs. A. J. Jorgenson and to Miss Helena Bickel the last week, from former Sidney residents who have seen Lowell Otte play with Red Grange's pro-football team, are indicative of Lowell's continued success on the gridiron. Lowel played left end in two games, and according to the scribes who have written back to Sidney, his playing equaled if not exceeded, the scintillating "Red" himself. Playing his typical air-tight defense, Otte is making his side of the line impregnable, as he did in college football. His is a consistency and analysis of play which is a joy to the fans of his team, and cloud of gloom to his opponents. The many friends of Lowell wish him continued success and extend compliments for his work so far.

A NEW MANAGEMENT FOR SIDNEY FIRM OF 44 YEARS. James Bogan, Hamburg Merchant, Buys Hodges, Goy & Co. Store. Forms Link In Bogan Chain.
Last Saturday a business deal was completed whereby the long time firm of Hodges, Goy & Co. became the property of James Bogan, merchant of Hamburg. The deal was consummated by the confirmation Monday, and the store will open under the new management Friday, when the entire stock of good will appear under labels of a sweeping sale. Historically, the change is of great importance, for the store has been in existence for 44 years, nearly half a century. It originally belonged to A. H. Metelman, then came John Hodges, who worked for Mr. Metelman twelve years before they became partners. John Goy later became identified with the store, and worked nine years as a clerk. He then bought an interest and the firm name, familiar to Fremont county and Sidney people for miles around, was started, and the store was known as Hodges & Goy. Ed Engelke worked for this firm twenty-one years, and in 1903 bought an interest, the firm name then becoming Hodges, Goy & Co. Nelle Carl has been with the firm for twenty-three years. For stability over a long period of time, the record of this store is perhaps unparalleled. Familiar as is the name and location, even more important is its place in the lives of the people who have known it for years. Hodges, Goy & Co. was known to every school kid as they were called by its doors enroute to the school building. Here it was on Saturday evenings that the people of the immediate country met to trade, and to talk over people, events and news with their acquaintances. Leaning, sitting, walking to and fro, the people made Hodges, Goy & Co. the unifying part of their lives, winter and summer. The senior member of the firm, John Hodges, has been taken by death, but his mortal touch of long and constant association with the business is unmistakably left. Mr Goy and Mr. Engelke, along with Miss Carl, are left, and witness the change. We turn now to the new management, Mr. James Bogan, prominent and well known merchant of Hamburg. Mr. Bogan, Sr., has operated a store for twenty-two years, and has been in the merchandise business for twenty-five years, spending three years as a clerk. Mr. Bogan owns a chain of stores, the home store, as he calls it, is at Hamburg, one at Tarkio and the one recently purchased here. His son, James W. Bogan, Jr., will manage the store in Sidney. People may take for granted that Mr. Bogan knows merchandise well enough to meet the wishes and demands of Sidney people. The plan is to reduce the present stock through a continued sale, beginning Friday, October 8, and the sale will continue without break from Friday on. The store will be restocked and the transition from the old regime to the new, will be as smooth as possible. The store will be of a general nature, carrying merchandise for men, women and children, reinforced by sidelines of groceries and other items of necessity. The community pays homage to the integrity of the old management and extends its welcome to the new.


October 28, 1926

- Mr. and Mrs. Parish Worley are the pround parents of a baby boy born to them Wednesday, October 20.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Rhode a fine baby girl Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Sarah Chandler was born in Franklin County, Indiana, in the year 1854, and died in the hospital at Council Bluffs October 16, 1926, being 72 years 11 months old. The cause of her death was an acute attack of gall stones and she was in the hospital only two days before her death. Surviving children are Clyde Childrea of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Roy Irwin of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. Walter Young, Ione, Washington. She is also survived by a twin sister, Mrs. Nathan Burdick of this city, and with whom she made her home before going to Council Bluffs for a visit with Mrs. Roy Irwin, and there is an only brother, Dave Thompson of Frederick, Iowa. The funeral services were held at the grave in Sidney cemetery, a mssion minister, Rev. Case of Council Bluffs taking charge. Mrs. Chandler lived in Sidney many years and made a host of friends who mourn the loss of one though far along in years, still had an agreeableness which was a pleasure to see.

Hamburg News

Mrs. J. B. Breedlove was born in Louisville, Kentucky, September 23, 1842 and passed away at her home in Hamburg, Iowa, October 20, 1926, at the age of 84 years 28 days. At the age of nine years she came to Fremont county with her parents and it has been her home ever since. She was a member of the Baptist church at an early age and remained in that faith until her death. She was united in marriage to J. B. Breedlove and their sixty-third anniversary was last June. To this union were born seven children, two having preceded their mother, an infant son and Charles Breedlove who died May 3, 1925. The living children are Mrs. Minnie Gardner of Riverton; Mrs. Jennie Bellow of Hamburg; Mrs. Ina Henshaw of Hamburg; Mrs. Nels Powers of St. Joseph; Albert Breedlove of Council Bluffs. Twenty-three grand children and fifty-three great grandchildren, one brother in California, besides a host of friends. Grandma, as she was known to all, far and near, will be greatly missed as she was loved by all. The funeral was held from the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Griffith and John Zuck. The pall bearers were grandsons, being Alfred, Frank, Earl and Bill Breedlove, Carl Lloyd and Isaac Tillman. The flowers were many and beautiful which showed the highest esteem which her loved ones and friends held for her. Burial was made in the Hamburg cemetery.

Anderson news
- Mrs. George Miller and children came out from Sidney Friday and spent the day with Mrs. Miller's mother, Mrs. W. H. Beam....
- Harry Gregory and family made a recent visit to the home of Mrs. Gregory's parents, Mr. and Mrs. McNatt, at Percival.....
- Roy Henderson of Bassett, Nebraska, was a caller at the Charlie Henderson home one day last week.

[submitted by W.F. Aug. & Oct. 2003]

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