Editors Notebook


January 25, 2024

While gathering information for this week’s installment of the First National Bank failure series an advertisement placed in the Nuckolls County Herald in 1904 caught my attention.

I don’t know about you but I am tired of winter and having to deal with ice underfoot. With a headline of California, the advertisement placed by the Rock Island Railroad seemed to describe the winter of 2024. It read:

“Pick up any paper you please and items like these greet your eyes:

“Bitter cold and high wind”

“Mercury near zero mark”

“Cold wave covers country”

“Three men and women perish and may persons are fros...

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