Area residents are on edge during War

Feb. 7, 1918

HARTINGTON  — “If you are an American citizen, speak the language of your country.” These are the words of the Hartington Home Guards. Cards bearing this inscription have been printed at the order of the Hartington Home Guards, who have placed them at prominent locations in local business houses and about town. 

The question of ordering the cards has been under discussion for quite some time. It is the belief of the officers and members of the Guard that the universal use of the language of the country will do much to unite the people.


Feb. 7, 1918

HARTINGTON — Dr. J. E. Strayer is the first Cedar County man to purchase the maximum amount of Thrift Stamps that can be bought by one person, $1,000 worth.

Feb. 7, 1918

HARTINGTON — Superintendent  G.S. Hoppel has been discharged by the board at Weeping Water, Neb., following the charges of a lack of loyalty. 

Mr. Hoppel was superintendent of the Waua schools for nearly two years, but was asked to resign following charges of unpatriotic remarks early last December. 

About a month later, he was employed at Weeping Water to fill a vacancy. He has been under fire at Weeping Water for some time. 

Last week, he was called in front of the State Council of Defense where he received a serious  lecture and was placed on good behavior.

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