Category: Nebraska

Ghosts of the Pandemic, Part 3: Burial

Mt. Zion is a small cemetery outside of Newton, Iowa. For decades, farmers and their families have buried their loved…

Episode 43: Ms. Holly

In the early 1900’s, a Nebraska schoolteacher visited an unspeakable atrocity upon the students under her care in Sarpy County….

Ms. Holly

Jeffery McCain was going to school. Jeffery, or Jeffy, as everyone called him, loved school, especially reading. Books allowed him…

Episode 24: The Hermit’s Sentry

Charles Strelow couldn’t watch over his hidden fortune all the time, so he bought a dog. Trained to be vicious,…

The Hermit’s Sentry

I hate movies where the dogs die. I always have. As a kid growing up in the 1980’s, I could…

Episode 23: The Strelow Brother’s Hidden Fortune

Charles Strelow lived as a virtual hermit. For decades, there were stories of a small fortune hidden on his Nebraska…

The Strelow Brother’s Hidden Fortune

Theodore Strelow had been born in Germany, but had come to Nebraska nearly fifty years prior. He and his brother,…

The Strange Death of Carl Albright

The wind howled, and the dog howled, too. The air was cold, turning the Nebraska plains into a frigid tundra…

Episode 16: Suicide Over Starvation

Sod houses and dugouts were dwellings that faded away on the prairie. Many pioneers also passed through history, the stories…

Suicide over Starvation

Pioneers who rolled across the Midwestern Prairies during the 19th century came with big hopes and dreams. But they had…