Category: Stan Jordan

Stories by Stan

Stan’s Ramblings

Sam Rivers, Indiana Agent Chapter 54 By: Stan Jordan This is the middle of October 1859. We are here at the Indian Agency in Broken Bow, Nebraska Territory. We have gathered in all of the garden produce, and stashed it away for the winter. Hunter and the boys took a wagon and a tripod and…

Stans Ramblings

Sam Rivers, Indian Agent Chapter 53 By: Stan Jordan We are back to the agency now. A lot of the garden vegetables are ready, because this is the last week of July in 1859. Rooster, the runner, takes over the cooking chores when he is here. He spent all morning out in the garden getting…

Stans Stuff Issue 39

Stans Stuff Issue 39Sam Rivers, Indian Agent Chapter 51 By: Stan Jordan We are still here at the fort. We have had many talks with General Kearney on the north/south situation about slavery and emancipation. The general said, “This is 1859 and Washington does not anticipate any trouble this year, but the future looks like…

Memories you never forget

Memories you never forgetWe were in Camp Shelby, Mississippi, it was the last week in November 1945. We were to report to a certain building at 1:00 p.m. to get our discharge. You can bet we were there on time. They paid us up to date and gave us all one hundred dollars more, as…

Stans’ Ramblings

GO TRIBE! By: Stan Jordan The Cleveland Indians Baseball Team of the American League just hung up a record that will last for a long, long time. That team won 22 games in a row. That sets a record for modern times, but in the New York Giants, back in 1916, won 25 in a…

Happenings in the Area

By: Stan Jordan The Flat Rock Creek Festival is scheduled for September 15th, 16th, and 17th at the Paulding County fairgrounds. Over the years that is a well attended celebration, as anything you can think of is there. Dan Bowers of Advanced Chassis here in Antwerp is having a Horsepower Halloween Weekend! That is scheduled…

Somethings You Don’t Forget

By: Stan Jordan It is about the middle of July, 1945, and B Company is billeting a little mountain town called Berneck, Germany. The war has been over for a couple of months and we don’t stand very many formations. We a do a lot of exercise and work on the tanks and then play…

The Echos of Stone and Railroad Street

By: Stan Jordan As I sit here at my desk and look out at the busy corner of S.R. 49 and River Street my mind has taken me one block south to the corner of South Main and Stone Street. The years gone by of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s are kicking up a…

Antwerp’s Foreign Exchange Student

By: Stan Jordan Johannes Faust was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany on October 28 of 1998. There are three children in the family. He went to school at Bingen Am Rhein. He likes math, physics, chemistry and biology. When he gets home, he will start his junior year. His father, Stefan, is and architect and…

The American Badgers’ Range

The above picture from wikipedia shows that the American Badger is native to northwest Ohio. Yes, there are a few around, but they are nocturnal somewhat and are shy and never stray far from their hole in the ground, so you don’t see them very often. The American Badger is a significant predator of snakes,…

Things Just Fall Into Place

By: Stan Jordan Back in 1989, I and my brother in-law Ray Gross went to Florida bass fishing for a couple of weeks. His wife, my sister Grace, was still working and at the Paulding County Hospital. We did not have reservations at the fish camp on Lake Istapoga so we stayed at a motel…

Lest We Forget

By: Stan Jordan In a couple of days it will be July 20th, 2017. It has been 10 years on the 20th of July about 7:00 in the evening that three of our EMS squad were fatalities of an accident while on duty, along with two patients. They were transporting two people to the Paulding…

The Cecropia Moth By Stan Jordan

This picture of the Cecropia Moth was taken here at the West Bend News. Charlie Jones brought this moth in to show its size. There are a number of species of the giant silk moth, native to our area. In late May or June, the adult Cecropia moth emerges from the cocoon. Their wing span…