Amherst (Stanley) -
Miscellaneous Facts and Stories
(See Buffalo Tales, July, 1982)
Saturday, March 17, 1928 – Amherst bank
Minor crime wave - Friday robbers had broken into Walker’s
hardware in Gibbon and stolen 3 shotguns and shells. That
night a Buick was stolen from in front of the World Theater
in Kearney. Early Saturday morning someone entered Hill
Bros. Store in Riverdale and took overalls, sweaters, other
clothing, food, and $6.30.
3 p.m. boys saw a mud covered Buick parked by the school, a
door open, a window broken.
3:30 p.m. fire alarm sounded, school was on fire.
employees among the few who did not
answer the call.
3:50 p.m. – Robbers entered bank
Escaped but had been recognized as local.
of the 4 were arrested, tried and each sentenced to 22 years
in the pen.
President of bank was Norma Ahrendt’s father.