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Do you have indexes for Omaha World Herald or other Omaha newspapers for the years 1956-1958? I am looking for an article about a man named John

Do you have indexes for Omaha World Herald or other Omaha newspapers for the years 1956-1958? I am looking for an article about a man named John Schmittroth from Detroit traveling to Omaha about that time and he lost a puppy he was taking to his family for Christmas. Some time later, a farmer found the puppy, a weimaraner, and his wife recalled an article she saw about a missing puppy. The farmer ended up returning the puppy to the family. The feature article the farmer's wife saw might have had a title similar to "Family's Christmas surprise goes missing"
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Thanks for asking, and perfect timing! We currently have trial access to a full digital archive of the Omaha World-Herald from 1887. If you are an Omaha Public library cardholder, you can access the archive through our Resource Center under the category "Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals" and database "Omaha World-Herald." You'll be prompted for the 14 digits of your library card. You can also access the database from any Omaha Public Library. 

"Man hunting running gift; Dog lost, 5 kids unhappy." Paper: Omaha World Herald, published as Evening World-Herald; Date: 01-04-1958; Page: 2; Location: Omaha, Nebraska

"Weather-beaten dog home; Christmas came late for 5." Paper: Omaha World Herald, published as Omaha World-Herald; Date: 01-07-1958; Page: 1Location: Omaha, Nebraska

The links above may not work (authentication for access to the database can be finicky) but a keyword search for Schmittroth and a date limit to 1958 will pull the articles right up. If you live outside of Douglas County, contact your local library with the citation information provided above and we can almost certainly get the articles to you through inter-library loan. 

Thanks again for your question! Feel free to follow up here or call 402-444-4800 with questions.

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