Peek at the Past


January 10, 2019

100 Years Ago

The Times

January 8, 1919

Oyster Bay, N.Y., Jan. 6. - Col. Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep early today at his home on Sagamore Hill in this village. Death is believed to have been due to rheumatism which affected his heart. The former president was up most of Sunday and retired at 11 o’clock last night. About 4 a.m. Mrs. Roosevelt, who was the only other member of the family at Oyster Bay, went to her husband’s room and found that he had died during the night.

John Guidinger and Pete Kommes were among the Beulahites taking care of business matters in the county seat Monday. John has been doing considerable riding in the black Hills for missing cattle which he grazed there the past summer. He is a sport who, while primarily interested in recovering his stock, could not avoid noting something of game conditions and regretting the very pronounced inroads made by the coyotes on the deer, even at this season and earlier.

While in the city this week O.D. Sanborn of Beulah was talking over an outline for progress to erecting a tablet for and giving an appropriate reception to Crook county’s boys, a part of the noble American army now being disbanded after victory.

Don’t fail to give the liquor industry due credit. Quite a contribution was made by South Dakota to the opening of the considerably snow-blockaded roads lately. Thirst and hunger will accomplish wonders.

75 Years Ago

January 13, 1944

On Monday night, Mr. Wallahan of the Rapid City Fixture Company, was here to meet with the county war board along with Fred Good who seeks approval of a food locker plant for Sundance.

Sheriff Blakeman wrecked his car early Tuesday morning between Sundance and Beulah. He had been notified of a wreck caused when a car crashed into a parked oil truck said to be without marking flares. Heavy fog made driving difficult and he was almost upon the wrecked car before he saw it, and was unable to stop in time. One side of his machine was pretty well bent up and it was thought Blakeman suffered some cracked ribs.

50 Years Ago

January 9, 1969

The new board of county commissioners met Tuesday for its first meeting of 1969. Starting his four-year term on the board was new commissioner Leslie Hauber. Kenneth Canfield was elected chairman of the board succeeding Bob Wenande. Both Canfield and Wenande are holdover commissioners with two years left in their terms.

Sundance VFW members will receive commendation for exceptional progress in 1968 at the Casper VFW mid-winter conference. They include District 2 Commander Emerson Pickerd and Frank Blakeman, commander of Devils Tower Post No. 4311.

25 Years Ago

January 13, 1994

Mervin Peterson, long time Sundance area farmer/rancher, received the Ten Year Service Award during the Wyoming Annual Weed and Pest Conference held in Sheridan.

Crook County residents are invited to participate in a town meeting on health care reform in Sundance. Sponsored by Gov. Mike Sullivan’s Wyoming Health Reform Commission, the meeting is among a series of town meetings across the state during January to find what Wyoming residents want in health care reform.


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