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January 17, 2019

100 Years Ago

The Times

January 15, 1919

Dr. and Mrs. Clarenbach are home from Cheyenne, where the doctor was subpoenaed as a witness before the grand jury. Master Charley did not go with his parents, he and Miss Williamson remaining in charge of the home until the latter became ill, when Charley took his temporary abode with his friend, Mrs. Rose Farrell.

John Nefsy was in from the ranch last night. The Nefsy Bros. had just finished their own threshing, John said, having had their machine out on a circuit of the surrounding country and still have a setting of two that will probably be worked out soon , weather permitting. They did not care, as a business proposition, to take the machine off the ranch, which has not been their custom for some years, and it was more an act of patriotism than of individual business that they did so as the government needed and urged every effort to take care of grain.

75 Years Ago

January 20, 1944

Although his truck turned over several times, Harlan Williams was unharmed and his truck only slightly damaged after an accident which occurred on Rupp hill early last Thursday. He was moving a load of furniture on his pick-up and met a car as he came over the top of the hill. His machine skidded over the bank and turned several times. A bent fender was about the only damage to the pick-up.

Merritt G. Barton recently purchased the old American ranch holding three miles north of Rozet owned the past several years by Mrs. L.H. Robinson of Moorcroft it has been announced. The deal involved 3000 acres of land and all of the stock, hay and improvements on the ranch. Barton, who ranches on the Nefsy holdings south of here, states that he plans to use the new holdings for calf feeding.

50 Years Ago

January 16, 1969

Ten Big Horn sheep were released by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in the foggy Inyan Kara Mountain area south of Sundance early Wednesday. Deputy Game Warden Frank Baggs said one of the animals, a young ewe, died from shock when released, leaving nine sheep on the mountain. He said the sheep include a “real good” three-year-old ram, two lambs and six young ewes.

BM2 Vernon Montgomery, Sundance, has been commended for his service as a member of the nucleus crew of the ammunition ship, USS Pyro. Montgomery is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Montgomery, Sundance.

25 Years Ago

January 20, 1993

The Sundance Mountain T-Bar will open for area skiers on Saturday. According to Cecil Cundy, owner, they will be open for business at 9 a.m. There are seven runs and he said the conditions on all seven are excellent. The T-Bar ski lift goes up 330 feet with a vertical drop of one-fourth to one half mile.

Erika Cornella, Sarah Yemmington and Lacey Garman have all been named winners in the Where in the World Did My Family Come From? contest. The students, who are now seventh graders, created their entries as a project in 6th grade social studies last year.


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