Peek at the Past
May 16, 2019
100 Years Ago
May 14, 1919
There was nothing exciting about the city election yesterday, there being only one ticket on the ballot, and the total vote cast was only 57. It is officially stated, and the personnel of the city officiary remain as during the past year, viz., M.C. Roberts, mayor; J.G. Bush, D.W. Fawkes, W.J. Williamson and J.T. Farrell, alderman. Eleven of C.L. Calvert’s friends gave him that number of complimentary votes for mayor, and C.H. Sackett also received a compliment of three votes for the same office, besides, as is always the case, a few additional votes for others of our citizens.
Ranger Clements of the Bear Lodge ranger district was in the city last night attending to business at this end of his beat. It may be well for those of the Sundance locality to remember that Mr. Clement, with the permission of the city, is placing a kit of Forest Service fire-fighting tools at the city hall where they will be readily accessible in case of forest fires in this locality.
75 Years Ago
May 18, 1944
Lella Sheldon, who is a student at the Moore Hill school, placed first in the annual county spelling contest held in Sundance. Her prize was $3.00. Second place went to Cleve Roberts of the Hulett school. His prize was $2.00. June Peterson of the Ransom school near Sundance won third place; Alan Sims and Retha Sims, who attend the Sims school near Upton, placed fourth and fifth respectively.
M.O. Trego, who recently purchased the Mona Short Line Telephone Co., arrived here Tuesday together with his wife and two sons, Jerry and Mickey. They are staying at the Leslie Cook residence until the building which is to house the new telephone office and their apartment is completed.
50 Years Ago
May 15, 1969
Light voting marked Tuesday’s city election in Sundance as voters re-elected Mayor G.W. (Buster) Popham and Councilman Rex Dillon and elected Patterson Keller to his first term on the council. Keller will replace Lloyd Cole on the council. Cole did not seek re-election. Holdover members of the council are Bill Durfee and Glen Wyatt.
Delbert L. Harbaugh, 37-year-old Spearfish math teacher, was named Sundance high school principal by the Crook County High School Board. Harbaugh has attended the School of Mines, Black Hills State College and Boston College.
State Highway Patrolman Ron Pulse, who has been stationed here nearly four years, will be succeeded hare by Patrolman William D. Wright. Pulse has been transferred to Laramie.
25 Years Ago
May 19, 1994
Democrat Zachary G. Szakacs, of Moorcroft has announced his candidacy for Crook County Sheriff. Szakacs has worked in Sundance and Moorcroft as a peace officer.
Betty Rush was reelected mayor of Hulett in last week’s town election. This will be her third term as mayor. Frank Conroy was elected to the 2-year council seat. Pat Brimmer and Catherine Hattan were elected to 4-year council terms.