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August 15, 2019

100 Years Ago

The Times

August 13, 1919

A post of the American Legion for Crook County has been organized, the initial organization being effected last Thursday night in this city during the intermission at the dance planned for the purpose. Officers were elected and authorized to complete organization and to formulate plans to be presented at a meeting to be called at a near future date. Officers of the charter organization are the following: T.A. Nicholas, Chairman, Tower, Wyo.; L.T. Oldroyd, Vice Chairman; J.T. McGuckin, Secretary; R. D. Thomas, Treasurer, the three latter of Sundance.

A.O. Banks is the latest of our progressive farmers to install a ranch lighting system, he having finished the installing of a Delco system yesterday complete in the house, yard and barn, which will no doubt prove a benefit to every member of the household. It is an electric system which Mr. Banks says requires but little attention, the engine and generator being housed in the cellar and automatically shuts off after running up to a sufficient storage of the juice.

75 Years Ago

August 17, 1944

John Novak was killed August 3 when a tree fell, striking him a fatal blow on the head. His fellow worker, Bryan Jenkins, witnessed the accident, which occurred in the timber on the John Christensen ranch in the Four Corners vicinity.

Ty Butcher of Sundance was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Charles Chittim at the Monday evening meeting of the board of Crook County High School No.1. Chittim, who is leaving soon for Sheridan, tendered his official resignation at the meeting.

50 Years Ago

August 14, 1969

Two Sundance Boy Scouts have embarked on a two-week canoe trip to Canada. Rick Proctor and Russ Crago are making the expedition with a troop of Explorer scouts from Spearfish. They will headquarter at the Charles L. Sommers canoe base near Ely, Minn. and will canoe through a chain of lakes into Canada.

The purse has been fattened by $200 for this year’s Crook County Rodeo and promoter Gerald McInerney says he expects a good turn-out of cowboys. Contestants will be competing for $850 plus entry feed in the eight-event show.

25 Years Ago

August 18, 1994

The final tallies in the primary election were posted Tuesday evening. In the race for sheriff, Wayne Ludwig established a wide margin early in the count and maintained it throughout, ending with a tally of 1027. In the commissioners’ race, Alan Roberts posted an early wide margin, which he retained. That race finished with Roberts tallying 983 votes, Don Williams 664, Anita Fish, 479 and Perry Livingston 469. In the town elections, Geneieve Redfield tallied 94 votes to 57 for John Gohrick in the race for mayor of Sundance. None of the write-in votes were available at press time.


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