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December 26, 2019

100 Years Ago

The Times

December 24, 1919

John Nefsy of the firm of Nefsy& Nefsy, pioneer stockmen of Inyan Kara creek, was in Sundance a few days ago en route home from a trip to South Dakota in quest of winter feed and pasture for their stock. Mr. Nefsy stated that they had purchased a 2000-acre tract about 20 miles west of Pierre and would ship cattle and horses to the new location as rapidly as they could be gathered. Owing to the conditions of the past season, the Nefsy stock are not in the best of condition, and it is a considerable problem to get them from the range and ranches to the shipping points. Another obstacle is to get cars. The Burlington cannot promise transportation till far into January, while the Northwestern and Milwaukee are also at sea in the matter. It is the present intention of the Nefsy company as stated to the Times to drive the stock to Whitewood and ship from that point to the new location near Pierre. This will necessitate trailing a distance of 65-75 miles, which must be considered an undertaking not without possible hazard at this season with roads in bad condition, the weather uncertain and feed scarce.

While hauling a load of hay a few days ago, Ralph Partlow capsized his sleigh just west of town and in the tumble the tine of a pitchfork was thrust entirely through his right arm below the elbow. Ralph removed the steel himself, and while the arm is a little sensitive, he says, the wound is not causing the trouble one would have expected. It is fortunate indeed there were no more serious results.

75 Years Ago

December 28, 1944

R.J. Steen has sold his ranch of 2000 acres near Alzada to Lynn Buckmiller, Rocky Point. This is one of the well-improved ranches in N.E. Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs. Steen have not announced their plans for the future.

S-Sgt. Stephen Geis of Aladdin, who is with a tactical reconnaissance outfit in France, has received a citation and medal for outstanding flights over enemy territory. The declaration was read by a man who was Geis’ military instructor when he was a military student at Ft. Collins, Colo. Stephen has been overseas for a year and a half.

50 Years Ago

December 25, 1969

Possibilities of Frito-Lay, Inc. setting up a distribution station in Sundance appear good, R.M. Bernd, area development chairman of the Sundance Commercial Club, said Friday. Bernd said H.R. “Bert” Farrens, regional manager of Frito-Lay, was in Sundance Thursday. Bernd said it is hoped that the distributions station will be set up by mid-January. Work on finding warehouse space is being carried out the present. Bernd said several families are expected to move in to operate the center.

25 Years Ago

December 29, 1994

As the gala event, “Musicman” approaches the calendar, it has been deemed as important by a few Sundancians to explain what all the fervor is about. This event, which is in honor of our school band director, Mr. Todd Kahler, is being held not only to celebrate his accomplishments, but also to raise money for the band’s trip to All Northwest.


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