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April 9, 2020

100 Years Ago

The Times

April 7, 1920

Good Friday has come and gone, and Judge Ashdown neither planted potatoes nor set a hen on that day, thereby shattering a record of many years.

Storm on Easter, storm for seven consecutive Sundays thereafter, according to an old sign, saying or superstition.

The Upton stage road required some work near the Lamb place south of town to make it safe for passage Monday and O.G. Lawell did the work to put it in passable condition.

Ed Hahsey, formerly employed at the Sundance Garage, is in the city today. Associated with George Ripley of Hulett, the boys have purchased the garage there and will be in personal charge of the business.

75 Years Ago

April 12, 1945

The Air Medal and two Oak Leaf clusters were awarded recently to Lt. Wesley C. Huckins and given to Mrs. Wesley Huckins at Moorcroft by Captain Fec of the Casper Air Base. Lt. Huckins, who has been a German prisoner for slightly over a year, had previously received another Air Medal for bringing in a crippled bomber. Lt. Huckins had been in a prison camp near the Polish border until the Germans moved all prisoners in advance of the Russian forces.

Beginning May 1, baby shoes in sizes 0 to 4 will go under the shoe rationing program. Before these sizes had been exempt although all others from that size up had been included in the restricted group. This has been done to conserve leather as the leather situation is very tight OPA reports.

50 Years Ago

April 9, 1970

Albert C. (Coop) Waters, Moorcroft rancher, Tuesday was named to the Crook County Hospital Board by the county commissioners. Waters replaces Peter Petersen, who has resigned from the board.

Jim Rowles, Soil Conservation Service district conservationist here has been transferred to Riverton. Replacing Rowles in the Sundance office is John Mooney, who has been range conservationist her since last September.

Rex Dillon was elected commander of Devils Tower VFW Post No. 4311 Friday night during the post’s annual election. Other new officers are Jerry Scribner, senior vice commander, Howard Allen, junior vice commander: Harold Bernd, quartermaster; Tracy Ellsbury, chaplain; Loren O’Haver, post advocate; Cal Hayward, surgeon; Cecil Crago, three-year trustee; Frank Blakeman, two-year trustee; and Emerson Pickerd, one-year trustee.

25 Years Ago

April 13, 1995

At a regular business meeting held Thursday, the Crook County Search and Rescue squad elected new officers. They are: Peter Chevrette, president; Jay Cooper, vice president, and Mike Whitmore, secretary-treasurer.

Chris Stewart has joined the Crook County Extension team as 4-H program assistant. She will work with more than 200 4-H members and volunteer leaders in the county. She replaces Gayla Eppler who has moved to a position in the county assessor’s office.


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