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April 30, 2020

100 Years Ago

The Times

April 28, 1920

The trial of John Cordillo on the charge of killing Frank Jennings near Laramie last September while in the employ of the state prohibition commissioner’s office, was to have started at Cheyenne yesterday. Judge Mentzer is to preside.

The school census of district number one shows 99 children of school age in the district.

The nerve and pep of western women were demonstrated last Friday when Mrs. E.A. Bock made the trip from Warren Peaks to Sundance and return on skis. It was a difficult feat but not the first time Mrs. Bock performed it. The new snow was very wet and travel tedious. The distance is only six miles, but the return trip was the real test, as the altitude of her home is about 1500 feet higher than Sundance.

75 Years Ago

May 3, 1945

About 700 deer were pushed back into the hills Friday in the vicinity of the William Reinhold place near Beulah when neighbors assembled for a “deer drive”. Most of them were back the following day reports Mr. Reinhold who was in Sundance Tuesday, so that the drive did not prove very fruitful. Other ranchers in that vicinity report about the same results from drives undertaken.

Tommy Straight, who was wounded in France about six months ago, recently wrote his mother who lives in Denver that he is now back in action. Elmer Pickerd, who is serving with the 6th Army in the Philippines, wrote several weeks ago that he was enjoying a period in a rest camp there. It is his first time away from the front lines since January.

50 Years Ago

April 30, 1970

Harold Rising, 45-year-old retired Nay career man, was named administrator for Crook County Memorial Hospital by the hospital board. Crook County assumes operation of the hospital May 1 from the Lutheran Hospitals and Homes Society.

Attending the women’s state bowling tournament in Riverton and Lander Friday-Saturday were members of the Farm Bureau Insurance team – Ruth Frolander, Virginia Orr, Margaret Ellsbury, Mary Lou Tschetter, Glenda Sapp and Ilene Sipe.

25 Years Ago

May 4, 1995

A long career at Sundance State Bank ended April 28 when Lila Dudrey retired after 43 years. Lila started to work at the bank on May 26, 1947. The first summer, Lila rode horseback into Sundance, leaving the horse at a small barn which is now Sundance Trailer Park, then walked on to the bank.

Beulah rancher Ron Vore has been elected president of the Wyoming Board of Agriculture at its meeting this month. Elaine Moore of Douglas was chosen vice president.


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