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May 7, 2020

100 Years Ago

The Times

May 5, 1920

Two more moose for the state of South Dakota’s game preserve in the Black Hills are to be captured there, says a dispatch from Jackson, Wyo., last week, and transported by sled and rail to South Dakota. Two of the four animals recently captured and started for that game preserve are said to have succumbed to the hardships of the journey.

Never mind. The romantic gink who intimated that it would be nice to have the other 18 inches of snow, making an even 12 feet for the winter, is being hotly pursued with the gentle object of instantaneous beheading.

Mrs. Bell of Buckhorn has recently purchased the Sanborn ranches of 360 acres southeast of Kara Mountain for ten dollars an acre.

75 Years Ago

May 10, 1945

After 15 years Sundance has a new mayor. Jay Durfee, who has served as councilman the past two years, was elected to that office at the city elections held yesterday. He received 55 votes to place him in the office. C.D. Roberts, who has been mayor of Sundance for a decade and a half, had refused to accept the office another term.

One of the smallest graduating classes in the history of the Hulett high school held commencement exercises there Friday evening. Consisting of three boys, the class roster included Eddie Mahoney, who was class valedictorian, Jack Painter and Max Johansen: the latter is now working in Belle Fourche and was unable to attend the exercises.

50 Years Ago

May 7, 1970

Sale of the Dime Horseshoe Bar in Sundance to Gary Jensen, Sundance was announced this week by Marvin (Pug) Jones. Jones had purchased the bar in August 1969 from W.L. (Swede) Nussbaum.

A Sundance man, Curly McLaughlin, is recovering from injuries he received Saturday when he was caught in a dumptruck power takeoff. He received five broken ribs and 45 stitches were required to close a severely lacerated arm.

25 Years Ago

May 11, 1995

Torrential rains, totaling up to seven inches Monday and Tuesday drove creeks and rivers out of their banks and caused flooding in parts of Crook County. Crook County Road & Bridge Supt. Elvin Rush, who was in the Aladdin area Tuesday morning, said 17 road crossings were washed out north of Aladdin. He said ranch families in that area were all isolated but had no problems except for the fact they couldn’t get out. The Crook County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday morning that students were stranded at that time at the Oak Creek rural school.


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