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April 22, 2021

100 Years Ago

Apr. 21, 1921

Dan and Tom Straight and Dan Boone pulled out for Upton yesterday with four-horse teams to assist in moving the drilling outfit to Fred Hawkens ranch for the Sundance-Wyoming Co.

Tom Smelzer of Beulah was in Sundance Monday returning from a trip over the country in search of pasture. He made a deal with Dave Watson and will move about 200 head of his fine Hereford stock to the latter’s ranch on Houston creek.

75 Years Ago

Apr. 18, 1946

The housing shortage in Sundance will be slightly alleviated by fall this year if plans of several residents for building new homes are carried out. A.B. Durfee plans to build a new, completely modern home on the corner of 6th and Main. He recently purchased three lots in that block. Mrs Ethel Hart is making preparations for the building of a new home on Cleveland St. east of the Farrell residence and Sidney Harvey, county assessor says that he plans to build a new home in the block where he now lives sometime this summer. We understand others are planning new homes to be built this summer if material and labor can be obtained.

Nels H. Smith, Crook County rancher and former governor of this state announced Tuesday that he would seek the Republican nomination, in the summer primaries, for the office he held four years, 1938-42. Completing a four year term in 1942, Smith sought re-election on the Republican ticket and was defeated by Governor Lester C. Hunt, who served as secretary of state during his administration.

50 Years Ago

Apr. 22, 1971

The dream of a county museum, unfulfilled for many years, will spring into reality here Sunday when the formal opening of the Crook County Museum is held. Working on the arrangements for the program have been Mrs. Dennis Hart and Mrs. Glen Wyatt. Mrs. Stanley Hathaway, wife of the governor, will attend and is expected to speak briefly.

A $750,000 bond issue for a proposed elementary school building in Sundance received final approval Thursday night during a meeting of the Crook County School District board in Sundance. The board, which had approved the bond issue at a meeting last month, unanimously agreed on the amount of the bond issue at Thursday’s meeting. The proposal will be voted on June 22 during the regular school election.

25 Years Ago

Apr. 18, 1996

Tri-County Electric Association and Sheridan-Johnson Rural Electrification Association have completed six of the eleven merger information meetings scheduled throughout their service territories. Managers Ron Harper and Duane Portwood said the majority of members attending the meetings this past week have been very supportive of the proposed merger. Members of the two cooperatives have until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 1996 to return their ballots.


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