Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago

December 7, 1922

The Legion dance Thursday night was successful beyond expectation and will be remembered as a novel and most pleasant affair. The spirit of ’49 prevailed, with accompanying features of a busy barkeeper, roulette, twenty one and fan tan, all of which attracted a good patronage. During the evening the bar suffered a desperate holdup, the bad men getting away with several suspicious looking bottles.

Wilber Goodson returned Saturday from shipping stock to Omaha, after which he spent some time in Cheyenne looking into the prospects for his appointment to the office of state game and fish commissioner. Mr. Goodson states that he considers his chances good for the appointment, inasmuch as Gov.-elect Ross is open to conviction and desirous of making the appointment on merit.

Mr. Ben Weaver and several others are hoping to get their threshing done soon. It’s frozen hard enough now to move a machine so they probably will not have to wait long for the outfit to move in.

75 Years Ago

December 11, 1947

A total of 84,396 fish were planted in streams of Crook County in 1947 it is revealed in a release by the state Game and Fish commission this week. 38,960 of these fish were 3-inch brook and were planted in Bear Lodge streams. 31,000 Brown and 7,488 Rainbow of the 1-inch variety were placed in Sand Creek and 7,488 1-inch rainbow were planted in Sundance pond.

The bureau of reclamation revealed at the Missouri basin inter-agency committee meeting today that construction of the $2,100,000 Keyhole dam is scheduled to start in the fiscal year 1949 and to be completed in the fiscal year 1951.

James Craig, movie star, was a hunting guest at the ranch of former Gov. Nels H. Smith last week. Craig flew to the Smith ranch with Arthur Stortz, Jr., of Omaha and George Hollowaq of Chicago.

50 Years Ago

December 7, 1972

Devils Tower VFW Post No. 4311 agreed Friday night to purchase a color TV set to be used by hospitalized members or members of their families. Loren O’Haver, Rex Dillon and Alven Reimer were named to a committee to check on the purchase of the set.

Coach Carolyn Fiscus’ Sundance High School girls basketball teams start the season Saturday night at Upton. Sundance will have a young team this year with only two seniors on the squad – Chris Eshom, who lettered last year, and Janet Clark. Other letter winners back for another season are juniors Debbie Snyder, Sylvia Brunson, Renee Bailey, Marge Taylor and Tina Sprague and sophomore Andrea Lee.

25 Years Ago

December 11, 1997

The Sundance Port of Entry Amoco was the location for an automobile fire early Sunday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene where they found the vehicle completely ablaze. According to David Mathis, manager of the travel plaza, an unnamed chiropractor from Denver was traveling through the area and stopped at the business at 5:00 a.m. The doctor, driving a 1996 Cadillac, parked at the east end of the building to get a little sleep. The visitor awoke just before 5:30 and saw smoke coming from under the vehicle.