Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago

December 14, 1922

George Holden announces a fare well reception party at their ranch on Pine Ridge next Saturday evening. Dancing and refreshments, to which all are invited. Miss Dain Holden is soon to leave for a course in college.

The cold snap reached bottom last Friday morning at 11 degrees below zero. This was supposed to end the winter period for a time and Sunday was pleasant as a basket of chips. But Monday started out at 6 below again, so there you are.

Miss Ripley and Leta Butterfield will give a Christmas entertainment on Saturday eve before Christmas, the two schools uniting for the work. The entertainment is at the hall. The farm bureau has charge of the dance that follows the entertainment.

75 Years Ago

December 18, 1947

Major Meyers of the U.S. Army was in Sundance to present World War II and American Defense medals. Meyers reports that he presented 29 of the medals and that three Sundance men signed up for the Organized Army Reserve Corps. Men signing up were William L. Mauch, Chester E. Hemler and Wesley Jorgensen.

Featuring a program by the students of Sundance grade school the annual Christmas Eve party sponsored by the Sundance Commercial Club, will get underway at the Commercial theater in Sundance. The program will include special musical numbers and recitations. Old St. Nick is still on the job and he will be there to do dispense candy, apples, oranges and popcorn to the kiddies.

50 Years Ago

December 14, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Proctor, Moorcroft were among 22 Wyoming ranch people who were in the eastern United States recently promoting American and Wyoming beef. Mrs. Proctor appeared on New York television with “Big Mac”, the 1600-lb Charolais steer, who won a Denver show while masquerading as a Black Angus.

Seven Sundance High School students will compete in a speech meet at Newcastle Friday and Saturday. Speech instructor Walter McKay will accompany the students to the meet. Competing will be Linda Barnes, Lois Barnes, Claude Kohler, Judy Carson, Susan Wilson, Shannon Lee and Wanda Hejde.

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