Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago

January 4, 1923

W.N. Closson, newly elected member of the county board, arrived here Saturday from his ranch home at Rocky Point. Mr. Closson experienced a remarkable trip from his home eighty miles northwest from here. He started Thursday, ploughing through the gumbo for endless miles, and finished Saturday through deep drifts of new snow.

William Zimmerschied came in from his stock ranch near Carlile last week for a few days’ stay in the county seat. Mr. Zimmerschied has many friends in Sundance who remember his efficient four years’ administration of county affairs while commissioner.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mauch are rejoicing in the addition of a new grandson who arrived on Christmas morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Bates, Lake Preston, S.D.

75 Years Ago

January 8, 1948

Chester Guidinger, a partner of Edgar Partlow in the Gamble Store here for the past year, last week purchased the interest of Partlow in the business and has assumed private ownership and management of the store.

Members of the Town Council meeting in regular session Monday night accepted the resignation of Chas. B. Chittim as town councilman early last month. The council appointed Amos Ewing to fill the unexpired term of Claude Sackett who has left Sundance for Newcastle.

Cecil Crago is now barbering in the Sundance Barber Shop. He is a graduate of the Salt Lake Barber College. Wes Jorgensen, who has been barbering in the local shop the past eight months, will go to Kimball , Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Crago are living at the Rounds apartments.

It was announced in Moorcroft last week that C.C. Hughes had bought out the dry goods and furnishing line from the Robinson Mercantile Co. and took possession January 1.

50 Years Ago

January 4, 1972

Crook County Post No. 45 American Legion, announced Wednesday that it has sold the American Legion hall in Sundance to the Sundance Masonic Lodge. Purchase price was not announced. The rambling two-story structure on Cleveland Street was built in the mid-twenties by the American Legion post. During its long history, it has served as the focal point for various activities including countless dances, meetings, boxing matches and roller skating.

The Sundance Lions Club said this week that its ice skating rink in South Sundance is now open for daytime and evening use. The club has carried out the project for several years. Located at the corner of Thompson and south First streets, the rink is located on land owned by Alois Hilstrum, Seattle, Wash., who a year ago gave permission for use of the land.