Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago

April 19, 1923

The Upton-Sundance road formally opened to motor traffic Tuesday, five or six cars having negotiated the trip that day. The road is not exactly in good condition, but all cars got through with little or no trouble. A patrol was put on the road yesterday and any car meeting difficulty will have a chance to get help.

R.T. Patterson was up from Spearfish Sunday, trying out the road from a freighter’s view point. Toy will start this week hauling supplies and material for the new school building.

Tom Wolfskill and Nicholas Goetsinger were in from the Ewing neighborhood Thursday, where they have just got settled in their new location. They report lambing in full swing with indications for a successful season.

75 Years Ago

April 15, 1948

Plans for the Wyoming War Memorial campaign in Sundance and Crook County were made last weekend as Everett Shelton, Wyoming basketball coach and Milward Simpson, president of the University board of trustees met with local people. Mrs. Nora Reimer, secretary in the county attorney’s office, has been named chairman for the Sundance drive. Serving on the Sundance committee with Mrs. Reimer are Otis Reynolds, Edwin Rounds, C.D. Roberts, and Roger Thomas. The Wyoming War Memorial will be in the form of a Fieldhouse to be constructed on the University campus.

Sundance high school will have a new athletic coach next fall. B.F. Weaver, a graduate of Spearfish Normal, signed a contract with the board Monday night. Weaver will receive his degree from the Black Hills Teachers College this spring.

Several new houses are under construction and being completed during this past winter and spring. Harry Davis has completed a new, modern brick house in the west part of town. Russell Bernd is building a new home between 4th and 5th street on main. Rex Dillon has started work on a new home on main street between 5th and 6th and the home of Frank Blakeman in the same block is nearing competition.

50 Years Ago

April 12, 1973

David Schelldorf, Sundance High School junior, has been selected by the Sundance American Legion post as its Boys’ State delegate for 1973. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schelldorf, Sundance. Named as alternative delegate was Dan Henke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henke, Sundance.

A play, “A gift for Hans Brinker,” is being performed this week by members of the Sundance fourth grade class. Members of the cast are Shelby Moeller, Chuck Haptonstall, Ronda Watson, Terry Halverson, Trudy Durfee, T.J. Wyatt, Diana Englehaupt, Susan Julin, Scott Cameron, Joyce Disney, Lynn Conley, Pat Conley, Trudie Speidel and Taleen Vore.

25 Years Ago

April 16, 1998

Two Crook County students were recently honored by Tandy Technology Scholars for their accomplishments as high school seniors. Jayme Dark, senior at Sundance High School was honored for being in the top two percent of graduating seniors in 1998. Melissa Ann Parnell, senior at Hulett High School was recognized as an outstanding math, science or computer science student.