Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago

June 14, 1923

Dr. C.L. Calvert came in from the ranch Monday for medical attention. A few days ago he had one finger caught in a seeder, crushing the first joint quite badly. The injured member did not heal satisfactorily and will need amputation.

Clyde Roberts arrived home Saturday, having finished a successful year at the at university at Laramie. Clyde will take over management of the Sundance Furniture company while the present manager, Miss Pollie Roberts will leave next week to enter the summer course at Laramie.

Fishing has been very good in this neighborhood and probably the banner catch of the season was made Tuesday when little Grace Schloredt hooked a seventeen-inch Rainbow in Medicine Lake. No, Grace wasn't quite big enough to pull him out, but with the assistance of Oliver Boone, the big beauty was landed.

75 Years Ago

June 10, 1948

Mrs. Joe Watt of Moorcroft today was elected president of the Cow Belles, women's organization of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. She succeeds Mrs. Sam C. Hyatt of Hyattville.

The Hulett Roping Club is to be the sponsor of a rodeo given at Hulett June 19 and 20. $610 in addition to money from entry fees will be given away as prizes to winners of the various events. This promises to be a great show with bronc riding, bulldogging, wild cow milking, calf roping, horse racing and other attractions. Band music by the Belle Fourche Cowboy band, a big parade Sunday and dances each night round out the days' events.

25 Years Ago

June 11, 1998

A number of last-minute filers promise to make the primary a busy one. A total of nine people have filed for the three open County Commissioner positions. Filing for the two four-year positions on the Democratic ticket are Stanton T. Dodson and George Wiley. The Republican filers include incumbent Merle Clark, Anita Fish, Perry Livingston, Joel Morgan and Jonathan Saturen. There were only two filers for the vacant two-year position: incumbent Mark Semlek and Robert Smoot. The most contested single position on the ballot, however, is Justice of the Peace. Long-time incumbent Ron Waugh is facing competition from around the county. Others who have filed include Mary Garman, Doug Griffis, Robert Hegge, Jerry Orcutt and Jeanette Pfeifer.