Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago

September 20, 1923

Frank Mitts has the banner crop of oats on the divide, he raised them on the Jim Bush land by the new system of culture.

The Belshe coal mine will begin operations this week and will soon be placing coal on the Sundance market. Emil Johnson, a miner from the Tinton district, was here Thursday making arrangements to go to work in the mine.

This office acknowledges receipt of three of the reddest watermelons we ever saw. They are from the Hub Heaverland ranch on Green mountain and Hub says he had plenty more.

75 Years Ago

September 16, 1948

Tourist travel for the summer of 1948 has given a total of approximately 12,000 cars entered at the checking station for the Devils Tower National Monument according to reports from Ranger McIntyre. This total was to the end of August with the checking station closing on September 8.

At a recent meeting, the high school board went on record as favoring the establishment of a curfew ordinance which would require that all young people of school age be off the streets at 9:00 o'clock in the evenings. The matter will be taken up with the city council in the very near future, Mr. Anderson announced.

50 Years Ago

September 13, 1973

Charles Wilson, acting administrator for Crook County Memorial Hospital, said Wednesday the hospital, closed since July 10, will reopen Saturday. Wilson said the hospital staff is fairly complete and that vacancies will be filled after the hospital is reopened. Wilson, who has been acting administrator since Aug. 1, will complete his work Saturday. Roger Vander Boom will become administrator on that date.

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