100 Years Ago
Oct. 23, 1919
Stock sold to cover delinquent taxes
Eleven head from a herd of cattle which have been running on the open range in Goshen county, were attached and sold this week by sheriff Sherman for the 1918 taxes on the herd. These taxes were delinquent since Dec. 31st, last year. Taxes and cost amounted to $300. Altho repeatedly notified by the county officials, and having been warned that such a procedure would be undertaken the owner paid no attention. A stockman was fined $30.00 and costs for removing cattle from the state without paying the 1919 taxes. By request of county officials the names of these men are with-held.
Sunrise miners find work elsewhere
Thomas E. Finnerty, Sunrise ranchman, mine foreman and school director, was in Wheatland Saturday attendnig to business matters. He reports that everything is quiet in Sunries,e the men evidencing no tendency to discontent other than an anxiety to see the strike settled as soon as possible, so that they may return to work. Over half of the miners have gone to other localities to secure work, the Platte Valley sugar factories and the highway construction in the Big Thompson valley near Loveland, Colorado, being the main alternatives.
75 Years Ago
Oct. 26, 1944
New pharmacist at Edelman Drug Store
John A. Frick of Washington, D. C., arrived in Torrington in the past week to take over his new duties as a druggist at the Edelman Drug company.
Mr. and Mrs. Frick are making their home in an apartment at the Maude Casey house on East A street.
Mrs. Frick is a sister of Mrs. Harry Kilpatrick.
Asks cooperation of property owners in removing all weeds
The mayor and city councilmen this week are urging property owners to cooperate in removing all surplus leaves. The leaves should be placed adjacent to garbage cans to facilitate their removal by city trucks.
All property owners and renters are also asked not to burn paper or trash in garbage cans.
Huge beets shown in Telegram window
Two beets of tremendous size occupy a space in the display window of the Torrington Telegram this week.
The enormous beets were grown on the Homer Hood place near Hawk Springs on a Lincoln Land company irrigated farm. They are sixteen inches in length, one weighing 9-1/4 pounds and the other 7-3/4 pounds.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 23, 1969
2 locals named to College Who’s Who
Two University of Wyoming students from Torrington were included among thirty-six candidate name to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
They were Barbara Brosius, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brosius, and David Berry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berry.
Other candidates included Mary Brown, Chugwater, and Carl Sandberg, Albin.
Benefit fund established for Bartow family
A benefit fund has been established for the Harold Bartow family whose trailer home and personal belongings were destroyed in an explosion Oct. 13.
No injuries were involved to the family but they lost all their personal effects and household goods. Since the explosion they have been living with the Lester Snow family, nearby neighbors.
Friends of the family have begun a campaign to help raise funds for the needy family. An account has been established at First National Bank in Torrington and those wishing to contribute can leave their donatios there in the name of the “Bartow Fund.”
Woman’s Worry-In planned for Nov. 28
“Don’t let a trickle of worry turn into a torrent. Learn how to worry effectively.” This will be the subject of a Womans Worry-in that is being planned in the near future for Goshen County women of all ages.
Worry-In’s have been used very successfully in Colorado and Kansas, where they are called Worry Clinics. Now in Colorado and in Cheyenne men and teen-agers are asking for “equal time” to air their problems and gripes.
25 Years Ago
Oct. 26, 1994
County voters using absentee ballot options
As of Wednesday morning, 208 individuals have taken advantage of their option to vote by absentee ballot with 97 labsentee ballots still out, according to Goshen County Clerk Wendell Grapes.
On the average, between 300 and 500 individuals choose to use absentee ballots.
The absentee ballot is a convenience that more and more voters are taking advantage of, Grapes said. Even Grapes uses an absentee ballot since he begins work at 6 a.m. on election morning and doesn’t leave his office until the last ballot is counted that evening.
Skydiving event draws jumpers from out-of-state
More than 50 skydivers converged on Torrington this weekend and a majority of the jumpers were from out of the state, according to event organizer Mike Courtney.
The event provided economic benefits to the community as well as giving residents an entertainment option last Saturday and Sunday.
Courtney estimated out-of-town jumpers spent an average of $200 to $300 during their time in the town, not including their expenses for each of the jumps for each participant.
Cross country teams finish best in school history
The Trailblazer cross country team went to the state meet in Douglas this weekend and they finished “better than the best in our school history,” in the words of the coach.
Head coach Dennis Andersen said, “You can’t ask for any better than the best in our school history out of both teams.”
The finished were as good as they were because of an all-out effort and a nothing to lose attitude.
“We just went in and went for it,” Andersen said.