A Look Back, Jan. 25, 2019

Jan. 26, 1994 Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Brent Eberhard tried to fire-up his teammates in their game at the Cougar Palace on the Western Nebraska Community College campus in Scottsbluff, Neb.

100 Years Ago

Jan. 23, 1919

Feeding tests start at Experiment Farm

During the last two weeks, four lots of 10-head each and two lots of five head each of yearling steers have been placed on feed at the State Experiment Farm.

The object of the first four lots, which are being fattened for the market, is to determine the most profitable feed for our conditions in the lower Platte Valley. Practically all of the feeds are or can be raised extensively in our own locality and the problem is to determine the feed or combination of feeds which will produce the most profit.

Federal authorities after 

Wyoming bootleggers

George Mares, the man arrested and tried at Mitchell last Thursday on a charge of having whisky in his possession and sentenced to the county jail in default of paying his fine, was later taken in charge by federal authorities and tried again before United States Commissioner Burrows and sent to the federal prison at Sidney on a charge of transporting liquors from Wyoming.

Closely following this prosecution, the state official representing the Hyers administration on Friday night took another man from the eastbound train at Mitchell, together with a trunk and suitcase containing altogether 62 pints of whiskey and five quarts of beer.

75 Years Ago

Jan. 27, 1944

County earns “A” Agriculture award

Farmers and ranchers of this county will witness the result of their effort in food production during 1943 when they attend a program arranged for 2 o’clock on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12, at which time the “A” Agriculture Award will be presented this county by Capt. W. E. Maurer of the Denver Quartermaster Market Center.

The award is being given to Goshen County as the banner agricultural county in the state and for its splendid record in food production during 1943. It will consist of a large flag with the letter “A” in the center. 

Goshenite reaches century mark

Attributing her good health and appetite to daily walks, Mrs. N. H. Johnston, mother of Mrs. C. C. Cook of this city, is celebrating her 100th birthday anniversary and is receiving recognition from many friends who are sending gifts, flowers and plants, as well as innumerable cards.

Although her eyesight is not quite up to the usual standard, her general physical condition belies one many years short of the century mark. Having suffered an attack of the flu for the past several week, the aged lady – who has made her home with her daughter since 1930 – has recovered sufficiently to be hostess to her friends today at an open house.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 23, 1969

Holly produces millionth bag of campaign

For the first time in the 43-year history of the Holly Sugar plant at Torrington, the factory produced more than one million, 100-pound bags of sugar in one season. Factory Manager O. P. Kottwitz presented the one millionth bag to Father Fitchingham of the St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Torrington. The major reason the one million bags were obtained is 100,000 tons of beets shipped in from foreign sources for processing. The one-million bags of sugar is enough to cover the consumptions of one million people for one year. This was the first time in Wyoming history a single sugarbeet processing plant has produced this number of bags of sugar in one campaign.

LaGrange woman elected 

tops in national Cow Belles

Mrs. Edward W. (Elizabeth) Johnson of LaGrange was elected president of the National Cow Belles, an auxiliary of the American National Cattlemen’s Association, during the organization’s annual convention Jan. 22, 1969, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of the former Mr. and Mrs. Felix Wilkinson, ranchers near Kimball, Neb. She has been a long-time Wyoming Cow Belle member and is a charter member of the National organization. Mrs. Johnson has served as the secretary-treasurer and president of the state Cow Belles and has served on numerous committees.

25 Years Ago

Jan. 26, 1994

Icy front sweeps into area

It’s not time to pull out your swimsuits and shorts yet, as Mother Nature gives the area a cool reminder it’s still winter.

Goshen County could receive from 3- to 5-inches of snow today, with flurries on and off up to the weekend. The temperatures were a far cry from the record highs in the mid- to upper-50s a few short days ago.

WNCC lashes EWC at Palace, 93-74

It took a little more than 20 minutes of play for it to happen, but once the Western Nebraska College men’s basketball team got running last Friday, the Eastern Wyoming College contingency seemed to do best getting out of the way.

The transition game brought a hyped Cougar Palace crowd for the Highway 26 Juco Hoop clash to its feet with a series of scoring spurts, which produced some dazzling open-court passing and thunderous finishing dunks.

The Cougar’s fast-breaking second-half style, which at times turned the game into a track meet, led to a 93-74 WNCC win it its first central sub-Region IX contest of the season.


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