For over 100 years the Independent has been bringing you the news. Here’s a look back at this particular week 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago here in Star Valley.
This content originally ran over this same seven-day period at the years mentioned above.
Exie the Clown is a creation of The Country Burger and The Extravaganza, Afton businesses, to entertain at children’s birthday parties. (There was a picture to show the children who attend the first party Exie hosted at The Country Burger this past week.)
Jerry Snyder, nationally recognized guitar teacher, clinician and performing artist and writer, stopped at the Star Valley High school recently to pick guitar and talk to the music students of Mr. Scott Schwab. Mr. Snyder was returning to Jackson to catch his plane back to California following a state music convention for music teachers.
Ad: Make your special someone happy; bring them to the Afton Wyoming Stake Sweetheart Dinner Dance. Music by: Wyoming. Best dress. Floor show. Tickets are purchased from your ward elder’s quorum presidency. Non-Members contact your nearest Mormon neighbor for information about this dance.
Ad: Mid-Winter Sale at Radio Shack. Compact Music System, Clarinette-102 by Realistic. Save $100, $199.95, Reg. $299.95. Our “Everything System” Cassette and 8-track record/play decks, AM/FM stereo, changer. 22″-high speakers.
Ad: 540 KC, KBRV, on every Star Valley radio dial. Spreading a blanket of music over the great Star Valley.
Curt Empey, Dale Dunn, Ralph Smart, and Bob Bruce.
KBRV Top 20: 1–Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, The Platters; 2–16 Candles, The Crests; 3–Stagger Lee, Lloyd Price; 4–Donna, Ritchie Valens; 5–My Happiness, Connie Fancis; 6–A Lover’s Question, Clyde McPhatter; 7–Goodbye, Baby, Jack Scott; 8–Gotta Travel On, Billy Grammer; 9–Lonely Teardrops, Jackie Wilson; 10–Manhattan Spiritual, Reg Owens and Orch.; 11–May You Always, McGuire Sisters; 12–Lucky Ladybug, Billie & Lillie; 13–Whole Lotta Lovin’, Fats Domino; 14–The Diary, Niel Sedeka; 15–Petter Gunn, Ray Anthony; 16–All of a Sudden (My Heart Sings), Paul Anka; 17–One Night, Elvis Presley; 18–Lonesome Town, Ricky Nelson; 19–To Know Him is to Love Him, The Teddybears; 20–Children’s Matrching Song, Mitch Miller.
KBRV’s Featured Albums of the Week: The Best of the Ames, by Ames Brothers; Ricky Nelson, by Ricky Nelson; Sounds of Great Bands, by Glenn Gravy. The Disc-Jockey’s pick of the week. Dale: I’m Gonna Hitch my Hotrod to a Star, by Hal Wallis; Curt: Zombie, by the Salmas Brothers; Ralph: I’ve got a Wife, by Mark IV; Bob: Solitude, by Bonnie Guitar.
Ski tournament at Freedom postponed–the scarcity of snow has compelled the committee to select a later date which they call February 24, for their ski meet. This time of the year should furnish the hill with a blanket of snow sufficient for the flying hardwood to do the act…. To the skiers who really wish to see a thrilling hill, and try their skill on it, be at Etna, Sat. Feb 3 at 12 o’clock. The hill is straight East of Etna on the mountain slop. Bear Clinger says it’s the greatest of all hills for thrills, but too steep an approach for great distance. Come out and see a real hill and dense canopy of pines. It has two jumps erected.
Checker tournament–Have you selected your champion checker player? If not, remember you have only until February 13 to select a champion to represent you ward in the finals of each valley, the then the final championship for the whole Star Valley. The best players of each valley will compete for the first and second places. “Who knows? you may be the champion.”
Grover news: Mrs. Hepworth dies–A gloom has been cast over this community by the sad death of Comera Bessile Hepworth, wife of Geo. W. Hepworth. She is the mother of eight children, six of whom survive her, the youngest being but a week old when its mother died.