A historical, nostalgic and sometimes comical look back to the past as you can see what made the headlines of the Star Valley Independent, 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.
Remember, Sunday, April 29, the country goes on Daylight Savings Time. Clocks will be turned forward one hour. The official time for the change is 2 a.m. Sunday morning, but most people prefer to make the adjustment before retiring Saturday evening.
The Star Valley EMT’s have purchased one of the highly sought after Cabbage Patch dolls which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder May 5 at the National Guard Armory, said RaDawn Rudd, spokesman.
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The week of May 4-9 has been designated by the Afton Town Council as annual “Clean-up Week,” announces Mayor Doyle F. Child. All citizens will be asked to “clean-up, fix-up, and paint-up” in a cooperative effort to make the town a more attractive and healthful place to live. Councilman Kay Robinson said the town trucks will be available for two days, May 8 and 9, upon request, to haul away rubbish or debris by special arrangement.
(Photo) CallAir agricultural airplanes lined up at North end of the airstrip reflect company’s recent growth and production increase. There are 20 planes here, several more in hangers, many of which are awaiting delivery, others rushed to completion to meet anticipated needs of the aerial spraying industry. Twenty more are in production at this time. CallAir is in a better position than ever before to meet the heavy demand for spraying planes in both the foreign and domestic market. The plan is to gradually increase production even more.
Parent, Teenager Program to Combat Social Evils is Now Making Progress: …Four definite evils that exist in our valley were discussed. The social evils listed are: Theft, smoking, drinking, and immorality.
Local Recovery Campaign to start Soon in all Parts of Star Valley: Operating with a State wide movement to increase home trade, The Independent will publish for its readers many interesting news items, showing the personal advantage, for every taxpayer, “Who Buys in the Star Valley.” . . . Large placards reading “BUY IT IN STAR VALLEY ” are being placed gratis to all business firms cooperating. This campaign will reach approximately seven hundred Valley homes every month, each family with an average of three readers, simply means that twenty one hundred readers will received this interesting news each moth.
Schools to Close This Week: All of the grade schools of the Valley will finish the work for the school year this week. The grade school year has been cut nearly a month shorter than last year on account of finances. It is reported, however, that good work has been done and the pupils have completed the work and will receive a full year credit.
Etna news: Old King Pluto has again gone out through Etna’s mouth and delivered the beautiful Proserpina to her mother Dame Ceres; and the buds are swelling, birds singing and all nature seems to rejoice in the promise of another new harvest. Wm. Hardman and Mark Hardman have returned from Afton with their families to live here on their places again.
Smoot news: The snow is still with us, it will average about eight inches in the fields and if the cold weather continues there is no telling when it will go. Some of our people are very uneasy on account of the hay stacks getting rather small.
Bedford news: As there has not been any news in your paper for some time from here, I will try to give you a few items of what Bedford has been doing this winter, there has been parties nearly every week since Fall until the last two. . . . there has been many worthy of note such as the Primary, Sunday School, and Relief Society, also the schools in commemoration of Washington’s Birthday which was a grand success and showed what talent there is in our little Burg when it is handled by those that give it as much attention as our school Marms and the pupils did.