The Star Valley Independent hasn’t missed a weekly issue in over 108 years. Take a look back at the historic, nostalgic and sometimes comical headlines from 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.
Main street speed limit unchanged . . . Afton businessman addressed the council stating that he was in favor of lowering the speed limit between fourth and fifth avenue to 20 miles per hour which would allow four more parking spaces on main street. . . . After much discussion a motion was passed to leave the speed limit at its present 30 miles per hour and to handle the parking problem by developing parking on the side streets.
Ad: Lakeside Restaurant, Alpine. Bring the Family for our Mother’s Day special. Barbeque Spare Ribs $5.95. A potted plant for every mother ordering a meal while they last.
Ad: Need a new Summer look? Perms $19. Walk-ins welcome. Kut ‘N Kurl Beauty Shop.
Ad: Playing at the Ford Theatre, Footloose–The music is on his side.
Mother’s day is Sunday. Make this truly “her day” and let us help you. May we suggest–Sunbeam electric fry pan, General Electric steam iron a, a Mixmaster, a set of fine melmac dinnerware. Brog & Hemmert. Use our convenient parking lot. Phone 18; Afton, Wyo.
Auburn news: Last Monday night a fish and chips supper was held at Mrs. Ervon Johnson’s for about 25 girls who played on the volleyball team. Afterward they went bowling. The girl’s presented Mrs. Johnson with a beautiful TV lamp.
Ad: Surprise mom on mother’s day. Take her out to dinner at the Golden Spur Cafe where she can feel like a princess and dine like a queen on luscious foods, perfectly prepared and tastefully served. We are now open 24 hours a day.
Smoot news: W. Lancaster and some members of the family motored to Soda Springs hospital Sunday, where they found Mrs. Lancaster much improved in health. She will no doubt have to have a goitre removed before she recovers completely.
Fairview news: Orson Harmon has the most unusual accidents, a new one every spring it seems. This spring he has his jaw broken. It all happened Sunday, when he was out playing a friendly game of base ball with some of Fairview’s young ladies. He leaned over to pick up a bat when the beautiful young pitcher sent the ball at a high speed and caught him square in the lower jaw.
Smoot news: The snow is gone and ploughs are in operation, everywhere everyone seems to be preparing to put in a big crop. Notwithstanding the cold backward spring our sheep are on the hills now and are doing fairly well. Although the sheep that went from here to the Winter range did not do so well as quite a heavy loss is reported.
Grover news: Spring has come at last, the first plowing was done on the 27th of April. The brethren met last Thursday and put a fence between the store lot and the Meeting house lot. Bp. Jenson is improving the appearance of the town by constructing a new fence around his residence.
Bedford news: Sister Samuel Merritt is well again after her attack of blood poison. Another fine baby arrived at the home of Jacob A. Fluckiger’s about two weeks ago.