The Star Valley Independent has been covering the area for over 108 years. Take a look at what made the pages of the newspaper 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.
The Lincoln County School District #2 is instigating a “School Crossing Guard” program through the efforts of the PTO, the town and the school. The school is currently seeking applications of anyone wishing employment as a guard for approximately three hours per day to serve at crossings near the elementary and high schools.
The Afton Chamber of Commerce is planning the annual Christmas Kickoff again this year. . . . The Annual tree lighting ceremonies at the Afton Town Park is planned for Friday, Nov. 23. . . . new decorations [are] on order to decorate 12 street light poles on Afton’s Main street.
Ad: Coming Soon to the new Afton Plaza, The Toy Box. Toys, Hobbies, and bulk candy; featuring, Fisher Price, Tonka, Trains, Stompers and much, much more.
The architect’s drawing of the pipe organ for the Afton LDS Stake Center has been received. . . . Over $41,000 has now been pledged or received toward the organ and committee members appreciate those who have already made contributions and welcome others to do so.
(photo) Brenda Thurman and Bruce Winters were crowned queen and kind of the Seminary Harvest Ball, Friday night by Pres. B. Delos Gardner. Beth Hoopes and Kent Lindberg were attendants. The 12 ward queens and their attendants are also pictured.
Ad: Hoover Day at Ken’s Furniture & Appliances. New Hoover Eclectic floor washer, washes floors, then drinks up the scrub water, only $79.95; Hoover Pixie cleaner, the lowest priced Hoover cleaner made and what a joy to use, only $39.95; Hoover steam and dry iron, for the fastest, smoothest, ironing you’ve ever tried, only $19.95.
Annual Sadie Hawkins Dance, Friday, Nov. 20, SVHS gym. Prizes for the best costumes. Admission 50c single, $1.00 couple, sponsored by SVHS Pepstars.
Almanac: Nov. 12–Thomas Edison is awarded the Nobel Prize, 1915; 14–Sherman sets torch to Atlanta, Ga., 1864; 16–Oklahoma is admitted to the Union, 1907; 17–Suez Canal opened. Cost $127,000,000, 1869.
The gravel crusher and loader was set up last week in Grover Canyon, and actual gravel hauling was started Monday night. The crusher will run continuously night and day, allowing only necessary stops for greasing etc., and the trucks are running four shifts per day of five hours each shift. The graveling has started at Grover and thy will come this way. A three inch course of gravel is what is called for in the contract.
During the last few days the road crew and machinery has been arriving in Salt Canyon to finish the new contract let recently. It is expected that work will be started on the grading in a very short time. The new contract calls for a little more than three miles. Work will continue all winter if the weather will permit.
Auburn news: Henry Erickson and wife are leaving shortly for Montpelier to spend the winter. Mr. Erickson is one of the best blacksmiths in the country, so anybody wishing any work done must hurry before he leaves. Aurthur Lemons gives his wedding dance Nov. 19th, at Harrison Hall.
Freedom news: People are busy getting their Winter’s wood and preparing in other ways for the cold season. Some are plowing the stubble land, for the job of breaking is too hard in most fields, because the land is dry. Alfred Lee went to Soda after flour, and it seems he did not ask if they had a load for him, consequently he is there filling up on soda water for a few days, when they expect a car load.
Thayne news: The night was dark and the stars gave no light, when R.E. Coy’s bald head was seen turning the corner of our principle street, last Saturday night. It’s a fine 10 lb. girl.