The Star Valley Independent has been covering the area for more than 109 consecutive years. Take a look back at what made the pages of the newspaper 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago!
The Afton Town Council . . . decided to employ a recreation director for the town. . . . The salaried position was set at $2,500 per month.
Ad: Treat Mom to the Finer things of life from Star Valley Jewelry. Black Hills gold–diamonds. New shipment of watches. Diamond sale 40% of for cash, charge and/or lay-a-way.
Ad: At Maverick country store, $1.079/gal, regular.
Afton showed a slight population gain during the last decade, while Kemmerer registered a big gain and Lincoln County showed a slight decline . . . . Afton’s 1960 population in the preliminary and unofficial report is 1,325 a gain of six persons over the 1950 count of 1,319. Kemmerer’s population in the 1960 census is 2,031, a gain of 364 persons or 21 percent over he 1950 figures of 1,667. Lincoln County dropped from 9,023 in 1950 to 8,988 in 1960, a decline of 35 persons, the preliminary report showed.
Star Valley High School musicians chalked up a total of 20 Superior Ratings at the West Green River District Music Festival at Afton Friday and Saturday.
Two More Boys Enroll for Scout Jamboree–Roscoe and Foster Barrus will represent Troop 88 at the National Scout Jamboree at Washington, D.C., next August. The enrollment of these two boys gives Star Valley a total enrollment of 13 boys. This record is envied by other districts of the Council.
The Bear Lake Stage line will start next week and will operate from Afton to Logan each day. These stages will make connections at Montpelier with stages running east and west from there. They will arrive in Logan in time to make connections with the big stage and bus lines to all parts of the country.
With promises to be the best season for baseball Star Valley ever had starts with a bang, Saturday, May 11, with games at Afton, Freedom, Smoot, Grover and Osmond. Etna, last year champions, are reported strong again this year. Fairview and Freedom are also out to win the bacon as well as several other towns. Bedford by entering only one team should be stronger this year. Thayne has a young bunch that are about ready to make a showing. If Smoot can get that young hurler back, watch out, so all in all, things should be interesting.
The Clock Stopped at one o’clock, 16 minutes and 14 seconds. Bring in, or Telephone your nearest number before 4 p.m., Saturday, and we will record your time. Thos. H. Roberts. [Different times reoccurring weekly.]
Thayne news: Considerable property has changed hands lately. A. J. Palmer has purchased 80 acres of land from Marion Heap. Orvil Child has secured the old Smith homestead from Thos. L. Van Noy. P.C. Miller has bought the property owned by Leo Nelson, north of Marion Heaps’ place, and T. R. Hebdon has purchased his Blacksmith shop.
more Thayne news: The Auburn and Thayne Primary gave a children’s dance on the 29, and a dance in the evening for the older folks. Refreshments were served.