The Star Valley Independent is the only newspaper that delivers news to the varied communities of the area and has been doing so for over 110 years.
Take a look back in time at what made the pages of the Independent 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago during this calendar week of the year. Do you remember any of it? Are you amazed at how quickly time has passed? Or are you still reading about the same issues today?
This week’s walk down memory lane includes Star Valley State Bank and a case of the mumps.
This week’s inset picture is from the second week of April 2008 and a look at the 1041st National Guard Unit. The main picture below is training for the local Search & Rescue. Photos taken by Independent Staff
A rash of fires in the Star Valley area has resulted in two injuries and structural damage in the past week. As of Tuesday night the Afton Fire Department had responded to six fires in the past six days, and the Thayne Fire Department answered the call to three fires that same day. The fire departments are asking residents to use extreme caution when burning grass because of unusually dry spring time conditions.
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A change in the command of Co. A. 1022nd Engineer Bn., National Guard unit at Afton was announced by the Wyoming National Guard this week. Capt. Boyd W. Barrus, who has been company commander of the local unit, has been assigned to the 1022 Engineer Bn. Staff as motor maintenance officer. Captain Barrus is a World War II veteran, having enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Feb. 11, 1943. He served until Feb. 1, 1946, and served overseas in the South Pacific assigned as company commander of Co. A to replace Captain Barrus was First Lt. Stanley Reeves. Lt. Reeves served an enlistment with the U.S. Air Force for two and a half years from March 23, 1951, during which time he served overseas in England.
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The CCC camp now stationed at Riggins, Idaho, will be moved to Jackson for work on the Snake River road as soon as weather conditions permit, about May 15.
Smoot news: Mrs. Reeves is improving since her recent illness. She is at the Hub Hotel in Afton. The opera “Chimes of Normandy” went over big. A record breaking crowd witness the performance and it was enjoyed very much.
Etna news: Mrs. Wardell Clinger went to Rexburg Tuesday to visit with Wardell who is feeding his sheep there. Ether Baker is laid up with mumps and there are a few cases of flu here.
Deloyd, the little son of Mrs. Luella Wilkes passed away at 11:20 last Tuesday night, death being due to an attack of pneumonia. The child was a bright boy of nine years, 11 months and 26 days of age and will be greatly missed by his many playmates.
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