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This Week in Star Valley: October 1

Take a look at what made the news 25, 50 & 75 years ago in the pages of the Star Valley Independent.  Serving you for over 108 years.

Five years ago in 2004, Jami Hansen and Ben Skinner were elected Homecoming Queen and King25-years ago:

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Suzuki piano workshop planned–The Star Valley Suzuki Association announces its third annual Suzuki Workshop to be held. Classes on Suzuki philosophy, how the method works, why begin very young and many other aspects of the Suzuki music philosophy will be discussed.

Extension office discusses zucchini and Mexican vanilla. Leanne Johnson of the Lincoln County Extension office reports there are new ways to can zucchini. Last year a wide variety of zucchini pineapple recipes were available throughout the area. This year, there is a recipe for zucchini apple butter. These are not approved and tested recipes.

50-years ago:

An early fall storm, which dumped 2.41 inches of water in the three day period of Sept. 25-28, left a blanket of snow on the mountains ringing Star Valley and on much of the valley floor. Heavy rains were followed with sleet and snow and depths of three feet and over were reported in the mountains. Only an inch or so of snow built up in Afton.

Alumni welcomed to SVHS for homecoming activities today. . . .The parade is schedule at 11 a.m., the theme is “War Cry” and prizes are being offered for the best floats. . . . The football game at 1:30 p.m. will bring the State’s highest rated team, the Rock Springs Tigers, to grips with Coach Vern Gardner’s undefeated Star Valley Braves. Special halftime activities will be staged by the SVHS Marching Band, which will also add color to the parade with their new blue uniforms trimmed with crimson and gold, being worn today for the first time. Flag carriers will also have new uniforms.

75-years ago:

The opening of the big campaing in Star Valley started last night when the Democrats made talks to a crowed house in Afton. The Amerian Theatre was filled to capacity and people crowded into the aisle and stood up in the rear of the theater. The entire state candidates an all of the county candidates with the exception of George W. Tanner, candidate for county clerk, were present. This is the first time in our recollection that the entire state ticket has attend a rally in Afton.

Mine explosion kills three men–others in hospital suffering from shock and burns. Two miners were instantly killed and twelve more seriously burned in an explosion in the Blazon mine near Kemmerer yesterday. The explosion occurred in the south level of the mine where 14 men were at work, none of whom escaped injury.

Classes given for student at home–Under a new plan put in motion Monday, Wyoming is taking a college or university course of study to students who are unable to bear the expense of going to the institution . It was stated in the department of education today that it is expected that between 400 and 500 students in Wyoming will avail themselves of the opportunity,

Almanac–Oct. 6th–50,000,000 marks equal one dollar in Germany, 1923.

100-years ago:

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