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This Week in Star Valley: March 29

The Star Valley Independent has been covering the local news of the area for over 110 years without missing a single weekly edition.  As the times change, so do the new articles of the day.  Or do they?  Take a look back at the newspaper 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago during this calendar week of the year and see what made the ink.

25-years ago:

Like other districts throughout the state of Wyoming, the Lincoln County School District No. 2 will be grappling with ways to trim next year’s budget.

As a result of 3.5 percent cut in state funding the local school district will be dealing with a $400,000 shortfall as they prepare a temporary budgets scheduled to be reviewed by the school board in May.

(photo) Despite a bitter wind and intermittent flurries of snow, a crowd of people turned out to see the annual horse pull in Thayne. Cade Jasperson urges his team on in the light-weight division.

50-years ago:

An Eskimo was on trial. “I’d like for you to tell me,” said the judge, “what you were doing on the night of October 11 to April 3.”

Ad: Spring time is milk drinking time. Star Valley Milk. Star Valley Swiss Cheese Company, Thayne, Wyoming.

Freedom news: The young marrieds of the MIA held a “hobo” party Monday evening, March 19 at the ward recreation hall.

75-years ago:
Ad: Zephyr Lunch, one door south of telephone office. Open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Come in for an early Breakfast or Refreshments after the dance.

For the first time in five years, a group of students from Star Valley are entering the Forensic tournament at Laramie, April 2nd & 3rd. This tournament is sponsored with the hopes of reviewing the old speech tournaments. The contest will include, debates, orations, and readings.

Work is being rushed on the finishing of the new drug store, to be known as the Thrifty Drug Store, Inc. The large fountain is already set up and the booths and display racks are receiving their final coat of enamel. Unless unforeseen difficulties arise, the place will be opened next week.

100-years ago:

Local items: Joseph Henderson came in Tuesday night from Bancroft where he has been to fetch his wife, who has been visiting there for some time.

Spring is coming. All the roads and trails are standing on their edges.

The Osmond Relief Society held their 17th of March celebration Thursday night. It has been delayed on account of the snow slide.
Thayne news: It is expected by some of the people of our town, that the snow will not go off before Spring while others, even with their prophetic eye do not even pretend to see the future. The snow is some little above our knees yet.

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