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This Week in Star Valley: August 9-16

The Star Valley Independent has been covering the area over over 110 years without missing a single edition.  Take a look back at what made the pages of the local newspaper this week 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

25-years ago:

Thayne new water rates will become effective with the October billing as a result of the town council passing ordinance 150 on the third and final reading Monday night. The rates will now make the basic charge $20 a quarter per equivalent user fee.

Ad: At Afton True Value, Moonlight Madness, two days only, lawn chairs, $7.88; wheel barrows, $19.95; 22″ Hedge trimmers, $48.99; 2 piece dish & sink set, $3.99

Ad: Back to school perm sale at Michelle’s Styling Salon in Thayne. Bring a friend and receive the first perm at regular price and the second perm at 30 percent off.

50-years ago:

(Photo) Returning home from a year of active duty at Fort Lewis, Wash., Monday, were the men of Company A, 1022nd Engineer Bn. The main body of the Star Valley National Guard arrived in this convoy that paraded through Main Street before unloading at the National Guard Armory. The engineer battalion was ordered to active duty Oct. 1, 1961. Units from Afton, Laramie, Lander, Powell and Gillette were activated.

A Brass Quartet, presently on tour throughout the western states, from Bob Jones University of Greenville, S.C., will present a program at the Star Valley Community Bible Church in Thayne . . . it was announced this week by Rev. John Lovegrove. For the 16th Consecutive summer, Bob Jones University is sending several ensembles to all parts of the United States. These groups have maintained a reputation for programs of unusual variety and spiritual inspiration, according to the sponsors.

75-years ago:

During the past three weeks, Star Valley farmers have nearly completed putting up their first crop of hay, and some are now mowing their second crop. The recent heavy rains were a boon to those who waited until it was over before cutting their hay. Weather the past two weeks has been ideal for haying and nearly every available farm hand has been put to work.

For Immediate Sale: One 1937 Studebaker Pickup. $150 discount. John C. Mallory.

100-years ago:

Jersey Cow Averages $11 per month–Henry Kennington is the owner of a high-grade Jersey and his receipts from the Burton creamery show that his cow netted him $78.01 in seven months, this averaging a little over $11 per month. Mr. Kennington is not an exclusive dairyman, but as an example this will enlighten numerous dairy ranchers to the fact that high-bred mulch cows are a more profitable and paying investment.

I wish to announce to the people of Star Valley that I have no partners, agents or representatives; as on several occasions unscrupulous person have claimed to be my partner and by so doing transacted business with people who were of the impression that they were dealing with me. I attend to all my business in person. I am the only Optometrist visiting Star Valley or who has been that is qualified legally in the states where there is laws regarding the practice of Optometry. I will be in Star Valley again about Dec. -  O.L. Dutcher.

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