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This Week in Star Valley: March 25-31

This Week in Star Valley: March 25-31

The Star Valley Independent has been the go-to source for news in the area for over 110 years.  The staff of the Independent covers the many varied communities of the valley from Alpine to Smoot and beyond.

The news over the past century is sometimes enlightening, funny, tragic, odd or even unbelievable.  Take a look at what made the pages of the newspaper during this calendar week of the year 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

Do you remember the stories as they unfolded?  Or do you remember grandparents telling you about them?  The Star Valley Independent continues to cover the valley through a changing news landscape.

This week’s inset picture shows you the evolution of Star Valley soccer, taken this week five years ago in 2008.  The turf field has had few complaints since its completion.  The main picture below is that of the 2008 Prom Royalty.  Can you name them all?


25-years ago:

prom royalty 2008The eggs will be out this weekend—Afton’s traditional Easter egg hunt will be held this Saturday, April 2, at 1 pm in the town park on the corner of Fifth and Adams.  This year the event will be coordinated through KRSV Radio and the Star Valley Independent. Thayne’s Easter egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the park.

Alpine’s Easter Egg hunt is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Alpen Haus Park.

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For Sale:  Kid-napper camper shell, fits most full size pickups, good condition, $250.

50-years ago:

A new bishopric was sustained by the Freedom Ward, Star Valley Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sunday night during sacrament meeting.  Lyman F. Crook was sustained as bishop, replacing the late Bp. Lowell E. Jenkins, who was killed in a truck accident Jan. 31, 1963, near Palisades, Idaho.

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75-years ago:

Lower Valley Road to be Oiled Soon–The Star Valley Chamber of Commerce take great pleasure in announcing to the people of Star Valley that through their efforts and the combined cooperation of the clubs, religious organizations and all other interested parties, we have succeeded in securing a road oiling project in the  valley.

Hyrum Perkins died at his home in Osmond some time Tuesday of general debility incident to old age. He died some distance from his house near his barn and his body was not discovered until Wednesday morning. A slight skiff of snow covered the body and indications were that he laid out all night.  He was 82 years of age and has been in poor health for several years.  He was last seen alive about 4 p.m. Tuesday by some neighbor children who reported, after his body was found, that they saw him staggering around.  The probabilities are that he died soon after this.

100-years ago:

President Osmond Dead–Like a wave of gloom engulfing everyone, was the news of the passing away of the great leader and Stake President George Osmond.  It came as a personal loss to thousands because   his position placed him as a spiritual adviser to the Latter-day Saints of the Star Valley Stake.

After an illness of three weeks, George Osmond, President of the Star Valley Stake, passed away quietly at his home in Afton on Tuesday, March 25th, surrounded by his family and friends.  Geo. Osmond was born in England, May 23, 1835, and in his youth emigrated to Zion.  He shortly afterward located at Bloomington, Idaho. After his second mission spent in England, he returned home in May of the year 1892 and the following August, the Star Valley Stake was organized, and he was selected to fill the office of President, which position he has filled well and nobly. The Tabernacle was perhaps the laurel in his crown in which he took great pleasure, and he was pleased to live to see its completion.

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This Week in Star Valley: March 25-31

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