This Week in Star Valley: September 1-7

This Week in Star Valley: September 1-7

The Star Valley Independent has been covering the many communities of the area every week since 1901 without missing a single edition.

As the times change and technology evolves how we get our news, so does the Independent.

The print edition is one way to get the news each week. From online websites to Facebook and Twitter, the Independent is still covering Star Valley better than any other source.

This column shows you what made the pages of the newspaper 25, 50 and 75 years ago during this calendar week of the year.

25-years ago:

(photos)  Competitors in Afton’s first Annual Pedal and Paddle race line up next to the Afton Town Park Saturday morning in preparation for a 12 mile ride to the Auburn bridge.  Jody Allen and Gary Berger paddle their way to victory in the closing moments of the race on the Salt River.

(photo)  Former drug addict Jevon Thompson says much of the problem with those addicted to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs is they don’t have self esteem. “They don’t have the guts to say no.”  Feeling good about yourself starts at home.  Smoking is like wrapping your lips around the tail pipe of a car and breathing.  Kids become alcoholics 10 times faster than adults.  One joint of marijuana is as bad for your lungs as an entire package of cigarettes.

50-years ago:

School started Monday in the five attendance units of the Star Valley Public Schools, and as of Wednesday, 1,640 school children were counted or had registered in the district, an  increase of 25 over last year’s enrollment.

Fairview news:  Mrs. Lydia Cook Gibbons passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hale.

The Carl Petersen family moved from the community over the weekend. On Thursday of last week Laura Dean Tolman, Myrtle Pead and Venna Kennington took the MIA girls to the River View Resort for a party.  After the swim they had a picnic supper.
Smoot news:  Kreg Lancaster, 9-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Delano Lancaster, jumped from a moving pickup last week and sustained several cuts on his head which had to be sewed up.  He now is getting along all right and is able to go to school.
Braves meet Rock Springs in football opener Friday.

75-years ago:

The Hub Hotel was robbed Saturday night of $100.  Sheriff Barrus reports the apprehension of two suspects.  One was taken into custody and was bonded over to the District Court under a $1,000 bond.

The seasons on Elk and Bear shall open in that portion of Lincoln County lying north of the Snake River, September 15, 1939.  This is the only area open in Lincoln County until October 15.

Star Valley High School gridders open a tough schedule today when they meet the powerful Rock Springs team on the local field at 2:00 p.m.

Hold Tight!  It’s Star Valley High School on the rampage again!  The reason?  The annual “Get Acquainted Ball” held at the Valleon Ballroom, Friday, September 8.  After a summer of resting, the Student Body, under the supervision of the Student Body officers, will show their pep by starting the school year out with a bang-up dance, where freshies will meet seniors, sophs will swing juniors, old acquaintances will be renewed, and new friends made.

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This Week in Star Valley: September 1-7

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