From our files: City water tank cleaned after 22 years

100 Years Ago: The Cowley Weekly Progress, July 18, 1913

The Pioneer Day celebration was by far the biggest affair ever attempted here. It was an unqualified success in every detail. It is estimated that over 2,000 people were in attendance. The mammoth parade when made up was half a mile long.

75 Years Ago: The Lovell Chronicle, July 21, 1938

Believing that the city water storage tank should be cleaned once every 25 years, the city is busy taking out the mud and settlings which have accumulated there in the last 22 years. This standpipe was put up in 1916 and has not been emptied for cleaning purposes since that time.

50 Years Ago: The Lovell Chronicle, July 18, 1963

Miss Big Horn County for 1963, 18-year-old Cody NeVille, has traded off her title for a new one. She is now “Miss Wyoming” for 1963, with the chance of replacing that title for the role of Miss America. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed NeVille of Byron.

25 Years Ago

The Lovell Chronicle

July 21, 1988

Local bowling ace Chester Gilliam rolled the highest game ever recorded at Yellowtail Lanes with a 298 effort. Gilliam, who is a co-owner of the bowling facility, threw 11 consecutive strikes before missing two pins in the final frame of the game.