From Our Files: Johnny honored by Sports Illustrated

100 Years Ago, December 4, 1914, The Cowley Weekly Progress

Our government never faced so tremendous a problem as that now lying dormant at the doors of congress and the legislatures, and which, when aroused will shake this nation from center to circumference, and make civilization hide its face in shame. That problem is – women in the field. Over a million and a half women work as farm hands in the United States.

75 Years Ago, December 7, 1939, The Lovell Chronicle

Motorists on Lovell’s Main Street are urged to use caution in driving around the Christmas trees which are in place at the downtown intersections. The town marshal states that everyone is required to keep to the right of the trees and avoid cutting corners.

50 Years Ago, December 3, 1964, The Lovell Chronicle

Winterholler-Gym-DSC_0038John Winterholler, former Lovell resident, a 1940 graduate of the University of Wyoming and former UW athletic great, has been named to receive a Silver Anniversary All-American award sponsored by Sports Illustrated magazine. Silver Anniversary awards are not necessarily given for superiority of football performance, but rather “to point up the pursuit of rounded human values in which athletics and education are joined.”

After graduation in 1940, he went directly in the U.S. Marine Corps as a second lieutenant. He survived the Bataan Death March (Philippines) and the three years in prison camps which followed, but emerged from them a paraplegic, confined to a wheelchair for life. During his rehabilitation he was a pioneer in wheelchair basketball and has since become an ardent outdoorsman, hunting and fishing with his family, wheelchair and all.

(The Lovell High School Gymnasium is named in honor of Mr. Winterholler.)

25 Years Ago, December 7, 1989, The Lovell Chronicle

It all begins tonight, Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Showboat Dinner Theatre in Deaver when the Rocky Mountain High School music group called The Singers will perform at a madrigal dinner. Seating at the theater is limited, and those wishing to attend tonight’s show should call ahead to see if seating is available.