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From our files | Morrison elected Accounting Society president

100 Years Ago, Sept. 8, 1916 The Cowley Weekly Progress Railroad brotherhood officials late Thursday agreed to accept, as a basis for calling off the strike, the Adamson compromise eight hour bill, already approved by President Wilson and House leaders. […]

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Sandra Wallace Janzen displays a photo of the Great Western Sugar Co. factory crew taken during the early 1960s in which her grandfather, John Hatch “Jack” Asay and his brother Joseph Asay (l-r) are pictured. Both were longtime employees of the sugar company.

Remembering Great Western’s John ‘Jack’ Asay

A 1968 graduate of Lovell High School with long family ties to the Lovell sugar factory paused while perusing old photos at the Lovell-Kane Museum at the chamber


From our files, June 9, 2016 | New highway shop planned in Lovell

100 Years Ago, June 9, 1916 The Cowley Weekly Progress Last Saturday, a deal was consummated whereby the Hendrie and Bolthoff Manufacturing Co. of Denver sold to C.S. Vaterlaus the

From our files | Ferrell Mangus finds hidden coins in home remodel

From our files  100 Years Ago, May 5, 1916 The Cowley Weekly Progress Editor Vaterlaus’ note: Former President Roosevelt showed his grand character in its fullness a few days ago, in a


From our files |Todd Crosby returns from Operation Desert Storm

100 Years Ago, April 28, 1916 The Cowley Weekly Progress With the stage set to produce the most telling political effect possible, with the lights dimmed to shroud in mystery the


Child abuse: an ugly part of our society | Second in a Series

Child abuse and neglect doesn’t exist here. One would like to think that, however, the Wyoming 5th Judicial District Court handled 23 cases of child abuse and/or neglect

Henry Bergh
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From property to people, a history of child abuse and neglect | First in a series

April was first proclaimed National Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983 by President Reagan and continues in an effort to protect children from abuse and promote healthy families. The

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‘Cokeville Miracle’ to feature speaker Friday night

Those watching “The Cokeville Miracle” at the Hyart Theatre on Friday night will be in for a treat with the appearance of Ron Hartley, a deputy sheriff who


Dollies celebrate 50 years of kicking up their heels

They’ve been called Lovell’s ambassadors, the face of the Mustang Days celebration. And they’ve been kicking up their heels for 50 years.

The Dollies of

North Big Horn Senior Center quilters (l-r) Caroline Boltz, Verna Hawkins, Erma Palan, Joan Swisher, Judy Quarles and Eva Wagner enjoy a visit while tying a quilt at the center.
Patti Carpenter photo

Loving hands continue the tradition of making quilts for the needy

In 2005, a local LDS Women’s Relief Group set a goal of making 2005 quilts in the year 2005. Not only was that goal exceeded, but