From our files

School band members number 150 in 1947

100 Years Ago, Oct. 28, 1922

The Cowley Progress

One person out of every thousand in the United States, approximately, enjoyed the privilege of touring Yellowstone National Park during the season just closed. The total number of visitors was nearly 100,000, and they came from every state in the Union, all the territories and insular possessions of the United States, and twenty-three foreign countries.

75 Years Ago, Oct. 30, 1947

The Lovell Chronicle

The parents of school musicians have done much to make the school band a success, under the leadership of Mrs. T.B. Croft, president of the club. The director and the band members wish to thank all of the parents for their efforts and know that their enthusiasm has helped immensely to increase the enrollment in instrumental music to 150 members. With this group we should be assured of a band to be proud of in the years to come.

50 Years Ago, Oct. 26, 1972

The Lovell Chronicle

A cheer went up from the workers at the old library as the last book was handed down the line and packed in its correct order in the last of the special trays made just for this purpose. Meanwhile, two blocks away in the new library building, a similar group unpacked the trays as they were delivered and shelved the books quickly and efficiently. And when it was done, there were many deep sighs of relief that (barring an act of God) the library will never have to move again, for the Lovell Branch of the Big Horn County Library, after 50 years, has a home of its own.

25 Years Ago, Oct. 30, 1997

The Lovell Chronicle

The first Farmers’ Market was a total success, according to organizer Charles Hessenthaler. Hessenthaler, who organized the market for the North Big Horn Development Council, said he received a lot of positive comments about the Farmers’ Market. He also noted that many vendors noted that next year they would plan to plant extra crops for the Farmers’ Market.

10 Years Ago, Oct. 25, 2012

The Lovell Chronicle

Three local bowlers found great success this fall on the statewide Special Olympics bowling circuit, bringing home several medals. Abbey Gifford, Sarah Pratt and McKenzie Jameson attended the Special Olympics Fall Area Games on Sept. 25 in Sheridan. In one of the games, Gifford bowled a career high – and likely the tournament high score – 142, coach Cristy Jameson said. Both Gifford and Pratt placed first, bringing home gold medals, and Jameson earned a silver medal.

Pic: Local bowlers (l-r) McKenzie Jameson, Abbey Gifford and Sarah Pratt pose with their medals won at recent Special Olympics games at the regional and state levels.