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Electricity comes to Deaver in 1923

100 Years Ago, Feb. 23, 1923

The Cowley Progress

Deaver Items by L.L. Williams: Have you seen Deaver’s Great White Way? No? Well, neither have we, and yet, it’s our expectation to do so before midsummer. Plans are being perfected which, when consummated, will put the electric juice in our little city, and then a few of our suburban residents will not need to go to so much trouble to get lit up when they come in – can see without doing so. Great thing, electricity.

75 Year Ago, Feb. 26, 1948

The Lovell Chronicle

The undefeated conference champions, Lovell’s Bulldogs, will play their last game of the season in Worland tonight. This is one of the toughest games of the season, but all fans are confident the boys will take this game by about the same margin they defeated Cody on the Cody floor last week. Undefeated in conference play, the Bulldogs now have the honor of being the only team in Class A in the state with such a record. Casper is next with one loss, and top teams in other districts all have two or more losses.

50 Years Ago, Feb. 22, 1973

The Lovell Chronicle

Winners in the annual Youth Art Contest, sponsored by the Lovell Woman’s Club, were announced this week by Mrs. Roy Krogman, chairman. Selections were made from a large number of entries in all classifications, through the cooperation of Arthur Somers, Lovell schools’ art instructor.

Pic: First place winners in the Youth Art Contest were (standing, l-r) Debbie Soiland, Maria Workman and Kelly Preuit. Patsy Nelson (kneeling) won Level I competition with “Lighthouse.” Not pictured is Brenda Wittick, winner in Level II. 

25 Years Ago, Feb. 26, 1998

The Lovell Chronicle

For the first time in many years, the community of Deaver has a general store in town. The husband and wife team of Steve Kinney and Marlene Gregory have opened the Showboat General Store in the former Showboat Dinner Theatre building, which they have purchased from former Deaver resident Ron Foote. The new store includes groceries, sundries, fresh produce, cold pop, dairy products and, as Marlene put it, “guy stuff like motor oil and hardware.”

10 Years Ago, Feb. 21, 2013

The Lovell Chronicle

For most bowlers, rolling a perfect game of 300 just once is a rare accomplishment, and bowling two perfect games is a lifetime achievement to strive for. But rolling four perfect games in one season would be incredible. Well, for local bowler Stephen Townsley, he has experienced that remarkable plateau by rolling four perfect games this season and has come close to getting an 800 series at 799. Townsley is the son of Rick Eades, who has been bowling since he was in the eighth grade.