From our files: New St. John’s building dedicated in 1949

100 years ago, Feb. 15, 1924
The Cowley Progress

Former President Woodrow Wilson, twenty-eighth president of the United States, commander in chief of the national forces during the World War and sponsor of the League of Nations and Treaty of Versailles, died at his home, where he has been in virtual retirement for four years, at 11:15 o’clock Sunday morning, February 3.
In the street before the square brick house people in great numbers knelt upon the pavement and prayed. It was the most solemn death watch, and the most impressive, since a similar gathering prayed for the martyred Lincoln.
75 years ago, Feb. 17, 1949
The Lovell Chronicle

Sunday morning, Feb. 20, at 10:15 the congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lovell will gather at the site of the old church building on Shoshone Avenue, weather permitting. Rev. A.W. Siebert, pastor of St. John’s church since July 3, 1938, will give a short address there, and then the gathering will march in a body to the new building at the corner of Montana Avenue and Fifth Street, where the chairman of the building committee, Mr. Fred Bush, will present the pastor with the keys, and he will unlock the door.
Following the dedication prayer Rev. Spitz of St. Louis, a former pastor here, will have charge of the  morning services, speaking in both German and English.
St. John’s Church was first organized in Lovell in 1917, and the old church building was dedicated on January 18, 1918. The new building was started last year and completed at a cost of approximately $40,000, not including the many hours of donated labor by members of the church. Regular services will now be conducted in the new church at the usual time, 10 and 11 a.m., in German and English, respectively.
50 years ago, Feb. 14, 1974
The Lovell Chronicle

A special election on design changes where U.S. Highway 14A intersects Pennsylvania Avenue will be held in the near future. Lovell mayor Clarence Morrison said the Wyoming Highway Department had contacted town officials, noting that the election was necessary to comply with state regulations. The design change is part of the overall construction plans on 14A to the causeway.
25 years ago, Feb. 18, 1999
The Lovell Chronicle

One of Wyoming’s most well-known natural features, Devils Tower, will appear on the next version of the state’s license plates. The Devils Tower-adorned plates will debut in January 2001 and will remain in circulation until 2009.
10 years ago, Feb. 13, 2014
The Lovell Chronicle

Lovell Middle School seventh-grader Brandon Holzer beat out 150 students, winning the Geography Bee championship title at his school on January 16. The win makes him eligible to compete at the state level competition.
Holzer said, although he is a geography buff and studied in advance of the event, he did find himself having to make a few educated guesses during the competition that fortunately turned out to be correct, which helped him to win. Holzer will now take a 70-question written test that he hopes will qualify him for the state finals, which will be held on Friday, April 4, at Casper College.