From the March 6, 1941 News Record:
CHEYENNE — Wyoming selective service officials, annoyed at the number of selectees rejected at draft headquarters, may soon take steps to remedy what they describe as a “spoils system.” They revealed that 15 percent of the state’s February quota of 150 men were turned down after they had arrived in Cheyenne because of physical disabilities. In one day, nine out of 40 — or 22 percent — were rejected at the induction station. Draft officials explained that some rejections naturally are expected but that percentage could be reduced sharply if local examining boards used a little more care in going over Class 1 registrants. In one instance, three prospective draftees were rejected here because they had false teeth. Two of them had only a few synthetic molars, but one had a complete set of artificial teeth. “We thought doctors had been properly informed on the rigidness of army standards,” one draft board official declared. “Men with too many false teeth or inadequate chewing surface have never been allowed in the armed forces.”
From the March 3, 1955 News Record:
A near tragic accident occurred at Wyodak coal mine last Saturday afternoon when the westbound Burlington passenger train clipped about 12 inches off the box on a pickup full of coal driven by O.H. Kenitzer of Gillette. Mrs. Kenitzer was also in the pickup and neither were injured as the vehicle was swung cross ways of the road. The load of coal was well thrown about the immediate area. The train, which was behind schedule about one and a half hours, was stopped by its engineer to determine if anyone had been hurt in the accident.
From the March 8, 1962 News Record:
The Campbell County Civil Defense committee met Tuesday with the Board of County Commissioners to ask for a survey to determine the possibility of using old coal mine shafts as community fall-out shelters, Dr. R.A. Baldwin reported to the Gillette Lions Club at the regular noonday meeting held yesterday at the Stockmens Cafe. Government thinking now leans toward obtaining community shelters rather than expecting everyone to provide themselves a private shelter. One reason for this decision, he noted, is that too many people rent their places to live and will not build shelter in such property. Another reason is that people gathered together in a shelter can help one another and the sick.