From the July 30, 1925 News Record
During the electrical storm Monday afternoon the bunk house, granary and garage on the Gruenfelder ranch, 12 miles south of Gillette on the Bishop Road, were struck by lightning and completely destroyed. The ranch is at present under the charge of W.S. Combs who lost a considerable amount of clothing and furniture. Several people had stopped at the ranch to avoid the storm and the saving of the other buildings are due the supreme efforts of the bucket brigade. The buildings were partially covered by insurance.
From the July 21, 1949 News Record
Gillette was burglarized again last Friday night. Sheriff Ted Holdeman reported that the Shamrock Cleaners was entered through a back door about 9 p.m. and robbers made off with a total of $27. The City Cleaning and Dyeing Co. and Wilson’s 5 and 10 were also entered that night, Holdeman said. No damage or missing articles were reported from either place, however. Holdeman said that he was not called to the scene of the robbery until 10:30 p.m. and no trace of the burglars could be found.
S From the July 4, 1968 News Record
Investigation of a .22 pistol theft turned up $1,600 worth of blank checks this week, Sheriff D.B. Hladky said. Floyd Luther Jenkins was arrested early Sunday morning on a grand larceny charge of taking a .22 pistol from a worker acquaintance. Jenkins was charged with the theft and bond set at $500 in justice court. The sheriff said that in the search for the weapon, six company checks belonging to the L&H Welding company were recovered. Each had been made out with a check-writer and they totaled $1,600. The company reported 15 checks missing. Additional charges are still pending, Hladky said.