From the Aug. 8, 1940 News Record
Vaughn Ragsdale’s second annual fur show will be held in Gillette Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 12 and 13, under the management of L.R. Lyons, vice president of the concern and manager of the Billings store. The showing will include one of the most complete groups of furs displayed in this section of the West. Mr. Lyons will have 125 styles, said to have been carefully chosen by V&R representative from 26 different furriers. It was pointed out that this was not a factory representative showing of coats, but all the styles had been actually purchased by their own representatives. Frank Sanders, manager of the local V&R store through an advertisement in this issue, is extending a cordial invitation to the women of Gillette and surrounding communities to attend the showing regardless of whether or not they are contemplating the purchase of a fur coat this season.
From the Aug. 2, 1952 News Record
Cattle prices had a tendency for the upgrade at last Friday’s sale at the Gillette Livestock exchange reports H.F. Hockett, manager. Three hundred fifty cattle were sold, which included a few good thick shot 3-year-old steers, weighing 1,183 pounds at $26.90 per hundred weight. Some choice 2-year-old steers weighing 1,025 pounds brought $28, while several loads of good yearlings also sold for $28. Choice yearlings brought $29.50, the fair kind $25 to 26.50, with common steers cheaper. Good yearling heifers weighing 550 to 580 pounds went over the auction block for $25 to $26 plainer heifers cheaper. Fat 800 to 900 pounds heifers brought $22 to $23, fat young cows sold for $19 to $19.50; middle-aged cows, fat, $18 to $18.50; fair cows $16 to $17.50; cutters $14 to $15.50; canners $13 to $1’; bulls $20 to $23 and cows and calves up to $253 per pair.
From the Aug. 9, 1973 News Record
Richard Bangs has been named News Editor of the News Record. He has worked in the same position but as temporary News Editor since June 25. Co-publishers Jack K. Nisselius and Don Schmidt said they are happy to have Bangs on the permanent staff. Bangs is a 1973 graduate on the University of Montana School of journalism in Missoula, Mont. He has worked as a student editor of the Montana Kaimin, the daily student paper at the University. He has also had experience on a weekly paper in Havre, Mont., and on the Spokesman Review, a daily paper in Spokane, Wash. Bangs is 27 years old and has served in the Army for two years. While in the Army he completed a nine-month tour in Vietnam as a company clerk. He was born and raised on a farm about 75 miles northwest of Havre. His wife Susan was born in Great Falls, Mont., and has lived most of her life in Helena, Mont.