From the Aug. 1, 1940 News Record
Further devastating effects of the wind and hail storm north of Gillette Friday were reported by Mrs. Ford Tharp. The storm came in from the northwest with a terrific roar, the hail stones being an inch in diameter and covering the ground on the level to the depth of several inches. Against buildings and fences the stones piled up to a foot or more. Twenty-four hours after the storm, two bushels were gathered for freezing ice cream. Windows were smashed, roofs bent in, trees stripped, crops leveled, chickens, birds and rabbits killed. Among the ranches in the community struck by the storm were the Hunt, McGee, Landeck, Fulton, Fowlston, Tharp and Mrs. Lloyd. Mrs. Tharp said the destruction was complete on the farms hit by the storm.
From the Aug. 14, 1952 News Record
A community calendar that will give the birth dates, marriages, anniversaries, meeting dates of organizations and many other important dates in the community will be commenced in the near future by the American Legion Auxiliary, it was announced this week. Members of the auxiliary are going to contact as many people, organizations and businesses as they can until Sept. 12, when the deadline for the calendar is set.
From the Aug. 9, 1973 News Record
Officers were elected and plans made for the coming season at the Aug. 2 meeting of the Gillette Community Theatre. The group met at the George Amos Memorial Library. Officers for the coming year are Babbie Collins, president; Julan Decker, vice president; Ellie Petty, secretary-treasurer. A ballot is being prepared for the election of a four-man board of directors.
The election will be held during the next meeting. Director for the first play is Mrs. Decker. The group will present a comedy for the first event of the three-play season. The date for this play has tentatively been set in October. The season ticket campaign will open at the next meeting.