From the Aug. 15, 1940 News Record
Calf roping will take the place of six shooters when Christy Smith son of Governor Nels Smith, and Joe Keeline of Gillette, meet to settle a range feud, for once and for all at the Weston County rodeo and fair at Newcastle on August 30 and 31. This modern method of using skill with a rope instead of shooting irons has excited such wide spread interest that side bets are mounting out of all proportion with odds growing closer daily. This calf roping contest promises to be a special attraction. The old-timers will come in for the innings too, however, since the modern town of Newcastle is to be transformed into a replica of the glittering, rip-roaring primitive Tub Town of the 80’s for the rodeo. New fashioned, colorfully dressed cowboys and cowgirls of today will mingle with the old timers of yesterday and all will have their day.
From the Aug. 16, 1962 News Record
A team of mountain climbers one from England and two from Wyoming met at the Devil’s Tower to climb on August 4th. Bob Shayler, of Gloucestershire, England; Orren Church, a ranger at the Devils Tower national park; and Leland Turner of Gillette, Wyoming, climbed the popular Durrance route on the south side of the tower. Church led the party and the climb to the summit was made in three hours Saturday morning. It was the 319th climb of the tower. Shaylor who has been touring the United States and Canada, climaxed his visit in Wyoming with the climb of the Devils Tower. He is member of the Gloucestershire mountaineering club and is associated with other European climbing groups.
From the Aug. 9, 1973 News Record
You have about as much chance of being harmed by rays from a microwave oven as you have of getting sunburn from moonbeams, two leading scientists told a senate commerce committee recently in Washington D.C. In millions hours of use there has never been a case of injury to humans nor will there be so long as microwave ovens meet present Federal safety standards, Dr. Sol Michaelson, a University of Rochester biophysicist and industry consultant on microwave energy told a committee studying radiation control. More than 500,000 microwave ovens are in use in homes, restaurants, and institutions. Introduced in 1950, they provide fast, cool cooking with low consumption of power.