From the Aug. 19, 1943 News Record
Charles A Appel, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Appel of Gillette, has been advanced to the rank of a captain in the U.S. Air Corps. Capt. Appel, who is a graduate of the high school here, entered the armed service on Jan. 8, 1940. He attended cadet school from November 1941 to July 1, 1942, when he graduated as a second lieutenant on Nov. 16, 1942. He has been the commanding officer 485th bombardment squadron for the past five months stationed at the Walterboro Army Air Field. Walterboro, S.C. He is the second Gillette man to attain the rank of captain in the past few months. Edwin George was recently advanced to that rank at Buckley field, Denver, Capt. George serves in the engineering corps.
From the Aug. 16, 1962 News Record
The Wyoming Republican Party would “warmly welcome” Democrat President John F. Kennedy to “partisan political combat” in Wyoming this fall, Harry Thorson, Republican national committeeman said recently at Newcastle. “Virtually everywhere I go lately, my Democrat friends tell me that Republicans had better take to the hills during the upcoming general election campaign because the president plans to take to the political stump In Wyoming,” Thorson said. “I don’t know if Mr. Kennedy is coming out in September or October to plead for the election of our self-appointed J.J. Hickey, or some Democrat to the governorship, or some Democrat to the Congress, but if such a scheme is afoot, Wyoming Republicans will consider it a great opportunity for them,” Thorson said. He recalled that Mr. Kennedy suffered a miserable defeat in Wyoming during the 1960 presidential election.
From the Aug. 9, 1973 News Record
Two French girls touring the United States this summer stopped in Gillette recently to visit a pen-pal. Marie Joelie Rey of Versallijes and Annie Kreyder of Auverse/ Oise were guest of Sue and Russell Force during their Gillette visit. Mrs. Force received Marie’s name in a pen-pal exchange during a Spanish class at Campbell County High School two years ago. Since that time, the two have exchanged several letters. Marie, 20, and Annie, 19, took the summer away from their studies in France where they are majoring in education. Marie plans to become a teacher in special education and Annie plans to work with 13- and 14 year-olds in the field of biology. This summer, the girls are on a Greyhound bus tour of the United States. The girls paid $99 each for the 29-day trip, which allows them to visit any area served by Greyhound.