From the Sept. 22, 1932 News Record
With over 80 entries of some of the finest specimens of horses in this part of the state, the first annual Gillette Horse Show, which was held at the fairgrounds here on last Saturday, attracted one of the largest crowds seen in Gillette in a number of years. Following the judging of a few classes in the morning a parade of all entries, headed by the high school band under the direction of Miss Clarabell Hopkins, was held starting at the north gate of the county fairgrounds and coming up First Street to Gillette Avenue, where it turned south as far as the post office and then back to the starting point. The streets were lined on each side with hundreds of cars, whose occupants were generous with their applause. The band’s two drum majors, Ulora and Gussie Dolead, drew the plaudits of all, while Joe Harrod dressed as a clown, caused much mirth. Among the first of the afternoon events at the fairgrounds was the judging of saddle bred yearlings. There five entries in this class and the judge deliberated for a considerable time before making their decision known. “Queen B.” owned by the American Livestock company was judged first-place winner.
From the Sept. 27, 1962 News Record
This week, plans have rolled ahead in preparation for the annual homecoming celebration at Campbell County High School, which is to be held today and Friday. To start the chain of fast moving events, the coronation of the homecoming queen and her attendants will be held in the gym. All we know is that the candidates are Joanne Kawulok, Becky Carver and Beverly Hayden. It should be a close vote as all these girls are very well qualified. Next will be the bonfire built by the freshmen. As many freshmen as there are, it should be the biggest yet. The snake dance will wind up the ceremonies tonight. We hope everyone will participate. One notation to remember: Mr. Schutz says absolutely no cars in the snake dance. Another point to remember is the fact that there is to be no “lipsticking” the freshmen at initiation.
From the Sept. 5, 1986 News Record
County Court Judge Jeremy Michaels has been giving couples he marries in the Courthouse a special present: A taped recording of the wedding ceremony. “Part of the reason I do that, particularly when it’s the couple’s first marriage, is that they’re so nervous they might not remember what they promised,” Michael’s explains. He also gives them a written copy of the ceremony. “I always remind people to glance at the ceremony (later), hopefully to reinforce some of those lofty promises they made to each other.’ Usually those “lofty promises” rarely include the command to the new wife to obey her husband, but merely to love and honor, Michael’s adds. The idea for taping wedding vows came to Michaels when he was bothered by the microphone set up in the courtroom, used for recording court proceedings. I kept pushing the microphone out of the way, “he says. The county court has a four channel tape recorder. It seemed logical to avail yourself of the equipment.” Of the approximately 150 weddings Michaell’s has performed in his 2 1/2 years as a judge, about 100 of them were at the Courthouse and taped.