From the Sept. 26, 1946 News Record
Parents of all Gillette Grade School pupils are urged to attend a meeting on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in the grade school auditorium to discuss the advisability of organizing a PTA, according to Mrs. W.E. Edelman Jr., who is assisting with the arrangements. The objectives of Parent and Teachers Association has been given as follows: To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, schools, church and community. To raise the standards of home life. To secure adequate laws for care and protection of children and youth. To bring into closer relation the home, and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the training of the child. To develop between education and the general public such united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
From the Sept. 9, 1954 News Record
Air-minded residents of Gillette were quick to realize the situation of an Army observation plane pilot last Sunday evening as he circled Gillette in a lightning and thunder storm. Cars seem to materialize from everywhere heading for both the old McHenry airport and the Gillette Municipal airport. The pilot seemed to pick up the upturned spotlight on Larry Butler’s car as he headed for the McHenry field east of Gillette. With the aid of other cars around the landing strip and Butler’s car marking the east end of the strip, the pilot came in for a safe landing. Capt. Lewis of Fort Lewis, Wash., and his big black police dog seemed mighty glad to step on the wet, but solid “terra firma.” He accompanied Butler to the Goings Hotel where he stayed overnight and continued on to Newcastle, his destination, the next day.
From the Sept. 3, 1986 News Record
A triple pickle cucumber startled Norma Phelphs when she found it in her backyard garden recently. The cucumbers are fused, and the three stems also connect. Phelps doesn’t remember the name of the plant, but says it’s a patio cucumber that she planted in the garden. Although it’s an oddity, Phelps says she probably will slice it up and pickle it the same as the normal cucumbers she gets from the garden.