From the Oct. 15, 1942 News Record
The volunteer beet workers in Sheridan and Johnson counties were augmented by 45 Gillette businessmen Sunday. Approximately 50 high school and grade school pupils worked both Saturday and Sunday. The beet harvest situation is said to be critical, especially because of threatening weather conditions. An unofficial estimate made early this week placed the amount of work done in the sugar beet fields toward getting in the 1,000 acres of beets, threatened with ruin because of the acute labor shortage, at about one-third completed. A member of the Sheridan County war board was particularly enthusiastic in his praise of the workers from Gillette, who, he said, “really showed their patriotism,” especially since they had no financial interest in getting in the beets. Many of the Gillette men refused pay for their labor, or urged the growers to place that money in war stamps. A resolution asking the Campbell County High School authorities to excuse for one week all boys, who will go into the Sheridan and Johnson County beet fields to help during this emergency, was adopted Tuesday by the Northeast Wyoming Farm Bureau.
From the Oct. 10, 1957 News Record:
Sen. Frank A. Barrett (R-Wyo.) in referring to the recent oil activity in the western part of Campbell County noted that only the surface has been scratched as compared to the oil exploration activities expected during the next 50 years. Sen. Barrett met with a group of 20 people here Friday at a luncheon at the Goings Cafe. The senator said that the economic outlook for farmers is becoming brighter as the surplus farm commodity problem is being solved and because America’s booming population is creating an ever-increasing demand for food stuffs.
From the Oct. 3, 1978 News Record:
If there were such a thing as an average American taxpayer, he or she would have earned $13,263 last year and paid 13.7 percent of it in federal income taxes. That meant working the first seven weeks of the year just to come up with the $1,814 due Uncle Sam.