From the Oct. 1, 1942 News Record:
Harold Tyrrell, known to his friends as Fritz, has been hospitalized in the South Pacific, according to a letter dated July 29. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Tyrrell, received the letter this week. His letter, which had been censored, said in part, “We really took the Japs to town at the Solomon Islands and everything is under control. Lee (his brother) is still up there. I have been in the hospital but am OK now. We are living real well but it is awfully rainy and still raining. Sure wish Wyoming had some of this moisture.” Fritz and Lee Tyrrell and Elmore Yokum enlisted together last spring and were sent to Australia in the same outfit.
From the Oct. 17, 1957 News Record:
Hail damage claims from the storm of Aug. 31 in Gillette have probably amounted to between $450,000 and $500,000, Joe Pfister of the General Adjustment Bureau said. He was the last person associated with the General Adjustment Bureau to leave here and that he believed there are only about 20 claims remaining to conclude the nearly 900 claims submitted to his office.
S From the Oct. 3, 1978, News Record: Campbell County’s racquetball-handball courts are beset with problems, and everyone seems to be pointing the finger of blame at someone else. The Campbell County Parks and Recreation Board discussed several of the problems at its regular meeting Monday, one of which came to light when the board heard from Ray Ricci, who worked to get the $1.2 million bond issue passed last winter and spring. Ricci said he had been hearing from people around the county that the terms of the bond issue were not going to be lived up to, i.e., that the board had “promised the people a sports complex with two racquetball courts, and now there aren’t going to be any racquetball courts.” Board member Joe Hunter and department director Dan Barks explained to Ricci that circumstances and budget cuts were to blame for the problems. They said the board used floor plans to sell the bond issue and that after passage, the plans went back to the architect for detailed blueprints. While the plans were still being drawn up, costs for cement and steel rose dramatically, and their budget was cut. Barks said a committee was formed to look into contingencies, and that it recommended bidding the courts as an alternative, rather than cutting back the size of the building. It was hoped the additional two courts could be built another year.