From the Oct. 10, 1974 News Record:
A new elementary school in Gillette’s Northwest Addition was discussed by the Campbell County School board on Oct. 8. A report by Charles Schultz, director of instruction for the school system, reported that current enrollment is 174 students over the peak of last year. Schools average a 27-1 pupil to teacher ratio at this time. Superintendent J.O. Reed discussed the problem of rising enrollment, and suggested that full utilization of existing facilities, plus the new junior high school, Eastside Schoolm and the proposed school in northwest Gillette might be able to handle the coming students. Reed said he believes that the new junior high school would have a capacity enrollment by the time it opens. Completion date is currently planned at May 1, 1976, but construction is behind schedule.
From the Oct. 5, 1951 News Record:
The first of the 28 units of Gillette’s new $6,000 mercury-vapor lamp street lighting system have been erected and now only foul weather or a flood can hinder the city workmen from finishing the job shortly. All the needed materials for erection of the 400 mercury-vapor watt units are on hand and the system will be in operation just as soon as the job of erecting them is finished. The lights are mounted on a tall, silver painted pole and add much to the appearance of main street as well as the other streets that they will grace.