From the Oct. 8, 1936 News Record:
The total national debt on June 30, 1936, was $33,778,543,000. Wyoming’s share of that debt is $61,454,543. The average Wyoming county’s share of that debt is $2,671,913. Would you re-elect your county commissioners if they saddled a debt of almost $3,000,000 upon the taxpayers, and then wasted the money? Wyoming’s share of this debt is more than seven times the value of all factory production in Wyoming for the year 1933. Or more than one-third of the value of all buildings and farm lands in the state in 1935. Or almost twice the income from farm production in the state in 1934. Or more than 27 percent of the assessed value of all real property in the state in 1933. You — the people — no matter whether you own property or not, will have to pay this colossal debt, contracted by the reckless New Deal administration and wasted on hundreds of projects, nearly all of which are of doubtful value. Hasten a return to sanity in government by electing Landon and Knox, Carey and Barrett. Paid political advertising.
From the Oct. 11, 1951 News Record:
The local sheriff’s office and city police believe that break-ins at local places, which have occurred spasmodically during the past two years, has been partially solved with the arrest of Raymond Doolittle Sunday morning. Doolittle had secured a room at the Ace Hotel Saturday evening and was apprehended when caught prowling the rooms. He was charged with the theft of a 25-35 caliber gun from the room of Lee Wilkinson, a roomer at the hotel. Upon questioning by the officers, he admitted entering the Pearson Mobile service station Saturday night where the cash register had been pried open and the change taken. According to the officers, he had sneaked into the station earlier in the evening and unfastened the catch to one of the windows, and then returned after the station was closed. He wrecked the drawer of a $650 cash register and got only $8 for his trouble. Doolittle is about 20 years old and admits having served two terms in a Connecticut reformatory.
From the Oct. 10, 1974 News Record:
Buildings are going up in and around Gillette like dandelions sprouting in spring. From the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on the Moorcroft Road to a variety of shops and a twin theater on the Douglas Highway, construction is the order of the day. On the way to Buffalo, a new building will soon be standing where backhoes are now working under the “supervision” of News Record employees. Banks, a sure sign of a community’s growth potential, are going up or are improving services. First National of Gillette at Fourth and Gillette is soon to have a drive-up window operation while Wyoming National is going rapidly up on the Douglas Highway. A welding shop is being welded together near the just completed and newly occupied Gillette Rents off the Douglas Highway. One thing each construction project has in common — a rush to get the job done.