From the Oct. 25, 1934 News Record:
Campbell County needs a vigorous, fearless investigator for state senator. Some $4.6 million is the fabulous sum the United States government allowed Wyoming under the National Relief Highway Program for 1933-34. Less than 1 percent is the share Campbell County was allowed out of that, according to available information. Why is it that state highway income and state highway spending are not made public? Some $2.3 million more (the figures stagger one) is the enormous sum now available for 1935, in addition to the $4.6 million the government gave before. Only $69,000 is made available to Campbell County up to now. Campbell County has been discriminated against in distributing road funds for years. You, who for years have been denied your share of state and federally built roads, now have a change to vote for a man who has the ability to find out the truth and the courage to tell it and do something about it. Vote for Harmond C. Ride, independent.
From the Nov. 2, 1981 News Record:
In a surprise, next-to-the-last-minute move, a man scheduled to go on trial today on charges stemming from a bulldozer joyride through Gillette, agreed to plead guilty to two of the charges. Campbell County Attorney Terry D. Preuit said prosecutors received a plea agreement Friday afternoon signed by John D. Thompson that called off the trial. Thompson, 25, was to go on trial this morning on one count each of aggravated assault, unauthorized use of a vehicle and willful destruction of property. In addition to those charges, he originally was charged with two other aggravated assault counts. However, prosecutors dropped two of those charges earlier because subpoenas to testify in court could not be served on two of the men whom Thompson allegedly atttacked. The charges stemmed from an incident early May 1 in which Thompson stole a Caterpillar bulldozer downed by Kerr-McGee Coal Corp. from where it was parked near the Ramada Inn. The man took the machine on a rampage through east Gillette, during which about 17 vehicles were damaged or destroyed, streets and underground utility lines were ripped up, lawns and gardens were damaged and utility poles were knocked over. The 11⁄4-hour spree ended about 4:15 a.m. when the bulldozer clipped the corner of one apartment house near 10th and Church Streets, crashed through the wall of the neighboring apartment house and stopped atop a pile of rubble in what a few seconds earlier had been a residence.