From the Nov. 19, 1953 News Record:
The United States now has 50 million telephones in service, nearly one for each three persons, William F. Nolan, manager of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph company said today. “The significance of this achievement cannot be measured in the number of telephones alone,” Nolan said. “The telephone joins together the far-flung links of our country’s chain of defense. News and knowledge, essentials in our democracy, flow uninhibited over telephone lines to channels that use the written and spoken word, the still or living news picture.” Nolan said that much of the tremendous growth in telephone service has come since the end of World War II. In 1946, the 30 millionth telephone was placed in service, 70 years after the telephone was invented. The additional 20 million have been connected in the seven years since then.
From the Nov. 20, 1969 News Record:
Editorial: The intersection of Highway 59 and U.S. 14-16 is one of the busiest crossroads to be found. The traffic congestion from the intersection south on Highway 59 is treacherous. What is being done? The Wyoming Highway Department has indicated plans for a four-lane highway from the intersection to the drive-in theater are on the drawing board. They say, however, they can’t do anything until the City of Gillette does engineering studies on drainage in the city area. It’s time the Wyoming Highway Department did more than just say they are drawing plans. It’s time they let the people of Campbell County know what has been done. Gillette can’t be ignored because of its distance from the State’s Capitol. There are cars, trucks and people’s lives at stake here just as there are in other cities receiving more highway department attention than Gillette.
From the Nov. 8, 1973 News Record:
It was announced by the Campbell County School District that a bond vote will be held Nov. 20 to provide authorization to issue bonds to raise $2.5 million to construct a new Campbell County Junior High School at the site of the old high school at the end of Gillette Avenue. Gillette residents provide 3.4 percent of the tax base and rural Campbell County provide 9.7 percent of the tax base. If the assessed valuation (as shown on the tax statement) is $1,000, taxes will be about $1.55 more a year, or about 13 cents more a month. Superintendent J.O. Reed said the plans had been studied for over a year and that aspects of the problem had been considered. The building will have 120,000 square feet of floor space or enough to accommodate from 1,000 to 1,100 students. The peak enrollment of the junior high this year has been 725, Reed said. The school will have about the same student capacity at CCHS.