FROM THE JAN. 27, 1944 NEWS RECORD:
Howard Oliver of Sturgis and Wallace McNeil of Sheridan are in the county jail for the alleged theft last Thursday of a Ford coupe belonging to E.P. Coyle. The car was taken in front of the city hall about 9 p.m. The youths were caught in less than two hours through the cooperation of the Campbell County authorities, and Sheriff Frank Cummings of Newcastle. The latter officer stopped them 15 miles east of Newcastle. Howard is 17 and Wallace is 16 years old.
FROM THE JAN. 21, 1954 NEWS RECORD:
A sudden boom in television set sales at Jackson was accredited to a former resident of Gillette who is now living there. Joe Butcher Jr., moved recently from Cheyenne and took his TV set with him. When TV transmission from a new station at Idaho Falls, Idaho, began coming in, Butcher found he could get reception. That started further experiment and when reception was found good in most sections, merchants stocked up with TV sets and now they are “selling like hotcakes.” The Jackson reception was believed possible through some freak bouncing of the TV transmission.
FROM THE JAN. 9, 1964 NEWS RECORD:
A routine night patrol took on drastic proportions on Tuesday at 4 a.m. when a Gillette policeman was shot in the leg. Patrol Sgt. Lloyd Shane was on a routine tour of the downtown business places, when he discovered glass broken from a door at the rear of Ostlund’s Inc. on Gillette Avenue, Police Chief Louis Pappas reported. Shane entered the store to investigate. He swung around toward a noise and someone fired a gun at him, injuring him in the right thigh. Shane’s assailant ran out the back door, and by the time Shane had reached the alley, he had disappeared. The policeman then radioed for assistance and said he had been shot. Pappas and Capt. Henry Fritzler answered the call immediately and found Shane seated in the Ostlund office. He was removed to the hospital by Fritzler. The sheriff’s office, the highway patrol and the game wardens were called to duty to assist in the search for the gunman. Road blocks were immediately set up and statewide pickup orders were sent out for a 1958 Oldsmobile, with a white top and dark colored sides. An unidentified temporary sticker was attached on the back window. A service station attendant reported that he had serviced this car within a few minutes of the shooting.