From the Jan. 25, 1945 News Record:
Two Gillette men, Pfe. Kenneth Lindsey, USMC and Technical Sgt. Robert Birdsall have sent word to their relatives from their prison camps in the Philippines. The message from Kenneth was addressed to his mother, Mrs. Laura Lindsey of Sheridan. He said he was well and requested tobacco and concentrated food packages. The requests cannot be met since the Japanese government does not list these articles as permissible for prisoners of war. He asked that his brother, Archie Lindsey and Mrs. Lindsey write, so it is probable that word that his brother is in the service has never reached him. He is in prison camp 10-A. Lindsey was on Corregidor at the outbreak of the war. The card from T. Sgt. Robert B. Birdsall was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Barnes. It came from prison camp No. 2. The card said little but that he was well and requested letters and greetings be sent to his friends. It is understood that Birdsall is carried officially by the war department as missing at the present time, since it is possible he was on a prison vessel recently torpedoed in action in the South Pacific. These cards are said to take six to eight months in transit.
From the Jan. 26, 1956 News Record:
Don’t expect the cold weather this winter to kill eggs or larva of some of the common parasites that bother farm livestock. The American Veterinary Medical association reports that eggs of the thread-necked strongyle of sheep and cattle were able to survive a temperature of 22 degrees below zero for six hours. At the other extreme, eggs of this parasite remained alive for 10 days at 98 degrees, lived for six months at temperatures of 39 to 50 and for three months at 10. They’ll also live through eight hours in the direct rays of the sun and for two days without oxygen. The air-dried larva of this parasite is even tougher than the egg. It can withstand temperatures of 134. for two to five days, and can survive minus 22. for four months. These studies demonstrate, the AVMA says, that eggs and air-dried larva of the parasite are extremely resistant to environmental temperatures and that livestock men should not depend on weather to kill off the parasites.
From the Jan. 5, 1967 News Record:
Most automobile mechanics were back to work Wednesday following a walkout of nearly all garages in Gillette on Tuesday morning, the first day of the new year. Mechanics and management of the Ford, Chevrolet, Jeep and Chrysler-Plymouth agencies met on Tuesday to determine the cause of the dissatisfaction. It was found that flat rates on garage work was raised the first of the year, but the mechanics percentage had been decreased. This did not, however, lower their pay, but actually balanced out about the same as previous prevailing wages. Once the issues were understood by both sides, the problems were ironed out and most of the mechanics were reported to have returned to work on Wednesday.