From the Jan. 26, 1967 News Record:
The DECA Sweetheart, Susan Boardman, will reign over the annual DECA sponsored Sno-Ball dance to be Jan. 27 at Campbell County High School. The Sno-Ball King and Queen for 1967 will be crowned during the evening. Candidates for king and queen who were selected by members of the DECA club are Charles Misfeldt, Tim Gulley and Tom Eskew, for king; and Gail Shay, Mary Lu Henson and Sherry Saltsgaver for queen. These candidates will be voted on by the student body this week.
From the Jan. 26, 1956 News Record:
A visit once every 33 years reveals a lot of changes in Gillette, according to George Kirkpatrick, who spent Wednesday and Thursday here last week looking over the old homestead. It was back in 1916 that his mother, Mrs. Adella Kirkpatricka, homesteaded on a place 15 miles northeast of here. She and her family left in about 1923 and went to the West Coast. Since that time they have leased the place. Alvis Lane is presently on it. George said that he was on the West Coast until about 1935 and felt the urge to get away from so much population. He went to Homer, Alaska, which is located on the Kenai peninsula about 140 miles south of Anchorage. The section where he again homesteaded has an unusual climatic condition caused by the Japanese current. He stated he hadn’t seen it colder than 11 degrees below zero in the time he’s been there even though the temperatures have gone to 40 below just a few miles away from the warm air along the coast.
His mother is still living in Tacoma, Wash., and at 92 years of age is feeling well and getting around good. He planned to visit her before going on to Alaska. In recent years, more people have been moving into the section of Alaska where he lives and new modern roads are coming closer. Kirkpatrick noted that population is once again catching up with him but he didn’t believe he would be seeking sparsely population areas any more.