From the Feb. 16, 1961 News Record:
A car stopped for a stop light on Gillette Avenue received an estimated $309 in damages when it was hit from the rear by another car on Wednesday about 12:30 p.m., Feb. 8, according to Charley Tyrrell, chief of police. Driving the stopped vehicle was Mickey Okray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Okray of Gillette, while Dan Baumfalk was driving the second vehicle. The latter car had an estimated $159 in damages. Both were headed north on Gillette Avenue and were at Fourth Street when the accident occurred. Baumfalk is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Baumfalk. Baumfalk reported that he was in the process of dodging a snowball thrown at him from the sidewalk and didn’t see either the red light or Okray’s car stopped in front of him. Chief Tyrrell cautioned youngsters not to throw snowballs at cars as this is a prime example of what can happen when a driver is distracted. No one was hurt, but it could have easily happened, he said.
From the Feb. 15, 1951 News Record:
Homer Berl Hardee, 22, of Sheridan, Wyo., met a tragic death Monday morning when the truck he was driving plunged over an embankment 14.5 miles east of Sheridan. Hardee, driving a San-I-Dairy Creamery panel truck loaded with milk, left Sheridan about 7 a.m. Monday headed toward Gillette when the accident occurred about 3 miles west of Jim Creek Hill on Highway 87.
From the Feb. 2, 1941 News Record:
With hardly a spot of snow anywhere in this community on Christmas Day, and the thermometer reaching a high of 41 degrees, a number of local golfers took the opportunity of playing on the municipal course. They reported the course in good condition, and only a few damp spots. The weather was warm enough for both morning and afternoon playing. This is one of the very few Christmas days when golfing has been possible in Gillette.