From the March 1, 1940 News Record:
Mrs. Myron Hamaker, 23, died suddenly last night at a local hospital, where she had been confined since Feb. 20, it was learned here last night. Mrs. Hamaker and her infant daughter, 10 days old, were slated for dismissal from the hospital today when sudden death intervened. As a small child, Kathryn Sievers Hamaker came to Campbell County with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Sievers, who now reside near Pine Tree. She was born near Ewing, Neb., Jan. 9, 1917. Following graduation from Campbell County High School in 1935, she married Myron Hamaker of Campbell County. The young couple resided on the Oluf Gregersen ranch, 12 miles southwest of Gillette.
From the March 12, 1953 News Record:
The City Council recently moved to purchase phosphate chemicals, which will be added to the city’s water supply and is to result in a reduction of scale forming in water pipes, hot water heaters and such other water containers, a spokesman for the council said. The phosphate is said to be effective in preventing calcium scaling from forming as well as cleaning off that which has already collected. However, the chemical is most effective in pipes and small tanks where water does not stand very long. It is also expected that the red discoloration of the water, experienced especially in the summer, will be eliminated. The city’s use of the chemical is to be started as soon as the first order is received. Some cloudiness of the water may be found at first as the calcium begins to come off the pipes, but the chemical is not supposed to make the water taste any different, it was stated. Only one pound of phosphate is to be used to about 30,000 gallons of water. Since the chemical is a plant food, it will not harm plants.