A Look Back: July 28, 2017

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100 years ago
July 26, 1917
Goshen County Journal

Red Cross Bulletin
We need more helpers. There is an idea abroad that this is a small and independent effort. On the contrary, ti is a community affair and requires the active participation of every woman in the community to make it a success. This is everybody’s job and everyone is urged to appear at the workroom at least one day a week. We shall make a very small showing in the two afternoons, which we are giving to the sewing end of the work unless all who can sew come and do their bit. There are examples of the hospital garments we are making in the window of Elquest’s Hardware Store. Make it a point to look at them.

State Guards ready to act
CHEYENNE – Following the proclamation of President Wilson callin the Wyoming National Guard into the regular Army of the United States on Aug. 5, after mobilization on July 25, preparations are under way for placing the state’s quota of men at the disposal of the nation. More than 1,200 men, comprising 12 companies, are now under arms in the state. Recruiting officers expect the have the Wyoming independent regiment organized as a fighting unit before the draft for Aug. 5 becomes effective.

75 years ago
July 29, 1942

Scrap metal drive begins next week
Goshen County will join the nation’s drive for scrap metal in a salvage drive to begin in full earnest next Monday, it was announced this week by Reed Feris, county salvage chairman.
Although metals containing iron are preferred, anything at all that contains reclaimable metal of any kind will be accepted. Besides metal, any rubber that was missed in the drive last month will also be welcomed.

Filings close, tickets almost full
The Goshen County primary election slate closed this evening (Wednesday) with a full Democratic ticket, a Republican ticket short two men and with no opposition for the non-partisan County Superintendent of Schools.
Competition will be greatest for the offices of County Commissioner – four-year terms with two men to be elected – Sheriff and Justice of the Peace. IN other offices it will be simply a contest between the respective parties.


50 years ago
July 27, 1967

Ground broken for EWC first phase
Construction has begun on the first building on the new Eastern Wyoming College campus on West C Street. Earth moving equipment will begin to prepare a part of the 44.5 acre site, a gift to the college by the Tebbet family. Completion of the building is scheduled for August 1968, according to Albert Conger, president of the college.
The first structure will contain a general academic area with classrooms for English, history, political science, education, sociology and psychology. A special classroom for music, speech and language with a recording and practice room is included.

VFW and their ladies give flag and pole to hospital
A new U.S. Flag now flies over the Goshen County Memorial Hospital for the first time since the building was erected in 1949, thanks to the Torrington Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
The VFW Auxiliary recently presented the hospital with a large flag and appealed to the VFW to provide a flag pole, since there was no way to display the flag from the hospital roof, as they had originally intended. VFW members obtained the needed materials and, in their spare time, constructed and installed the 40-foot flag pole, complete with all necessary equipment.

25 years ago
July 29, 1992

Torrington top of the heap
The Torrington Tigers are bound for Pendleton.
The Tigers triumphed in Casper to become the second local baseball team to win a state championship this week. The Torrington Little League All Stars also won their state championship.
Tiger coach Kirk Reinhardt attributes the success to the strength of the teams pitching.
“The strength of the pitching throughout the whole tournament carried the team,” he said.
EWC requests emergency funds
Eastern Wyoming College may be eligible for emergency funds to make up for income loast when the school was required to change its reporting practices, Wyoming Community College Commission officials said recently.
The EWC Board of Trustees decided during their July meeting to terminate requests for state aid for three off-campus instruction programs, said Roy Mason, president of the college. This will eliminate 100, full-time enrollments from the FTE funding formula used by the commission to give state aid to the college. Mason said the decision to end the requests will result in a reduction in funding of between $200,000 and $300,000.

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