A Look Back: October 6, 2017

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100 Years Ago

Oct. 4, 1917

Goshen County Journal

Rawhide Presbyterian Church Organized

Rawhide Union Presbyterian Church is the name of the new church organized by the Rev. H. Jacobs last Sunday, Sept. 20. Nineteen persons responded to become charter members.

At the close of the sermon, officers were elected as follows: Rev. Jacobs, pastor; M. T. W. Eikenbarry, ruling elder; Mrs. Campbell, Mr. Heilman and Mr. Rice, trustees. It was decided to build a church in the near future.

The organization and the services took place at the home of Mrs. S. C. Campbell.

75 Years Ago

Oct. 7, 1942

No more polio cases reported

Dr. G. O. Hanna, county health officer, announced this morning that, unless further cases of infantile paralysis develop within the next few days, the quarantine on Torrington schools and public gatherings involving children will be lifted Monday, Oct. 12.

The state health department announced Tuesday that official morbidity reports definitely established as infantile paralysis the malady from which Jackie Welsh died and with which four other Torrington children were stricken. Previous to this announcement, there remained some doubt in the minds of many as to the actual diagnosis of the disease. According to the health officer and attending physician, the other victims are showing a slight improvement, though it is too soon to make any predictions as to a final outcome.

Stores to close for one-day scrap campaign

Through the diligent efforts of the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department and the Goshen County Salvage Committee, all business houses in Torrington are being asked to close for one day, Wednesday, Oct. 14, so that every available person may go out over the county and bring in the scrap.

Trucks from both the county and the city as well as all privately-owned trucks, pickups, trailers and passenger cars are being rounded up for this one-day drive, so there will be adequate transportation for all workers who are so generously donating their services toward this patriotic enterprise. Passenger cars are needed to go in advance of the trucks to gather the scrap for the heavier vehicles.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 5, 1967

Public kindergarten hinges on November bond vote

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 3 held a special meeting on Tuesday to approve a bond election for Nov. 10 to cover school construction.

The action of the board followed consideration of a petition submitted by a group of patrons who urged the bond election for construction of a building to provide classrooms for a kindergarten program, the trainable student and for special education. Included in the request were replacement of the stadium and dressing rooms, in addition to the bus garage and a replacement of windows at the senior high school building.

The board has not sent an amount for the bond election, pending a meeting with the district’s architect next week. During the past few years, the board has had numerous requests to provide additional facilities.

Council rejects fence bids

Torrington town council on Tuesday rejected bids submitted for fencing the Little League fields due to an error in specifications as advertised. At the same time, council members determined they wanted to discuss the sprinkler specifications with the engineer who drew the plans before taking action.

A town official told the Telegram action to readvertise the fencing would be instituted as soon as possible. He anticipated no delay in having the fields ready for next summer’s Little League season.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 7, 1992

THS Band goes to state

As the Trailblazers football team left the field during halftime Friday night, another type of team marched in to take their place.

The Torrington High School band will take its show on the road Oct. 10 when it travels to Casper to compete in the State Marching Band Festival there.

The band, under the direction of Keith Kaiser, has tripled in size over the past five years. Kaiser credits the efforts of the current senior class with making the band grow from 30 to more than 100 members.

He also points to the middle school band directors for helping to strengthen the high school program.

“These are really quality and dedicated kids,” Kaiser said. “I would say that about all the kids in the band.

“The two middle school band directors are largely responsible for the results seen in the high school band,” he said. “They have a super program at the middle school. It’s just outstanding.”

Storm drops inch of snow on Torrington

An inch of snow fell Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in the Torrington area, according to airport manager Jerry Nash.

According to reports from the Associated Press, the storm dropped from one to five inches of snow over areas of eastern Wyoming overnight before moving out of the state today, leaving chilly temperatures in its wake. The storm was centered over the southern Rockies and southern high plains, moving slowly northeast out of Wyoming throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures over much of the state were to reach from the mid-30s to the middle-50s.

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