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Class of '38 to graduate, fire at LP in '88

 


100 years ago

May 8, 1913

Many Japanese Performers

Greatest Japanese Troupe in the world here with the Robinson circus. Beyond all question the greatest troupe of Japanese in the world are with the Yankee Robinson circus. This Japanese troupe was imported into this country last season for the New York Hippodrome, where they appeared for thirty weeks. They were then engaged for the Yankee Robinson circus and made the greatest hit ever recorded under a circus tent. The Japanese troupe immediately went back to Japan, left the port of Yokohama on March 27, landed at Seattle April 12, going direct to circus winter quarters. They are in this by permission of his Royal Majesty, the Emperor of Japan.

The above circus will give two performances, afternoon and evening, in Rawlins, Wyo. on the 17th day of May, 1913.

75 years ago

May 5, 1938

Busy Season for the Local Schools

One of the busiest seasons of the school year, the few weeks preceding the halt for summer vacation, is now on, and students are preparing for Baccalaureate and Commencement, and several other activities in addition to the usual year-end curriculum.

The annual Junior-Senior prom was held at the high school last Friday evening, and besides the students, was enjoyed by the alumni and several parents and invited guests.

The next activity will be tomorrow night, when the annual Senior class play will be held at the high school. A music week program will be held in connection. The play this year will be “The Little Impostor,” with five members of the senior class taking part. The cast will include Nellie Blom, Ruth Ward, Rhea Boys, Carl Sjoden, and Donald Anderson. The play will start at 8 o’clock. The class will, class prophesy and class history will be read during the evening also. Proceeds will go for benefit of the Senior class.

Baccalaureate services will take place Sunday evening, May 15.

Commencement exercises will be held in the high school auditorium the evening of Thursday, May 19. Twelve seniors will graduate and as has been usual the past three or four years, will wear caps and gowns. Victor Ryan will be the valedictorian and Nellie Blom the salutatorian.

E. Deane Hunton, chairman of the Division of Commerce, University of Wyoming, will be the speaker for the evening, and H.G. Mowry of South Spring Creek, president of the high school board will present the diplomas.

The twelve students who will graduate are Nellie Blom, Rhea Boys, Janice Wagener, Ruth Ward, Peggy Everist, Louise Davidson, Carl Sjoden, Paul Doherty, Garland Bartlett, Eddie Grooman, Donald Anderson and Victor Ryan.

50 years ago

May 9, 1963

Track Team to Enter District Meet Tomorrow

Saratoga’s high school cinder squad will step into action at the district track meet in Green River this weekend, May 10 and 11, after coming in a close second in a four-way meet held Monday in Rawlins when they lost by a meager two and two-fifths points to Hanna. Coach Richard Viner commended the team for “good effort”, adding that if they continue to improve as they have so far this season, Saratoga will have a top track team in a year of two. He stressed that the squad has only underclassmen on the lineup.

Competing in the 14 events scheduled at the district meet will be James Wojahn, Gary Stephenson, Bob Hunt, Roy Holdeman, George Patton, Tony Seahorn, David Seyfang, Ricky Luchsinger, Tom Runner and Butch Buff. ... Fresh from first place victories at the Rawlins meet are Gary Stephenson who finished the mile run in five minutes, 47 seconds; George Patton who copped top honors in both the high jump at five feet, two inches, and the discus with a throw of 108 feet, seven inches; Ricky Luchsinger, 880-yard run in two minutes, 12.5 second; and Tom Runner who took the 440-yard dash in 57.8 seconds. Squads from Medicine Bow and Hanna also participated in the Rawlins meet.

25 years ago

May 11, 1988

Louisiana Pacific sawmill destroyed in blaze

Planer, dry kiln building intact; crews still working

Louisiana Pacific’s Saratoga sawmill was reduced to rubble early Sunday morning when a fire burned the sawmill building to the grounds.

Nearby structures were not damaged by the fire, including the planer, dry kiln, offices and stockpiles of timber and lumber.

No one was injured in the fire, and there were only two employees on the premises at the time.

About 25 firemen responded to the call at approximately 5:10 a.m. Sunday morning, but were unable to halt the blaze in the sawmill. Fireman John Huntley said the fire was already blazing when they got to the scene and stated he knew when they got there that they would not be able to stop the sawmill building from being destroyed.

Fire Chief Don Herold said the planer building and dry kiln shack were in danger of being burned also, and quite a lot of effort went into keeping the fire from spreading to nearby buildings. He said two trucks and firemen worked to contain the fire in the burning sawmill while the other two trucks and firemen concentrated on keeping the fire from spreading to the dry kiln and planer.

The State Fire Marshall is in the process of writing a report on the cause of the fire, according to mill spokesman Rick Rowe, but has not officially released the probable cause of the fire. ...

 

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