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95 Years Ago (1922)
Three children left orphaned by the shootings of the E. E. Tubbs family were taken to Chey- enne this week. The children were the lone survivors after the father, suffering from extreme paranoia, engaged authorities in a shootout near the Orin depot last week.
The Guernsey Gazette Publisher is G. O Houser. A year’s subscription, paid in advance, is $2.00.

80 Years Ago (1937)
Old Fort Laramie will be dedicated to public ownership during special ceremonies on July 5th. U. S. troops will be on hand to re-garrison the facility, coming to the fort from F. E. Warren base in Cheyenne.
A Crawford, NE man intentionally cut his own arm to free himself and drove over a mile to seek help following an accident while drilling a well on the Howard Britton ranch near Lusk.

55 Years Ago (1962)
Gene Stapleton, Fire Department Chief has turned in his resignation, citing personal business pressures as his reason to leave the department. Bob Johnson will assume the duties of the office until an election can be held.
A girls’ softball team has been added to the baseball program in Guernsey. Nearly 30 girls answered the call for interest in playing.
Guernsey Boy Scout Gary Bristow has passed the requirements and has been inducted into the Wyo-Braska Order of the Arrow.

20 Years Ago (1997)
Kathy Orr served as parade chairman for this year’s July 4th celebration. A crowd favorite in the parade was a lawn chair drill team who performed while marching down the parade route.
Long-time resident Barb Watson celebrated her 70th birthday on July 4th. Watson was hon- ored at a party and reception at the United Presbyterian Church in Guernsey.

One Year Ago (2016)
A total of $3,372 was collected in fines by the Guernsey Municipal Court during the month of June for traffic violations, drug and paraphernalia possession and dogs at large.
Over 600 people were served at the annual Fourth of July pancake feed in Davis Park.
Guernsey VFW Post 4471 paid tribute to the members of the 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron based at Camp Guernsey. The unit has provided personnel to help judge the VFW’s annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen competitions held at the Guernsey-Sunrise Schools.


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