From the Dec. 18, 1947 Campbell County Record:
The year 1947 was history making in Campbell County. Aside from the usual event occurring during the year, the dreams of many an old timer and the hopes of many a newcomer were realized when that rich black gold, oil, was brought in last October on the Monnett ranch, 20 miles north of Gillette by the Texas company, which had commenced drilling in July. Such a big event is usually followed by a big boom, not the case in Campbell County. The bringing in of oil has been taken as an everyday occurrence and business is going on as per usual. The anticipation is, however, that the populace will someday see derricks scattered all over the county. Many other steps were made forward in the county in new organizations and building plans for the future.
From the Dec. 14, 1972 Campbell County Record:
Free snowmobile rides for youngsters under 18 will again be given by members of the Campbell County Sno-Goers on Dec. 23. The Kiddie Snowmobile rides will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m. in the parking area on the east side of the old high school near the Camel Bowl. All Sno-Goers are furnishing their own vehicles and will do the driving. This is the last shopping day before Christmas and the rides will be sponsored by the civic affairs committee for the second year. Parents may let their children ride while they shop, according to Bob Noecker, chairman of the committee.
From the Dec. 7, 1982 Campbell County record:
Besides the similarity of standing in front of a group of people, Doug Masters sees another correlation between his occupation as a schoolteacher and his part-time job as a nightclub performer. “In a lot of ways, they’re both entertaining,” says the science teacher. Playing his guitar and singing for the happy-hour crowd at Tower West’s Rustler lounge, Masters tries to keep an attentive audience. As in school, “you try to be creative in a way to catch the interest of kids to keep them motivated in the subjects.” Moving from Gillette to Michigan in August, Masters started teaching at Paintbrush Elementary the following month and started performing the first of October because “I needed to sing,” he explains. “It’s a good way of meeting people and making me feel good.” The 33-year old Michigan native taught school for seven years before coming to Gillette. But this is his first teaching job in three years, having taken that time to be an audio-visual specialist in a mental hospital. Masters says he feels lucky about landing the performing job. Tower West was the first place he applied and when he auditioned, “I sang half a song and they hired me on the spot.”