From the Dec. 8, 1921 Campbell County Record:
An up-state editor explains as follows how country editors amass great wealth. “After a good deal of study and work we have a last figured out why so many country editors get rich. Here is the secret of success: A child is born in the neighborhood: the attending physician gets $25, the editor gives the loud-lunged youngster and the happy parents a “send off” and get $00. It is christened: the minister gets $10 and the editor gets $00. It grows up and marries; the editor publishes another long-winded, flowery article and tells dozen lies about the beautiful and accomplished bride, the minister gets $10 and a piece of cake, the editor gets $000. In the course of time it dies and the doctor gets $25 to $100, the minister gets another $15, the undertaker gets from $50 to $100; the editor publishes a notice of the death and an obituary two columns long, lodge and society resolutions, a lot of poetry and free card of thanks and receives $0,000. No wonder so many editors are rich.
From the Dec. 12, 1935 News Record:
Riverside, Calif. — One of the most unusual surgical operations performed was on record tonight when Thomas Simmons, Coachella valley pea picker, had his heart lifted from his chest, a wound sewed up in it and the organ restored. The operation by Dr. Russell M. Gray, chief surgeon at Coachella Valley Hospital, was performed at Indio, Calif. Simmons, 36, was stabbed in the heart with a jack-knife in a fight. A section of his ribs were removed, the heart lifted out and a nurse held the organ in her rubber gloved hand while Dr. Gray sewed up the wound. Two hours later, the farm worker was able to talk and apparently was on the road to recovery.
From the Dec. 23, 1943 News Record:
The local Legion post will entertain all service men traveling through Gillette on the bus on Dec. 25 by serving them a Christmas dinner, according to Robert Powell, commander. Powell stated that arrangements have been made with local restaurants to have a full course dinner served to every service man who comes through Gillette on the bus on Christmas day. The receipts from the three holiday dances will be used to defray the expenses of this project, according to Mr. Powell. The Legion has announced three holiday dances, the first on Christmas night,; the next on New Year’s Eve; and the final dance on New year’s night.