FROM THE JAN. 6, 1944 NEWS RECORD:
The Campbell County canteen, which was opened on New Year’s day, has entertained many servicemen, representing 13 states from coast to coast during the first week of its existence. A number of favorable comments have been given to the women, who served the men of the armed forces going through Gillette by bus. Two sailors, who received their breakfast exclaimed, “Eggs, sunny side up!” and were very pleased, since they said they had been eating powdered eggs for months. One remarked, evidently short of money on his way home, that he had not known where he was going to get his breakfast. The canteen had a much traveled visitor in Sgt. Adrian of Great Falls, Mont., who is with the air transport command. He had eaten Christmas dinner the week before in Wales and was on his way, with his wife and child, for a leave in Kansas. The salvage committee had given the canteen the generous contribution of $100 and there has been $55 donated by other organizations and individuals. Many people also have loaned or donated furniture and kitchen supplies and labor, that the canteen might be well equipped and an attractive place.
FROM THE JAN. 7, 1954 NEWS RECORD:
The Japanese bride of a Campbell County serviceman is here visiting with her new in-laws, but not until after some harrowing experiences which made the young lady wonder if she was going to get to this country or not. Mrs. Kiyoko Schnepper, wife of Frederick J. Schnepper, who is serving in the U.S. Navy, arrived here recently and is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schnepper. According to an account appearing in the “Navy Times” on Dec. 12, 1953, her adventure went something like the following: Yokohama — The army went all out for young love in a comedy of oversights here, but despite everything the MP’s could do, a crewman on the Navy’s Gen. A.E. Anderson had to sail with-out his Japanese bride. “Mrs. Kiyoko Schnepper arrived at the 2nd Port here expecting to join her husband aboard the Anderson. Officials discovered she wasn’t on the passenger list. “With Army help, she made a dash to the Yokosuka naval base for clearance, and then back to catch the boat, which was steaming out of the harbor. The MP’s broke out a J-boat and raced after the transport. “After five miles, they gave it up, and Mrs. Schnepper resigned herself to waiting for the next ship on which transportation could be arranged.”
FROM THE JAN. 2, 1964 NEWS RECORD:
A man is reported to be in serious condition at Campbell County Memorial Hospital with head and internal injuries received when an add-on room for a house trailer fell on him. The injured man, Henry Sterling Dunkin, 36, Gillette, was assisting in the removal of the building from a truck when it fell directly on him pinning him to the ground. The other men of the crew removed the structure, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.