From the Jan. 27, 1944 News Record:
Farmers, ranchers, and truck growers living in the nine middle-west states comprising the seventh service command were aided by prisoners of war tending and harvesting crops during 1943. Assistance was given in the potato fields of Minnesota, the beet fields of Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, the wheat fields of Kansas, the truck farms of Missouri and the corn fields of Iowa. The camp at Douglas, Wyo., including three subsidiary camps in Colorado, reported its prisoners had harvested sufficient sugar, in beets, to supply a city of more than 1 million population for one year, with the sugar permissible under present rationing. The Douglas prisoners harvested 3,685 acres of beets, sufficient by the litter computation, to produce 1,105,500 pounds of dressed meat in addition to “sugaring” for a year the mythical city of more than a million persons. Other prisoners from the Douglas camp harvested 141,400.6 bushels of potatoes, approximately 15,000 bushels of small grain, 310,000 pounds of beans and baled about 2,000 tons of hay. The monetary value of these crops was estimated at their respective harvest times, at $1,092,945.35. For this labor that employers paid the United States more than $50,000. In addition to their “keep” prisoners are credited with 80 cents for each day of labor. Most of them express a genuine appreciation of their opportunity to work.
From the Jan. 21, 1954 News Record:
“Mr. Grimm Alfalfa” was the caption given a recent picture in the Sheridan Press showing Eric E. Rule, Campbell County rancher, who has one of the longest records in Wyoming for producing certified Grimm alfalfa seed. Last year, Rule was presented a plaque by the Wyoming Crop Improvement Association for his three decades of superior seed production which he started in 1922. The picture in the Press was also accompanied by a story telling of the Campbell County man’s efforts in developing his fields and the work in producing the certified seed.
From the Jan. 16, 1964 News Record:
The use of a 65-cent classified ad brought about the return of a new sleeping bag and air mattress lost by a Gillette family. The Gerald Jones family were on their way to Denver for the holiday visit, when they lost a new sleeping bag and air mattress from the top of their car. They believed the loss occurred about 30 miles south of Gillette on the Douglas Highway. A classified ad in The News Record was read by a rancher who had found the items.