From the Feb. 13, 1941 News Record:
Harold Lynn Smith, 2 1/2 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith of the Spotted Horse community, was instantly killed last Thursday afternoon when his head was crushed between the beam of his father’s truck and the family coal shed as Mr. Smith was backing up preparatory to unloading the load of coal. According to an account of the tragedy, Mr. Smith had backed to within a few feet of the shed, but decided that he wasn’t close enough. He started the motor again to back against the shed and as he did so, young Harold, who was standing to one side of the loaded truck, ran behind it. If the lad’s head had been six inches to either side, or six inches up or down from the exact spot where it was at that time, he wouldn’t have been killed. The end of the beam on the frame of the truck caught the tot’s head against a two-by-four upright on the coal house. The height of the youngster was a factor in the unfortunate accident, since being a little shorter or a little taller would have saved him.
From the Feb. 21, 1952 News Record:
The smallest man in the country turned up in Gillette last week. He is the man who robbed the Iron Lung coin collector at the American Legion club. The coin collector was pretty well filled with coins and had several pieces of paper money in it. Following a visit of a group to the club, Rex Wilkinson noticed that the paper money was gone. The culprit had torn the coin slot and gradually worked all the silver dollars and paper money from the collector. Mr. Wilkinson has a slight suspicion as to who the guilty party is and says that if they will just come back he will make them a present of the remaining money in the collector.
From the Feb. 8, 1962 News Record:
Mrs. William C. Robb of Gillette was found dead at her home about 6 p.m., Wednesday. A coroner’s inquest is to be held according to Leroy Noecker, county coroner, who stated that death was apparently caused by a gunshot wound. The death is still under investigation. Mrs. Robb is the wife of Dr. William C. Robb of Gillette, who has been in private practice here about a year.