From the Feb. 20, 1941 News Record:
Stranger than fiction was the trip the W.P. Parks’ car took on Monday morning, sans driver. The car was parked in the driveway of the Parks’ home on Kendrick Avenue. Apparently the brake was not firmly fastened and the machine slid out of drive, backed a short distance up the street as though driven by an unseen hand and went down the street north. It ended on a pile of fertilizer at the edge of the lawn on the Axel Ostlund property. The car did not strike any object and no damage was reported.
From the Feb. 7, 1957 News Record:
Fire strikes an average of 800 homes every day. Many are badly damaged, many totally destroyed. In addition, an average of 30 people die every day as a result of all fires in the United States. And an untold number are horribly burned or maimed for life. On the other hand, many people, apparently trapped by flames, manage to save their lives because they understand what to do and what not do in case of fire.
From the Feb. 20, 1964 News Record:
The worst fire in the history of Gillette’s 71 years stared in the Fiesta Theatre building at about 10 p.m. Monday, and spread to an adjoining two-story apartment building and pool hall. The Fiesta was completely gutted, while the building next door owned by Larry Butler still had its walls standing but the inside was nearly all damaged. Fire and property losses are expected to range from $150,000 to $200,000. The fire is believed to have started in the furnace room of the Fiesta Theater, according to authorities.