Keep chickens penned, city officials warned 100 years ago

A look back at Laurel history - 4/13/17
By: 
KATHLEEN GILLULY
Outlook managing editor

25 years ago
April 15, 1992
Problems still irritate the High point Subdivision residents, who have been battling nearly a year and have to have High Point Park restored to its natural state. Residents first contacted Laurel Public Works Director Jim Worthington in March 1991 requesting that work to remove pipe, metal, cement and asphalt from the park, and leveling of fill dirt dumped in the park, be conducted. The materials had all been dumped in the park when the Maryland Ln. paving project was completed in July 1991. The waste was piled at least three feet above the level of adjacent land and created a dangerous and unsightly mess, residents said.
The Laurel BB gun team added another feather to its already colorful cap this weekend when it captured first place in the state BB gun championships. Baker hosted the event. Laurel’s team posted an excellent score that may break the state record. The overall state champion was James Micheletti.
On April 12, Officer Zuhoski was performing a civil standby at a residence on the 400 block of Yellowstone Ave. which resulted in the issuance of a search warrant. Zuhoski observed apparent drug paraphernalia in sight at the residence. After obtaining a search warrant, the premises was searched. Drug related charges are pending against a 33-year-old Laurel man as a result.

50 years ago
April 19, 1967
A touch of Bavaria will be in store for some Laurel residents. A newly organized German dance group will soon be ready for scheduled appearances. The 32-member dance group called the “Enzianer Schulplatter Verien,” whose final goal will be participation in the Red Lodge Festival of Nations, will present a program of both German singing and dancing.
Army Private First Class John M. McLaughlin, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. McLaughlin, Rr. 1 in Laurel, participated in “Operation Sam Houston” in Vietnam with the 4th infantry division. The successful search and destroy operation which took place in the central highlands near the Cambodian border. McLaughlin is an automatic rifleman with Company C 3rd Battalion of the division’s 8th infantry.
Deborah Shay, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Shay of Park City, became one of America’s top riflemen, it was announced recently by the National Rifle Association of America, as the shooter was awarded the Distinguished Expert Medal, the highest qualification rifle award in the nation. Shay had to shoot hundreds of targets over a period of months and climb through 14 lower qualification NRA ratings. The new distinguished expert shooter is a member of the Laurel Rifle Club and attends Park City High School.

75 years ago
April 15, 1942
Sugar sales are about to halt with listing and rationing to begin. At midnight April 27, all sugar sales in the United States will be halted for approximately one week. Early in May there will be registrations of individuals and concerns using sugar, and after that will be rationing. It has been announced that sugar will be off the market April 28 and not available to buyers until May 5. Individual consumers will go to designated public schools in their neighborhoods at hours to be fixed. Teachers will serve as registrants.
Mrs. William Fly entertained at dinner Monday honoring Mr. and Mrs. George Cunningham, who arrived from Bremerton, Wash., for a visit with relatives. Mr. Cunningham is called to army service and will leave with a group of men from Columbus, April 20. Mrs. Cunningham will remain in Laurel.
In Park City, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wolf entertained last Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dimich of Red Lodge, Mrs Lydia Phillips and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wolf, Miss Hazel Wolf and John Footit of Billings.
Charles Schwab reports the loss of two spare tires, which were taken from his car in Trewin Friday night.
More workers are needed at the Red Cross patriotic unit sewing room for an emergency quota of 50 quilts, 75 pillowcases and 25 feather pillows. There is a need for feathers for the 25x25 three-and-on-half-pound pillows. Dry picked chicken feathers may be used and may be placed directly into ticking which can be obtained from the Red Cross sewing room. All pillows will be sterilized before use. The sewing room has just completed 65 pairs of men’s hospital pajamas.
100 years ago
April 11, 1917
President Wilson at 11 o’clock Saturday signed the resolution of congress declaring a state of war between the United States and Germany. The war resolution was signed at 12:14 o’clocked by Vice President Marshall. The next and final step was President Wilson’s signature. By the signing of the resolution, the war which Germany actually has been making on the United States for many months, is recognized in official form and the United States thus announces to the world its determination to take what President Wilson characterized as Germany’s challenge to all the world, her war against humanity.
NOTICE The ordinance prohibiting chickens running at large within the city limits will be strictly enforced from now on, due to the fact that this is the season for making lawns and gardens. Residents of the city owning chickens or fowls show kindly see to it that they are kept penned up. By order of the city council. ED LAMB, Chief of Police.
Joe Gilles of Spring Creek is now driving a new Ford.
W.A. Huff is building an addition to his residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tabor came in from the Basin Friday and went down to Billing where they purchased a team of mules.
Richard Harris had the misfortune to cut off one of his toes at his ranch on Valley creek last Monday. He came to town to have it dressed.
Little Rachel, the 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Kinnick, was taken with acute appendicitis last week. Mr. Kinnick took her to St. Vincent’s hospital Monday afternoon, where she was operated upon the same evening. Although it was thought that she might not live through the first night she did and is now in a fair way.
B.L. Price is in receipt of a letter from his brother, A.M. Price, state he was on his way to North Dakota and Illinois to visit relatives before enlisting in the army to fight the Germans.

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