Woman’s 1918 death attributed to stroke of apoplexy

This ad from 1943 was for a “basket ball” tournament to be held in the new gym. That gym, at the Old Middle School or administration building was recently declared dangerous because of cracking walls. It is no longer in use.

25 years ago

Feb. 17, 1993

Births were announced for Victoria Leigh Watts, Erin Marie Brester and Trent Michael Worden.

When you have to go, you have to go, but be sure to go in the appropriate place. A Laurel man who did not select a discreet location to relieve himself was cited Sunday for disorderly conduct. According to reports, Frank Rodriguez, 18, was waiting in the lobby of the city police station shortly before the incident occurred for a friend who had earlier been arrested. An officer on duty reported seeing Rodriguez leave the building. When the officer followed Rodriquez outside, he saw the 18-year-old urinating on the street in front of the police station. The officer arrested Rodriguez and charged him with disorderly conduct. He was cited into city court on this charge.

50 years ago

Feb. 28, 1968

Saddle Club people from as far east as Savage and as far north and west as Kalispell gathered in Laurel last weekend to attend the 22nd annual convention of the Montana Saddle Clubs Association. The banquet and dance Saturday night were attended by 125 people, making this year’s convention one of the largest ever held in the association history.

Two Laurel graduates, Miss Margaret Barclay and Miss Dorothy Brinkel, are finalists in the Wool Growers pageant held last week in Missoula. They will compete with six others, four from Montana State University at Bozeman, for the title of Queen of the Montana Wool Pageant. Miss Barclay was sponsored by the Angel Flight and Miss Brinkel by the Cadettes.

The Laurel Locomotives Varsity squad traveled to Billings Saturday and scored a smashing 70-57 victory over arch-rival Billings Central Rams. Central grabbed a small lead at the beginning of the game but the Locomotives piled up big leads to take the victory away from the Rams. The loss pushed Central in sixth place in Division I with a 7-11 record. The Locomotives finished 11-9 overall for the season.

In conjunction with their interest in obtaining better lighting for Laurel’s streets and parks, the Laurel Federated Womans Club has entered the GFWC—Reader’s Digest Foundation Outdoor Protective Lighting Contests, it was announced today by Mrs. Melvin Baker. The club, which has been active in many community projects in the past, recently focused its attention on Laurel’s lighting. Through its efforts, surveys have been taken of city areas to determine where the greatest need exists. “The proposed lighting program for Laurel will call for new Mercury vapor, Cobra head light fixture which will afford protection against vandalism, car accidents and will beautify the town by making it look alive and friendly” Mrs

, . Wayne Mahan said.

Mrs. Clifford Collins, Laurel, was honored with a Pink and Blue shower at the home of Mrs. Terry Sands with Mrs. Charles Kauffman, Park City, as co-hostess. Attending from Park City were Mrs. Harry Sands, Mrs. Minnie Sands, Mrs. Goldie Fink and Mrs. Roy McKenzie.

75 years ago

Feb. 24, 1943

Another Laurel boy, Albert H. Brickman, Jr., has been definitely reported a prisoner of war of the Japanese in the Philippines. A telegram containing the information was received a few days ago by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Brickman, from the war department. Ellis Slater, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Slater was also recently reported a captive of the Japanese.

Word received from Fred Feuerbacher, Jr., who is stationed in New Guinea, is that he was removed from the front line and hospitalized, having suffered an attack of malaria. Later news from him was a cablegram with birthday greetings to his mother, Mrs. Fred Feuerbacher.

Miss Frances Lorena Orr and George A. LaFarge were united in marriage at a 9 o’clock ceremony Sunday morning at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Orr, 406 Date Avenue. The single ring service was read by Rev. M. J. Wilcox, paster of the Methodist church, standing in front of the potted plants and flowers. Mrs. L Farge, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orr, wore a blue and white dress with corresponding accessories. Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Orr of Billings attended the couple. James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orr, was also present. Mrs. La Farge attended school at Edgar and has been employed as bookkeeper for the O.M. Wold company implement store for the past seven years. Mrs. La Farge received his education in Iowa and has been a mechanic at the Wold garage for nine years. Immediately after the ceremony and a wedding breakfast the couple left for California where they will engage in war work.

Emil Kober of Park City was a business visitor in Laurel Tuesday. He has been a resident of the Park City community since 1912.

100 years ago

Feb. 20, 1918

The four white wyandotte hens one cockerel that were auctioned off at the McIntire and Nutting sale Saturday brought in a neat sum for the local branch of the Red Cross. The poultry was donated by Sam Clare, a prominent rancher residing in the Clark Fork valley, south of Laurel. Col. C.N. Moore performed his part well. He first made a short talk, showing the need of money for the Red Cross work and explained the use it would be put to. The crowd took much interest, as is shown by the amount of money they brought. The total receipts for the sale, that have been turned into J.B. Heinz, treasurer, amounted to $126.25. Tom Ronan was one of the heavy bidders and by his liberality forced the price upward. Another feature of the sale and which deserves special mention is the way the German Russians bought the flock and again presented them to the society.

The smallpox scare in Laurel is over. the quarantine at the E.W. Nelson home was lifted by Dr. Broughton, secretary of the local board of health, and the house was fumigated. They were under quarantine for four weeks and as no new cases have developed the chance for an epidemic has passed.

J.E. Childley, manager of the Casino theater, will celebrate his first anniversary in the motion picture business in Laurel on Tuesday. During the past year Mr. Chidley has given Laurel theater-goers an excellent show, buying the best pictures obtainable. Now on this anniversary, instead of giving carnations to the ladies and candy to the younger ones, he proposes to have and exceptional program and 50 percent of the proceeds

to The boys in France Tobacco Fund.”

Mrs. Kate Morrison, wife of George Morrison, died at her residence in Railroadtown Sunday from a stroke of apoplexy. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Henry Grant officiating and interment was made in the Laurel cemetery. Death came suddenly and without warning. Mrs. Morrison was born in the county of Leitram, Ireland, July 1869, and came to the United States in 1901. She was married to George Morrison in New York City Dec. 20, 1904. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison came to Montana in 1906 and located in Laurel in 1913, where they have since made their home. At the time of her death Mrs. Morrison was 48 years, 7 months old. The deceased was a highly respected lady and leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one brother in New York and two residing in Ireland, beside many friends who sympathize deeply with the bereaved husband in his hour of deep sorrow.

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