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Byron students to tour world with select choir

100 Years Ago, May 4, 1923

The Cowley Progress

Emerson Hough, author, 66, died in a hospital in Evanston, Illinois, recently. Mr. Hough, who was a devotee and disciple of outdoor life, had written many western stories, his most recent being “The Covered Wagon.” In the winter of 1895, donning skis, he traveled over Yellowstone National Park and his activity after this trip was credited with instigating the act of Congress protecting buffalo herds. 

75 Year Ago, May 6, 1948

The Lovell Chronicle

The Bulldogs Tale: We need a swimming pool, and we need a healthy place to swim. We should have a shower before anybody goes into the water because the pool will get their dirt if they do not. Our swimming pool should have a diving board. And a shallower place for little children to wade in. ... We have been promised a swimming pool, but we didn’t get it. When will we be able to go swimming without going into dirty and dangerous canals? – Beverly Doerr 

50 Years Ago, May 3, 1973

The Lovell Chronicle

Universal Academy for Music has accepted two music students from Byron to participate in their program America’s Youth in Concert. They are Patti Jean Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Stevens, and Jed Jensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Jensen. They will perform in London, Salisbury, Zurich, Rome, Brussels, Venice, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the last performance will be in Carnegie Hall in New York City. The tour will last for 30 days.

25 Years Ago, May 7, 1998

The Lovell Chronicle

Two Lovell High School seniors were honored Tuesday night with the John Philip Sousa Award as outstanding members of the LHS band program. Kim Anderson and Tyler Ennis tied for the award based upon a point system, and Director Rick Parmer said the tie was the first in his 20 years as director of bands in Lovell. 

Anderson plans to attend the University of Wyoming and major in English secondary education with specialties in English and music. She plays the alto saxophone in the band and also plays guitar and the piano. Ennis plans to attend Northwest College and major in music education. He plays the bass clarinet and the contrabass clarinet for the LHS band and tenor saxophone in the LHS band and jazz band. He also plays guitar.

Pic: Lovell High School seniors Kim Anderson and Tyler Ennis pose with the John Philip Sousa Award presented to them by LHS Band Director Rick Parmer (right) as the outstanding band students at LHS for the 1997-98 school year.

10 Years Ago, May 2, 2013

The Lovell Chronicle

It isn’t every day that a fifth-grader gets to plant trees with the governor, yet that is exactly what Lauren Mitchell, a student at Lovell Elementary School, did on Monday. Mitchell was the first place state winner in this year’s Arbor Day poster contest. She is the first student from Lovell to ever win the contest. For her efforts, she received a check for $100 from Wyoming Project Learning Tree, a plaque, a framed copy of her winning entry and the chance to rub elbows with Governor Matt Mead at a special Arbor Day celebration in Cheyenne on April 29.