From our files: Hospital nursing wing dedicated in 1973

100 Years Ago, Oct. 26, 1923
The Cowley Progress

When this year’s history has been written it is going to show a terrible toll of deaths due wholly to carelessness. There’s one reliable rule for crossing railroad tracks – go into second. Get the habit of automatically changing into second as you approach a railroad crossing, and it will never be your fault that the number of fatalities in this country are daily growing to an awful proportion.
75 Year Ago, Oct. 28, 1948
The Lovell Chronicle

The Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company ad: “Yes, Sir … Just a moment please.” You’re hearing that phrase from Long Distance operators more and more often these days. There are still delays now and then, but we’re handling eight out of ten long distance calls while you hold the line.
50 Years Ago, Oct. 25, 1973
The Lovell Chronicle

The newly constructed North Big Horn Hospital nursing wing will be officially dedicated in ceremonies this afternoon. Wyoming’s Gov. Stanley K. Hathaway will cut the ribbon dedicating the new wing and the recently installed patient communications system, Vital Signs. The new addition added 20 beds to the original 10 in the wing for a total of 30 beds. The new wing is at this time full to capacity with a waiting list of 24.
25 Years Ago, Oct. 29, 1998
The Lovell Chronicle

As the population grew and flourished in Byron and the surrounding areas, there was a growing need for a “grist mill” (flour mill). Orin Perry Hatch found the perfect spot for a mill, or so he thought, just three miles east of Byron at the edge of his own good farm land. Currently this tract of land is on the Hessenthaler farm. The mill site was excavated, foundations laid and stones were cut and hauled. Work was done from 1905 to 1909.
What had seemed such a certainty now went sour, for the only water would have to come from the Sidon Canal. Cowley held the rights on the lower end of the canal. Members of the canal board feared that if the mill used water, there would not be enough water for the crops in the Cowley area. No water rights were extended, and, subsequently, the mill was never built. The foundation stands today at the edge of the field, mute evidence of a well-planned venture … ended.
Eventually, a gas-powered grist mill was erected in Byron by Joseph Hyrum NeVille. However, he never learned to operate it. His son, Leo J. NeVille, became the miller. This small mill served the community well for many years, from 1916 to 1940.
10 Years Ago, Oct. 24, 2013
The Lovell Chronicle

New Lovell Elementary Student Council officers were sworn in on Friday, Oct. 11, during a special ceremony. Sponsors are Patti Hutchinson and Gwen Walker.