From our files Lovell Jaycees team off to Atlanta in 1949

100 years ago, Feb. 22, 1924

The Cowley Progress

Joseph H. NeVille, prominent pioneer citizen of Northern Wyoming, died at his home in Byron Saturday evening. In many respects Mr. NeVille was one of the most noted men in this portion of the state. Coming to the Big Horn Basin in an early day, he was prominently identified with its development, covering a period of almost a quarter of a century.

He was a civil engineer by profession and laid out the townsites of Byron, Lovell and Cowley, made the surveys and plats of public lands under the Carey Act and also was chief engineer during the construction of the Lovell and Sidon canals. Plans for many of the public buildings in the Basin country were made by him. He has held several positions of trust in Big Horn County in the lower house of the state legislature continuously for the last eight years.

75 years ago, Feb. 24, 1949

The Lovell Chronicle

The Lovell Jaycees basketball team recently won the Glenrock Gold Medal event, which entitles them to represent the state of Wyoming at the forthcoming American Congress tourney to be held at Atlanta, Georgia. The team left this morning for the Georgia event. 

The Jaycees took over the sponsorship of the squad in 1944, and since that time they have won the State AAU title upon two previous occasions.

Team members include manager Mark Grosinger, coach Wayne Gray, Gerald Doerr, Bob Doerr, Norm Doerr, Fred Winterholler, Steve Meeker, Max Jones, Brownie Brown, Vic Winterholler, Jim Heywood, Chris Christiansen and Wilmer Burnham.

50 years ago, Feb. 21, 1974

The Lovell Chronicle

Dr. Henry Eskens received an engraved pen set and Dr. John Story a plaque, giving them honorary membership in the Search and Rescue in appreciation for the support and help they have given the unit. The squad is presently assembling a confidential file with pertinent information about heart disease, diabetes and allergies to be used in their rescue work should it become necessary. Anyone with an unusual medical history may fill out the form on page six of this week’s Chronicle and mail it back to the North Big Horn Search and Rescue squad.

25 years ago, Feb. 25, 1999

The Lovell Chronicle

Big Horn Federal Savings Bank will build a brand new building on Main Street in Lovell within the next year or two, giving a shot in the arm to the downtown business district and better serving the public, bank officials announced this week. The new building will be constructed at the corner of Main Street and Shoshone Avenue where the former Good Transportation/Rent A Video building stands, Big Horn Federal Chairman, President and CEO John Coyne said in making the announcement.

10 years ago, Feb. 20, 2014

The Lovell Chronicle

Business owners and managers gathered at the Brandin’ Iron Restaurant in Lovell Tuesday to hear the latest information about the upcoming Lovell water, sewer and street project during the February general membership meeting of the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce.