From our files: Stephen Gervay saga took place 100 years ago

100 years ago, March 28, 1924
The Cowley Progress

Traveling on foot down a rugged mountain trail for three days, with no food and no shelter for two nights, was the terrible experience of Mrs. Stephen Garvey (Gervay), wife of a homesteader on Big Horn Mountain.
Mrs. Garvey (Gervay) was found lying in the muddy road, completely exhausted, Tuesday evening near the Kane Bridge on the Big Horn River by a young man named Beall. He managed to get the woman on his horse and carried her to the residence of Carl Fink, where she was taken care of and a physician summoned.
The homestead is high up on the mountain, virtually cut off from the rest of the world during the winter months. Mrs. Garvey says that her husband left her alone two weeks ago, telling her he was going hunting and would be back the next day. He failed to return, and after waiting until Sunday and being entirely destitute of food supplies, there remained nothing for her to do but try to make the 15 miles down the mountain to the nearest settlement.
Dr. Olson, who was called to attend the woman, reports that she is suffering from starvation and exposure, slightly frozen feet and premature childbirth, but that she has a fair chance to recover.
75 years ago, March 24, 1949
The Lovell Chronicle

The Pete Korell home east of Lovell was the scene of a lovely wedding Sunday at 4 p.m., when Rev. A.W. Siebert performed a double ring ceremony that united Miss Evelyn Korell and Don Bowers in marriage. The vows were spoken on two white satin cushions placed on a white rug before the large picture window flanked by huge baskets of pink, white and yellow snapdragons. The maid of honor was Miss Alma Korell, and the groom’s best man was Gerald Baxendale.
Mrs. Bowers is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Korell of Lovell. She was a popular graduate of Lovell High School and has been attending the Billings Business College until recently. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bowers of Garland and attended the Powell schools. He is engaged in farming. They will make their home in Garland.
50 years ago, March 28, 1974
The Lovell Chronicle

A $5,000 gift from the Grant Taggart family this week put Rose City West in a position of meeting all loan requirements and virtual assurance the project would get underway this spring. In presenting the check to Bill Powell, president of the non-profit corporation, Grant Taggart noted, “It would take many appreciative adjectives to adequately express the gratitude of the Grant Taggart family to the many citizens of the Big Horn Basin. Over the years you have meant so very much to us all. Rose City West is a project that will eventually touch in some way the lives of all our people.”
25 years ago, March 25, 1999
The Lovell Chronicle

After what at times became a very heated discussion, the Big Horn County Commissioners, Sheriff and interested north Big Horn County residents reached some agreements on the new Enhanced 911 system. The agreement that was reached during the three-hour meeting last Wednesday at the County Annex in Lovell included putting the implementation of the new Enhanced 911 system on hold.
10 years ago, March 27, 2014
The Lovell Chronicle

Bessie Baird Zeller, 88, died March 18, 2014, at her home east of Lovell. She married Clarence B. Zeller on Nov. 10, 1943, in the Salt Lake Temple. In 1976, Bessie and Clarence founded Queen Bee Gardens, a honey candy manufacturing company. They enjoyed traveling to numerous cities selling “the world’s finest candy” at trade shows. Bessie developed all the honey candy recipes that they manufactured.