Looking back photo for 06-06-2019

10 years ago

Scotts Bluff County has received a report on potential uses for the old county jail. One recommendation from the re-use report is to use the jail site for a future courts building.

Gering Police Chief Mel Griggs said that over the past five years, many crimes are becoming more and more violent.

Vintage and antique tractors will be on the road this Saturday for the third annual Oregon Trail Tractor Ride.

The Gering Riverdogs softball team lost to Brush, Colorado 14-9 in the championship game of the tournament at Lacy Park.

20 years ago

County Corrections Director Ron White updated commissioners on improvements to the country jail facility.

Members of the Gering City Council voted to support the city’s automated railroad crossing signals. The move came after the Federal Railroad Commission considered regulating the use of locomotive horns at grade crossing.

The father and son team of Tim and Tyrell Anderson of Gering, driving a 1936 Chevrolet Sedan, rolled to victory in the Sugar Valley Rally.

Kevin Finkey, former football coach at Lodgepole, was chosen to coach the Gering team.

Local banker Hod Kosman was appointed to the Nebraska Information Technology Commission by Governor Ben Nelson.

30 years ago

Pioneer kings and queens representing their communities for the Scotts Bluff County Centennial were Irma and John Reavis of Gering, Gail and Bert Anderson of Henry, Christine and Stanley Easton of Lyman, Grace and George Smith of McGrew, Leone and Wilbur Dutton of Melbeta, Cecile and Everett Denton of Minatare, Ruth and Ken Mitchell of Mitchell, Evelyn Surger and William Blough of Morrill, Imogene and Jay Roberts of Scottsbluff, and Hazeldean Carpenter and James Randall of Terrytown.

Ted Rice of Scottsbluff retired after 58 years as a barber and electric shaver repairman.

40 years ago

Gering City Council members made several changes in the personnel manual.

County commissioners were taking a tight fiscal policy involving the expenditure of tax dollars.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Preston of Gering received an award for conservation practices.

50 years ago

Gering musicians were named to the honor band and headed to the Rose Bowl parade in Portland, Oregon. Don Childs was their director.

Mayor Richard Prohs and City Clerk Clarence Larsen signed a new electrical contract with the Bureau of Reclamation.

A storm that moved through the valley took a heavy toll on both crops and property.

First contestants in the Oregon Trail Days Pageant included Gail Martin, Nancy Elliott, and Carol Jeanne Petersen.

60 years ago

The Gering Masonic Lodge awarded James Fullen a 50-year pin.

The Gering Jaycees presented LeRoy Elliott with a life membership.

The Ostenberg chute went out when a flood hit Gering Valley.

Gary Kaufman won top cutting and calf roping honors at the state rodeo in Harrison.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Peters of Minatare celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

James Smith, 13, was dragged to his death by a horse when he became entangled in a stirrup.

70 years ago

The new Harrisburg telephone line was in operation.

A severe flood struck Mitchell Valley and Gering Valley.

Norma Jean Wineman and Hurbert L. Woodring were married. Joyce Gravatt and Eugene Anderson were also married.

80 years ago

The Gering Methodist Church celebrated its 50th anniversary.

R.C. Raben succeeded J.C. Peterson as president of the Gering Lions Club.

Mrs. A.J. Caven was installed as DAR regent.

Kathleen Pattison and Herbert Heffel were married in Nampa, Idaho.

90 years ago

James Fullen was awarded the contract for the new Masonic Temple in Scottsbluff.

Changes were being made on the Platte Valley Highway from the south side to the north side between Fort Laramie and Guernsey.

Howard Olsen was admitted to the practice of law.

Harvey M. Myers of Greeley and Miss Rena Campbell of Gering were married.

100 years ago

In spite of general war price increases, the city lowered the water minimum to its consumers.

A special election was called to vote on $160,000 in road bonds and $100,000 in bridge bonds.

Work on the south side government canal was nearing the Nebraska-Wyoming state line.

110 years ago

Judge F.G. Hamer, attorney for E.S. Kennison, secured a suspension of sentence pending appeal.

Rufus R. Beach and Miss Ola M. Wilson were married.

Alice Nellie Milles (1) and Harriett Nellie Morrill (10) died.

120 years ago

Gering defeated Mitchell in a ball game 24-9.

The telephone line between Gering and Alliance was competed.

Twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Thornton.

130 years ago

The Bay State fences in Mitchell Valley were taken out.

William H. Hubert, James M. Kingrey and James S. Leonard all advertised for final proof.

Martin Bristol, who had been a temporary partner to the Courier, retired from the job.

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