10 years ago
Students from Gering High School’s music department had the chance to showcase their vocal talents in New York recently, and came back with a number of awards.
For the past 16 years, Todd Sorensen and his son Nick have been regulars in the Sugar Valley Rally and they’re ready to take to the road again this weekend.
Scotts Bluff County Commissioners have developed a policy for how to handle requests for public information from outside sources. The disuccsion came up after the county assessor’s office received a letter from Oklahoma-based County Records Inc. The company was asking for every property record on a monthly basis according to County Assessor Amy Ramos.
The Gering Platte Valley Companies senior legion baseball team ripped 11 hits Friday evening to register its fifth straight win, a 20-10 victory against the Buckley Bombers at Oregon Trail Park.
20 years ago
Scotts Bluff County Management Accountant Rawnda Pierce submitted her resignation to the county board.
The 18th annual Bike Ride Across Nebraska started in Gering.
A number of local officials were upset the area was rejected by the Department of Corrections as a potential prison site.
Gering businesses Sandberg Implement and Cowan’s Custom Cabinets were honored at the annual Twin Cities Development banquet.
County Treasurer Darlene Robertson announced she would step down on June 30.
30 years ago
Two candidates in Gering elections declined to ask for recounts. Rick Reitz was running for city council and Kelly Gallawa was running for school board. Mark Masterton did file for a recount in his county board race against Clint Morrison.
Tim Coplen, manager of Sun Mart in Gering, received an award from the Advisory Council on Aging for employing older people at the local supermarket.
40 years ago
County commissioners hoped to iron out disagreements with the City of Gering over two projects adjacent to the county administration building.
The Gering School Board decided against establishing a development kindergarten for the 1978-1979 school year.
Three members of the Gerald Gross family of Gering were seriously injured in a collision with another vehicle south of Gering.
Mrs. George Rein of Gering won $5,000 in a contest held at the Jack and Jill store.
The Gering Senior Ciitizens Center celebrated its completion with an open house.
50 years ago
The Gering School Board ruled that 23 juniors and seniors would start the next school year on probation. The students had failed two or more subjects that administrat6ion thought they could easily pass.
Fourteen Gering American Legion members were presented with 50-year pins.
Dr. Merton D. Wyatt, pastor of the First United Methodist Church for six years, was appointed to a similar position in Crete.
Susanne Perdue, 26, of Mitchell died in a one-car accident in southwest Nebraska.
60 years ago
Gering schools received a Class A accreditation for the fifth straight year. The news consolidated Banner County School received a Class A rating.
A heavy, four-inch rain washed out crops and bridges in the area, especially in Gering Valley.
Lee Reavis was selected to attend the fine arts course in Lincoln.
Dee Warner was elected Job’s Daughters Honored Queen.
70 years ago
Gering announced water rationing for the summer months.
Joan Mitchell was at Nebraska Girl’s State.
Dona Rae Twombley and Norman Brown were married. Louise Trout and Ensign A.C. Carpertner were also married.
80 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Barton were making plans for their 50th wedding anniversary on June 17.
Odd Fellows Lodges from the valley and from Wyoming announced plans for a huge outdoor meeting at Riflesight Pass.
Five city lots in Minatare brought $250.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bennett. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Norbin Thomspon.
90 years ago
Scotts Bluff County crept up to fourth place in the number of auto licenses in the state.
Work began on the $20,000 North Platte Valley Cooperative Cheese Company concentration factory in Gering.
The Gering and Fort Laramie Irrigation District purchased a quarter block of lots for the construction of a warehouse and garage.
A contract was awarded by the Union Pacific to build a roundhouse in Gering.
T.W. Creagor and Leora Driscoll were married.
100 years ago
Gering High School graduates included Dudley Lobdell, Elma Gardner, Marjorie Wood, Hilda Brow, Aileen Rundell, Mahel Reeder, Irma Clifford, Verle Hubbard, Joy Phelps, and Ruth Barton (great-aunt of the Courier’s Jerry Purvis).
Roy Eaton of Minatare was killed in action on the French front.
Marvin E. Downar and Miss Winifred McHenry were married at Camp Funston.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Davies.
110 years ago
William Jennings Bryant made his first speeches in Scottsbluff and Gering.
Carl V. Johnson and Miss Maro Luck were married. Charles G. Harris and Miss Katie Merkle were also married.
120 years ago
Voters approved the organization of the Castle Rock Irrigation District.
A purse was raised in Gering to send Charles Eikenberry to Zion City to Alexander Dowie.
Among the soldiers present at Decoration Day were John P. Finley, Ed Thornton, Frank F. Gray, F.M. Shobar, Jonathan Breon and W.H. Taylor.
130 years ago
A new two-story town hall was built at Ashford in Banner County.
Attorney Lot L. Feltham was chosen to speak at the upcoming Fourth of July celebration.