December 3, 1927
Bert Aukerman of the Aukerman Chervrolet company has announced that beginning January 1, 1928, the company which has been incorporated will be know at the Southern Chevrolet Company. Besides, Mr. Aukerman, Roy Dean of the Dean Motor company of Rapid City and Ashley Lamphere, who is associated with Mr. Dean, will be members of the new firm. The salesroom will occupy the building now known as the Northern Pool hall. The service will be handled in the building next door.
The ladies of the Smithwick Red Cross held a bazaar and entertained in Marty’s hall, Saturday evening, November 27. An interesting program was carried out according to Pat McGowen of that place.
Hay Canyon—Roy Merdanian and brother Gerald went to Smithwick Sunday. Cecil Kirby drove to Smithwick Wednesday. Ben Rickenbach and Hank Routh of Oelrichs are up in this vicinity finishing up their 1927 threshing run. Guy Nelson helped Charles Bochert butcher a beef Friday. George Hawes, Jr. of Smithwick, recently built a fine cistern at the Vic Engelbert ranch.
The P.E.O. will have old clothing on sale at the Rest room from Monday, December 5 to Saturday, December 19, inclusive.
With the completion of the graveling of the four and one-half mile stretch of road west from Hot Springs on U.S. 18, the city has started work at widening and cutting down the grade on College Hill. Chief of Police R.S. Pinkerton has a crew of men busy blasting away a portion of the hills on the south side of the road and hauling the rocks to the fill on then north side near the foot of the hill where a concrete abutment has been put in. When the work is completed the road will not only be wider but will be straighter and the grade will be approximately at six percent. It is planned to put a guardrail on either side where needed and to improve the bridge at the approach.
A brief in the matter of the appeal from the judgment of the circuit court in the case of Margaret C. Moore and the City of Edgemont, has just been completed by the Star office, for A.R. Nequette, attorney for the defendant and appellant, the City of Edgemont. In this case, Margaret C. Moore brought an action against the City of Edgemont to recover the sum of $7,725 for injuries sustained by a fall on an icy crossing in the city of Edgemont.
December 9, 1927
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Fr. F.X. Hausesler were held Monday morning from St. Anthony’s Catholic church for John Colgan of Edgemont, who died at the Presbyterian hospital in Denver, CO. December 3, due to cancer. He was 57 years old. Burial was made in the Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Colgan was well known, having been a resident of Fall River county for 40 years. He has for several years been engaged in the garage business in Edgemont. He is survived by one son, Frank Colgan, Edgemont; one daughter, Mrs. Agnes Russell, Denver; one brother, A.J. Colgan, Edgemont; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Eastman, Hot Springs; Mrs. J.W. Applegate, Torrington, WY; Mrs. Ellen Stack, Edgemont, besides other relatives and a host of friends.
All world war men are invited by Battle Mountain Legion post No. 71 and the American Legion to attend and enjoy the program and smoker which is to be given at the B.M.S. auditorium next Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock. The program includes an accordion selection by William Gommer, a brief statement of local post work by Francis Case, a 20-minute program of readings, vocal and instrumental selections by Harold Aiken, a mandolin-guitar duet by John Rotello and Si Parks, then a 4-round boxing match between members of Company D and a final quartet number by B.M.S. boys. After that the party will retire to the army and navy room for smokes and taps.
Harry Woodward, superintendent of Hot Springs schools, was elected president of the Hot Springs Kiwanis club for the coming year. Other officers are: vice-president, E.W. Martin; treasurer, G.C. Smith; and district trustee, Col. J.A. Barker. Directors elected were: Floyd Haley, C.H. Hemminger, C.A. Wilson, the Rev. J.H. Rayner, R.W. Southard, L.J. Bingham and Julian Staven, who was named secretary of the directors’ board.
Wayside—The pie social at the Methodist church last week was a success. The church was filled and the sale of the pies netted the sum of $74. There is regular preaching every Sunday at 3 p.m. following the Sunday school, which is at 2 p.m. Arrangements are being made for a Christmas tree and entertainment on Christmas Eve at the church. Road Supervisor Haskell is putting in twin culverts across the small draw just east of town. It has been an eyesore all summer. Several of our residents were burning up the road between here and Chadron last week keeping the dentists busy repairing old and making new teeth.