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PAGE I0 THE SUNDANCE TIMES MAY 30, 1996 TRAGEDY ON THB HUMBOLIYr In 1841, the first wagon trains left Independence, Missouri enroute to the West Cout. Thus, an exodus across the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and deserts of Utah and Nevada began. In 1850, the peak migration year, 55,000 pioneers traveled westward by wagon train. Jerry Bush, his sister Nancy Holioway, her husband Smith and their infant daughter Joined a wagon train in 1857. If they had known of the tragedy they would endure three months later, they might have remained in Missouri. They had no problems the first half of the trip and were able to make eighteen relies a day. Rumors of Indlan trouble were heard u they neared the Nevada border. On the evening of August 14, they forded the Humboldt River and set up camp. The Holloway party had been traveling ahead of the main immignmt train, u Smith did not want his livestock mixing with those of the rest of the group. The following morning, while Holloway stirred the campfire, he was killed by Indians before he could sound an alarm. Jerry Bush shot twice before receiving a severe wound in his side. He crawled to a hiding place close to the Humboldt. Unfortunately, he was extremely weak due to loss of blood and lost his gun in the river. Meanwhile Nancy hovered inside her tent; although terrified, abe had to know what had happened to the rest of the party. She ste out of the tent with her child under one arm, and before she had time to react was struck down by at least one buliet and several arrows. She Tretended death in an effort to save herself and her child and did not make a sound as the arrows were retrieved from her body. Thinking she was dead, the Indians began scalping her, and upon flnlah/ng the process brutally murdered her daughter. Nancy lay for close to an hour while Indians looted the wagon= and rounded up the livestock. When the remainder of the wagon train arrived, the Indians rode off into the mountains leaving Nancy's scalp behind on the ground. Jerry Bush and Nancy Holloway survived and traveled onto California. Nancy passed away a few years later when her mind and health began to fail, largely due to her ordeal on the Humboldt. Jerry Bush remained in California until 1866, then returned to Missouri where he married and started raising a family. By 1881, he had taken up a homestead a few miles northeast of present-day Hulett. In 1683, Jerry moved his family and six children to northeast Wyoming Territory. He became a respected pioneer and his descendants stili reside in Crook County today. Dixie Boyle Crook County Museum Interstate 90 will be closed for two hours between Gillette and Moorcroft, .WY beginning at 8:10 a.m. on Saturday. June I, to clear the highway for detonation of a high explosive cache located about a mile south of the Wyodak inter- change, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation {WYDOT). WYDOT officials, working with local law enforcement agencies and ICI Explosives USA Inc. of Gillette, will cordon off 1-90 between mile- posts 126 (the WYO 59 interchange) and 154 (Moorcroft), as well as WYO 51 and all county roads in the area. Closures are expected to begin at 8: I 0 a.m. on June I to allow law enforcement to make a final sweep of the area before the scheduled 9:00 a.m. detonation. Roads will remain closed for about an hour after the blast to comply with De- partment of Environmental Qual- ity (DEQ) emergency hazardous waste permit requirements. Florence Adams, Claremore, OK, 82/75, $90. Marcus Jenkins, Brooks, Alberta, Can., 82/75, $90; Christian Hundertfund, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $80; Gus Sharp, Havre, MT, 83/ 75, $95; Lisa Rey, Long Beach, CA, 82/75, $85. Tami Tinken, Carilile, WY, 73/ 65, $29; Justin Kub, Spearfish, SD, 75/65, $50; Jeffrey Finch, Bozeman, MT, 85/65, $ I I 0; Jamle Ellsbury, Sundance, WY, 75/65, $50. Jeanne GJovlg, Gillette, WY, 84/ 75, $95; Gerald De Wall. Rapid City, SD, 82/75, $85; Hilary Kindsfater, Belle Fourche, SD, 82/ 75, $85; Charlotte Rued, Dead- wood, SD, 80/75, $75. David Schaffer, Gillette, WY, 80/ 75, $75; Geoffrey Goodstein, Prescott, AZ, 85/75, $105; Sarah Jay, Hulett, WY, 81/65, Sil0; Anthony Hibbs, Gillette, WY, 78/ 75, $40. Overwelght/Overai Vehicle David Scheli, Meadow, SD, $45; False Driver Record of Duty Leroy Clay, Whittier, CA, $150. Fall to Stop at Port of Entry Sylvain Doyon, Drummondville, Quebec, Can., $50; Ted Smith, Mount Vernon, IL, $50. Compulsory Auto Insurance Jeanne GJovig, Gillette, WY, $200; David Schaffer, Gillette, WY, $200. Fail to Obtain Oversize/Overwelght Permit Leroy Clay, Whittier, CA, $200; Wayne Levpp, Walcottville, IN, $I00; Kevin Whistler, Upton, WY, $I00; Wiliiam Gwlnn, Glidden, WI, $ 100; Edwin Delasky, Ashland, WI, $I00; George Lane, Oakland, OR, $1oo. No Valid Fishing License Houston Harrison, Pierre, SD, $100; Michael Valdberg, Hulett, wY, $100. Too Fast for Conditions Ernest Holmquist~ Hulett~ WY, $50. JUSTICE COURT Week of May IS, 1996 Speeding Jolynn Sommerville, Powell, WY, 81/75, $80; Thomas Byrne, Casper, WY, 75/65, $50; Kev/n Webb, Oak Harbor, WA, 83/75, $90; Byron Schwandty, Chatham, Ont., 85/75, $105; Gregory Mattloni, Chicago, IL, 83/75, $90. Mandy Oster, Gillette, WY, 82/ 75, $85; Wade Twomey, Wright, WY, 88/75, $135; Krlstine Brown, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $75; Ellsworth Chyutlm, Lake Andes, SD, 73/65, $29; James Lee, Bflllngs, Mr, 82/ 75, $85. Jodl Kurry, Hi]] City, SD, 80/75, $75; Ellys P/epglass, Calgary, AB, 81/75, $80; Casey Harriet, Buf- falo. WY, 80/75, $75; Kevin Crooks, Spearfish, SD, 80/75, $75. No Valid Drivers License Robert Ross, Tacoma, WA, $50. 7,'~I, & II."~ "TWiff K HELEN HUNT 2 3 smml~er/ DENNIS Qu,~Ia I~ 7.'(1019.'40 ?:tS&kl| TOM CRUISE No Oversize Permit Jack Jensen, Riverton, WY, $ 100. Week of May 20, 1996 Speeding Crystall Comstock, Billings, MT, 85/75, $I05; Jonathan Meyer, Moscow, ID, 80/75, $75; Ronald Carlson, Salt Lake City, UT, 86/ 75. $120; John Witaker, Kokomo, IN, 73/65, $34. Jonathan Erickson, Moscow, ID, 98/75, $200; Chad Moke, Belle Fourche, SD, 82/75, $85; Andrew Redker, Hartford, WI, 80/75, $80; Three senior golfers were con- tlnually griping as they played. 'The fairways are too long," said one. 'The hills are too high," said another. 'The bunkers are too deep," complained the third. Finally, the fourth golfer put things into perspective: "At least," he noted. "we're on the right side of the grass." TIMES WANT ADS DO GET RESULTS .nOs 847" #,~ .~0 AFTER THE IUIgM Detail !eaning S une 1st at 106 S. West St. Sundance, WY 82729 Rsftie Tickets on sale through June for s full IntdExl. detail loanini (75.00 Value) 50 or 6/$2.S0 See Mlkkl at shop or call 307-283-1146 Call for appointment 307-283-1146 Full Detail Interior/Extedor $6O.OO Interior Detail Only $4&oo Exterior Det~l Only $,10.00 Engine De-grualng and Ala Carte Packagu Available 15% Senkx & Hdcp. Dis0ount Age 60+ poned until conditions Nothing in ardize the safety of peopki area. ICI Explosives USA Inc., an In- ternational company that supplies explosive material to mining, con- strnction and petroleum indus- tries, learned about the buried explosives in the fall of 1994. Two employees of a company recently acquired by ICI were told to bury the product in the early 1980s. The burial is suspected to have oc- curred in an area 15 feet wide, 25 feet long and I0 feet deep. It Is estimated there could be as much as 20,000 pounds of nitroglycer- ine sensitized material buried at the site. As an interim safety measure, ICI has added earthen berms around the site and more than I0 feet of soft placed directly over the cache. According to ICl explosive experts, the material is unstable and in- tentlonal detonation is the safest method to eliminate potential hazards. Noise and airblast at 1-90 and surrounding areas is the rea- son for the road closure. Officers of the Wyoming Highway Oscar William Conklin Oscar William Conldin, 82, St- urgis, died Thursday May 23, 1996 at the Ft. Meade VAMC. Graveside services were at 2 p.m Wednesday May28, 1996 at theAlva Cemetery near Alva. Wyoming with chaplain Simon Looking Elk officiating. Oscar was born August 20, 1913 at Herron Lake, Minn. to Leon Orville andAda Becky (Houdeshell) Conklin. He attended the first grade at the Hulett school in Hulett, Wyo. and graduated from the eighth grade at Custer, SD. After com- pleting his education he returned to work with his father and helped raise his younger brother and sis- ters. He was drafted into the US .Army on June 5, 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater until his honorable discharge on November 29, 1 945. He married Margaret Mahoney at Hulett, Wyo. on September 20, 1942. Oscar returned to Hulett after his military service where he owned and operated a sawmill. He was involved in the timber industry most of his life, in the Tetons, Bighorns and the Black Hills. He retired at the age of 62 but worked well into his 70's. Oscar and his wife moved to Sturgis in 1994. Survivors include his wife Marg- aret Conklin, Sturgis; three sons, Wayne Conklin, Newcastle, Vaughn Conklin and his wife Darcell, Rawlins, Jeffand his wife Tina Conklin, Newcastle; one brother Elmer and his wife Velma Conklin, Spearfish; four sisters Violet Terry, Barstow, Calif., Dor- othy and her husband Jake Stevens, Glenrock, Wyo., Helen Bachman and her husband Bert, Fort Meyers, Fla., Ruby Waterland and her husband Vic, Wellton, Ariz.; also four grandchildren, Chorina, Scan, Brian and Tara Conldln. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Brimmer and Vlvian Taggar Patrol, state and county emergency management agencies, Campbell County Sheriffs department, the city of Gillette. area fire depart- ments and emergency medical services will secure all safety-re- lated issues during the day of the blast. In the event of inclement weather or other adverse condi- tions, the detonation will be post- 9 A.M. at Sundance Senior Citizens KRAUSE At Moorcmf SUPER SUMMER LEAGUE League bowling for a two (2) or four (4) member team of combination - women, men or mixed (no kids, sorry). LEAGUE STARTS MAY 28, 7:30 P.M. .= Please call Rick at . j 756-3625 for more This will be sanctioned with a state tournan Awul ge ;tandTt WheatlaneS SUNDANCE NEWS With Dick Sackett A.M. Saturday, 8:5 HULEVr NEWS With Freida Dent Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 8:40 A.M. 3:10 P.M. - Wyoming News in Agriculture, M - F: This is designed exclusively for Wyoming listeners, to give farmer ! "cowboy" state an in-depth review of the issues and events Wyoming Agriculture. Feature interviews with key regularly included in this report. June 1996 =' = THE SUNDANCE CLINIC. HOURS ARE THRU FRIDAY 8:00am to 5:00pm. CALL 283-2476 FOR A.N APPOI~- PATTI VOLL, NPBOB ~,PAC PATTI VOLL, NP & & & DR. VILLA~O BR. RICHARDS DR. VILLANO DR. VIL[ANO DR. MARTINO & DR. VIL~ PA~'/I V~X,L, l{P & DR. VILLANO l CUFRINGS,PAC PATTI VOLL, NPDR. VILLANO & & & DR. MARTINO DR. VILLANO DR. MARTINO K)B CL~ING~,PACPATti V(X~, NPDR. RICHARDS & & & DR. HARTINO DR. RI~ DR. HARTINO PATTI VOLL, NP OB CUF~INGS,PACDR. VILL~qO DR. RI(~)S & & & DR. RARTINO DR. RI(~qLDS DR. MARTINO :I One Prize will be given each month July and August) For the Largest Brown and one for the Largest Bass. A Grand will be given at the end for the Largest Trout caught in three months. Prizes will be on display at the Sand Trading Post, in down town Beulah, Wyorni Prizes will be awarded on weight only and certified scale will do. Take your fish to a shop or grocery and then just have weigh it, ask them to record it, sign it and it or drop it off. Your must register for contest 48 hours before you qualify. You be 14 years old or younger to enter on the of sign up. NO COST TO YOU, Just sign up. call 643-2277. Drop off your entry or mail it Sand Creek Trading Post PO Box 333 Old Town of Beulah, Wyoming 82712 I Name: I Address: i Phone: I Name and Number of Parent, Guardian J or Relative: I