||Compiled by Ruth Reiquam Feb. 22, 2013.
1/8/42 Choteau youth Harfield Rosengren who had been reported dead and lost at sea, is alive and well according to the Navy Department.
1/15/42 Three new members in Lions Club, Emerson Miller, Vic Pellether, and Bob Savage.
1/22/42 Baupre (Beaupre?) Café owner, the Benedetts, relinquish lease. Mrs. Baupre to operate it in conjunction with the Hotel.
2/5/42 City dads request that clocks be advanced one hour.
2/12/42 Sugar rationing expected to begin about March 1.
3/5/42 Allen sells biweekly mimeograph publication, The News, a biweekly in Choteau for past 10 years, to Whitey Tryon.
4/9/42 Dedication of St. Joseph Catholic Church set for April 12, Pastor J.F. Schulte. Chamber of Commerce elects officers: Pres. Jerry Breen, Sec. Al Hensley, VP Eddie Howard and Treas. George Sulgrove.
5/7/42 Lions celebrate 15th annual charter night.
5/14/42 Barney McClue gets Silver Star for gallantry, reported missing.
5/21/42 The Teton County Grain Cleaning Co. is closing due to S.W. Snyder's going to another job.
6/4/42 Trinity Lutheran Church lays cornerstone and rededicates its beautiful sanctuary, Pastor Rev. A.B. Gravdal.
6/25/42 Horse races to be added to July 4 Celebration.
7/30/42 Local Defense Council set for action, air raid wardens named in 14 zones.
8/20/42 Mr. Kleffman closing his law office after operating for three years, will take teaching job in Helena.
9/17/42 Acantha sold to Millard Bullerdick. Elmer Erickson to stay on in his present position.
11/19/42 R.A. Anderson and Son (LeRoy) Co. opens a flour, feed and coal business.
12/3/42 Great Northern conductor William Tobin, a 40-year veteran of the railroad, killed in accident here, slipped while grabbing a bar to get on the passenger car and fell under the moving wheels.
12/10/42 Teton County High School senior Eileen Reiquam is featured speaker at Lions meeting, having won first place at the 4-H Club Congress in Chicago.
12/17/42 Mrs. Hensley to close bakery on Dec. 20, having been called for WAAC training in Florida.
Compiled by Ruth Reiquam Feb. 26, 2013.
1/14/43 Practice blackout ordered for Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. by John Dale, chair of Civilian Defense.
1/28/43 Minimum in cold snap was 44 below zero, occurred on Jan. 24, with 14 inches of snow falling.
2/11/43 Rationing of commercially canned, bottled, frozen fruits, vegetables, juices, soups and dried fruits will begin March 1.
2/25/43 Vic Pelletir will head a drive locally for athletic and recreation equipment for men in the armed forces.
3/4/43 Municipal election revised, all offices epire this spring, it will be necessary to elect a mayor, two councilmen from each ward, treasurer and police magistrate.
3/25/43 Barney McClue alive; Japanese prisoner, no other information provided.
4/1/43 Former Choteau man, A.B. Guthrie Jr. turns author, new book on sale today, Murders at Moon Dance.
4/8/43 City election quietest in history, H.D. Robinson reelected mayor; Ward 2 councilmen Jos. Knudtson and A.H. Doughty; Ward 1 councilmen F.G. Curtis and Dr. C.W. Boussard; Fred Barribal reelected treasurer and J.G. Jackson, police magistrate.
4/20/43 Cerebral hemorrhage fatal to Dr. E.J. Crary. Funeral has one of the largest attendance on record in Choteau. (Photo)
4/29/43 Frequent fire calls this month. City officials to request more caution.
5/6/43 The School Scoop made its final appearance this year. (Great photo)
5/13/43 E.H. Copenhauer named grade school principal, succeeding Vernon LaValley.
5/27/43 State fire coordinator in Choteau to help organize volunteer crews.
6/3/43 H.J. Briscoe reelected head of Choteau Country Club, drive for membership is on.
6/3/43 Jere M. Coffee gets his A.B. degree plus cum laude at university. He also won a citation as outstanding graduate from the school of journalism.
6/10/43 Petitions out to convert Teton County High School into Choteau High School.
7/1/43 Choteau to hold open house on July 4. Because of war conditions there will not be a large celebration, activities include use of city park, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf links. Free coffee will be served in the park.
7/8/43 Telephone crew in town to repair and replace many poles, job to take a month.
7/15/43 Choteau out of debt and has $11,265.75 in coffers, financial report shows.
8/5/43 Early morning shooting endangers lives of many. Shot by Sheriff Peterson fells man who shoots up Parkway Café, fires at officer and threatens life of Gladys Riggs.
9/2/43 Local businesswoman Grace Barr dies in Great Falls. She was associated with her daughter, Betty Nichols, with the ownership and operation of The Corner Store.
9/9/43 Terry Tennant missing in action. Navy Department notifies Terry's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Tennant, that he was on anti-submarine patrol from the air, based somewhere in England.
9/16/43 Terry Tennant is among survivors, family notified, after being reported missing a week ago.
9/30/43 Choteau businessman Hamp Bloom elected vice president of Associated Merchants of Montana. Lutheran Convention here well attended, Rev. A.B. Gravdal of Trinity Lutheran Church, new president.
10/7/43 Lions Club, 49'ers Celebration a huge success, as a result, the swimming pool, tennis courts and other interests of the Lions' will benefit for the year.
10/21/43 Choteau Masonic Lodge has 50th anniversary celebration.
10/28/43 Frank Allum sells Dray & Transfer line which he operated since 1919, to Floyd McFarlane.
11/11/43 Mr. and Mrs. Gus Thompson sold their residential property in the Hobson Addition to Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Stenson.
11/25/43 E.R. Brick O'Neil elected new president of Lions, succeeding S.S. Halverson.
12/2/43 martin Gutierrez leases the Beaupre Café on Dec. 1.
12/16/43 Methodist choir will give Christmas program on Sunday night.
12/30/43 ticket sales indicate big crowd for Fireman's New Year's Eve Ball, which will be held at the Masonic hall.