City of Choteau News Highlights from 1966-1969
Teton County Montana.
A 2013 Centennial Project

"Summarized from the Choteau Acantha Newspaper with thier permission by Nancy Thornton, Choteau, Montana. All rights reserved." Copyright 2013-present by Nancy Thornton. This file may be freely copied for non-profit purposes.

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Compiled by volunteer Corlene Martin in May 2013 with the cooperation of the Choteau Acantha.

01.06.66 1965 Vital Statistics reveal decrease in births, marriages
Karen Peck wins Teton County Junior Miss Crown at Pageant
Open house set January 11 & 12 at new Joe Knudtzon Medallion Home
01.13.66 “Good, Feasible Building is aim of school board
01.20.66 Teton Hospital in Black $8,041 in 1065

02.03.66 PHOTO Post Office Dedication
02.04.66; Eighth Building since Old Agency
02.24.66 3 Solutions for “Horse & Buggy” waters system proposed to City
Hearing is scheduled Tuesday on Choteau Zoning Ordinance

03.17.66 Community Improvement Project may be “In the Works” for Choteau
Local Invention Doubles Output of Bouma's Post Processing Plant
03.24.66 Action is taken by City Council on Choteau Zoning Ordinance
Conservation Plans are help to Wildlife, Beauty Preservation

04.07.66 Construction on Rest Home scheduled to start July 1
04.14.66 Ski Area a “Definite Possibility”
04.21.66 $150,000 Slaughterhouse may be “In the Works” for Choteau Area

05.21.66 New Baseball Diamonds receive water, grass fertilization
05.26.66 CHS Graduates largest class (62)

06.09.66 33rd Swimming Season Opens at Choteau Lion's Club Pool
06.16.66 More than 100 Contribute to Fireworks Fund ($365)
06.16.66 Mosquito Spraying Starts this Week
06.22.66 Patrolman Helf Calls it a Career after Logging More Than 1.5 Million Miles
06.30.66 A Forecast - Medicare to Cause Few Problems at Teton Hospital

07.07.66 Twister Follows Hailstorm through Parts of County
3,187 Turn of for Legion's 4th of July Rodeo
07.28.66 Harvest Nearing - Hail could Cost Farmers more than Half Million Dollars

08.18.66 53% of County's Voters Cast Ballots in Primary Election
08.25.66 PHOTO Names Need on High School Petitions for Bond Election in October

09.01.66 Choteau Swim Pool Closes after Record Breaking Season - 19,533 swims
09.08.66 City Animal Ordinance Clarified at Council Meeting
09.15.66 PHOTO New Road completed to Gibson Dam Area in Sun Canyon

10.20.66 PHOTO Corbett Angus Ranch to hold Production Sale next Thursday
Choteau High School Bond Issue passes by large margin

11.03.66 Third Annual Chamber Capers to be held Saturday in Choteau
11.10.66 Council approves proposed plans for City-County Airport
11.17.66 Arcadian Bell Instruments installed at Choteau Methodist Church
11.24.66 PHOTO - This is a really good story with lots of history “Beginning of the End” - 60 year old trees planted by Dr. Bateman removed to make way for new Nursing Home

12.01.66 County Commissioners concerned about Missile Road conditions
12.29.66 Crop production above average according to reporting service


01.05.67 PHOTO - Land sinks near New Rockport Colony - 60' drop, 40 acres involved
01.26.67 Legislators report on sales tax
02.02.67 Talk on Judicial Reform heard at Chamber Banquet Saturday
02.09.67 Only One traffic fatality reported in Teton County in 1966
02.16.67 PHOTO - Soroptimists donate electric bed to hospital
02.23.67 New Federal “Super” Vertical Fire Siren installed on City Hall roof
03.02.67 Ray Kelly tells Lions of plans to promote longer tourist visits
03.09.67 Proposed ski run area in Teton Canyon inspected by local men
03.16.67 PHOTO - Choteau Main Street 1912
03.23.67 PHOTO - Bank purchases electronic posting machine
04.06.67 PHOTO - Seventh Day Adventists dedicate new church building Saturday
04.20.67 Legion to Construct new Grandstands at Rodeo Grounds
05.11.67 PHOTO - New Car-Port ordering system installed at Log Cabin Drive-In
05.25.67 Commencement exercises held for 54 CHS Seniors
06.01.67 PHOTO - Webb Garrahan opens Indian Museum here
06.15.67 PHOTO - New automatic control system installed by City at pump house
06.29.67 City to hold special election for purchase of garbage truck
07.13.67 PHOTO - Swift Dam dedication ceremonies are Sunday at site near Dupuyer
07.27.67 Spring Creek gets fish plant
08.17.67 Civil Defense radiation shelters discussed
08.31.67 Choteau Council buys garbage truck
08.31.67 Huck Finn Day involves 60
09.07.67 645 Students enrolled in Choteau High/Elementary
10.05.67 Construction of 2 new homes and sidewalks approved by Council
10.12.67 Council Members explain City government to Choteau Lions
10.19.67 PHOTO - hospital installs new equipment
General Mills to build warehouse, move Bynum elevation to Choteau
PHOTO - Choteau Airport to be dedicated Sunday following free breakfast
11.02.67 $43,719.99 taken in sale of Davidson property Saturday
11.09.67 New clothing store now open - “The Corral”
11.16.67 PHOTO - Teton Ski Pass Area Photos
New Street Light installation now underway in Choteau
Dupuyer couple opens “Ted's” Drive-In
11.23.67 PHOTO - Work progress on County Nursing Home
12.14.67 Snow only ingredient lacking at new Teton Pass Ski Area
12.21.67 Teton Pass Ski Run now open with arrival of adequate snow
12.28.67 New Owners of Teton Furniture announce annual clearance


01.04.68 Dairy Queen construction is considered
01.11.68 Construction heads events in 1967
01.18.68 Possibility of retirement center investigated by citizen's group
01.25.68 Bynum Elevator moves causes considerable interest in area
02.01.68 PHOTO - Two County Landmarks (I should have written them down)
03.07.68 Robert Zion announces plans to open Museum in Choteau
03.28.68 PHOTO - Choteau High students attend classes in new building
04.04.68 Choteau Drug, Teton Pharmacy consolidate
04.18.68 PHOTO - Hutton Lumber Mill now in operation
05.23.68 “Sip & Sup” to open soon
06.06.68 72% of registered voters cast ballots in primary election
06.13.68 132 students attend special summer school
06.20.68 PHOTO - Teton Trail Museum to open with antique exhibit
07.11.68 PHOTO - Foreign family is feature of July 4 parade
Nearly 100 entrants compete in American Quarter horse show
07.18.68 Post Office at Bynum will close
08.01.68 Shutdown of Bynum Post Office has been temporarily delayed
4000 people have toured Zion Museum
08.15.68 Community members send aid to needy Vietnamese children
08.29.68 4 ring tented circus to perform at local baseball park Sunday
09.05.68 Schools report 656 enrolled
09.19.68 Book Mobile Library service starts in Choteau
10.03.68 Choteau High School dedicated before large gathering Sunday
10.24.68 PHOTO - Open House scheduled at Teton County Nursing Home
10.31.68 Penney's to close Choteau store
11.21.68 Internationally famous “Inkspots” to appear here next Tuesday
11.21.68 Plans to widen Division Street included in City Council business
11.28.68 PHOTO - 12.07 Tentative opening date for Teton Pass Recreation Area
11.28.68 Postal Patrons urged to use ZIP in mailing
12.05.68 KOA Kampground construction is under way east of Choteau
12.19.68 Teton Pass to operate daily during holiday season

01.02.69 Lowest December temperature -43 degrees recorded at checking station
01.16.69 Skyline Lodge Retirement Center to begin accepting applications
Cars, Snowmobiles not allowed on airport runways
01.30.69 Local administration of hospital under consideration by board
02.13.69 Snowmobile derby is scheduled for Sunday at Cow Track Lodge
06.06.69 PHOTO - Choteau wins divisional tourney at Shelby
03.16.69 American Legion Post, Auxiliary to celebrate 50th anniversary
03.20.69 PHOTO - Choteau wins State “Class B” Championship
03.27.69 3 Choteau businesses plan grand openings starting today - Norma's Fabric Shop, Greenwood's Enco Service Station, Isakson's Department Store
04.03.69 PHOTO - Memberships needed for Arena construction
04.10.68 Greenwoods buy Parkway Café
04.10.69 PHOTO - Directors explain advantages of retirement home in county
04.17.69 1184 phones now serving Choteau area
04.17.69 Cycle travel to be curtailed in area mountains
05.15.69 Choteau suffers water shortage, all irrigation ordered stopped
05.22.69 PHOTO - Water supply back to normal, City Council approves irrigation
05.29.69 48 Seniors to graduate tonight at commencement exercises
06.12.69 PHOTO - Open House scheduled Sunday for Choteau KOA Kampground
Choteau Chamber meets with Highway 89 group
06.19.69 PHOTO - Zions open Teton Trail Museum with additional exhibits, gallery
06.26.69 PHOTO - George's Open 3 Bay Car Wash
07.17.69 Aussies Tour Area Ranches
07.24.69 Choteau takes “Moon Walk” in stride
07.31.69 Workers begin improvements at Teton Memorial Hospital
08.07.69 Council plans new waterline
08.14.69 City allocates $25,000 fund for waterworks
08.21.69 Humble Oil stakes wildcat site in mountains west of Choteau
09.04.69 Retirement Center site approved
09.25.69 Elmer Schock: Western artist on the rise
10.02.69 Doctor Cannon to Open Office
10.09.69 Teton County Civil Defense unit hold simultaneous exercises
10.23.69 Library board members go to Chamber for support in purchasing Villager
10.30.69 ABM Missile site construction may bring families to Choteau
11.06.69 Council awards Eldon Cook new City well contract
11.13.69 Jaycees to raise Library money
11.20.69 Chamber to request construction on Farmington-Conrad Road
12.28.69 Girl Scout Mini-Park backed by City Council
12.25.69 Richardson's sell Roxy to Warren Theatres

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