|City of Choteau News Highlights from 1970-71
Teton County Montana.
A 2013 Centennial Project
"Summarized from the Choteau Acantha Newspaper with its 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 Helen Rice on Feb. 27, 2013.
1/1/70 Food stamp program to begin Feb. 1.
1/22//70 Choteau man, Robert W. Maloney, awarded distinguished service cross.
2/12/70 Ray Ballantyne retires as manager of Genral Mills elevator, Russ Barnes will replace him.
3/5/70 Girl Scouts get grant for mini-park. Jaycees present check for $13,854 to library board to buy Villager building for the new library.
4/30/70 Girl Scouts plant 40 trees as first step for the development of mini-park.
5/14/70 Post office to close on Saturdays.
6/4/70 Civic social club presents check for $400 to help furnish library.
7/2/70 City receives deed to library building. (Photo)
7/9/70 New city-county garbage dump to be located near Choteau.
7/23/70 New city water well completed.
8/6/70 Dr. Robert Lee joins Double Arrow Vet Clinic. Bill Vance retired after 22 years in SC.S. Senior Citizens organized in Choteau, a second meeting will follow to plan a place.
8/13/70 Sat, Aug. 15 designated as Jesse Gleason Day. (Photo) Many of his paintings will be displayed in store windows in Choteau.
10/15/70 Warren Malcott and Bob Purroy open body and radiator shop. New business is located in the former K's Auto across from Ali Husky (?) station.
11/5/70 Maurice and Selma Holm new owners of Snappy's (?) Flowers.
12/10/70 James and Barb Arensmeyer purchase Coast-to-Coast from Rose Masker.
12/24/70 Tentative date for construction of Skyline Lodge (April).
1/28/71 John Conaster from Moore takes over Eve's (?) service station.
2/25/71 City starts chlorinating all the lines.
3/4/71 Al Finley named outstanding Science teacher in Washington. He taught in the Choteau school system for several years.
4/15/71 Choteau Public Library special dedication program in the new building. (Photo)
5/27/71 (Photo) Women's Club library.
6/3/71 Zion Construction awarded contract to build Skyline Lodge (Photo).
6/17/71 (Photo) Fire damages H&H Implement.
6/24/71 Jim Forrest buys Neighborhood Grocery store from his parents, Bill Forrest.
8/12/70 Synders to open health center at A&K Lanes.
8/19/70 Dr. John Taylor joins Dr. J.R. Crabtree as a optometrist.
9/23/71 (Photo) Retirement center progress.
9/30/71 George Anderson is new policeman after discharge from Army (a New York native).
10/7/71 (Photo) New Extension Agent Anne Rehbern (?).
10/28/71 Lucky Giles new owner of Drive In, he bought the Drive In from Ed Jacobsen.
11/18/71 Large crowd attends meeting in protest of parallel parking. Highway commission also asks city eliminate stop light and put in a flashing light.
12/9/71 Car dealership opens. new business Dirkes in building constructed by Ben Chalmers. State to allow angle parking, stop light to go.
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