City of Choteau News Highlights from 1970-71
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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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