20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 36 years of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, each week we will run parts of articles that appeared in the issue 35 years ago and 20 years ago. The entire issue will be uploaded to our website seeleylake.com for you to enjoy. We hope you will enjoy the journey with us as we follow our community through the past 36 years as documented by the Pathfinder.

35 years ago: July 30, 1987 issue

Seventy pitchers attend NHPA tourney

More than 70 horseshoe pitchers competed in the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association tournament held in Seeley Lake last Sunday. Dean Curry of Lewistown, Idaho, pitched 60% ringers to capture the Class A division championship.

Dozens of pitchers also competed in the Filling Station Money Throw on Friday and Saturday.

To read the rest of this article including the results of the tournament and more articles from this issue, visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/1987-07-30.pdf

35 years ago: July 30, 1987 issue

District finances new fire truck

The Seeley Lake Rural Fire District last week financed the purchase of a 1971 International fire truck, which board members Bud Johnson and Colin Moon drove to Seeley Lake from California on Monday.

The district had budgeted $7,500 toward the purchase of the new vehicle in this year's budget. Another $22,500 was financed with a low-interest loan from 1st Valley Bank, Seeley Lake, amortized over the next two and a half years, according to Johnson, who is chairman of the district board.

The new truck has a 750-gallon tank and main pump capacity, compared to 500-gallons for the truck which the district has been using....

To read the rest of this article more from this issue, visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/1987-07-30.pdf

20 years ago: August 1, 2002 issue

Bus project on track

The program to provide a bus for the Seeley-Swan Area is in full swing. The State reports that the 13-passenger bus will be ordered soon for delivery in January 2003. While the fund raising efforts are in high gear, the Senior citizens are also beginning the training, scheduling and publicity programs necessary to begin bus operations in January.

Training began last week when three members of the Seniors organization attended a two-day seminar in Helena to train drivers to become certified in Passenger Service and Safety. Seminar instructors trained attendees in the proper methods of providing transportation services to the elderly and those with disabilities. Both normal and emergency procedures were taught and practiced. Two of these driver candidates will attend a transit drivers advanced drive training program in Lewistown in early August, where driver skills are emphasized and practice given behind the wheel in handling emergency road situations. A total of 15 area citizens have volunteered to drive the bus. The Senior Citizens have established the requirements for qualifying drivers before they take the wheel....

To read more of this article and other articles from this issue visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/2002-08-01.pdf


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