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Digging up Cody oily history

Digging up Cody oily history

Off Highway 20 buried deep in the sand are years worth of history. As it unburies itself, so does the story. Flash back to the early 1950s, when Cody, had the railroad rolling through town. The train cars carried everything from visitors to oil. On a stormy night, three railroad cars overflowing with oil were blown off the tracks! Being too heavy, the crew was unable to recover the cars. To solve the problem the cars were emptied of the oil and placed back on the track. The oil was then buried. After years of being forgotten the oil was ready to be found! In 2019, the black bubbling oil resurfaced to attract more attention, “Load up the wagon Granny, we are heading to Beverly Hills!”

Sixteen positive COVID-19 cases and second death to report in the district

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 16 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. Two cases in Antelope County, one case in Boyd County, one case in Brown County, three cases in Knox County, six cases in Pierce County, and one case in Rock County that through case investigations have been determined to be due from close contacts with positive cases.

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