Couldn't believe the archives had Tribunes from the 1930s and on July 6, 1933, there were headlines: Wilbur "Dooley" Sample was electrocuted in a terrible incident. There had been severe rain, hail and electrical storms causing a great deal of damage to power lines. He and another electrician were repairing lines at the substation just east of town; Sample had changed fuses on the main line, fully protected by rubber gloves and a rubber blanket. He had just finished and called to Lloyd McConnell to try the power again. Before this could happen, apparently he came in contact with the local line and fell to the ground. Doctors Eby and Zittleman were called at once and worked for three hours to try to restore him, but to no avail. Dooley was the maintenance superintendent of the local district for Interstate Power Co., and only 32 years of age.