By Jonathan Gallardo
Gillette News Record 

Roadside assistance

Young man generously helps local couple


September 8, 2023

Beth Jackson

Adam Wood works on Beth and Vernon Jackson's pickup in mid-August after it broke down at Common Cents in Gillette. Beth Jackson said Wood pulled over after seeing they needed help, diagnosed the problem and had it fixed within a couple of hours.

Editor's note: This article was originally published in the Gillette News Record and has been republished with permission. The young man in the article, Adam Wood, is a descendant of the Hutton family and has ties to the Ekalaka area.

Beth Jackson has been driving through Gillette since the 1970s. A resident of Brunswick, Georgia, she and her husband of 54 years, Vernon, have made the drive from Georgia to Ekalaka every year they've been married.

Just by passing through each summer, they've been able to watch the town grow over the decades.

Their most recent drive through Gillette, however,...

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