FOCUS gets funds back

The Newcastle City Council has approved a motion to release the budgeted funds to FOCUS — the Foundation of Caring, Understanding, and Services — at the council’s regular meeting on Monday.

In search of a headstone

When Neela Beardsley discovered there were United States military service men with unmarked graves in Newcastle’s Greenwood Cemetery earlier this year, she went on a search to see what could be done to mark them.

Rankin takes retirement

The last ‘new business’ item on the agenda of the Weston County Fair Board meeting in December was an announcement by Chairman Curtis Rankin, stating that he will not be seeking reappointment from the board. He had assumed Dick Rich’s seat, and the term ends January 2015.

School construction issue fixed

Construction on Newcastle Elementary School’s addition slowed last week to determine how to resolve an issue of water from the existing building, before the foundation on the new construction could be finished.

New members sworn in

Weston County School District #1 began its meeting on Dec. 10 with four new board members, Joe Corley, Dana Gordon, Melissa Stalder and prior trustee Dean Johnson taking the oath of office from attorney Don Hansen.