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Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   The future looks bright for the Newcastle High School Future Business Leaders of America, at least if the State FBLA competition is any indication. Head sponsor Alysha Engle was pleased with her team’s results especially given the challenges they faced because of...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   The Hanson Research Station, located southwest of Newcastle on the Glenn and Phyllis Hanson Ranch, will host its annual Father’s Day open house on June 20 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  The research station was started over 30 years ago by her parents, Glenn and Phyllis...
Hannah Gross  NLJ Correspondent    Newcastle High School Principal Tracy Ragland has been with the Weston County School District No. 1 since he was a student. After graduating from NHS, he returned as a teacher, eventually becoming principal. But after many years of dedication, he is retiring this...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County Public Health has procured 12 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17 and will be hosting a shot clinic on June 14. This vaccine, according to Weston County Public Health nurse Lori Bickford, has demonstrated high...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With a lack of volunteers in both Upton (pop.  1,075) and Osage (pop. 152), the Weston County commissioners say they are still concerned about emergency medical services in those two communities, despite the recent purchase of Newcastle Ambulance Service by Campbell...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Firefighters from across the state will be flocking to Newcastle for the 88th Wyoming State Fireman’s Association Convention and Competition at the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department. The event will be held June 16-20. According to volunteer firefighter and team...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    In last week’s installment of “History on Main,” historian Leonard Cash took us back in time to 1967 when William Ritchie Jr. was convicted of murdering two people at the Egert Hotel, including the owner. Ritchie, who was in his early 20s, was sentenced to two...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, Historian   After finishing last week’s dramatic story of the double homicide at the Egert hotel over five decades ago, Leonard Cash decided to move on to the Seventh Day Adventist Church and its Community Services Thrift Shop, commonly referred to...
As the weather around the state beings to warm, the Wyoming Department of Health is offering simple advice to help families avoid some potentially serious insect-related diseases associated with the summer months.  “Most of us are probably looking forward to enjoying our beautiful state with some...
Rhonda Sedgwick-Stearns Special to NLJ   The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame has announced the 2021 roster of honorees. Nominator Tom Fordyce and daughter Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns were notified that Violet May (Coy) Sedgwick (November 1906–May 2005) is the sole honoree for Weston County this year....

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