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Nikki Johnson and Denise Feist help serve food at Marina McIlvain’s spaghetti feed and auction benefit on Sept. 29. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Weston County and the community of Newcastle have a long history of coming together to lend a hand when one of their own falls on hard times. One such example was the spaghetti feed and silent auction benefit for Marina (Podio) McIlvain on Sept. 29 at First United...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Delbert and LaRae Blocker are the recipients of the 2021 Wyoming Tree Farmers of the Year award. The family promotes good forestry methods, and even their grandson, Corbin, has become involved by installing a bat house next to their forest.

Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   For 30 years, Delbert and LaRae Blocker have been Wyoming Forest Stewardship/Tree Farm Landowners. Instrumental in the creation of “Forest Stewardship – The Conservation of Wyoming’s Forest Inheritance” brochure, which has promoted the management of Wyoming...

Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ

Peggy Livingston and Chuck Grieves share a laugh as he recognizes her for her years of service to the Farm Service Agency during her retirement party on Sept. 14 at the Weston County Events Center. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Peggy Livingston retired on Aug. 27 from the Farm Service Agency, after almost 36 years working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, with a small ranch that she and her husband, Doug, own, Livingston isn’t quite finished working in agriculture. “I grew up...

A photo of the Chief Hotel from its days full of guests

 

Photos courtesy of Leonard Cash

 
 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   In this week’s installment of “History on Main,” Leonard Cash begins a new series on the Chief Hotel that was located in the white building next to A-1 Agency, beginning with a News Letter Journal article from Sept. 1, 1938, when...
Kim Dean NLJ Managing Editor   Marge McColley of Custer, S.D., has been a faithful, long-time customer of Linda Cash at Cash Box Ceramics in Newcastle, ordering many Christmas ornaments each year for the past couple of decades.  “The first time Marge came in, she was with Jean McColley,” recalled...
  Submitted by Della Fordyce   The Wyoming National Guard was organized in 1869, while Newcastle’s first national guard organized in 1899. For many years, the Newcastle National Guard rented buildings before a more permanent structure was built. The first armory of Newcastle was built in 1913 for $...

Photo courtesy of Leonard Cash

A historical photo of downtown Newcastle.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   To wrap up the “History on Main” series, Cash wanted to go over a brief summary of block 11 on Main Street. We began this walk-through last week and ended on lot 6, so we pick up where we left off on lot 7, which was originally owned by...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   Leonard Cash has been doing a series on the various businesses on 204 W. Main St., where the present-day Weston County Courthouse Annex building is. Those businesses included a mercantile, the Weston County Bank, and Ford Motor Co. This...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   For the past four weeks, Leonard Cash has been going through the history of Weston County Bank, which was located on 204 W. Main Street (lot 1 of block 11). However, the bank building burned down in the 1912 fire, and when the bank...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   The 21 Wellness Coalition, along with Newcastle High School Sources of Strength, is hosting its first Color Run on Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. starting at the Red, White and Blue Park. A color run is a run in which participants are showered with colored powder throughout...

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