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Josh Womack competes in his third National Little Britches Rodeo Finals in Guthrie, Okla. He has been participating in Little Britches rodeos since sixth grade, and the now senior hopes to continue rodeoing in college.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Newcastle High School student Josh Womack has been rodeoing with the National Little Britches Rodeo Association since sixth grade, and now, as he goes into his senior year this fall, Womack has competed in his third National Little Britches Rodeo in tie-down roping...

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A historical photo of downtown Newcastle.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   After discussing the various businesses that have occupied lot 1 of block 11 (where the Weston County Annex building is), including a general store, pharmacy and bank, Leonard Cash decided to backtrack in this week’s installment of “...

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Joe Watt (left) and Donna Vigil pose in front of what will be the new Co-Op store on Aug. 4.

Braden Schiller NLJ Reporter   Joe Watt and Donna Vigil of Upton Co-Op are finishing the new co-op building in Upton and say they look forward to the change. Upton Co-Op was incorporated in 1953 but had been around long before that, although the exact date is not known. The Co-Op’s current building...

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These are the new 2020 trucks at Dixon Bros., a growing trucking business in Newcastle, which began 61 years ago. Since then, the company has expanded to five different states with 12 locations, and Dixon Bros. recently purchased the Wodek Systems, Inc., a petroleum trucking business in Colorado.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent   Dixon Bros., Inc., has announced its acquisition of Wodek Systems, Inc., of Henderson, Colorado, on July 1, 2021. Wodek is a petroleum transport business and is a good fit for Dixon Bros., Inc., according to the Newcastle-based company.  This will be the second...

The community of Newcastle recently pulled together to show their support for Joey Johnson, former Newcastle resident and 1988 NHS graduate, who has been battling cancer. A lamb was donated to be sold in a roll-over action following the Junior Livestock Sale on Friday, July 30, with $21,000 raised for Johnson. Pictured is Marni Hossfeld, Joey’s son, Hayden, and Josie Smith with the lamb.

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Former Newcastle resident and 1988 Newcastle High School graduate Joey Johnson has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer, and the people of Newcastle pulled together to show their support at the Junior Livestock Sale on Friday, July 30. Johnson is the son of...

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Newcastle native Nathina Crabtree left home to attend college, but wound up moving back to begin her professional career as an occupational therapist at Weston County Health Services.

Bri Weigel NLJ Correspondent   Growing up, Newcastle native Nathina Crabtree said she never imagined coming home to start her career. But time away from her family and the place she calls home changed her mind. Now, Crabtree finds herself starting her professional life back in Newcastle to serve...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent With Leonard Cash, historian    In this week’s installment of “History on Main,” Leonard Cash continues his series on the Weston County Bank building, located on lot 1 of block 11, but first he wanted to discuss the life of Jake Lang, who was the manager of the...

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Gabe Knowlton (left), Ashleigh Knowlton (back left), Deb McElhiney (back center), Dave McElhiney (back right), Aniyah Knowlton (front left), Ireland Knowlton (front center) and Gracelynne Knowlton (front right) stand in their back yard in Upton where Gabe films videos for BlipZ Oddwobblez and where the family hosts their annual haunted house for the community.

Braden Schiller NLJ Reporter   Upton may be the only town in the United States where Santa and a clown who owns a haunted house proudly serve the community.  Dave and Deb McElhiney have lived in Upton for nine years. Their son Gabe Knowlton and his wife, Ashleigh, have lived in Upton for seven...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   Last week, Leonard Cash began a new series on the Weston County Bank that was once located on lot 1 of block 11. However, before it became the bank, it was a general store owned by I.H. Chase and managed by Jake Lang. However, Lang...

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A historical photo of the C.A. Ward Lumber Company building.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent With Leonard Cash, historian   For the past couple of weeks, Leonard Cash has been going down South Seneca Avenue for his series on the various odds and ends shops that once occupied that area. Today, he wraps up the series by discussing one last building, which is...

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