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Jim Jones dances with his granddaughter, Keyla Jones, during the street dance on Main Street, part of the 2020-2021 Newcastle High School All-School Reunion. The duo has been bonding through dance since Keyla was an infant and continue to do so after nine years. 

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the photo of Jim Jones, Newcastle High School class of 1968, and his granddaughter, Keyla Jones, during the street dance at the NHS All-School Reunion the weekend of July 2-4 illustrates just one of the opportunities...

Arthur J. Harlow’s livery barn which he had expanded to include a blacksmith shop.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   In last week’s installment of “History on Main,” Leonard Cash made his way through South Seneca Avenue by discussing several of the buildings and businesses that occupied that area once upon a time. He pulled out records on Dr. McDuffie...

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High school sweethearts Carl and Wyoma Jungck celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25. The two have been inseparable through the years as their love and friendship continues to grow.

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   On June 25, high school sweethearts Carl and Wyoma Jungck celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  Both grew up in Nebraska, in neighboring towns. They met when their friends set them up on a blind date, and their interest in each other quickly developed as...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash,  historian   After completing his series on the Newcastle Assembly of God Church, Leonard Cash moves across the street to start a short series on several of the buildings in that area, starting with the medical clinic that was located at 211 S....

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A current photo of the Newcastle Assembly of God Church.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   In this week’s installment of “History on Main,” Leonard Cash concludes his series on the Newcastle Assembly of God Church. Last week, we left off with the Rev. Howard Cummings and his family moving to Huron, South Dakota, after a...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash,  historian   In this week’s installment of “History on Main,” Leonard Cash continues his series on the Seventh Day Adventist Church, which was once located where the SDA community thrift shop is today. Picking up where we left off last week in the...
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...
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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Siblings Tom Thorson, Mary Gullikson and Don Thorson have long been involved with the Black Hills Bentonite Company, which their father Harry started 75 years ago. The business has grown through the years and still operates under the family.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent   The Black Hills Bentonite Company LLC has been in the Thorson family for three quarters of a century, and as the “elder statesman,” Don Thorson has a lot of knowledge about the history and workings of the company. So, in celebration of the 75-year-old business, he...

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