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MORRISON–EVANS Kendra Morrison and Drew Evans are engaged to be married on Sept. 11, 2021, in Laramie, Wyo. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mike and Shawnda Morrison of Newcastle, Wyo. She has a doctorate degree in physical therapy, and works for High Country Physical Therapy. The groom-to-be is...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent With Leonard Cash   Before continuing further discussion on the Mondell building, historian Leonard Cash wanted to go back to the early 1890s to go through his records on Weidenfield & Co., as well as the Mollring Brothers because they later played a role in the...

Rosie Cunningham takes a seat on Tyson Pehringer’s shoulders to advertise the Undefeated Youth Group’s Drive-up Barbecue Dinner fundraiser on Sunday in front of the Antler’s in Newcastle. Read more about the event on Page 8.

 
Story & photos submitted by Stephanie Cunningham   A winter retreat for the middle school and high school youth of Church On The Hill’s Undefeated Youth Group is being planned for March 12 and 13, and to raise funds for the event the youth group held a Drive-up Barbecue Dinner fundraiser on...
Tell Tavegie Saddle and Sirloin FFA Reporter    The Saddle and Sirloin Newcastle FFA will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27, 2021. This National FFA Week celebrates more than 93 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.  National FFA Week is designated the...

Chuck Farella, Christy Stigen and Joe Fieler are pictured with a Big Horn sheep, which Fieler obtained a tag for last year, Fieler donated his tag to Stigen, a disabled veteran, as a way to thank her for her service, and Farella donated the land to hunt on.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    “There’s not enough words to describe how grateful, thankful and humbled I was,” said Christy Axelson Stigen of her recent “hunt of a lifetime.” The hunt is sponsored by the nonprofit organization Hunting with Heroes Wyoming, whose mission is “to give back to our...

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Bev Krell, bus driver for Weston County School District No. 1, retired after more than 20 years of safely transporting the children of Weston County.

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   Bev Krell, veteran bus driver for Weston County School District No. 1, has retired after more than 20 years of safely transporting children on the route north of town past Four Corners.  Krell first got into bus driving because her late husband, Gary, drove bus...

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Don Taylor became the new owner of Donna’s Diner, located on Newcastle’s Main Street, in late 2020. 

 
Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   Donna Chmeler had wanted to retire for some time and put Donna’s Diner up for sale a while ago. On Dec. 1, 2020, Don Taylor became the new owner. “I think it’s hard for Donna to see this go,” Taylor said, “But she had wanted to retire; she had some...

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Shelby Davis is a 2020 graduate from NHS, and she is on the speech and debate team at Casper College with her friend Markie Whitney, who introduced her to speech and debate. Debating at the collegiate level has been very different from high school, Davis said, but she has overcome that obstacle and become a successful debater, according to her coach, Douglas Hall.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent   Since Newcastle High School graduates Markie Whitney and Shelby Davis wrapped up a strong speech and debate career in 2020, the accomplished duo has continued to reel in success at the collegiate level with the Casper College Talking T-Birds. At the International...

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J.J. Lipp, freshman at Newcastle High School and member of Newcastle’s FFA chapter, was one of 200 to receive a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grant, chosen out of over 5,000 applicants nationally. This grant will aid him with his SAE project.

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   J.J. Lipp, freshman at Newcastle High School, was one of 200 FFA members nationally to receive a Supervised Agricultural Experience grant. Lipp, a member of the Saddle & Sirloin Newcastle FFA Chapter, was one of two in Wyoming to receive a grant, and the...

On Sept. 4, Rick Williams, third from left, served his last day as Weston County Road and Bridge superintendent. Williams started working with Road and Bridge 44 years ago. Pictured with him are former and current county commissioners at his retirement party.  From left, Tom Bruce, former commission chairman, Bill Lambert, former chairman, Williams, Ed Wagoner, chairman at the time of Williams’ retirement party, Ted Ertman, former commissioner, and Marty Ertman, current commissioner.

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   More than four decades of dedicated service to the same community deserves recognition, and there is no better way to show appreciation for that person than a Person of the Year nomination. For recently retired Weston County Road and Bridge Supervisor Rick Williams,...

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