Newcastle

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   A relevant musical about the common struggles in the daily life of a teenager is coming to Newcastle Middle School on March 28. “S’Cool,” composed by Roger Emerson and Matt Cleveland, will be performed by the seventh and eighth grade choir and “portrays a day in the...

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Mike Hutchinson was recently elected as Grand Sentinel for the Grand Chapter of Wyoming Order of Eastern Star, one of the top offices in the state. He will climb positions each year until he becomes Worthy Grand Patron in 2023. Pictured is Mike with his wife, Janet.

 
Mike Hutchinson joined the Masonic Lodge in the late 1970s and the Order of the Eastern Star, which is a subgroup of the Masons, almost 30 years ago. Now, as the recently elected Grand Sentinel, he is one of the top officers in the Wyoming Order of the Eastern Star and will keep climbing positions...
The Weston County Commission has created a priority list for using American Rescue Plan Act funds that includes several items that will benefit the entire county.  The commissioners have also stated that the county will address employee wages and/or bonuses during budget discussions instead of...
All hands were on deck during a Feb. 28 sentencing at the Weston County Courthouse. According to Weston County Attorney Michael Stulken, the Weston County Sheriff’s Office, Newcastle Police Department, Upton Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol all aided in guaranteeing the safety of all...
The Newcastle City Council will meet with Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist Joe Sandrini on April 4 at 6 p.m. to discuss the city’s options for reducing the number of deer living in city limits. The city would work to reduce the population under Chapter 56, a Wyoming Game and Fish...
The Wyoming Business Council has approved the city of Newcastle’s request for $18,750 to look at the feasibility of developing Heritage Park on roughly an acre of land to the north of Pinnacle Bank, according to a Feb. 25 press release.  As previously reported, the city has been working with...
The Weston County Children’s Center board of directors voted to terminate the employment of two staff members after the board was informed that misdemeanor criminal charges had been filed against those individuals on March 8, according to a press release dated March 11. The board took this action...

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Ben Roberts is the new pastor at First Baptist Church in Newcastle. He and his wife, Charlee, moved to Newcastle almost a year ago and have come to love the community they now call home. 

 
Ben Roberts’ journey to Newcastle as the new pastor of First Baptist Church began a few years ago when he received an email about the need for chaplains for the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a veteran who had worked for the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, in Fort Lee, Virginia,...
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Casper Region will host a series of public open houses in various communities, including Newcastle, to present and discuss the proposed 2022 hunting seasons. The agency will also host a final public meeting at a later date.  According to a press release dated...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County Attorney’s office has received permission from the Weston County Commissioners to apply for Victims of Crime Act crime victim funds. For the past several years, FOCUS has applied for and administered the grant, employing a part-time victim witness...

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