Haden Everts (No.1) waits at the starting gate before leading a silent lap with some 50 other racers behind him Thursday at Razor City BMX in Gillette. Haden’s sister Halie, 20, her husband Aaron Godinez, 20, and their three-month-old daughter Tessleigh died in a car accident in Mead, Colo., on June 3. The crash also claimed the lives of Aaron’s mother and father. Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record.

BMX benefit honors the lives of local family killed in crash   By Cassia Catterall Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — The entire crowd was silent as Haden Everts slowly began his trek downward from the starting gate at the Razor City BMX race track. The words from MercyMe’s...

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The Ferguson family has been singing together for many years, and they are going to be sharing their gift with the community during the annual Christmas Cantata in the Crouch Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. Pictured are Julia, Esther, Joseph and Timothy. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   When a family works together, it can be a powerful thing. The ties that bind a family together are composed of the strongest material and held together by a love that keeps on growing. For one Newcastle family, making music together has been an important aspect of...

The casket of former Sen. Mike Enzi is saluted by a man during the visitation portion of Enzi's funeral service at the Pronghorn Center in Gillette on Friday. (Photo by Mike Moore, Gillette News Record)

GILLETTE — It never ceases to amaze just how quiet a large group of people can be. More impressive still is when they stop talking suddenly, as if a switch got flipped and turned them off. That was the scene in Gillette College’s Pronghorn Center at the funeral for Mike Enzi, the former Gillette...

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Alonzo and Salina Sandoval welcomed their son, Jaden into their family in 2017, and are now awaiting the arrival of their daughter, who is expected to make her appearance in June. The couple met while attending Newcastle High School and grew their relationship while working at Decker's Market. 

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   A tale as old as time, high school sweethearts turned married couple and family. While most stories you hear of young love these days end in fizzle and divorce, Salina and Alonzo Sandoval have made their high school love last for 14 years.  It sounds a lot like any...
DONALD SCOTT May 25, 1938–June 27, 2019 Donald Scott, 81, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, June 27, 2019.  Donald was born May 25, 1938, to Madge and Ralph Scott in Fall River County, about 13 miles south of Pringle, S.D. He attended school in Hot...
By Bri Brasher NLJ Reporter   Ilo “Irene” Tunnell is 86 years young and still hard at work compiling and publishing genealogy records related to her family and the city of Newcastle. Tunnell shared some of her research, which will be published in the coming issues of the News Letter Journal. To...
Daughter takes over daycare center from her mother KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   It started out as a way to be home with her children and provide a safe place for other children, but Myra Gunnink’s home-based business soon grew into a welcoming child care center.   Gunnink first opened her...

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