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Juvenile charged with murder of missing 16-year-old

Michael Campbell of Sturgis, SD appeared in court this morning charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed to be that of missing Upton resident Shayna Ritthaler. Ritthaler disappeared on...

Moorcroft Police Report

Stats: Two traffic warnings, one assists to other agency, one breach of peace, six finger printings, five crosswalk/school zone, six business checks, one child neglect, one domestic disturbance, two drug/narcotic offense, one drug search, one...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Carol A. Treide, Sheridan, 35/30, $65; Matthew L.R. Foran, CO, 40/30, $100; James A. Powroznik, CA, 54/40, $115; Kathleen B. Chance, FL, 65/45, $145; Christopher S. Brewington, SD, 80/70, $100; Justin S. Wright, TX, 81/70, $100;...

State Briefs

Campbell County computer outage nearly repaired GILLETTE (WNE) — About 98 percent to 99 percent of the computer systems at Campbell County Health were expected to be back online Friday, two weeks after a ransomware attack at the hospital left it...

Municipal Court for September 2019

Violations: Kathleen Raspberry, IL, Speeding 44/30, $80; Michael A. Roman, PA, Speeding 51/30, $115; Alex A. William, Glendo, WY, Speeding 45/30, $85; Stanton R. Hrubetz, IA, Speeding 29/20 – School Zone, $150; Prathem Pandey, WI, Speeding 44/30,...

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 30 – Seven VIN checks. Traffic stop. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. Deputy responded to trespassing call. Deputy assisted another agency twice. Deputy assisted motorist. EMS request. Two Fire Department requests....

Community dev group forms

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the newly formed and as-yet-informal Moorcroft Community Development, Ron and Linda Calor hosted a gathering of around a dozen individuals and business owners from the... Full story

Fatal crash on interstate near Moorcroft

A fatal crash near Moorcroft on October 7 claimed the life of California resident David Segal. The accident occurred around milepost 169 on Interstate 90 east of Moorcroft, Wyoming. Around 7:34 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched...

Realistic training for firefighters

The Moorcroft Volunteer Fire Department held a training class early Saturday morning, using the town-owned derelict building on North Big Horn Avenue. Firefighter Jeff Holberg advocated the realistic...

Budget gets spot review

The Moorcroft Town Council called a special meeting last Thursday evening to get a report from Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider on the quarterly overview of the town’s budget to date. The conversation began with a rundown on the added cost to the...

Moorcroft Sports

HS VOLLEYBALL Thurs., October 17 5/6/7 p.m. at Home vs. Sundance Sat., October 19 1/2/3 p.m. at Big Horn HS FOOTBALL Fri., October 18 6 p.m. at Wheatland JH VOLLEYBALL Sat., October 19 9 a.m. at Districts,...

Scoreboard

HS Volleyball October 4 Moorcroft 21, 21, 25, 26, 15 3 Tongue River 25, 25, 19, 24, 8 2 October 5 Moorcroft 25, 25, 25 3 Glenrock 20, 19, 18 0 HS Football October 5 Buffalo 49 Moorcroft 6 College Football Wyoming Cowboys BYE Next game: Wyoming...

Jones takes first at Brittany Rentas Invitational

The Wolves traveled to Wright for the Brittany Rentas Invitational Cross Country Meet. In the varsity women’s 5000 meter race, Hailey Jones dominated the course and took first place with the time of 20:39.20; and Katelynn Blakeman medaled at...

Homecoming 2019

The Moorcroft High School crowned Homecoming King Mica Herrera and Queen Hailey Jones Monday night after the school choir performed the song, “Believer”. The rest of the court includes Parker...

Special Olympics Area Games

On September 26, the Crook County Special Olympics team competed in their Area Games in Sheridan. They will be competing at State Games in Casper October 10.  Bowling Results: Weston Allred and Evin...

Lady Wolves on a winning streak

The Moorcroft Lady Wolves volleyball team is on a run, winning the last six games in a row. Over the weekend, the Wolves were on the road again. At Tongue River, they had a close match up and won in...

Buffalo gets the best of the Wolves

Saturday’s football game against top-ranked Buffalo Bisons was a test for the Wolves. The Buffalo team came in with a perfect record and a determination to defend their 2A state title. Moorcroft...

Glen Sterling

Glen Sterling, 77, of Hulett, Wyoming, was born on March 3, 1942, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Joe and Dorothy (Austin) Sterling and he went home to be with his Lord, October 2, 2019, surrounded... Full story

School Menu

BREAKFAST October 14: French toast, cinnamon apples, string cheese October 15: Bagel mini, strawberries, apple chips October 16: Breakfast burrito, pineapple, yogurt October 17: Cereal, toast, tropical fruit, juice LUNCH October 14: Chicken fajita,...

UW Graduation

The University of Wyoming accorded a BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree upon Taitlyn Lea Preus of Pine Haven at the completion of the 2019 summer...

Want to be a game warden? Wyoming Game and Fish is offering the exam online

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering its game warden exam online for individuals interested in applying to be a game warden in Wyoming. The deadline to apply for the exam is Dec. 2, 2019. To qualify for the exam, applicants must have...

Milestones

Birthdays October 14 - Jim Humes, Alicia Mader Donavan, Jeromy Smith October 15 - Lissa Buckmiller, Julie Petersen October 16 - Adlynn Feehan, Sawyer Recanati, Darrian Black October 17 - Michael Bjorklund October 18 - Kaylor Good October 20 -... Full story

Moorcroft Senior Menu

October 14 - Grilled cheese, tomato soup, pistachio salad, corn, angel food cake October 15 - Beef tips/noodles, mushroom gravy, cookes/cream, green beans, brownie October 16 - Lasagna, garlic bread, grapes, cauliflower salad, raspberry bar October... Full story

Oktoberfest a great success

The Pine Haven Fire Auxiliary hosted their 17th annual Oktoberfest Saturday to a bright fall day. The event had an average turn out and above average fun, food, conversation and laughter. Pine Haven... Full story

Community invited to join Moorcroft Interfaith Community

The Moorcroft Interfaith Community(MIC) meets regularly every month to discuss events that are happening in the community and to solicit assistance when needed and appropriate. MIC is a non-denominational oranization designed to assist not only... Full story

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of September, the pantry served 216 people. This included 15 new clients, 78 under the age of 18 and 37 over the age of 60. We also shared food with the Blessings programs in Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett, which collectively serve... Full story

Twelfth annual community banquet

The public is invited to the 12th Annual Community Banquet celebrating the Citizen and Business of the Year, sponsored by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC). This community event takes place Saturday, October 18 at the Moorcroft Town...

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Eda Gose would like to thank everyone who was there for us in our loss. The cards, calls, meals, flowers and the prayers are greatly appreciated. It is people like you who gives us smiles in our sadness, warmth in our...

CORRECTION

The Pine Haven Octoberfest is sponsored by the Pine Haven Fire Auxiliary, not the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ambulance Service. The proceeds raised go to the P. H. Fire Dept. and Ambulance Service, but it is the Auxiliary raising the funds... Full story

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