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Articles from the May 23, 2019 edition

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 By Grace Moore    School    May 23, 2019

Congratulations graduates!

Thirty five students graduated from Moorcroft High School Sunday night to a full house of cheers, whistles and smiles. Crook County #1 Superintendent Mark Broderson presided with speeches by...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 23, 2019

Pump still not approved -

After several months waiting for the DEQ to endorse the new pump that was installed in the new well as a part of the otherwise complete tank and well project accomplished last summer with a grant from the state, the agency has yet to approve Pine...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    May 23, 2019

Whitcomb FFA now offering livestock projects in town

FFA advisor and MHS agricultural teacher Hugh Jenkins has been soliciting the Moorcroft Town Council for a variance to the ordinance regarding livestock in town and the body has responded favorably. At the meeting last Monday, the council heard...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 23, 2019

BHE responds to stop order

After last week’s meeting of the council, Public Works Director Cory Allison was directed to stop all work by Black Hills Energy within town limits until the myriad complaints about the sub-par work by their contractor, E&S, are addressed. Black...

 

Carl Denis Mirich

Carl Mirich passed away at his home on May 13, 2019, after battling for several years with pulmonary and cardiac health complications. Carl was born October 10, 1941, at his grandparent's home in Upton, WY, to Geraldine and Steven Mirich. He was... Full story

 

Arlyce Gimbel

Arlyce Gimbel, 77, Eureka, SD, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Avera Eureka Healthcare Center. Graveside services was at Hoffnungstal Cemetery near Eureka led by Pastor Ryan Gage. Arlyce Mae Jeschke, daughter of Golda (Semmler) and Reuben Jeschke,... Full story

 

Robert L. Dillinger

Funeral service for Robert L. Dillinger was Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gillette, WY. Pastor Clint Pickrel officiated with burial that followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. A luncheon followed at Ruff's Bar in Rozet, WY.... Full story

 

Corrections

In last week’s issue, article “VFW closes”, first paragraph, the Moorcroft VFW Post should read #8473. In the May 9 issue in the caption about welcome baskets, Pat Heinz didn’t deliver the baskets but she did purchase items for the baskets....

 

Local veterans groups to hold Memorial Day ceremony

The local chapters of the VFW and American Legion will hold a short Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 to honor the memory of our county’s and our nation’s fallen warriors. The ceremony will be held...

 

State Briefs

Man charged with murder in mother’s death CHEYENNE (WNE) — A Cheyenne man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his 80-year-old mother. If convicted, James Wallace, 48, faces a maximum penalty of life in...

 
 By Grace Moore    Outdoors    May 23, 2019

Fishing Education Day a big hit

Around 115 fifth graders from Hulett, Sundance and Moorcroft schools attended the second annual North East Wyoming Walleye Association (NEWWA)’s fishing education day last Tuesday. There is reason...

 

Crook County Special Olympics

The Crook County Special Olympics participated in State Special Olympics on May 8-11. They participated in basketball, track and swimming. State Games consist of 700 athletes and partners, 200 coaches...

 

Wyoming Reads celebrates literacy with area first graders

Crook County first graders from Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance made their annual trek to Devils Tower National Monument for the 14th annual Wyoming Reads celebration in Crook County. It was a...

 

High School Track

Congratulations to all the track and field athletes on a great season! Top 10 finishers: Girls 200M Dash – 4. Hailey Jones 27.91 Girls 800M – 1. Hailey Jones 2:20.47, 9. Jordan Jones 2:34.16 Girls 1600M – 1. Hailey Jones 5:19.43, 3. Jordan...

 

JH Golf

Boys Teams: CY – 189 Sundance – 237 DMS – 238 St. Anthony’s – 239 WMS – 245 Moorcroft – 260 Boys Individual: Cade Williams – 58 Rhett Connors – 65 Braizen Humpal – 68 Dane Connally - 69 Girls Teams: Sundance – 199 WMS – 213...

 

Youth Field Day June 1

Youth age 0 through high school are invited to the fifth annual WSG Hulett Youth Field Day Saturday, June 1 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Highway 24 one-half mile from Hulett. The event is free and is open to the first 125 youth who register. Lunch is...

 

Diggin' up bones

Fifty of Moorcroft's eighth graders participated in an archaeological dig last Wednesday as part of their study of time, fossils and archaeology. Teacher Shanna Kinnick explained that the students had to apply for their positions on the dig with...

 

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