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BREAKFAST September 23: Omelet, mango, chex September 24: Long John, strawberries, apple chips September 25: Oatmeal breakfast bar, string cheese, orange September 26: Cereal, cinnamon toast, peaches, juice LUNCH September 23: Taco, refried beans,...

 

Starting a chain reaction

Kids gathered last week at schools across the county to hear a presentation about Rachel’s Challenge, a program that promotes the legacy of Rachel Joy Scott. The young girl was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy, but what...

 

Service awards for bus drivers

CCSD bus drivers receiving service awards, left to right: Don Buckman, 10 years; Roberta Noyce, 15 years; Kristine Nelson, 10 years; Roberta Wagner, 30 years; Susan Miner, five years; Roy Bush, five...

 

Moorcroft FCCLA "Shoots for the Stars"

The Moorcroft Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) has kicked off the new school year and is inviting new members to “Grow with FCCLA”. The chapter recently held a root beer float party for all past members and anyon...

 

Andrea Wood recognized for local history class project

he Wyoming State Historical Society’s Awards Committee has announced that their Clara M. and Henry E. Jensen Outstanding Wyoming Teacher Award has been given to Moorcroft High School teacher Andrea Wood. Wood was nominated for this award by West...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 29, 2019

Welcome Teachers

Moorcroft and Pine Haven welcome nine new teachers and a new counselor working and giving their best to the children of the Moorcroft schools this season. Shanna Kinnick Shanna is not unknown in the l...

 

State Poppy Poster Winner

The American Legion Auxiliary #25 is proud to announce that Byron Williamson, a 4th grader at the Moorcroft K-8, was selected as the first-place state winner in his category for the poppy poster...

 

Parents address suicide policy

Supported by a group of community members, Jess and Doug Donnell addressed the school board on Monday evening to encourage more communication about the issue of teen suicide and a rethink on the district’s new policy regarding suicide prevention....

 

Back to school

Kids registered for classes last week, with Principal Teresa Brown reporting to the school board that more than 500 students were registered at Moorcroft’s two schools as the year began. At the...

 

Whitcomb FFA Branding Day

Whitcomb FFA is holding their third annual Branding Day. Come brand the board and enjoy a free supper with us. There will be FFA merchandise with some fun games. Hope to see you there!...

 

Little acts of kindness

From tragedy, hope can often spring. The story of one young girl has impacted the lives of millions of students across America since she lost her life 20 years ago as the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting, and her legacy of...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 8, 2019

School exit road a no-go

There have been several dirt work machines working on the south side of Moorcroft High School over the last few weeks; the contractor has begun the process of upgrading the single ingress/egress from Country Club Lane into the existing south parking...

 

UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2019 spring semester. Students are: Garrett A. Bietz (Bachelor of Science), Colt B. Lewis (Bachelor of Science) and Trevor K. Norris...

 

District announces free and reduced price meal policy

Crook County School District #1 has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and the Central...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    August 1, 2019

An FFA vision for the kids

What does the future hold for the FFA school agriculture property south of the high school as the group is settling into their new opportunities and responsibilities? Teacher and advisor Hugh Jenkins talks about the challenges and plans. Jenkins had...

 
 By Grace Moore    School    July 25, 2019

School road stymied

After several discussions with Superintendent Mark Broderson and the school district’s engineering firm, the Moorcroft Town Council agreed to take responsibility for an access road the Crook County School District #1 plans to build from Rail Road...

 
 By Felicia Sams    School    July 18, 2019

Moorcroft FCCLA members "Believe"

Moorcroft High School FCCLA joined more than 8500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA June 30 – July 4 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC). The conference...

 

Local students receive degrees and certificates from Gillette College

Gillette College held its 29th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019. Gillette College students earned more than 300 degrees and certificates this year.  “The achievement of a college diploma or certificate is a major milestone,” said...

 

Casper College Honor Rolls

Casper College officials have released the names of the 422 students who made the President’s Honor Roll at Casper College for the 2019 spring semester. To qualify, a student must take at least 12 hours and receive a GPA of 3.5 or better. They...

 

UW President's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists two students from Crook County on the 2019 spring semester President’s Honor Roll. They are Sara J. Thomas of Hulett and Savanah Richter of Pine Haven. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled...

 

Merwin attends Girls State

Upon arrival to the program, delegates are assigned to “cities”, where they live during their residence at Girls State.  During the program, which is operated in accordance with the basic laws of the State of Wyoming, Delegates elect their own...

 

Miner makes Sheridan College honor roll

Sheridan College is pleased to recognize students named to its honor rolls for the spring 2019 semester. Jessica Miner of Moorcroft was named to the Vice President’s Honor Roll. The Vice President’s Honor Roll includes 126 students who earned at...

 

Four local students named to Gillette College honor roll

Gillette College is pleased to recognize students named to its honor rolls for the spring 2019 semester. Phillip Cunningham and Maralyn Watkins, both of Moorcroft, were named to the President’s Honor Roll. Alison Ferris was named to the Vice...

 

Dakota State 2019 Spring Honors

A total of 509 full-time and 177 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2019 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D. The following full-time student achieved a grade point average of...

 

Wyoming Students recognized for artwork by Governor Gordon

Fourteen Wyoming students from across the state were recognized for their artwork in Cheyenne on May 17th by Governor Gordon. The celebration acknowledged their achievement in art and excellence in interpreting agriculture and natural resource...

 

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