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  • Easter winners

    Apr 11, 2024

    Winners of the Easter prizes donated by the Coffee Cup....

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Apr 11, 2024

    We have lots of fun planned at the library over the next few months! Stop in to pick up a calendar, view events on our website or follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information. We offer FREE kids’ (ages seven+) paint classes each month. Our next class dates are April 12 and May 10. Reservations are required. Donations are accepted to purchase class supplies and we also have paintings available by donation to help fund these classes. Our Adult Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month, at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join u...

  • Moorcroft Senior Menu

    Apr 11, 2024

    Apr. 15: Sub sandwich, Wisconsin cheese soup, lettuce salad, peaches, carrot cake Apr. 16: Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, tomato slices, ice cream Apr. 17: Chicken fajita, refried beans, ambrosia, beets, cupcake Apr. 18: Goulash, garlic bread, strawberries, California blend veggies, pineapple upside down cake Apr. 19: Grilled cheese, tomato soup, cottage cheese, peas and carrots, angel food cake Available at Donna’s Diner Apr. 18: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit s...

  • Fun in Pine Haven

    Mar 28, 2024

    Pine Haven hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt (above) on Saturday afternoon, hiding 1675 eggs for an estimated 60 little treasure hunters to find. It was a great turnout, says Melissa Norton, with three age groups searching for their bounty. The Pine Haven Recreation Board also hosted a family movie night (right), playing The Sandlot while the audience enjoyed fresh popcorn, cookies, candy and fruit punch. "Everyone that came requested we do it again," Norton says. Courtesy photos Pine Haven...

  • Moorcroft and the cattle trails

    Grace Moore|Mar 28, 2024

    Wednesday's presentation on Moorcroft's beginning and the events that influenced this little town was West Texas Trail Museum director Cindy Mosteller's first foray into this type of informational entertainment, but certainly won't be her last. Twenty-two guests listened as Mosteller shared her numerous discoveries about the birth of Moorcroft, the theories and facts regarding the origins of the name and other interesting and revealing connections unknown by many today. "It was about an hour...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Mar 28, 2024

    Stop in and see the changes we’ve made at the library in the last week and check out a new book, movie or activity kit while you are here! Moorcroft Friends of The Library purchased new chairs for our upstairs conference room and 6/7 of our adult book club members greatly approved the new additions. One member missed the wheels of the previous bright colored rolling chairs, but appreciates the comfort of the new black cushioned chairs. The old meeting room chairs have been relocated to various areas in the youth services section of the l...

  • Post prom party

    Marci Allison|Mar 21, 2024

    The annual Post prom for Moorcroft Secondary is happening on Saturday, March 23, starting at midnight-4:30 a.m. and will be held at the Moorcroft Fire Hall. All students will receive their admission ticket to the post prom at 11:30 p.m., (after the prom is over) and will not be allowed in without that ticket; also, doors lock and nobody will be allowed into the event after midnight. All students will sign in, be breathalyzed and must sign out if they choose to leave early. Food and drinks will...

  • MIC Good Friday Service

    Mar 21, 2024

    The Moorcroft Interfaith Community invites everyone to join them for their Good Friday service “The Seven Last Words of Jesus” at 7 p.m. on Fri., Mar 29. The service will be held at the MTC Library, 101 S Belle Fourche Ave. in Moorcroft. For more info, call or text Pastor Monte at (217) 251-1182 or email: [email protected]...

  • What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library!

    Serena Buckner|Mar 21, 2024

    March is National Reading Month and this week we want to share how important reading is for adults and senior citizens. Reading regularly can be the difference between a declining mind and a healthy one. Reading provides an escape from everyday life, keeps minds active and engaged as we age and allows us to discover new worlds, ideas and concepts, all while improving our emotional response, critical thinking, sleep habits and stress levels. Our brains need regular stimulation to stay sharp and alert. Reading requires our mind to recall and...

  • Card of Thanks

    Mar 21, 2024

    Our Thanks The family of Allen Ketterling wishes to thank everyone for the food, cards, memorial gifts and words of kindness during this difficult time. We appreciate all the love and support. We will miss Al greatly....

  • Moorcroft and the cattle trails

    Grace Moore|Mar 14, 2024

    By Grace Moore West Texas Trail Museum director Cindy Mosteller will be presenting the history of Moorcroft's start and how the confluence of the cattle drives from Texas influenced the area. Mosteller discusses how the cattle started north and the civil war's impact on the drive as well as the union of many of the trails with the Western Cattle Trail or the West Texas Cattle Trail as some call it. She will share her findings regarding the reasons for bringing cattle this far north and what...

  • What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library!

    Serena Buckner|Mar 14, 2024

    The youth services area of the library will be closed Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21 for spring cleaning. Pickup services will be available for children and young adult books. Please call us at least two hours ahead of when you would like to stop in at (307) 756-3232. We will still have Storytime on Wednesday, March 20, however, it will be held in the upstairs meeting room. There will be NO Afterschool program on March 20. Grab a magazine, book or e-reader! It’s time to celebrate - March is National Reading Month. An entire m...

  • Card of Thanks

    Mar 7, 2024

    Thank You We would like to thank all the volunteers with the Moorcroft Fire Department and Weston County Fire Department for your work on the fire on our land. Also, thanks to Wayne Altaffer for bringing the blade. We live in a great community! You all are much appreciated, The Robinson Family...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Mar 7, 2024

    National Reading Month is the month of March! This is a great time to remember how magical and exciting reading can be. Here are a few ideas find joy in reading: Choose a random spot on a map or globe and read about that area; pick a new hobby you may enjoy and read what it may take to participate in that activity; find your favorite childhood book and read it again. Share it with your friends & family; host a book exchange, you could choose to do this for adults, teens or children and this is...

  • Recognizing Moorcroft's citizens and businesses of 2023

    Cindy Mosteller|Feb 29, 2024

    The Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) switched things up this year for the awards ceremony of the Citizen and Business of the Year. The awards are usually given in October but the fall seems to be busy and then the holiday season kicks off. It is later than we anticipated but the Chamber Banquet was held Monday, February 26, 2024. The event was held at MACC's newest member's facility, Keyhole Country Club, where they catered a delicious dinner. Entertainment that evening was by Rocky...

  • What's happening at the library

    Serena Buckner|Feb 22, 2024

    Alyson with My Homemade Hellos will have an adult craft on Tuesday, February 27. Call to sign up today! Our Blind Date with a Book options are being restocked regularly. Stop by and let fate choose your next literary adventure! Make sure you get your chocolate treat to enjoy and return your rate your date slip for a chance to win our grand prize. On March 1, we will celebrate Dr Seuss with a free drop-in activity for all ages. Stop in anytime from 1 until 3 p.m. March 2 is Read Across America Day and the birthday of Dr. Seuss. There is still...

  • Moorcroft students give entertaining performance

    Feb 15, 2024

    When Captain Hook sent his right-hand man Smee (Actor DJ Hodges) on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it was seemingly business as usual...at first. Little did Hook realize what fantastic adventures awaited him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Pan. Thirty Moorcroft students put on two outstanding performances on Saturday, February 10. The local cast featured Avenlee Downey as Peter Pan and Roselyn McKee as Peter's Shadow. Playing Tinker Bell was Ivalee Smith with Ava Cantu,...

  • Ash Wednesday celebration

    Feb 8, 2024

    The annual logos community Ash Wednesday worship service and dinner at the First Presbyterian Church of Moorcroft will take place on Wednesday, February 14, at 6 p.m. The short worship service will conclude with the imposition of ashes. Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by special guest singers Travis and Aleena Kissack. The public is invited. Please plan to attend. First Presbyterian Church is located at 100 South Belle Fourche Avenue, in Moorcroft. For more information contact Pastor Monte at [email protected]...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library!

    Serena Buckner|Feb 8, 2024

    Love is in the air in February, not just because of Valentines Day, Library Lovers Month is celebrated for the entire month of February! Library lovers all around the world celebrate the buildings, halls and rooms that house the numerous collections of books and historical documents. We would like to take this time to remind you that the library offers many opportunities to share your love of the library with others. Join us for Storytime every Wednesday at 10 a.m., Afterschool Program on Wednesdays at 4 - 5 p.m. (during regular school weeks),...

  • What's Happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Feb 1, 2024

    Don’t judge a book by its cover. Take a chance and let fate determine your next literary choice and go on a Blind Date with a Book! Each blind date will include a chocolatey treat and you may rate your date for a chance to win a prize. Blind dates will be available throughout the month of February. Our blind dates will also fulfill categories for our 24 in ‘24 challenge. Make sure you pick up a challenge log sheet if you haven’t already. Did you know that libraries offer children so much more than just books? Visiting the library can encou...

  • Just slayin' at the ice fishing fest

    Grace Moore|Jan 25, 2024

    With the success of the third annual Just Slayin Outdoors Ice Fest fishing tournament, organizer Doug DeBoer Jr envisions a strong future for the sport and the community. This was the first year entrance to this competition involved a fee, but DeBoer's reasoning is not to make a profit, but to encourage growth and interest in the annual tournament. "The last two years, it's been a free event – no entry fees. You just pretty much show up and fish," DeBoer explains. "This year, we decided to m...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Jan 25, 2024

    Has winter weather been keeping your family inside? Are you looking for new activities to entertain your child(ren) without bringing more toys into your home? Stop by the library and check out one of our activity kits! We have many options to choose from including Stamps and Stencils, The Search for Jack, Kids Baking Kit, Pet Vet Kit, Dinosaur Kit and our newly added Paw Patrol Kit. Join us for Teen/Adult Trivia Monday, January 29 with a FREE soup dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Through The Decades trivia will begin at 7 pm. Reserve your spot...

  • Pesticide program postponed

    Jan 25, 2024

    The Pesticide Safety Education Programs previously scheduled for Jan. 25 and 26 in Crook and Weston Counties have been postponed. Questions can be referred to the Johnson County Extension office at 307-684-7522....

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Jan 18, 2024

    Moorcroft Friends of the Library will be meeting on Tuesday, January 23, at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the meeting. They plan to discuss a possible fundraiser in March. Teens (seventh grade and up) and adults are invited to join us for dinner and trivia on Monday, January 29. We will join with Impact Youth Mentorship to provide a FREE soup dinner, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Through The Decades trivia will begin at 7. Reserve your spot for the next Adult Craft Class on Thursday, February...

  • What's happening at the Moorcroft Branch Library

    Serena Buckner|Jan 11, 2024

    The Little Dark One, by Shirley Munoz Newson, is a true switched at birth story, written by a Gillette, WY native. Our Adult Book Club will be discussing this book January 18, at 1 p.m. We have copies available for checkout even if you are unable to join the discussion. Teen/Adult trivia, sponsored by Impact Youth Mentorship, will be on Monday, January 29. The theme will be Through the Decades. We welcome teens, seventh grade and up, along with adults of all ages to join us for a free dinner,...

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