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Town welcomes new police clerk

A new face with a familiar last name smiles from the police clerk's window at Moorcroft's town hall. Samantha Blakeman was hired last week to take over the position held by Jesse Connally for the last 20 years and is looking forward to the challenge.

The former Gillette resident and her husband moved to Moorcroft in 2021, when plans to travel on to Arizona fell through. The family has also grown to include their daughter, who is now seven.

When the part time clerk position became available, Blakeman quickly applied.

"I needed something stable and I've always loved working in an office environm...