Week of May 23, 2024


A retirement celebration was held last Wednesday for Donna Zoller at Wyoming Assisted Living (formerly Sundance Assisted Care) where she has worked for the last 15½ years. Prior to this, she dedicated many years working for the hospital in housekeeping, dietary and long term...

Breakfast with the Sheriff

Sheriff Jeff Hodge was the speaker at this month's veterans' breakfast held at the Sundance Senior Center last Friday. Hodge presented an informative update on Crook County law enforcement...

Fourth judge will soon be named

Sarah Pridgeon

The Wyoming State Legislature granted a fourth judge to the Sixth Judicial District earlier this year and their identity will be known in the next few weeks. Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Kate M. Fox, chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, announced last week that the commission has completed its consideration of everyone who expressed an interest in the position. Three nominees have been submitted to Governor Mark Gordon for his consideration: Alison Ochs Gee of Lubnau Law in Gillette, who has practiced law in Wyoming since...

Filing open

Sarah Pridgeon

Filing is now open for this year’s elections. Whether you are thinking of running for a city, county, state or national seat, you have until the end of the month to submit your name. “At the Secretary of State’s Office, we are very excited about the beginning of the 2024 Election Cycle and the Candidate Filing period. Running for office is a pivotal part of our Constitutional republic, and is also a tremendously rewarding experience,” Secretary of State Chuck stated as filing opened. “We encourage candidates to consult our 2024...

Defaced cattle case moves up to District Court

Sarah Pridgeon

The case of the defaced herd is moving up to District Court following a preliminary hearing last week, at which the prosecution argued that restoring the cows to their previous condition cost the alleged victim thousands of dollars. Two ranchers are accused of using bleach to paint markings, including drawings of penises, on a total of 189 cows and six bulls belonging to their neighbor. Father-son duo Patrick Sean and Tucker Carroll claimed their actions were intended to bring their neighbor’s attention to the problem of broken fences that...

Great finish for track season

Rebecca Maupin

This weekend marked the end of a remarkable track season for the Sundance Bulldogs, who showcased exceptional talent at the state track meet. School records were broken in three events as the athletes' hard work throughout the season paid off. Halyn Cooney set a new school record in the 800M race with a time of 2:27.07; Maddison Neiman, Jaylin Mills, Rylie Marchant and Halyn Cooney beat the girl's medley relay record with a time of 4:27.43; and the boy's medley relay, composed of Holden Ayer,...

  • Judy M. Meisner

    Judy M. Meisner, 77 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2024, in Spearfish, South Dakota. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance, a reception will follow at the Sundance United Methodist Church. Burial will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isbu... Full story

  • Robert A. Schnaible

    Robert A. Schnaible, age 86, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, died Sunday, May 19, 2024 at the Crook County Long Term Care Center in Sundance, Wyoming. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2024 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Belle Fourche. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Interment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery, with Military Honors provided by the... Full story

  • Service: Shirley Beagle

    Shirley Ann (Lincoln) Beagle passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Fountain Springs Healthcare Center with family by her side. Visitation will be from 4-6 pm on Tuesday, May 21 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City. Funeral services will be held at Rapid Valley United Methodist Church in Rapid Valley at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 22. Burial will be at 2:30 pm at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Sundance, WY, May 22. A full obituary will be printed next... Full story

  • New Arrival

    Dan and Tori Cocharo of Crook County are the proud parents of a baby girl born at 8:44 p.m. on May 9, 2024, weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and 18 inches long. This is the couple's first child. She has been named Abigail Susanna Cocharo. Paternal grandparents are Laurie and Dee Zimmerschied of Crook County. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Natalie Wheeler of West Point, MS. She also joins uncle, Scott Cocharo and cousin, Brandon Cocharo of Englewood, Colorado and great grandparents, Rick and...

  • Cards of Thanks

    Our Thanks The Aladdin Homemakers' Club would like to thank the Crook County Sheriff's Department, especially Deputies Royal Mitchell and Alex Jessen. They conducted a firearm safety class and then a subsequent shooting class for the members of our club. The classes were very informative and helpful. We appreciate their time and commitment to the community. Our Thanks Crook County Library, Miss Bonnie and Carrie, What an honor that you would be willing to showcase our art. We really enjoyed the... Full story

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