Week of June 20, 2024

Creek Fire under control

Sarah Pridgeon

A sizeable fire northwest of Hulett had been fully contained by Monday morning, thanks to the combined efforts of local, state and federal firefighters. Located northwest of Hulett, the Creek Fire was reported late in the afternoon of June 11 and is believed to have been caused by lightning, according to Incident Commander Karsten Milek. The fire reached approximately 1470 acres on a mixture of private, state and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. A command center was set up at the...

Flag Day

Sundance Masons Lodge #9 lead a Flag Day Proclamation and said the Pledge of Allegiance Friday to celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of our national...

Girls State

Ellie Jay, Hulett, and Shannon Gilmartin, Sundance, participated in Wyoming Girls State June 9-15, in Cheyenne. Willow Lindholm, Sundance, was elected Girls State Governor last year and presided over this year's camp. Girls State is a week-long government and leadership camp. The Sundance and Hulett delegates' camp fees were paid for by the Roy Montgomery Unit 80, American Legion Auxiliary, Hulett. Janet Cole Lake is the Girls State Chair. Delegates are placed in "cities" where they run for...

Miss Wyoming Job's Daughter

Gracie Davis was selected as Miss Wyoming Job's Daughter and Miss Congeniality for the 2024-2025 term at the annual Job's Daughters Grand Session held in Green River, Wyoming on June 14, 2024. Three contestants were judged in five categories. A written test, an oral recitation, robe and appearance, personal interview and stage presence. Gracie received the highest score for oral recitation and the highest score for the written test. She was selected by her peer contestants for Miss...

School buzz

Summer school students at Sundance Elementary were treated to a visit from "The Bee Guys" on Monday. The kids looked on with great interest as Doug Carter (pictured above) and Rocky Courchaine introduced the class to the honey-making insects and their hive...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon

    I would never describe myself as domesticated, though I was the only 19-year-old in my student halls who forewent the fast food to batch cook chicken and vegetable stews. I can whip up a soup in a heartbeat, I can make pastry and put anything in it you might fancy, I can whip up a broth from scratch and I can bake a cake that doesn't bring shame to my family. All of this makes it sound like I have a handle on the homemaking thing, right? Unfortunately not. The gaps in my knowledge are wide...

  • Constance Colleen Shepard

    Constance "Connie" Colleen Shepard, 69 of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away on April 29, 2024 after a short illness. Connie was born in Sterling, Colorado on September 22, 1954 to Royce and Dorothea (Hall) Shepard. She attended grade schools in Belle Fourche, Arpan and Nisland, South Dakota. Connie attended high school in Newell and graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1973. Connie is survived by her son, Adan Lincoln; daughter, Krissa (Shanen) Bolden; six grandchildren; three... Full story

  • Inez Arlene Hauber

    Inez Arlene Hauber went to be with the Lord and her cowboy, Walter, on June 13, 2024. She was born on August 5, 1933, in Hulett, Wyoming, to Edward and Inez (Stockton) Fowlkes. She was born at home in a one-bedroom cabin, weighing less than three pounds. Her father wrapped her up and put her in the oven of a wood burning cook stove to keep her warm. She was raised with three brothers, Don, Bob and Melvin. She was raised in a shack with three little rooms with no electricity or running water.... Full story

  • Service: Tom Symonds

    Graveside services for Tom Symonds will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 29 at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota with a luncheon at 4:30 p.m. at the Sundance Fairgrounds Shooting Sports... Full story

  • Service: Jerry Levere Hagemeier

    A funeral service for Jerry Levere Hagemeier will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the Moorcroft Town Center "MTC". Burial will follow with full military honors in the Moorcroft Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Moorcroft, and will continue one hour prior to the service at MTC. A full obituary will be printed in next week's... Full story

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