Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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Class of 2021

Hats flew in the air on Sunday evening as 33 seniors completed their careers at Sundance High School and prepared to move on to the next stage of their lives. The Class of 2021 graduated in a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 27, 2021

Old Stoney hosting annual art auction

Another opportunity to own a locally created piece of art and support your local cultural center at the same time is just around the corner. The annual Old Stoney Art Auction is scheduled for June 5, and this year it will be taking place inside the h...

 

Historical society to share county's rich history

The Wyoming Historical Society’s annual trek to areas of interest around the state will this year be hosted by the Crook County chapter. On the weekend of June 4, visitors will be introduced to the history of this area through visits to historical...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 27, 2021

Hospital district considers budget options

The board of trustees is currently considering two very different proposed budgets for Crook County Medical Services District’s next fiscal year. One includes the cost of renting the new Hulett Clinic, while the other does not. Both versions of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 27, 2021

"Gotcha" exercise creates internet stir

Two self-proclaimed “First Amendment auditors” came to Sundance last week on a mission to “prove” that local law enforcement goes beyond its remit and encroaches upon citizens’ right to freedom of speech. After the resulting video was...

 

Going up

What began as an empty lot transformed into a concrete foundation and this week has begun taking shape as a building. According to owner Bruce Speidel, who is constructing a new gallery on the Main...

 

Old Fashioned Tent Revival in Hulett bringing in special guests"

Just outside of Hulett, on the JH Ranch, we’ll gather for the fourth annual Old Fashioned Tent Revival on the Ranch by the River, Sunday, June 6 through Wednesday, June 9, featuring special speakers and music each evening. Gathering starts at...

 

Hulett rodeo coming soon

The much-anticipated annual Hulett Rodeo is scheduled this year for June 12 and 13, kicking off at 10 a.m. on the first day of the weekend with a “small-town hoedown” parade. The rodeo itself is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on both days, with...

 

Eva Kyar

Eva Kyar, 82, went to sleep peacefully on May 17, 2021 and is in the Good Lord’s hands now. She married Roger Kyar in 1963. They had one daughter, Pam. In 1966 they moved to the Sundance area and have lived in the area ever since. She enjoyed... Full story

 

Mary I. Johnson

On Flag Day, July 14, 1939, Henry and Laura Engelhaupt welcomed Mary to their family. She joined siblings, Joe, Richard and Evelyn in a family whose privilege in life was being raised by loving, caring and devoted parents who taught them the value... Full story

 

Diana Lynn Taylor

Diana Lynn Taylor, 52 of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away at her home on Thursday, May 20, 2021. A celebration of life took place Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Cornerstone Ministries in Moorcroft. Diana was born on April 16, 1969, in Buffalo, Wyoming,... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago May 26, 1921 About 1500 head of cattle were moved through town Tuesday. It was a bunch from the D Ranch en route to the Driskill range on Dry Gulch. That Crook County is growing steadily is evidenced by the report of the birth of a boy...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks May 19 was the last RT-130 fire training class but on by Wyo. State Forestry for 2021. In about a month the certificates will be available through the zone warden in your area. We had about 50 people attend the training – twice what we e...

 

Veterans' assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout June. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state an...

 

Wyoming Reads celebrates literacy with area first graders

Sundance first graders celebrated the annual Wyoming Reads on Tuesday May 18, 2021 in the park at the Sundance pond. Area coordinator Bonnie Stahla, Youth Services Librarian at the Crook County Librar...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    May 27, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. The statewide mask mandate has ended, but if you want to wear a mask in the library, we have masks...

 

Our View: We don't need saving, thanks

Last Monday, a pair of self-proclaimed saviors arrived in town to rescue us all from the tyranny of our overbearing law enforcement. We have so many questions about their behavior, but the one we really want answered is this: did they bother to ask...

 
 By Jeff Moberg    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Letter from the Editor

In response to last week’s letter to the editor, I feel some clarity might be of use to our readers. The letter accused us of bias against the Crook County Hospital Foundation and those members of the Crook County Medical Services District’s...

 
 By Wesley Davis    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Dear NP

Dear NP, “Please discuss the screening recommendations for pediatric hypertension. My 14-year-old had a blood pressure of 151/102 during a recent sports physical. I don’t remember his blood pressure being checked at previous medical...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 27, 2021

Rain arrives but drought persists

The rains of spring have arrived, bringing several days of overcast weather and a significant green-up to the Sundance area. But contrary to how things may appear, the U.S. Drought Monitor has yet to lift the warnings of severe drought in Crook...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 27, 2021

Don't snuggle your chickens, says CDC

An outbreak of salmonella infections has so far caused illness in 43 states, including Wyoming. The infections have been linked to backyard poultry and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are urging the public to take extra care when handling chick...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 27, 2021

Reduced charges for Sundance resident following altercation with a juvenile

Sundance resident Chauncey Jenerou has been sentenced in Circuit Court after felony charges of child abuse were reduced to misdemeanors. On December 18, a Sheriff’s Office Deputy was asked to investigate reports of a juvenile who claimed Jenerou...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 10-16 May 10 – Business checks. Welfare check. Two VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Paper services. Booked in subject. EMS page. Dog call. REDDI report. May 11 – Five traffic stops. Funeral escort. Found property. Business checks. Two VIN...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Jodi Schilling, Gillette, 95/80, $135; Ryan M. Malo, Cheyenne, 61/55, $97; Marilyn Gottsch, NE, 91/80, $115; Dennis E. Conlon, Sundance, 79/70, $103; Carol A. Jordan, Aladdin, 90/80, $105; Gilbert A. Washburn, Gillette, 89/75, $130;...

 

Sundance High School Class of 2021 Scholarships and Awards

Brandon Davis – Hathaway Performance Scholarship, UW Cowboy Commitment, Harper Memorial Scholarship Devin Diede – Hathaway Provisional Scholarship Peyton Ewing – Hathaway Provisional Scholarship...

 

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