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Articles from the September 9, 2021 edition


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  • 'Vettes for Vets

    Sep 9, 2021

    To honor the 13 servicemen and women who were lost during the withdrawal from Afghanistan, including Rylee McCollum of Wyoming, the Pine Haven Days parade this year included a special element. Thirteen Corvettes were escorted by Sergeant First Class Pangus, Sergeant Abelseth and Staff Sergeant Boyd of the Wyoming National Guard, each one bearing the name of one of the lost soldiers. Councilwoman Karla Brandenberg has delivered the signs to three of the 13 families already and plans to continue...

  • County man held in wife's death

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 9, 2021

    A county man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly causing the death of his wife of 53 years. Edward Svoboda is believed to have struck his wife with a truck in the couple’s back yard. Three deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office responded on September 5 to reports that Edward had driven his truck into the back yard and struck his wife. She was pronounced deceased when the Hulett ambulance arrived on scene. According to the incident report, deputies learned that Edward had driven to the neighbor’s house and asked for a ride, sayin...

  • Back on the gridiron

    Sep 9, 2021

    SHS Senior Levi Rudloff breaks free during Friday's season opener in Lead, SD and motors into the endzone for a touchdown. The Upton-Sundance Patriots won the game going away by a final score of 54-21. For the full story and all of the week's sports, see page 11....

  • Hospital still overwhelmed

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 9, 2021

    Crook County Memorial Hospital is still dealing with high numbers of serious COVID-19 cases. Little has changed since a sudden influx of patients began arriving just over a week ago, according to CEO Micki Lyons of Crook County Medical Services District. “Things have not changed significantly since last week. We continue to have numerous ER visits that are COVID-19 related, as well as admissions,” she says. Hospitalizations across Wyoming have risen fast over the last couple of weeks. From around 40 per day in June, the total number of peo...

  • Run-off elections still on the table

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 9, 2021

    Only one of three proposed changes to Wyoming’s voting system met with the approval of the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee on Thursday. Ranked choice and open primaries appear to have fallen by the wayside, but the committee will push ahead with Representative Chip Neiman’s proposal to introduce run-off elections. Run-off Elections Calling it a “good little bill” prepared with the help of the Wyoming County Clerk’s Association, the Secretary of State’s Office and the Legislative Service Office, Neiman pres...

  • Merle Lynn Duvall

    Sep 9, 2021

    Merle Lynn Duvall passed away peacefully on August 26, 2021, surrounded by family at his home in Laramie. Born November 1, 1949 to Merle M. and Pauline Duvall, Lynn was a beloved and loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by wife Linda; siblings Sheila and Kirby and their spouses; sons Andy, Chris, Jake, Eric and Alex and their spouses; grandchildren Stella, Hazel, Rosa, Piper, Coy and Natalyn; and eight nieces and nephews. Lynn's life and interests were deeply...

  • John Edward Strong

    Sep 9, 2021

    Sunday, September 5, 2021, John Edward Strong, loving husband and father passed away in Upton at the age of 59. John was born April 30, 1962 to George and Alice Strong. He was the youngest of ten children. John graduated from Upton High School in 1981. He married Laurie Boyles and to this union two children were born, Roberta Paulette and Tristan Lee. Roberta passed away in November of 1984 from SIDS. Laurie and John were later divorced. John went to work at American Colloid Company. In 1982,...

  • Kenny Glover

    Sep 9, 2021

    Kenny Glover went home to the Lord on September 1, 2021, with his wife by his side. Kenneth Charles Glover was born on a rural homestead south of Sundance, Wyoming. He was delivered by a midwife on December 6, 1937, to Theodore K. Glover and Bonnie Thelma (Etheridge) Glover. He was the oldest of seven children. Ted and Thelma later moved to Moorcroft, Wyoming and Kenny started his grade school there. They moved to Sunny Divide in the later grade school years, while Ted was building the Keyhole...

  • John Long

    Sep 9, 2021

    John Long, 77, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away with COVID-19 lung complications Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. A celebration of his life begins at 1 p.m. (MDT), Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Clarenbach Memorial Park, Sundance, Wyoming. John Charles Long was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Wilbert Newell and Marian Talbot (Stoner) Long, both of rural Seely, Wyoming, on February 28, 1944. He was just one hour short of being a leap day baby. John was...

  • Clara Alice Potter

    Sep 9, 2021

    Clara Alice (Pickerd) Potter, 80, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away at Monument Health Spearfish on Sunday, August 29, 2021. She was born November 2, 1940, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Emerson Willard and Margaret Elizabeth (Hopson) Pickerd. She married the love of her life Raymond Potter and travel all around as he was a service man, until they retired and they made their final home in Sundance. Clara resided at the Spearfish Canyon Healthcare for the past two years where she was well loved...

  • Gilbert "Gib" Hansen Wilson

    Sep 9, 2021

    Gilbert "Gib" Hansen Wilson, 90 of Spearfish, South Dakota, died from COVID-19 Monday, August 30, 2021, at Fort Meade VA Medical Center in Sturgis, South Dakota. Gib was born July 16, 1931 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Curtis and Naomi (Gilbert) Wilson. The family moved to Chadron, Nebraska, in 1942 where he graduated from Chadron Prep in 1949. He attended Chadron State College for three years. In October 1952 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and entered the Aviation Cadet program. He...

  • Peek at the Past

    Sep 9, 2021

    1 Years Ago Sept. 15, 1921 County Agent Glen Hartman left Sunday afternoon for Douglas, where he will enter the Crook County exhibit in the state fair. Mr. Hartman has given notice to all other counties to look out for Crook, and from the quality of entries he took with him, this county will show up in front rank. Louis Callquist informs us he lost about fifty bushels of grain and the straw stack at one setting as a result of the fire while threshing at his place the other day. It is presumed...

  • Correction:

    Sep 9, 2021

    The Suicide Prevention Awareness Month fundraiser hosted by Crook County Prevention was wrongly listed in last week’s issue as taking place in Pine Haven. It will actually be held in Hulett, at the Ponderosa Café, on September 10 from 5 to 9 p.m....

  • Card of Thanks

    Sep 9, 2021

    Thank You Thanks to the city landscaping crew and the Joneses for all the work they are doing to clean up Sundance Creek in town. It is a great improvement. Joann Safford...

  • Sundance man charged with child abuse and possession of a deadly weapon

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 9, 2021

    Austin London faces charges of child abuse and possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent after allegedly physically assaulting a victim in their home near Sundance. A Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to a residence on August 14 at around 2:14 p.m. for reports of a man physically abusing the occupant, breaking their cell phone and threatening them with a gun. The alleged victim reported fleeing their own residence and walking to a neighbor’s house to report the incident. The victim alleged that London had been wor...

  • Iowa man sentenced for possession with intent to deliver

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 9, 2021

    An Iowa man has received a split sentence on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver after he and a companion were found to be transporting a significant quantity of marijuana products after being pulled over for speeding on Hwy 212. On December 17, 2020, at around 5:40 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle observed to be speeding. The trooper reports he approached the vehicle and smelled a very strong odor of raw marijuana before he even got to the open window on the passenger side. The...

  • Circuit Court

    Sep 9, 2021

    Speeding – Long Nguyen, CA, 83/70, $125; Gregory Oswald, SD, 70/45, $295; Rosa Hassapis, WA, 86/75, $115; Karen Howton, CA, 88/75, $125; Adam Skirmont, IL, 65/45, $170; Apolonio Deltoro, CA, 86/75, $115; Joydeep Das, MN, 89/80, $103; Ghullam Qurbani, MD, 84/70, $130; Tyler Haida, IL, 55/45, $140; Alexei Simkevich, IL, 84/70, $140; Jennifer Schroeder, UT, 89/75, $130; Donovan Kaczka, CO, 95/75, $160; Jack P. Elberson, Upton, 79/70, $103; Brayan Carcamo, SD, 94/80, $130; James Appel, NE, 78/70, $101; James Adams, VA, 83/70, $135; Tony J. Barton,...

  • Rental assistance touted as eviction moratorium overturned

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 9, 2021

    The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the moratorium on tenant evictions that was announced by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky a few weeks ago. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) has responded by urging Wyomingites who are in danger of facing eviction to seek assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). “We strongly encourage Wyoming landlords and renters to work together and apply for ERAP funding, which can pay unpaid rent and up to three months in advance rent at a time,” states a press release fro...

  • Fourteenth annual open house/potluck at Carlile

    Sep 9, 2021

    Members of Fire Zone #16 are hosting their 14th annual open house/pot luck at the Carlile Fire Hall on Sat., Sept. 18, from 6 p.m. until everyone goes home. Live music will be performed by Bob, Pat and Doug, along with Doug Ren, giving guests a lively and nostalgic ambiance in which they can visit and enjoy a meal of grilled burgers and brats provided by Pinnacle Bank. The dinnerware and drinks will be supplied by the hosts and guests are asked to bring a covered dish to side with the meat. Everyone’s invited to attend this evening out of t...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Kim Heaster|Sep 9, 2021

    We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. If you are a Master Gardener, will you please contact the library? We would like to have some gardening programs, and need a master gardener to lead them. Thanks! The Les Fullerton Memorial pays for all InterLibrary Loan requests. Displays: Bonnie Stahla’s eggbeaters. If you have a collection you would like to show to Sundance, please let us know! We have two locking cases that we would love to put your collection in for a month or so! Library Programming: JERRY B...

  • Dear NP

    Dr. Wesley Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, CEN|Sep 9, 2021

    Dear NP, When is flu season and what is the best time to get the flu vaccine? Dear Reader, Influenza circulates year-round, but the peak season for flu is during the fall and winter months. Cases of flu may begin to increase as early as October, with the highest number occurring between December and February. In some years, flu activity can be seen as late as May. Because the flu virus remains active year-round, it is possible to get the flu at any time during the year, but most cases occur...

  • Bid

    Sep 9, 2021

    WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive bids electronically through Public Purchase until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on October 5, 2021, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for FURNISHING JANITORIAL MAINTENANCE AT THE GREYBULL REST AREA. A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Inspection will be held at 1:00 p.m., Mountain Time on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at the Greybull Rest Area, MP 206.6 on US 14-16-20, Near Greybull, Wyoming. Only bids received on Wyoming...

  • Public Service Commission

    Sep 9, 2021

    PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice that Powder River Energy Corporation’s (PRECorp or the Cooperative) has filed an Application for authority to implement a new PREpay meter service to residential members, effective November 1, 2021. PRECorp is a non-profit cooperative public utility as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(C), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112. On August...

  • ABANDONED VEHICLE

    Sep 9, 2021

    NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE The following vehicle will be sold at 11 a.m. on September 20, 2021 at 72 Thorn Divide Rd, Carlile, Crook County, Wyoming, to wit: A 1960 Jeep CJ5 VIN# 57548-122886, titled in the name of Charles Beam. The seller claims $800 for expense of removal, preservation, custody, storage and sale. The vehicle shall be sold to the highest bidder who pays in a form acceptable to the seller. Seller: Robert J. Thole 72 Thorn Divide Rd Carlile WY 82721 307-756-2737 Publish: September 2 and 9, 2021...

  • Sale for delinquent taxes

    Sep 9, 2021

    NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR 2020 DELINQUENT TAXES The State of Wyoming ) ) ss County of Crook ) County Treasurer’s Office August 20, 2021 Notice is hereby given that I, Mary Kuhl, the duly elected, qualified and acting county treasurer within and for the county and state aforesaid, will on the 16th day of September, 2021, at the courthouse at Sundance in the county and state aforesaid, offer for sale the following described real estate for taxes due and unpaid. The real estate will be sold subject to any special assessments for local o...

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