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Articles from the September 26, 2019 edition

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Changing seasons

The trappings of fall will be on full display next weekend at the annual Sundance Pumpkin Patch festival, an opportunity for adults to pick out the perfect squash while the kids enjoy cider, carnival games and wagon rides. All the usual favorites...

 

School district scores high on annual assessments

chool in Crook County is meeting the Wyoming Department of Education’s performance expectations – or, in the case of Moorcroft High School (MHS), exceeding them. This being the second year of WY-TOPP assessments, overwhelmingly positive test...

 

Volunteers needed for new war memorial committee

Volunteers are needed from all parts of the county to serve on the reorganized Crook County Veterans’ Memorial Committee. The committee is responsible for reviewing applications for names that will...

 

State champs!

The Sundance High School team of Allie Crawford, Tairyn Richards, Sheridan Schubarth and Sydney Robinson were named this year’s 2A Wyoming State Golf Champions during the state meet in Lusk on...

 

Hunting outlook: good

Hunting season is upon us once again and Game Warden Chris Teter is confident it’s going to be a good one. Despite a few potential issues for those who don’t have access to private land, he says, populations are generally high and the...

 

Black Hills Cowboy Church breaks ground

Just off the interstate near Beulah, a parcel of land began a transformation at the weekend from old arena to new place of worship. Pastor Tom Karp hopes that Black Hills Cowboy Church will be open fo...

 

Second goat show even more popular

It wouldn’t be possible without support from the community, says Tanja Miller of Alpenthal’s Dairy Goats, who organized the Black Hills Dairy Goat Association’s Dairy Goat Show at the...

 

Lee Engberg

Lee Engberg, 80, of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.  Friends and family may sign his online guestbook and... Full story

 

Luann Borgialli

Luann Borgialli, 59 of Wright, Wyoming, passed away peacefully after a courageous 11½ year battle with cancer. Her family was by her side on September 16, 2019, in Gillette, Wyoming, and she is now happily rejoicing with her Lord. She spent every av... Full story

 

Mary Ann P. Pulse

Mary Ann P. Pulse, 89, of Cheyenne passed away September 18, 2019 at Lifecare Center. She was born December 12, 1929, in Fort Madison, Iowa, to Henry and Anna Kramer. She married Ronald H. Pulse on July 23, 1949, in Fort Madison. She was a librarian... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times September 24, 1919 P.J. Scott had an experience with an unruly team in the mountains the other day which he will remember for a long time to come. He had already been kicked by one of the horses and was favoring one leg...

 

This Week at Your Library

FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: Thursday, September 26, at 12 p.m. Falls are the leading cause of death in older adults. Come learn several strength-training exercises to help prevent falls and ways to make your home more fall-proof....

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Thank you Crook County community for showing your support at our fair time 50/50 raffles! Because of you Crook County Medical Services District’s newly established Community Action Fund...

 

Sundance man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

A Sundance man faces multiple charges related to sexual abuse of a minor in the second and third degrees. Harry Lee Ballard III allegedly attempted to initiate sexual contact with a juvenile female several times over the course of three years. On...

 

Raber trial to start with hearing over expert testimony

The trial of Lesley Raber for aggravated homicide by vehicle will be preceded by a Daubert hearing before District Judge Thomas Rumpke. The hearing will determine whether or not the testimony of an expert witness is valid. The hearing will consider a...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Sept. 9-15 Sept. 9 – Three paper services. Six VIN checks. Traffic stop. Deputy assisted two separate stalled motorists. Detention Deputy transported inmate to appointment. Deputy investigated suspicious circumstance. Detention Deputy did...

 

Sundance Police

Sept. 14 – House watch and business checks. Traffic stop. Sept. 15 – House watch and business checks. Report of dog running loose; owner contacted. Traffic stop. Sept. 16 – House watch and business checks. Vehicle lock out. Three bar checks....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Cheryl Y. Brannan, Gillette, 28/20, $85; Casey Schomer, Gillette, 29/20, $85; (minor), Gillette, 30/20, $85; Amy Anderson, Gillette, 33/20, $85; Garrett T. Michael, Gillette, 35/30, $85; Emily B. Muller, Gillette, 39/30, $85; Stephen D....

 

Chapel of Faith

I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. Romans 16:19 Simple is a good word and can take us far. In the context of Romans 16:19 it conveys the meaning of innocence, unmixed and pure as in wine or metal. This simple, pure inn...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Although it has been four years since we moved to Crook County, we recently attended our first Sundance High School football game. We were not prepared for what we experienced. Expecting the typical field rivalry and friction, attitudes...

 

Government needs to reunite savings bonds with rightful owners

During my time as Treasurer, I have seen thousands of individuals across the State of Wyoming locate money being held by our Unclaimed Property Division. Some of these checks have been in the six-figure range, and the rightful owner may not have...

 

This Side of the Pond

I suspect my pups will be downright distraught when we reach the end of this summer of long walks on green grass – but I can tell you for sure who won’t be. There’s a herd of squirrels in my...

 

Free barbecue and queen contest Sunday

There will be a free barbecue sponsored by the Hulett Roping Club, Sun., Sept., 29. Food will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This barbecue is their way of saying thank you to all the people who help and all of those who work to put on the...

 

Beulah aquatic invasive species check station to stay open with limited hours

The 2019 boating season is winding down, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s aquatic invasive species (AIS) check stations throughout the state are set to close. The last day of operation for many check stations is Sunday, Sept. 22. Wyoming...

 

Cattlewomen call for school beef donations

The Sundance and Moorcroft schools are in need of local beef! If you would like to donate please follow these three easy steps: 1. Call Sturgis Meats and set a date for slaughter. 2. Contact a Crook County Cattlewoman or (email ja...

 

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