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Articles from the November 9, 2023 edition


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  • Trick or Treat for Hunger

    Nov 9, 2023

    The student council undertook a Trick or Treat for Hunger for Halloween this year. They received much-needed food and some monetary donations, which were passed on to the Sundance Food Pantry. Back from left to right: Holden Ayer, Jake Schommer, Wyatt Flahaven, Deklan Gill, Keaton Mills, Lexie Marchant, Kellie Phillips, Angel Villegas, Jaylin Mills, Madeline Fleenor. Front from left to right: Rylie Marchant, Maria Villegas, Cienna McGuckin, Phoebe Skeens, Karly Marchant....

  • Grant award will launch study into linking 21st Street

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 9, 2023

    A newly awarded grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will launch a study into a potential project that would link the two ends of 21st Street and, in the process, connect the north and south sides of the city. Through this project the Sundance Economic Development Committee (SEDC) hopes to encourage more housing development within the city. It was given the blessing of the City of Sundance for the sake of both economic opportunity and additional potential benefits. For example, the project could relieve traffic on Hwy 585...

  • Mixed results for countywide ARPA applications

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 9, 2023

    Neither Crook County nor the City of Sundance was successful in securing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding during the most recent application cycle. The county submitted an application for $2.15 million to fund a Consolidated Emergency Response Facility, while the city requested $648,000 for renovation of the fire hall. The projects were among seven to be rejected as ineligible for the funding. Two of the county’s municipalities did meet with success, however. The Town of Pine Haven was awarded $222,000 for a sewer main project in G...

  • Shade of appreciation

    Nov 9, 2023

    The Crook County Courthouse is participating in Operation Greenlight this week, a nationwide program showing support and appreciation for veterans....

  • The little dark one

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 9, 2023

    Imagine finding out that your whole life was a lie. That your parents were never your parents – that your family was not really your family. That you had spent a lifetime somewhere you were never meant to be. This was the truth that Shirley Muñoz Newson of Gillette discovered the day before her 43rd birthday. Two decades later, she chose to write a book about her experience. Newson will be at the Church of Christ at W Hwy 13 in Sundance on November 11 at 10 a.m. to speak about The Little Da...

  • Jami Marie Brown

    Nov 9, 2023

    Jami Marie Brown, age 40, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away quietly October 27 at the Monument Health hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, after a long and hard-fought battle with renal failure. Jami was born in Fallon, Nevada, on November 16, 1982, to Kelly and Paula Brown. She grew up in Hulett, Wyoming and graduated from Hulett High School. She enjoyed rodeo and working with horses. She loved helping on the ranch and doing ranch work for other people. Jami was always ready to help anyone who... Full story

  • Suzanne Marie Peterson

    Nov 9, 2023

    Suzanne Marie Peterson, 86, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023, at her ranch home south of Sundance. Suzanne was born on August 2, 1937, in Flasher, North Dakota, to Liberatus and Eva (Schmidt) Gustin, and embarked on a remarkable journey that touched the lives of many. Born into a large and lively family as Hildegarde Marie Gustin, she quickly established herself as a spirited and adventurous child, often engaging in playful mischief with her closest brothers. Her... Full story

  • Bill Rosencranz

    Nov 9, 2023

    Bill Rosencranz, age 88 of Spearfish, South Dakota, died Sunday November 5, 2023 at the Spearfish Canyon Healthcare Center. A graveside service will take place 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Friends may leave written condolences and view a video tribute online at: www.LeveringtonFH.com. William Rosencranz was born April... Full story

  • William Francis Grof

    Nov 9, 2023

    William Francis Grof, 78, passed away on October 28, 2023. Bill was born an only child on July 12, 1945, in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, to William H. Grof and Rita F. (Darrah) Grof. He attended Meyersdale Joint Schools for ten years and then graduated from Amherst Central High School in Amherst, New York, in 1963. Following high school, he attended and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1967 with a BS degree in Physics. Having been a ROTC cadet at the University at... Full story

  • Sugar plums and magic memories

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 9, 2023

    This year’s Christmas kick-off will wend its twinkling way down Main Street on December 1 to the theme of “Sugar Plums and Magic Memories” and you are invited to join in the fun. Entries are now open for floats in this year’s lighted parade. Floats will gather for line-up at 4:30 p.m. on East Main at 8th Street (east of the hospital) to begin the route through the downtown area at 5:30 p.m. Horses are allowed, but no fireworks are permitted and no Santas, as there will be a single Saint Nick pr...

  • Peek at the Past

    Nov 9, 2023

    1 Years Ago November 8, 1923 Dan and Tom Straight were in from Grand Canyon Friday and report that the elk are making themselves sick eating oats. Owing to the wet weather they were unable to thresh, and the animals have destroyed most of the stocks. They went out Saturday to try to save the remainder of the crop. A visitor in Laramie the other day was told that 100 carloads of high-grade lettuce had been shipped out of that city this season and that there would be 25 more under favorable...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Nov 9, 2023

    Did you know your library card gives you access to a wide range of online databases at your fingertips? You can find everything from auto repair to genealogy, from health and medicine to practice tests and skill preparation. There is a little something for everyone at gowyld.net. What will you find? LIBRARY HAPPENINGS: MEETINGS: Crook County Library Board meeting Thur., Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. in Sundance. Crook County Library Foundation meeting Wed., Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. in Hulett. Sundance Friends of the Library meeting Tue., Dec. 5 at 1:30 p.m....

  • Best way to greet flu season? A flu shot, says WDH

    Nov 9, 2023

    A Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official says the most recent influenza season demonstrated the virus is likely back to more normal patterns following the pandemic and is expected to be a threat in the coming months for Wyoming residents. “We recommend a seasonal flu shot for everyone six months of age and older who hasn’t already received one this fall because these important vaccines reduce and help prevent serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH....

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Nov 9, 2023

    Oct. 30 – Five VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Suicidal subject. Fingerprints. Citizen assist. Two assist other agency. Motorist assist. Two EMS pages. Oct. 31 – Five traffic stops. Four motorist assists. Two fraud calls. Project Lifesaver. Citizen assist. Gun call. Lockout. Two EMS calls. Nov. 1 – Five VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Animal complaint. Trespassing. Two welfare checks. Accident. Two motorist assists. Two business checks. Two EMS calls. Nov. 2 – VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops. Welfare check. Four bu...

  • Circuit Court

    Nov 9, 2023

    Speeding – Edward Giles Painter, Moorcroft, WY, 39/30, $113; Clay Joseph Kraft, Gillette, WY, 68/50, $100; Sheila Kay Tryon, Gillette, WY, 80/70, $100; Cherokee Wright, Clinton, MO, 83/70, $125; Arkady Melkonian, Custer, SD, 89/70, $155; Peter Dostie, West Forks, ME, 89/75, $130; Levi Dwain Stoneking, Carlile, WY, 92/75, $145; Iram Pina Gonzalez, Anthony, NM, 88/80, $101; Charles Steven Dorsey, Bonne Terre, MO, 109/80, $215 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Paul Haaland, Coleharbor, ND, $140; Lee Otto, Grand Island, FL, $...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Nov 9, 2023

    Man caught with 1.5 pounds of meth and 1,000 fentanyl pills gets 12-20 years GILLETTE (WNE) — A man who police found with 1.5 pounds of meth and 1000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in Gillette earlier this year has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Donnie L. Neice III, 53, received a 12- to 20-year sentence at his Oct. 10 sentencing hearing for each count of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl and possession with intent to deliver meth, set to run concurrently. Neice was a passenger in a car full of people that was p...

  • Probate

    Nov 9, 2023

    IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING WITHIN AND FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, CROOK COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of James Edward Hitt, deceased. Action No. CV 8978 NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified that on the 24th day of October, 2023, the Last Will and Testament of said decedent was admitted to probate by the above-named Court, and that Jami D. Hitt, also known as Dani Hitt, was appointed Personal Representative thereof. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed in the... Full story

  • FORECLOSURE

    Nov 9, 2023

    FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated January 10, 2022, executed and delivered by Odom Group LLC (“Mortgagors”) to Home Savers, Inc., and a real estate Mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by said Mortgagors, to said Mortgagee, and which Mortgage was recorded on January 18, 2022, at Reception No. 675610, in Book 637, at Page 574 in the public records in the office... Full story

  • FORECLOSURE

    Nov 9, 2023

    FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated January 12, 2006, executed and delivered by Lyle M. Cleveland (“Mortgagor”) to GMAC Mortgage Corporation, and a real estate Mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by said Mortgagor, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Mortgagee, as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns, as Mortgagee,... Full story

  • Application

    Nov 9, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT ESTATE OF DAISY BELL BAUMEISTER Deceased. Case No. CV-8979 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION OF REAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that an Application for Summary Distribution of Real Property has been filed in the District Court, Sixth Judicial District, Crook County, Wyoming, by Lyle Baumeister, pursuant to W.S. §§ 2-1-201 and 2-1-205 and pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Last Will and Testament of Daisy Bell Baumeister, seeking to establish t... Full story

  • SHS Honor Roll

    Nov 9, 2023

    Seniors Bren Michael Anderson Branson Todd Bankenbush Riley Elizabeth Banker Natalie Elise Curren Tucker James Dobson Ryder Donavone Richard Downey Isabelle Marie Fouch Deklan Alan Gill Autumn Ray Groth Hayes Alan Haiar Leo Gary Homola Aspen Keeley Jones Johnavon Edwin Jones Tayten Nicole Krystoff Willow Ann Lindholm Spencer James Lubken Lexie Kathryn Marchant Rylie Christine Marchant Karter Austin Mayberry Benjamin Julius Miller Keaton John Mills Jordan Lily Mouat Nathan Terence Ondriezek Braydon Lee Sanders Grace Lauren Velder Jade Luree...

  • Eye on the ball

    Nov 9, 2023

    The remaining five students taking the new "sports officiating" class at Sundance High School have now had the chance to put their skills into action. Riley Marchant, Savanna Williams, Avery Marchant, Angel Villegas and Gracie Davis were put into action in the recent junior high games versus Hulett School. The class was introduced this semester as both an opportunity for the students to expand their skills and understanding of different sports and to assist with the national shortage of sports...

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