Articles from the January 25, 2024 edition

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January 25 2023

Early graduates, award winners, local news and more. Don't forget to check out the Health & Wellness section too!...


NWN judged tops in Editorial Excellence

For the second time in three years, the Northern Wyoming News earned the Editorial Excellence Award for small weeklies for 2023. The award, a traveling trophy and a plaque, was presented at the 125th annual winter convention of the Wyoming Press...


James Leroy "Jim" Burris

James L. Burris, 82, fulfilled his life at Worland Healthcare and Rehab, January 17, 2024. "Grandpa" Jim was born in Worland March 25, 1941, and was the only child born to Roy and Eunice (Chappell)... Full story


Don A. Schlaf

Don A. Schlaf, 85, of Cody, passed away on January 19, 2024 at the Spirit Mountain Hospice House. Graveside services will be held on April 3, 2024 at 2pm at the Burlington Cemetery. In lieu of... Full story


Alice Lisetta (Schweighart) Beckley

Alice Lisetta (Schweighart) Beckley, 90, passed away January 14, 2024, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Alice was born moments after her twin brother, Allen "Butch" on May 18,... Full story


Sawyer Elizabeth Lyman

Sawyer Elizabeth Lyman, a resident of Ten Sleep, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the Washakie Medical Center after a prolonged illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Sawyer was... Full story


Carla Mae Macartney

Carla Mae Macartney, 91, (born Carla Mae Hampton) passed away on January 10, 2024, in Denver, her life taken by cancer. She died peacefully, surrounded by family. She would like to be remembered for...


Bonnie Rae Baker

Bonnie Rae Baker, 91, a resident of Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, passed away on December 18, 2023. She was born on April 5, 1932 in Worland, Wyoming. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2023, at the Worland...


The News Editorial; Biggest reward comes from our readers

The Northern Wyoming News won several awards over the weekend, which is exciting to our staff but should also be exciting to you, our readers. Your Northern Wyoming News, which was originally started...


Randy Durr honored as Champion of Education

Retired Worland High School teacher Randy Durr was honored at Monday's Washakie County School District No. 1 Board meeting for earning the Champion of Education award. According to the Wyoming...


Wyoming News; Bill would outline parents' rights to information regarding children's health

POWELL — The rights of parents and guardians regarding their children’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing through schools will be laid out in Wyoming law if Parent Rights in Education 1 passes during this year’s legislative session....


Wyoming News; Bill would provide financial assistance to students who aren't in public school system

GILLETTE — State legislators have proposed a bill creating a program where students can be eligible for $5,000 a year if they’re not in the public school system. House Bill 19 would create education savings accounts using money from the state’s...


Up to the challenge: Veterans make personalized challenge coins at Area 59

Via Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE - When Ralph Gilbert graduated from high school in 1968, he knew he "just wasn't college material." Three to four months after he got his high school diploma, he was... Full story

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 25, 2024

WHS students hear message of hope, leadership

On Jan. 16, Worland High School students met in the Middle School Auditorium for an assembly with guest speaker Chad Hymas, one of the top speakers in the nation. Hymas is a member of the Speakers...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 25, 2024

Hospital board position among four open in Washakie County

As of this month, Bryony Volin has stepped down from her role on the Washakie Medical Center board of directors. Volin served on the board for three years, drawing on her experience as a nurse to aid the board in making decisions in the best...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    January 25, 2024

Worland's Baumstarck signs LOI to play volleyball for Northwest College

Worland High School senior Ellianna Baumstarck has signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for the Northwest College Trappers next fall. Signing that letter of intent was years of hard work com...


Passing of Bobbi Barrasso

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding his wife Bobbi, who passed away in Casper after a two-year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. "After a courageous... Full story


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