Articles from the August 6, 2020 edition
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August 6, 2020
Welcome to August. This week check out all the fair coverage -- there will be a bit more coverage next week. Inserts this week are Blair's and Bomgaars....
County sees increase of COVID cases
WORLAND – Washakie County did not have an active case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 29, but saw a sharp increase starting the following day that has led to nine active cases in the county as of...
School board approves 17-page plan to re-open
WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas presented a plan to the board at a special meeting that would allow students to attend school beginning later this...
Council to consider municipal court proceeding options
WORLAND – After a brief discussion to introduce the topic at Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Worland City Council will discuss at Monday’s work session what types of hearings to allow for...
Washakie County commissioners discuss various road projects
WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met on Tuesday, Aug. 4, during their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss various road projects. The commissioners discussed with County Planner David...
County clerk named Washakie County Republican of the Year
WORLAND – Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch was recognized as the Washakie County Republican of the Year at the Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday, July 25, at the Green Hills Restaurant....
Food relief coming Saturday, next Friday
WORLAND — Over the next week there will be two opportunities for families in Washakie County in need to find some food relief. The Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry returns to Worland this Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Washakie County...
Local nurse reflects on COVID work experience in Arizona
WORLAND - Five nurses from Banner Health Washakie Medical Center volunteered to take shifts in Arizona at the Banner Del E Webb Medical Center in Phoenix to help treat hospitalized patients. Brianna...
School boards and special districts filing period open
WORLAND – The filing period for Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 school boards, as well as other special districts opened yesterday, Aug. 5, and continues through Aug. 24. There are...
Baumstarck sisters enjoy showing together
WORLAND - Katie, 17, and Ellianna, 14, Baumstarck, both started in 4-H when they were 9 years old, and have been actively showing at the Washakie County Fair. The siblings have enjoyed some sibling...
Ronald Duane Weir
Ronald Duane Weir, 77, died July 14, 2020, in Graettinger, Iowa, He was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Graettinger, Iowa. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2020, at Riverview Memorial Gardens.... Full story
Robert Allen 'Rob' Mills
Robert Allen “Rob” Mills, 55, passed peacefully in his sleep on July 20, 2020, at his home in Jarrell, Texas. Rob was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming, on January 7, 1965. Mr. Mills will be interred alongside his Dad, at Monument Hill Cemetery in... Full story
Henry L. Bennett
Henry L. Bennett, 69, passed away July 23, 2020. Celebration of Life at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Powell at 1 p.m., Aug. 21.... Full story
Douglas Raymond Thronburg
Douglas Raymond Thronburg, 78, of Worland, died Aug. 3, 2020, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was born May 4, 1942, in Thermopolis. Per Doug’s wishes private services will be held at a later date.... Full story
Richard Louis Weber
Richard Louis Weber, 84, passed away on July 28, 2020 at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Richard was born in Worland on November 9, 1935. He was the oldest of 7 children born to... Full story
Joyce E. Fausset
Joyce E. Fausset, 87, died on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at home in Cheyenne, WY and went on to be restored whole again with her Lord and Savior. Joyce was born on April 7, 1933, in Basin, WY to Peter... Full story
Sandra "Sandy" Louise Dockstader
Whether going to the mountains or to Walmart, you could bet Sandy would arrive in style and on time. She was, simply, stunning. Now "Skippy", as her daughter and friends called her, has headed off on... Full story
Karla's Kolumn: Judging is hard, but at times tasty
Judging is hard, but at times tasty Since moving to Worland in 2015 I have covered the Rhubarb Rhevival all but one year, and I do not know what I was thinking that one year when I assigned it to...
Goshen resolution opposes broad health orders
CASPER — The Goshen County commission passed a resolution Tuesday to urge its constituents to make their own health decisions and indicating it opposes health orders, both at a county and state level, that have been instituted to limit the spread... Full story
Coronavirus-Related Death Added For Fremont County
A Fremont County man previously confirmed as testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, increasing Wyoming’s total number of deaths associated with the virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The older... Full story
Health Orders Extended, Outdoor Gathering Limits Eased
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that updated public health orders will ease restrictions on the size of permitted outdoor gatherings beginning August 16. Public Health Order No. 2 has been updated to allow outdoor gatherings of... Full story
East Side School start delayed two days
WORLAND - The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees met for an emergency board meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 12, to discuss potentially delaying the start of the school year... Full story