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  • September 21 2023

    Sep 21, 2023

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  • Council selects firm to handle building official duties

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Sep 21, 2023

    The Worland City Council voted unanimously to enter into a contract with Eagle Engineering & Surveying for building official duties. The firm fills a vacancy left by the death of city employee Randy Adams who passed away earlier this summer. The motion followed a closed executive session for contract negotiations. In other business the council: •Approved a bid for two 2023 Ford F150 supercrew pickups for the Worland Police Department for $89,550 from Ken Garth Auto of Cheyenne. There were t...

  • Admiral Transport driver surprised with driver award

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|Sep 21, 2023

    Jeff Mackay had an unusual day of work in May, when he was convinced to go to Sheridan to pick up a van that didn't exist and ended up at the annual Wyoming Trucking Association Convention. On May 12, Mackay won Driver of the Year 2022, and he had his picture on the cover of The Wyoming Trucker magazine. Mackay said of the experience, "Our safety team, Bart [Richardson] and Brian [Mathews], they had me fill out an application for this award but didn't tell me they nominated me for it, so I...

  • A lifetime of tinkering earns Richard mechanic award

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|Sep 21, 2023

    On May 12, Zach Richard, a mechanic for Admiral Transport Corporation in Worland, won the 2023 Mechanic of the Year award at the Wyoming Truckers Association's Annual Convention in Sheridan. When asked if he was surprised by the award, Richard said, "A little. My wife isn't very good at keeping secrets." Richard said that before the convention, Brian Mathews took him along on the errand of delivering vehicles. He said, "Brian was asking a whole bunch of questions that led me to believe that...

  • Frieda (Kister) Scheuerman

    Sep 21, 2023

    Our mom's prayer was answered on September 14, 2023 when she passed from this life and her spirit was present with her Lord Jesus Christ. Frieda Kister Scheuerman, age 100, was born December 7, 1922, in Rothflies, East Prussia (which is now Germany) to Anna and Ben Kister. She was born after her parents and older brother escaped from Russia while waiting for a sponsor to enable them to come to America. In November 1925, when mom was almost three, she sailed to the United States, coming through... Full story

  • Jack James & Pamela Ann Miller

    Sep 21, 2023

    Mr. Jack James Miller passed away Monday, September 11, 2023 in Casper, Wyoming. Wife, Pamela Ann Miller, passed away April 7, 2023 in Casper, Wyoming. Jack was born October 4, 1942 in Worland, Wyoming to Robert and Arlene Miller. After graduating from Worland High School, Jack worked for the Miller Brother's farms. He served in the National Guard for many years. He later started working at Tommerup Machine Shop as a machinist until retiring. Later he started his own restortation business, Black... Full story

  • Daniel Joe Frederick

    Sep 21, 2023

    Daniel Joe Frederick, 56, passed away in his home on Sept. 13, 2023. He was born on Feb. 17, 1967, in Miles City, Montana. Cremation has taken place and a service will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 2, 2023, at Cross Point Church.... Full story

  • New events, new people, old favorites

    Karla Pomeroy|Sep 21, 2023

    Saturday is the first official day of fall and this fall is proving to be just as busy and interesting as the summer was in Washakie County. In case you have missed it the past several weeks, school is in full swing in Washakie County and the Big Horn Basin and it is a busy two weeks in Washakie County with homecoming this week for the Ten Sleep students and homecoming next week for Worland students. Both schools have worked in events that can involve the public. Full stories on the activities c...

  • Worland High School welcomes former DPS technician as new automotive teacher

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|Sep 21, 2023

    Josh Keller, the new automotive teacher at Worland High School, had an unconventional beginning as a teacher, but has found success so far with this school year. Two years ago (2021-22 and 2022-23 school years), Josh Keller, who has a lengthy background in automotive work, found himself contracted to work part time at Worland High School for their automotive program for three classes. For this school year Washakie County School District No. 1 opted to hire Keller full time. Superintendent Tawn...

  • New events added for Ten Sleep homecoming for students, community

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|Sep 21, 2023

    Homecoming week in Ten Sleep, which started Monday and continues through Saturday, is packed with various activities for students and community members. The student council is especially excited about several events on Friday and Saturday, according to teacher and student council co-sponsor Don Anderson. Friday begins the biggest day with community events starting with the pep assembly that will take place at 9 a.m., which will have the whole school in attendance and is open to the community....

  • Worland homecoming next week

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|Sep 21, 2023

    Worland High School is expecting a busy homecoming week Monday, Sept. 25 – Saturday, Sept. 30. Students and community members can get ready for dress-up days, Tailgate Tuesday, the homecoming parade, and a handful of games to attend, according to Worland High School teacher and student council advisor Christy Vickers. As usual, the week will feature a new dress-up theme for each day of spirit week. Monday will start off the week with beach bum and will move into duos day on Tuesday. Students can grab a friend and dress up as an iconic couple o...

  • Ross leads group in Face of Horror contest

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|Sep 21, 2023

    In August, Desiree Ross was selected as a competitor in a nationwide contest held on Facebook where fans vote for one person to be that year's "Face of Horror." The winner will receive a $13,000 cash prize, paid travel expenses for a three-day trip to Los Angeles, California, for themselves and one guest, and an exclusive photo shoot with Kane Hodder – an actor known for his role as Jason in the "Friday the 13th" series – for Rue Morgue magazine. The photo shoot will take place in the Woo...

  • 2023 Worland Fly-In: Food, Fun and Flying

    Sep 21, 2023

  • Worland Golf says goodbye to three memorable seniors

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Sep 21, 2023

    The Worland High School golf season wrapped up last week at the 3A State tournament at the Green Hills Golf Course in Worland on Sept. 15-16. It was also the final tournament for Worland's three seniors. Lovell's Erika Cook and Parker Paxton won the individual state championships. The two golfers also made history as both won four straight titles, becoming only the third boy and girl to do so in Wyoming high school golf. Riverton won the boys team title, shooting a 606 over the two days, while...

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