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Ray and Shirley Bergquist recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple met on a blind date at the Flying V for a St. Patrick’s Day dance.

 
50 years ago, Ray Bergquist and Shirley Schwarze Cattles, with some encouragement from friends, set out on a blind date to the Flying V for a St. Patrick’s Day dance.  There were a few sparks on that blind date and it led to a few more dates. Before long, fate was sealed and a new family was...
Parade of Lights sponsored by the Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce is still on despite recent resignations from both Director Barbie Turner and board President Sandy Martin.  Following the Nov. 8 resignations, a letter to chamber members received by the News Letter Journal stated that the future...

Photo by Hannah Gross/NLJ

The Weston County Museum District presented “The History of Espionage” on Thursday morning, Nov. 17, at the Weston County Event Center. The presentation, given by Linda Nessul, covered approximately 3,000 years of history, including the development of spy techniques, gadgets and the influence of technology.

 
Despite the bitter cold temperatures and biting wind, nearly a dozen people bundled up to attend the “History of Espionage” presentation given by Weston County Museum board member Linda Nessul at the Weston County Event Center on Thursday morning, Nov. 17.  From spies invading Jericho in biblical...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Samuel, Joseph, Esther, and Julia Ferguson sing a quartet during rehearsal for the Weston County Christmas Cantata Choir on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

 
After bringing Christmas alive with a concert for the past 15 years, the community cantata choir doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. This year’s cantata, directed by Walter Sprague, is scheduled to sing “Love Came Down at Christmas,” by Joel Ramey, on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Crouch Auditorium....

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Pinnacle Bank has been auctioning off donated Christmas wreaths and trees at its annual “Festival of Trees” for nearly two decades to raise money for local nonprofits. 

 
Pinnacle Bank is hosting its 19th annual Festival of Trees on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Weston County Senior Services Center, with doors opening at 6 p.m.  The money raised by Festival of Trees goes to local nonprofit organizations as a way to give back to the community, according to Pinnacle Bank...
Newcastle Police Department is down to two full-time officers, Peg Miles and Lance Riebel, after officer Laramie Frank resigned, Mayor Pam Gualtieri reported on Nov. 21 during the regular Newcastle City Council meeting. The latest resignation comes on the heels of the announcement that the new...

Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, during a Republican Party Meet and Greet prior to the 2022 primary election. 

Legislators who represent Weston County occupy leadership spots in both the Wyoming House of Representatives and Wyoming Senate after Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, was elected Senate president and Rep. Chip Neiman, R-Hulett, was elected majority floor leader for the 67th Wyoming Legislature...
There is still time to throw your name into the ring for a two-year term on the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees, but the deadline for applications is this Friday. The open seat is the result of the resignation of 22-year board member Ronnie Mills on Nov. 9, just one day after...

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Along with First State Bank’s recent ownership change announcement, there will be a leadership change as well. Mike Morrison will take the lead as the new market president for First Northern Bank of Wyoming, Newcastle branch, and Darwin Rabenberg will be retiring with the transfer of the bank.

 
After 58 years in the community, First State Bank of Newcastle is under new ownership. The bank will continue operations as is until the facility is fully transitioned into First Northern Bank of Wyoming, the oldest bank in the state, in late March of 2023, according to a press release.  Along with...
Tallgrass Landscape Architecture LLC, of Custer, South Dakota, has completed a feasibility study for the proposed Heritage Park near Pinnacle Bank.  Mike Fridell of Tallgrass presented the study, displaying the park design, maintenance, cost estimations and economic impact, to Newcastle City...

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