CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout February.   Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   Craig Deveraux is well known in Newcastle for his annual Full House Horse Sale, where he sells “elite performance stock” from consigners who are “the area’s best horsemen and women,” according to But he expanded his investment — and range —...

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Elvin and Candi Stanton looked on as their daughter Tiernan, a Newcastle High School senior, committed to play volleyball next year for the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves.

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Tiernan Stanton made it official on Dec. 13, when she signed on the dotted line to become a Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf volleyball player. “I’ve been around volleyball since I came out of the womb, and was in the gym even before with my mom being a coach,” Stanton...

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Alonzo Sandoval, Salina Sandoval, Ashley Hintz, and Chris Hintz pose for a photo at the International Powerlifting League North American Championship powerlifting meet held Nov. 3-6 in St. Louis, Mo.

Don Botkin NLJ Reporter   Two local men competed on a national level at the recent International Powerlifting League North American Championship powerlifting meet held Nov. 3-6 in St. Louis, Mo. Chris Hintz and Alonzo Sandoval competed alongside some of the best powerlifters from around the nation...
A huge shoutout from the News Letter Journal to everyone who who makes this community a wonderful place to live! A special thank you goes to all of those who helped to make this year’s Person of the Year edition fantastic.  This year we have had the opportunity to highlight the work of eight people...

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Pat and Barb Crow have been nominated for the 2022 Person of the Year due to their significant donations to the School District Endowment Fund, specifically utilized for updating Crouch Auditorium. 

Avery Chick NLJ Correspondent   It would be fair to describe Pat and Barb Crow as the epitome of being humble, and they have, in fact, been described that way. Because of that, many in the community are unaware of the impact the couple has had on the quality of life here. Whether through their many...

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Ronnie Mills, pictured with his wife Mary, has been nominated for the News Letter Journal 2022 Person of the Year award because of his constant dedication to the community. Mills has served the children of this community for many years.

Although he has never hesitated to support the adults in our community, Ronnie Mills has been a figurehead here because of his commitment to support local children.  As a school board member for more than 20 years — and a volunteer at sporting events for even longer — Mills is a logical choice for...

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Tom Wright was nominated for the News Letter Journal’s Person of the Year for his many years of service through the Weston County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees and passion for children and education. Pictured is Wright with his wife, Kay. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   “He’s about as community-oriented as anyone around here,” Pat Crow said about Tom Wright when he nominated the longtime school board member for the News Letter Journal’s Person of the Year.  Crow has known Wright since 1964 when the two of them started studying at...

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Tyrel Owens was nominated for the 2022 Person of the Year.

Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   A nomination for the Newcastle Person of the Year 2022 for his engagement with the Newcastle City Council is Tyrel Owens. He has served on the council for two years, and has consistently asked questions and talked with the public and other agencies to make...

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