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With RPM days in the books and the Weston County Fair not starting until July 22, the next big event scheduled is the Open Horse Show on July 16. However, those without a livestock background can still enjoy the other public events happening at the fairgrounds this summer.  The next Friends of Fair...
Story & photos by Erin Persche Weston County 4-H Educator   Seven members of the Weston County 4-H Robotics group competed at the annual 4-H Showcase Showdown in Laramie on June 22 and 23. The 4-H Showcase Showdown is the Wyoming 4-H annual opportunity to explore various contests, workshops,...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Ernie Hamlet, with his wife Rei, celebrated his 80th birthday on May 21 at the Newcastle Country Club. Plenty of family and friends came to enjoy Hamlet’s company, with food and cake. 

Not many can say they have lived through eight decades, but Ernie Hamlet reached that milestone on May 11, still in “spectacular health,” according to his youngest daughter, Polly Liggett.  To celebrate, Hamlet’s three children threw him a birthday party with his friends and families at the...

Photos courtesy of Weston County Historical Society

Dennis Dixon shakes hands with his son Dwight after receiving the “Champion” trophy for his livestock, above, in this historic photo from the Weston County Fair.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” For as long as most people can remember, the Weston County community has been coming together every August at the Weston County Fairgrounds to celebrate the county fair.  What most people might not...
ROGER DEAN HUBER June 7, 1962–June 19, 2022 Roger Dean Huber, 60, of East Newcastle, S.D., died at his childhood home after a short battle with cancer. He was born June 7, 1962, in Bowman, N.D., to Raymond R and Lumeda R (Hibner) Huber. Per Roger’s wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements...
Property taxes across the state have increased 10% to 15% following a high sales year in 2021, according to Weston County Assessor Kara Lenardson.  With the hopes of helping people understand their property taxes, Rep. Chip Neiman, R-Hulett, has organized a seminar in Newcastle on July 14. During...
Weston County will again see an increase in assessed valuation, according to Assessor Kara Lenardson, who reported that preliminary numbers show an increase of approximately $10 million in the local assessed value.  “I am still waiting on some of the state-assessed valuations, but I did receive...

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Skull Creek Studio

Allison Farella, new school nurse in Newcastle, was recently honored in the Rapid City Journal’s 2022 Nurses Contest, receiving the People’s Choice Award.  Pictured is Allison’s family, from left: Camryn, Chuck, Allison and Carter.

Allison Farella just always knew she wanted to be a nurse. With a desire to help people and a natural caring personality, it only seemed natural. Now, after being a nurse for over a decade, she was recently honored for excellence in her field.  Farella is a registered nurse, and she recently...
Unlike in past elections, a majority of the Weston County precinct committeeman/committeewoman seats will be determined by the voters this year after multiple people  filed for the available seats.  With 27 candidates seeking the position of either committeeman or committeewoman in the eight...
The Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department will help the community celebrate Independence Day this year, but their annual display will be on Sunday, July 3 instead of July 4. There will be plenty of fireworks on Independence Day, however, as they are permitted in both the county and Newcastle on the...

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