Newcastle

After discussing the issue of backyard chickens at a public meeting on May 25, Newcastle City Councilman Ty Owens made a motion on June 6 at the council meeting to research and then adopt a backyard chicken ordinance.  “Most of the council people felt like, after the public meeting, this was...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Archery is always a favorite activity at Mallo Camp in the Target Practice class.

 
“Our goal is for the kids to experience ‘hands-on’ outdoor education,” said Crystal Kellebrew, director of the Black Hills Natural Resources Youth Camp. Kellebrew, who also works for the Campbell County Conservation District, said that most of the kids who attended the youth camp June 8 to 10 are...

Submitted by Melissa Cade in 2021

Apparently all good things must indeed come to an end. The annual truck pull put on by Troy and Melissa Cade of Outlaw Motors has been a staple event at the Weston County Fair for 17 years, but the couple has formally announced that the event has run its course.  This year, the Cades had a conflict...
First-generation college students often face a unique set of challenges, and Alison Grendahl is no stranger to such hurdles, personally or professionally.  Grendahl, a 2009 Newcastle High School alumnus and first-generation college student, recently earned her master’s degree in education with a...

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Dirt Dauber members Betty Hansen, JoAnn Fassbender and Deb Piana stand by their finished work after replacing plants in one of Newcastle’s decorative coal carts with greenery in preparation for Christmas. Among other projects, the Dirt Daubers maintain the coal carts at the corner of U.S. Highway 85 and 16 (in front of Pinnacle Bank), Decker’s Market and the post office as part of their efforts to keep the city beautiful. 

 
The Dirt Daubers Garden Club has dedicated a number of years to improving Newcastle through beautification since 1952, and Bernie Terry has been a driving force behind their more recent efforts.  As an active member of the club, Terry recently made history when she was re-elected the club’s...
The Weston County Republican Party is hosting Republican candidate forums at the Newcastle Lodge and Convention Center on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. throughout the summer in preparation for the Aug. 16 primary election.  Chairwoman Kari Drost said the basic format for the forum has the candidates...
With the memory still fresh of the May 24 Uvalde, Texas massacre in which 19 kids and two teachers were shot to death in their classrooms at Robb Elementary School, plans are underway for a day of active shooter training in Newcastle schools.  “We need to be prepared. We always say it can’t happen...

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Simone and Jeremy Bland visit with Jess Cassiday during a Mallo event on June 4 and 5. Jeremy’s classmate, Koree Khongphand-Buckman, put together the weekend to mirror the Newcastle Elementary School fifth-grade Mallo experience, since Bland was unable to attend with the rest of his class. 

 
Elementary school is that time in our lives when we’re most malleable. We are shaped by the experiences we have when we are young, and one of the most memorable for anyone who attended Newcastle Elementary School is almost always the fifth grade Mallo Camp trip.  In fifth grade, as sort of an...
The case filed by citizen Garrett Borton against Weston County Commissioner Tony Barton, which questioned his ability to serve in the office due to his residency in Crook County, has been dismissed by Sixth Judicial District Court Judge James Michael Causey.  Borton and Barton appeared in court on...

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Jennifer Steveson, Jody McCormack, and Tyler Bartlett stand together after McCormack was named Wyoming Middle School Science Teacher of the Year at the 2022 middle school awards ceremony on the 27th of May.

 
Jody McCormack teaches middle school science at Newcastle Middle School and has for the past 10 years. She has been described by her colleagues as extremely hardworking and passionate about what she does, and carrying that attitude into the classroom for the past decade helps earn statewide...

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