Weston County

Hayden Overman and family. Photo by Sonja Karp

 

Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Aidan Chick and Hayden Overman signed their names on the dotted line May 18, as each committed to continue their athletic careers at the next level. Chick will be taking his hoops skills to the Missouri Baptist University basketball team in St. Louis, Mo., next year,...

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Lori Materi, daughter of pilot Lawrence Materi, decided to get her pilot license about 10 years ago, even though she was terrified of flying as a child. Now, she continues to keep his memory alive high up in the sky.

 

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Lawrence Materi left his family with a legacy that touched the sky, even after he died in 1998. The avid pilot’s first introduction to flying was when he was a navigator aboard a Boeing B-29 in World War II. After coming home, he purchased a plane and began flying to help with ranch chores. Later, he began his drilling company, Materi Exploration, and used air planes in his operations to fly crews and equipment. 

 

 

Lori Materi remembers flying almost everywhere growing up.  It was just something her family did, and they rarely drove long distances. Her father, Lawrence Materi, can be credited with the legacy he left to his family — a legacy that reached new heights and allowed him and his family many...

Charles and Rita Martin pose for a photo during their wedding vow renewal celebration on April 9.

 
On April 26, 1992, Charles Martin married his “yellow rose of Texas,” Rita Thurber, blending their five boys and one girl to form a family of eight. Thirty years and two more kids later, not to mention 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild with another one “in the oven,” the Martins are still...
Chickens once roamed the backyards of Newcastle until the City Council outlawed the ownership of livestock and fowls, which includes domesticated chickens, within city limits several years ago, according to City Ordinance Chapter 4, Article I.  A growing group of community members have been...
Gov. Mark Gordon didn’t have to look far to find a new judge for the circuit court, and the face that greets attorneys and residents from behind the bench will be a familiar one to those in local legal circles. Former Deputy Weston County Attorney Lynda Bush (Black) was selected in late April by...
The significant amount of moisture received by Weston County over the past two months gives hope for the upcoming wildland fire season, according to Weston County Fire Warden Daniel Tysdal.  “May has been a good month for us for moisture so far. The temperatures have remained cool during the month...
The 2022 election season is shaping up to be an interesting one in Weston County, with several contested seats, high profile races and new candidates making their debut on the local political scene.  Filings for various seats at the city, county and state level officially closed on May 27 in...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   Mother Nature proved once again to Wyoming that she is the boss as the All-Class State Track Meet was pounded with snow, sleet, rain, ice pellets and wind on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Casper.  “In the years that I have done this, it may have been the worst...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Lady Dogies ran into the would-be, undefeated, 2022 3A State Soccer Champions in the Cody Fillies Thursday afternoon, and the squad lived up to their No. 1 ranking by defeating Newcastle 11-0 in the quarterfinal 3A State Tournament match-up in Cheyenne. “I don’t...

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Seventh-grader Dagan Thompson attempts to artificially inseminate a prosthetic animal while Ty Miller times his attempt. Vincent Stanton and Coen Tavegie watch on in preparation for their turn. Miller, who spoke about his career and breeding animals, was one of eight presenters during the Men in STEM day at Newcastle Middle School on May 11.

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   When you want to snag the interest of young men, it is always a good idea to start with the sort of things that interest young men.  Earlier this month, Newcastle Middle School partnered with professionals across the community to use things that appeal to young men...

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