Coronavirus-Related Death Added For Fremont County

A Fremont County man previously confirmed as testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, increasing Wyoming’s total number of deaths associated with the virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The older adult man had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19 and…

Joyce E. Fausset

Joyce E. Fausset, 87, died on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at home in Cheyenne, WY and went on to be restored whole again with her Lord and Savior. Joyce was born on April 7, 1933, in Basin, WY to Peter and Marie (Hartman) Miller. She lived in Worland for over 80 years, attending school, raising…

Sandra “Sandy” Louise Dockstader

Whether going to the mountains or to Walmart, you could bet Sandy would arrive in style and on time. She was, simply, stunning. Now “Skippy”, as her daughter and friends called her, has headed off on a new adventure with class, grace, and a sparkle in her eye. Her children and grandchildren have learned many…

Karla’s Kolumn: Judging is hard, but at times tasty

Judging is hard, but at times tasty Since moving to Worland in 2015 I have covered the Rhubarb Rhevival all but one year, and I do not know what I was thinking that one year when I assigned it to someone else because I love rhubarb. This year I was asked to be a judge…

Henry L. Bennett

Henry L. Bennett, 69, passed away July 23, 2020. Celebration of Life at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Powell at 1 p.m., Aug…. Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Douglas Raymond Thronburg

Douglas Raymond Thronburg, 78, of Worland, died Aug. 3, 2020, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was born May 4, 1942, in Thermopolis. Per Doug’s wishes private services will be held at a later… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Richard Louis Weber

Richard Louis Weber, 84, passed away on July 28, 2020 at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Richard was born in Worland on November 9, 1935. He was the oldest of 7 children born to John Louis and Emma (Lehman) Weber. He grew up in Worland graduating with the WHS Class of 1953. After high…

Baumstarck sisters enjoy showing together

WORLAND – Katie, 17, and Ellianna, 14, Baumstarck, both started in 4-H when they were 9 years old, and have been actively showing at the Washakie County Fair. The siblings have enjoyed some sibling rivalry the past five years and this year enjoyed one final rival year in the sheep show with Katie Baumstarck stating…

Ronald Duane Weir

Ronald Duane Weir, 77, died July 14, 2020, in Graettinger, Iowa, He was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Graettinger, Iowa. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2020, at Riverview Memorial… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Robert Allen ‘Rob’ Mills

Robert Allen “Rob” Mills, 55, passed peacefully in his sleep on July 20, 2020, at his home in Jarrell, Texas. Rob was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming, on January 7, 1965. Mr. Mills will be interred alongside his Dad, at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis, at a later… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution…

Food relief coming Saturday, next Friday

WORLAND — Over the next week there will be two opportunities for families in Washakie County in need to find some food relief. The Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry returns to Worland this Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Washakie County Fairgrounds. The mobile pantry will be at the fairgrounds from 1-3 p.m.…

Local nurse reflects on COVID work experience in Arizona

WORLAND – Five nurses from Banner Health Washakie Medical Center volunteered to take shifts in Arizona at the Banner Del E Webb Medical Center in Phoenix to help treat hospitalized patients. Brianna Kilpatrick, Brittany McCormack, Brieanna Nothe were the first three to go earlier last month. Following after their stint were nurses Kaeli Campbell and…

School boards and special districts filing period open

WORLAND – The filing period for Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 school boards, as well as other special districts opened yesterday, Aug. 5, and continues through Aug. 24. There are three board positions available for each district, with those positions up for re-election in district No. 1 being Dean Dupree, David…

Council to consider municipal court proceeding options

WORLAND – After a brief discussion to introduce the topic at Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Worland City Council will discuss at Monday’s work session what types of hearings to allow for municipal court and if city hall is the best location for those hearings. City Attorney Kent Richins said he prefers to follow the…

Washakie County commissioners discuss various road projects

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met on Tuesday, Aug. 4, during their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss various road projects. The commissioners discussed with County Planner David Anderson what was required next in order to hold public hearings to adopt Lane 17 1/2 (Tiedown Road), and to vacate Lane 18 1/2. A petition was…

County clerk named Washakie County Republican of the Year

WORLAND – Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch was recognized as the Washakie County Republican of the Year at the Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday, July 25, at the Green Hills Restaurant. Strauch served as the Washakie County Republican Central Committee secretary from 1992 until last year when she decided to retire from the position.…

August 6, 2020

Welcome to August. This week check out all the fair coverage — there will be a bit more coverage next week. Inserts this week are Blair’s and… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

County sees increase of COVID cases

WORLAND – Washakie County did not have an active case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 29, but saw a sharp increase starting the following day that has led to nine active cases in the county as of press time on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Washakie County Public Health (WCPH) released a statement on Facebook stating that…

School board approves 17-page plan to re-open

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas presented a plan to the board at a special meeting that would allow students to attend school beginning later this month. Nicholas told the board last week at a special meeting July 30 at the Washakie County Fair that the re-opening plan has yet…

STATE UPDATE: Tuesday, August 4, COVID case count at 2393, 491 probable, 2285 recovered

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday increased by 27 cases to 2,393. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 491 probable cases, along with 27 deaths. The state reported 70 recoveries, 65 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases. A new death was reported in Fremont County of a Northern…

STATE UPDATE: Monday, August 3, COVID case count at 2366, 484 probable, 2214 recovered

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Monday increased by 33 cases to 2,366. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 484 probable cases, along with 27 deaths. The state reported 41 recoveries, 36 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases. A new death was reported in Fremont County of a Northern…

STATE UPDATE: Monday, August 3, COVID case count at 2366, 484 probable, 2214 recovered

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Monday increased by 33 cases to 2,366. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 484 probable cases, along with 27 deaths. The state reported 41 recoveries, 36 from lab-confirmed cases and five probable cases. A new death was reported in Fremont County of a Northern…

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