Articles from the September 5, 2018 edition


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  • A gift to the President

    David Martin, Editor|Sep 5, 2018

    When President Donald Trump was elected to office nearly two years ago, he was the answer to one Green River resident's prayers. "We needed a President who would shake the country up and get us on our feet," Barbara Kerns said. "(I) prayed for him to win because he's good with business and we need the businesses to come back." His election inspired Kerns to create a special wedding sampler cross stitch project she recently completed and sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. A wedding sampler is a type...

  • Hanging around

    Sep 5, 2018

  • Senior Center director will retire

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Sep 5, 2018

    After being the Golden Hour Senior Center's executive director for a little over three years, Sheela Schermetzler is ready for a new chapter in life when she retires. Schermetzler's last day will be Sept. 21 and her replacement is someone the center is already familiar with. Jackie Grubb, who is the office manager, will be taking over the director's position then. "She's been kind of shadowing me for the last two years," Schermetzler said. "It's going to be pretty tough for her for a couple of...

  • Playground fun

    Sep 5, 2018

    Even though kids have only been at school a little over a week, recesses are always popular with students. The same was true for students at Washington Elementary School Friday afternoon. Gavin Wood decided to sit alone for a little while and watch the other kids play....

  • Wolves football starts strong

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Sep 5, 2018

    The weather was perfect, the stands were packed and each team had a brand new coach and some inexperienced players for their first game of the season. Both teams played hard until the end, with Green River coming away with a hard fought 31-20 victory over the Lander Tigers. Green River showed some real depth with running back senior Kyle Ivie making a solid return from last year's season-ending knee injury. A host of young backs led by sophomores James King, Gabe Burdettte and junior Tayler...

  • Lady Wolves swim team takes 1st

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Sep 5, 2018

    The Lady Wolves swim team showed how the home-pool advantage can pay off by taking first this weekend against 10 other teams. The Green River High School Lady Wolves didn't have to travel this weekend and it really was a benefit for them to sleep in their own beds and have family and friends at the meet to support them, head coach Colleen Seiloff said. "They won both Friday and Saturday," she said. "They swam really well. I was pretty excited about it." One swimmer, freshman Hailey Uhrig broke...

  • Volleyball team sees mixed results at tourney

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Sep 5, 2018

    The Lady Wolves volleyball team split the weekend with three wins and three losses. This past weekend the Green River High School Lady Wolves volleyball team traveled to the east side of the state to compete in the Gillette Invitational. While at the tournament, the Lady Wolves played five teams and won against the Campbell County JV team 25-7, 25-16, Laramie 25-16, 17-25, 25-21 and Glenrock 25-23, 13-25, 25-18. They lost to Campbell County 25-19, 25-27, 25-12, Rapid City, S.D., 25-21, 25-19...

  • Tennis team rocks the Tigers

    David Martin, Editor|Sep 5, 2018

    Meeting for the second time in as many weeks, the Green River High School tennis team walked off the court with a win against the Rock Springs Tigers. The varsity players for both the girls and boys swept the Tigers in competition at GRHS Thursday. For the Wolves, the second meeting with the Tigers continued the dominance they established a week prior during their first meeting against the Rock Springs squad. Prior to the Wolves second match with the Tigers, head coach Phil Harder said he hoped...

  • Our View: It's time to reignite the rivalry

    Sep 5, 2018

    As the Wolves step out onto the gridiron this season, we know Wolves fans will be treated to great action. However, one thing continues to disappoint is the fact the Wolves won’t face the Tigers from Rock Springs. Admittedly, this is an old issue as the two football teams haven’t competed against one another in several years. This also is something we’ve written about in the past. The rivalry lives on elsewhere as the two teams clash in every other sport the two high schools compete in. However, not watching the two football teams battle every...

  • Yearning for better political discourse

    David Martin, Editor|Sep 5, 2018

    I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago. I was involved in a political conversation between people of differing political beliefs and it was surprisingly pleasant. In 2018, political discourse, especially amongst people who support different parties, can erupt into a fiery argument at the drop of a hat. Feelings get hurt, intelligence is challenged and relationships can be ruined over a simple disagreement over who is a better election choice or what is best for local, state and federal...

  • City improves ADA access

    Amanda Cavaz, City of Green River|Sep 5, 2018

    Last week, a very special swing set was dedicated to children with special needs in our community. The specialized playground equipment is the result of a partnership with a local Girl Scout Troop and the city of Green River. Girl Scout Troop No. 1932 has a lot to be proud of, as they worked very hard to sell a lot of Girl Scout cookies and raised $1,900 to put toward this project. The city met them with $2,200 to complete the project. The girls did more than sell cookies to make this happen. Their troop came up with three ideas for a “Take A...

  • Trump should be cleared before Kavanaugh confirmation

    Sep 5, 2018

    Dear Editor, This is not about Kavanaugh. There are serious concerns about the process. The administration and the major party are now headed by an extreme narcissist and sociopath whose fitness to remain in office is daily becoming more and more questionable. Since his campaign is currently, rightly or wrongly, under investigation, this lifelong appointment should be, must be delayed until he himself is totally vindicated. His cries of innocence are entirely predictable bids to avoid scrutiny. Endorsing this candidate now would pay an...

  • Former mayor dies Thurs.

    Staff Report|Sep 5, 2018

    A former Green River resident and longtime mayor of the city died Thursday at his home in Laramie. Richard Waggener was born in Green River Jan. 24, 1930, and would become a key member of the community before leaving the city in 1988. Waggener was elected to the Green River City Council in 1969 and served as Green River’s mayor form 1971 to 1983. During his time as mayor, Waggener was active in both the National League of Cities and the Wyoming Association of Municipalities. He serves as president of WAM from 1977 to 1979. After his term as may...

  • Airport seeks FAA grant funding

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Sep 5, 2018

    The airport director is seeking financial support from the Sweetwater County Commission and city of Rock Springs to pursue grant money for the design phase of the airport’s commercial terminal. Devon Brubaker, Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport director, said all of this is coming out of a decision made by the U.S. Congress in March to provide supplemental appropriations of $1 billion in additional federal discretionary funding for airport infrastructure improvements. The Federal Aviation A...

  • Mom charged with child abuse

    Stephanie Thompson, People Editor|Sep 5, 2018

    A scuffle over a bag of chips and some dip has led to a mother being charged with two counts of child abuse. Cory E. McCoy, 31, of Green River recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to two counts of child abuse where she pleaded not guilty. A jury trial has been scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. Dec. 3. If McCoy is found guilty of both felonies, she could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000. According to court...

  • Fighting for inches

    Sep 5, 2018

  • George Dryden Zebre

    Sep 5, 2018

    George Dryden Zebre died Aug. 28, 2018. He was born Oct. 8, 1952, in Kemmerer, the son of Emil A. Zebre and Frances Dryden. The best way to describe a father is a man who thinks "no matter where I live, how I'm living, or what is going on in life, my children are always welcome to be with me. "George exemplified this paternal instinct. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 116 Broadway Street in Rock Springs. A vigil service...

  • Richard W. Waggener

    Sep 5, 2018

    Richard W. Waggener peacefully passed away surrounded by family Aug. 30, 2018, in Laramie, after a brief illness. He was born in Green River Jan. 24, 1930, to Fleetwood and Harline (Hutton) Waggener in his grandparents' home and was delivered by his "Uncle Doc" John Gilligan. The family later relocated to Cheyenne, when his father was transferred there by the Union Pacific Railroad. Waggener graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1948. He was active in ROTC during high school and college and...

  • Velma Arlene Hanks

    Sep 5, 2018

    Velma Arlene Hanks, 90, passed away Aug. 29, 2018. She was a long time resident of McKinnon. Velma was born June 30, 1928, and raised in Lyman. She was the daughter of Adolph and Alice Youngburg and was the oldest of six children, brothers Robert, Wesley, Jerry, Lamar and Dan. Velma was a strong, beautiful, smart woman who married the love her life, Earl Hanks. They moved to McKinnon and began their life together, raising their family. She was an extremely talented and accomplished quilter and...

  • Edith Louise Lawrence

    Sep 5, 2018

    Edith Louise Lawrence, "Nana," 54, passed away peacefully Aug. 23, 2018, in Green River. She was born Sept. 20, 1964, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Fred and Sharon Uhrich. She attended school in Gordon, Neb., and pursued her GED. Edie married Wendell Lawrence in July of 1983 in Bismark, N.D. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Cheyenne where she, two granddaughters and her father in-law were baptized. Edie worked as a housekeeper at the Oak Tree Inn for 15 years. After...

  • Arlene Ingle

    Sep 5, 2018

    Arlene Ingle, 80, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 30, 2018, at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Farson and Lander, Ingle died following a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Oxford, Neb., the daughter of Ralph Stout and Leota Goosic Stout. Arlene graduated from Eden Valley High School in 1956. She married William "Bill" Ingle at the home of her parents in Farson May 27, 1956. He preceded her in death in 200...

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