Articles from the November 13, 2019 edition

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  • Kids slime principal

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    Nothing seems to motivate kids more than the opportunity to slime their principal. Students at Monroe Elementary School worked hard to raise $11,907 in their first Dance-A-Thon fundraiser. All of the money raised will go to help the library. Not only were the students rewarded with a dance party last week for exceeding their fundraising goals, but those who raised the most money had the chance to squirt principal Jared Hardman with red slime. About 140 students formed a line on both sides of...

  • Woman celebrates 100 years

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    On Sunday, Donnette Petersen turned 100 years old. Petersen said she didn't really have any tips for making it to 100 years, however she did share something. "I didn't smoke or drink," she said. As for maintaining a special diet to obtain longevity, Petersen said she just ate what she wanted. Petersen said she's not sure how she lived to be 100 years. "I just made it," Petersen said. "I don't know why." "I had three chances to die and I didn't die," Petersen said. However, she could only...

  • Thespians to perform 'Newsies' musical

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    The ‘Disney’s Newsies’ musical is set to hit the stage this week. The Green River High School theater department, with the help of Lincoln Middle School and elementary school students, will put on the performance. Performances are scheduled to take place Thursday, Friday and Monday at 7 p.m., while Saturday a performance will take place at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the website Newsies is based on a 1992 musical film, which was inspired by a real-life newsboy strike...

  • Seniors' chair volleyball a hit

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    The sounds of laughter and yelling traveled down the hallway, making visitors wonder what was going on. During chair volleyball at the Golden Hour Senior Center last Wednesday, volleyball players were laughing and shouting with almost every play. As the beach ball was hit, seniors moved in their chairs to try and hit the ball. Whenever one would move off of the chair in an attempt to get the ball, they would get called out for it. When senior Goldie Buckendorf moved out of her seat to get the...

  • Swimmers take 2nd at State

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    For the second year in a row, the Lady Wolves swimming team has come home with a second place trophy from State. The Lady Wolves went into State with the goal of placing in the top three and were happy to accomplish that goal again. Laramie High School took first place for a third year in a row, which was expected, due to how dominant they had been throughout the season. "Everybody was excited about getting second," head coach Colleen Seiloff said. "We knew we'd have to work hard at it to beat C...

  • Heiser to play basketball at Sheridan College

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    A passion for basketball has turned into an opportunity to play college basketball for one Green River student. Madelyn Heiser, a Green River High School senior, recently signed her letter of intent with Sheridan College to play basketball for them next year. Heiser started playing basketball in the third grade. "My brother played basketball and I wanted to be just like him, so my dad started a basketball team," Heiser said. Even though it has been a long time, Heiser can still remember her...

  • Veteran speaks

    Nov 13, 2019

  • Our View: Program a success

    Nov 13, 2019

    Once again, the kids at Lincoln Middle School did a bang-up job on their annual Veterans Day Program. Along with the school’s band performing the “Star Spangled Banner” and the “Armed Forces Medley” and the sixth graders’ presentation of the POW-MIA Table, students and vets had the opportunity to listen to Warren Taylor, a retired Navy veteran, talk about his experiences fighting in the Vietnam War. The school’s yearly event honoring area veterans is one of the highlights of what is often a somber holiday for many families. While...

  • Pain only matters if you are cute

    MADHU ANDERSON, Guest Column|Nov 13, 2019

    On the afternoon of September 13, 2019 I called 911 to report a criminal animal cruelty happening in the middle of the city of Rock Springs. I approached a transport truck due to the strong foul smell from half block away. I heard animal noises as I got closer. When I peeked inside, I saw dozens of pigs cramped up together, standing shoulder to shoulder in their own feces and some standing on the top of others since there was barely any space to turn around. I noticed their bodies were...

  • 'Use it or lose it'

    Richard Holm MD, Guest column|Nov 13, 2019

    If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. I bet I’ve heard and repeated this age-old aphorism a million times. But can it be over-used? The adage about using it certainly fits when trying to enhance wellness for all sorts of medical systems: working the brain with puzzles and conversation helps ward off memory loss; walking fast enough to cause one to huff and puff, keeps the heart and lungs strong; regular sexual activity helps prevent impotence; filling the gut with a high fiber diet keeps the bowels in shape and makes you a regular...

  • Death ruled an accident

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    The death of a Green River woman has been ruled an accident. Aubree Shanae Corona, 28, who went missing July 13 after she left a campsite near New Fork Lake by Pinedale, was found Aug. 20. Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen said since Corona was found more than a month after she went missing, the date she was found becomes the date of death. According to the coroner's report, the death was ruled an accident and the cause of death was due to complications of environmental exposure and...

  • Officers end early morning pursuit

    Staff Report|Nov 13, 2019

    A vehicle chase early Sunday morning ended when a Green River Police Department officer determined the chase was too dangerous to continue. According to the GRPD, an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle at 4:31 Sunday morning. The vehicle, which the GRPD declined to describe as of press time, sped up to make a turn onto Mississippi Street and continued northbound, not stopping for the officer. The vehicle attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Wyoming Drive, colliding with a parked vehicle on the street. The vehicle then...

  • For honor

    Nov 13, 2019

  • GR Council hosts public hearing for $27.6 M loan

    David Martin, Publisher|Nov 13, 2019

    A public hearing focused on reviewing the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Project satisfied a requirement for a $27.6 million loan the city plans to apply for. According to Mark Westenskow, public works director, the loan would pay for the construction of the facility, which would be placed at the rodeo arena’s reserve parking area. Work towards replacing the aging sewer lagoons started in 2014 and the city has used a $2.4 million loan to progress through the plant’s design p...

  • Castle Rock Hospital District's new construction project questioned

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    While at a recent meeting, employees from Castle Rock Hospital District were asked why they are moving forward with the construction of a new facility during an ambulance service funding discussion. The new facility will be built through a 40-year, $10 million United States Department of Agriculture loan. During the Sweetwater County commissioners meeting last week, Commissioner Randy Wendling wanted to know how the district can afford to pay for a new building when it has to keep asking the...

  • RS airport funding request not favored

    Stephanie Thompson, Editor|Nov 13, 2019

    An airport funding request to renovate its west hanger for a client arriving in 2020 didn’t go over well at a commissioners’ meeting. During a recent Sweetwater County commissioners meeting, Southwest Regional Airport Director Devon Brubaker told the commissioners a project he had scheduled to start in a couple of years, will now need to be completed by June of 2020. This project is the renovation of the west hanger, which has been vacant for years. Brubaker said the need for the hanger to...

  • Olga Catherine Gosar

    Nov 13, 2019

    Olga Catherine Gosar, 90, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at her home in Green River, Wyoming. Olga was born April 14, 1929, in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the daughter of  Pio and Maria Agostini, both immigrants from Italy.  She attended school in Rock Springs and graduated from the Rock Springs High School in 1947. Olga married Frank Joe Gosar on June 19, 1948 at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic  Church in Rock Springs.  Together they established a business in Green River which carried...

  • Vincent E. Kennis

    Nov 13, 2019

    Vincent E. Kennis, 77, of Rock Springs passed away Nov. 5, 2019, at Rocky Mountain Care Center in West Valley, Utah. He was born July 21, 1942 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Alfonse and Victoria Walag Kennis. He served in the U.S. Army. Vincent married Trudy Burgermeister on June 18, 1965 in Munic, Germany. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community. Vincent enjoyed camping, traveling watching sports and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Survivors include...

  • June Marie Reynolds

    Nov 13, 2019

    June Marie Reynolds, 72, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, a her home in Rock Springs. She was born Aug. 6, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur Spragen and Mary Duncan. June attended schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated in 1965. She was married to Henry L. Reynolds and they were happily together for 50 years. Reynolds worked Sweetwater School District No. 1. Her interests included spending time with family, working with handicap children, camping, traveling and playing...

  • Johnny "Rudy" Rudolph Yeager, Jr.

    Nov 13, 2019

    Johnny "Rudy" Rudolph Yeager, Jr., 74, passed away Nov. 4, 2019, at his home in Mesquite, Nev. He was born July 23, 1945 in Rock Springs to Johnny Rudolph Yeager, Sr. and Maxine Butcher Yeager. On August 24, 1963, at the age of 18, he married Kathleen King and they had four children. They later divorced and remained friends. On Aug. 14, 1981 he married the love of his life Donna Gayle Young in Green River and shared the rest of his days with her. Rudy spent most of his life in Green River. He...

  • Lillian Leskovec Zancanella

    Nov 13, 2019

    Lillian Leskovec Zancanella, treasured wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully early in the morning Nov. 1, 2019. Lillian was born Dec. 25, 1925, to Matt and Louise (Luzan) Leskovec in Rock Springs. Lillian grew up in Rock Springs where she graduated from Rock Springs High School. She later attended classes at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She loved school and especially loved to read. Lillian met James Zancanella shortly after he returned from...

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