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Eugene Ewing, 92

Eugene Ewing, 92 of Spearfish, passed away on Nov. 25, 2021. Eugene Austin Ewing was born in Sundance, Wyo., on Sept. 10, 1929, to Durward William and Ester Mae (Warner) Ewing. Gene attended Beulah school in first and second grades, and the school is still standing. His parents divorced when...
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Check out these homes for sale in Newcastle now

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Nice 3 Bed 2 Bath single level ranch style on a double lot. Sellers are VERY motivated.<p><strong>For open house information, contact Matthew Ramsey, Ramsey
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David Schultz

David Schultz of Newcastle died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 19, in Rapid City, South Dakota, surrounded by his family. Funeral services took place Nov. 24 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newcastle. Dave was born Feb. 17, 1944, in Fulda, Minnesota, to LaVern and Carmen Schultz. He graduated from Newcastle...
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Lending a helping hand

During the week of Nov. 8, the right lane of northbound U.S. Highway 85 was blocked for a few days. While driving a big rig with a large generator on a massive trailer, Tom Free, who was taking the oversized load to a wind farm in northern South Dakota from Texas, had to come to a stop at the intersection of U.S. Highway 16 and U.S. 85. Following behind and remotely steering the back tires around sharper curves was John Schram, also from Texas at the moment but who called Hillsborough, Ohio, home.

Breakfast for kids

Local Wyo Help case manager Elise Hanslip presented a check for $500 to the staff of the Moorcroft Branch Public Library last Thursday afternoon as part of the Hunger Initiative Program in cooperation with Wyo Help. This grant is to be distributed throughout the Crook County library system to provide...


Grace Davis, resident of Newcastle, Wyo., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Services will be held Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Newcastle. Rev. Ron Sample will officiate. Grace was born Oct. 21, 1925, to John and Charlotte Statler in Clareton, Wyo. She...


Andrew and Taylor Breckner announce the arrival of their son, Braxton Breckner, who was born in June in Dallas, Texas. Braxton is the grandson of Fred and Karen (Parrish) Winter of Albuquerque, N.M., and the great-grandson of Ardys and the former Jim Parrish of Newcastle.
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Dennis Lawrence

Dennis Lawrence: Public visitation for Dennis Lawrence is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 201 US-14, in Moorcroft. Luncheon to follow. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY...

Chamber introduces Christmas light contest

The Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce is introducing a Christmas light display contest this year for the whole Moorcroft community. To enter, simply decorate your home or business with lights to the theme of any Christmas song. Register by December 8 by calling 307-756-9300 and providing your name and address.

Obituary for David Michael Schultz

NEWCASTLE – Dave passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 19, in Rapid City, SD, surrounded by his family. Dave was born February 17, 1944, in Fulda, MN, to LaVern and Carmen Schultz. He graduated from Newcastle High School in 1962. He went on to join the National Guard, completing his basic combat training with honors at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was selected by the company commander as the outstanding trainee of Company C, 3d Battalion. He went on to Oregon State University pursuing a degree in civil engineering and later took classes at Casper College. He then started working with his dad at Pioneer Construction building pipelines. When his dad sold the business, he went to work as a crane operator for several different companies. In 1972, Dave purchased Wyoming Alignment where he worked on tire alignments and built trailers for the next few years. Eventually he went to work for Butte Pipeline and later transferred to Shell Oil which allowed him to use his experience and skills to build his career as an engineer. In 1964, Dave married Marty Jo Moore. Together they had one son. It was on November 4, 1967, when he married the love of his life, Janet Christensen. Together they had four more children. The family traveled and lived all over including Wyoming, West Virginia, Montana, Colorado, California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He retired in 1999 from Shell Oil and returned to Newcastle, WY in 2002. Dave was a hard worker all his life, but also enjoyed many hobbies. Over the years he loved steer roping, camping, snowmobiling and to hunt, fish, and golf. He truly loved to build, anything and everything, and equally loved to teach his children and grandchildren all that he could over the years. Surviving him is his wife of 54 years, Janet, three sons, Scott (Jane) Stroh of Bozeman, MT, Greg Schultz of Newcastle, WY, Christian (Vanessa) Schultz of Boise, ID, one daughter, Karma (Tim) Rysell of Cheyenne, WY and nine grandchildren, Holden, Abby, Erika, Clara, Trent, Tevin, Colin, Tanner and Kooper. He is also survived by a brother, Doug (Yolanda) Schultz of Santa Maria, CA; sister, Jeanne Gary of Rapid City, SD; an aunt, a nephew and several cousins. Proceeding him in death were his grandparents, parents, brother, Randy, son, Michael and a nephew. Honorary pallbearers are his nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newcastle, WY. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Christ the King Lutheran Church. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 South Railroad Ave, Newcastle, WY 82701. Condolences may also be expressed at

11.25.21 City Council Minutes

Mayor Pam Gualtieri called this regular meeting of the Newcastle City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Those present were Mayor Gualtieri; Council members Don Steveson, Lance Miles, Ann McColley, and Daren Downs. Councilman Tyrel Owens was absent. Also present were Department Heads City Police Chief Sam Keller, City Engineer Mike Moore, City Attorney Dublin Hughes, and City Clerk/Treasurer Greg James.
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David Schultz

David Schultz of Newcastle died unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Monument Health in Rapid City, South Dakota. Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newcastle.