• 100 Years Ago

    Taken from the files of the Wheatland Times June 19, 1918 Courtesy of Platte County Historical Society At the trial finally held for J.B. McPherson, he proceeded to blame everyone in town for his heinous actions, including his young male victims. He excoriated the school board, the churches, the newspaper, the pool halls, and private citizens—“there was hardly anyone who was not included in his general condemnation.” He claimed to have been led astray by all the vicious influences of the town and asserted that he had nothing to be ashamed of. Amazingly, Judge Mentzer gave him the minimum statutory sentence of one year in prison.

  • Town progresses on historic district

    WHEATLAND — Professional historical consultants Bob and Betty Lu Rosenberg, of Cheyenne, will be in Wheatland over the next few months working with volunteers researching the town’s historic structures. The project is funded through a grant to the town of Wheatland from the National Park Service, via the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, private donations and in-kind services.

  • Pony Express approaches

    GUERNSEY—Although their portion of the event is a week away for the Southeast Wyoming Pony Express Association riders, the first rider for the annual re-ride of the National Pony Express Association heads out of Sacramento, California this Wednesday at 3 p.m. PST.

  • Ash leaves Chugwater Council

    CHUGWATER — Carol Ash has stepped down from the Chugwater Town Council, and Joe Schirmer was named to fill the vacant council seat during the council’s regular meeting Monday.

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    Christ in us must shine from us

    Do we really understand that if we are followers of Christ we are no longer at the mercy of the hostile environment of sin, that we are made alive to the power and life of the Lord Himself?! The Lord provides instructions in His Word and we live under His grace.

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    Refuse to live in fear

    It’s amazing how many things people can be afraid of. There’s the fear of sickness, job loss, failure, commitment, and public speaking. Some people are afraid of things like taking tests, swimming, animals, insects, heights or even what the future holds—and the list goes on!

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    Platte County Players perform ‘Tuna Does Vegas’

    WHEATLAND — The Platte County Players, the local community theater, offers a variety of productions every year for members of Platte County to enjoy. They return this summer with the fourth and final play in the Tuna series, “Tuna Does Vegas.” This series features a small town, Tuna, Texas, and centers around the eccentric characters in this bizarre community. Auditions for the play are this week at the old junior high building on the corner of Spruce and 11th streets.

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    Platte Co. sends 4 to Girls’ State

    CHEYENNE — Four Platte County Girls’ State delegates attended the 76th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State held on the campus of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne on June 10-16. Sav

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    Schools issue deals on meals policy

    WHEATLAND — Platte County School District No. 1 announced Friday its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each school and the business office have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

  • Obituaries

    Edward Kay Foster

    Graveside services for Edward Kay Foster, 76, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Horseshoe Cemetery near Glendo with Pastor Brandon Buller of the Glendo Community Church in Glendo officiating.

  • Obituaries

    Teresa Lee (Kittell) ‘Teri’ Griffin

    Funeral services for Teresa Lee (Kittell) “Teri” Griffin, 66, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Fort Reno Building at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas with Pastor Frank Wiederrecht of The Gathering officiating.

  • Obituaries

    Clara Lee Searl Leafgren

    The children of Clara Lee Searl Leafgren — Melanie, Bonnie, Nicki and Brian — invite family and friends to her graveside ceremony Friday, June 22, 2018, at 5 p.m. Family will be present at the Wheatland Cemetery, Block 5, Lot 113.

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